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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 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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Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Most women have it!: Fibrocystic changes cause breast to feel firm, lumpy and often painful. The changes are most prominent during the menstrual cycle. The term disease ha ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Heredity & hormones: .
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
31 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
You need a real exam: preferably with a surgeon and possibly mammography ...
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Mimics infection: Inflammatory bc can look like a bad infection - the breast is swollen and red and often tender. In general, if you have a significant breast infection ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
18 years experience General Practice
Visit to your doc: I would recommend going to your primary care physician.Wishing you the best.

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