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can fibrocystic breast disease cause a dimple

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Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Heredity & hormones: .

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: Yes, it can. The breast tissue extends into the lower part of the armpit. This breast tissue can react in the same way as the rest of the breast doe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Can be hereditary: Painful breast swelling and lumpiness in the breasts, worse around the menstrual cycle, is a common feeling from fibrocystic breasts. Dense mammogram ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Fibrocystic breasts: Cause is the normal fluctuation of monthly hormones and about 70% of women have it. It is the cystic dilatation of the milk ducts prior to menses afte ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many have: Fibrocstic disease; few develop breast cancer. In addition to the genetic and familial risks, dense breasts are emerging as an independent risk, but ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Absolutely NOT: Fibrocystic changes are small cysts that develop in the breast. They are not precancerous and do not have any risk of cancer. This is one of this most ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not for sure: Its not clear that caffeine causes worsening of cysts in fibrocystic breasts, but it does seem to increase the amount of discomfort experienced by wo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Generally: A simple breast cyst is a benign condition not associated with breast cancer. It is rare for breast cancer to present as a cystic structure, and would ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Aggravate not cause: For many women, caffeine intake (coffee, chocolate, soda/pop, tea) can make fibrocystic changes more active (pain and lumpiness). Natural hormonal ch ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: There is no evidence of the type of clothing, type of bra, underwire or not, bra or not, that there is any relationship to breast cancer.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: This question was answered by the american college of rheumatology in 1995 after extensive study. There is no association with cancers either.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Generally no: Breast cancer in its early stages has no symptoms. A firm breast lump can form over time. An uncommon form of breast cancer can present as a nipple sc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Eczema: In a teen age girl breast cancer is highly unlikely. If the rash persist beyond 3-4 weeks, you should see your doctor.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: The saline implants are safe.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not directly: Breast inflammation does not cause breast cancer. Hoeever, there is a rare form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can cause diff ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Breast cysts may be firm or painful. Many will resolve after the menstrual cycle. Needs an exam and ultrasound to be sure it is a cyst. Can have offic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Fibrocystic changes: Are frequently seen on breast ultrasound.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
See breast doctor.: Dimpling of the skin and/or nipple inversion are both breast changes that can be associated with breast cancer, therefore, i recommend that you see yo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Studies have been contradictory regarding the relationship between smoking and fibrocystic changes. Periductal mastitis and subareolar abscesses ar ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Unusual: Pain in the armpit can be associated with breast cancers located there or enlarged lymph nodes. Both of these situations should be detectable by clini ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: an inverted nipple representing the terminal milk duct system causes blockage of the duct system. The result is accumulation of fluid in the duct lea ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Pheo and Br CA: There is no association between the two that I am aware of.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, rarely fat: Necrosis, but breast cancer must be ruled out with a biopsy or definitive imaging on all cases of breast mass that cause dimpling.

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