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cause of fibrocystic breasts

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Physiologic changes: Usual physiologic changes that include hormonal fluctuations, increase or decrease of different components of breast (pregnancy, lactation, aging), or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic breast disease ( FCD) is a benign condition, and the texture is frequently as you describe. Have your physician order a digital mammogram ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: Some women have more sensitive breast than others and this may be due to hormones or breast composition.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cause: The cause of fibrocystic breasts is not known but it is associated with female hormones.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: The breasts go through changes related to hormone levels, stress and caffeine. The lumps will come and go. It is important to become familiar with yo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not relared: Fibrocystic changes in breast tissue are not related to lung disease - and cannot cause a collapse of any portion of lung. Lung collapse occurs with ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sung
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
WATCH OUT: ANYTHING GROWS FAST, NOT NECESSARILY TENDER, MUST AT LEAST DO ULTRASOUND AFTER PERIOD. BEFORE PERIOD MAY SHOW CYST ONLY TOO YOUNG FOR MAMMOGRAM YET-- ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Ask radiologist: It would be best to redo the question and ask that it be sent to a radiologist. Include what kind of test showed the" taller than wide".
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and no: Not related to papilloma but may be related to combination of fibrocystic disease and prior breast surgery.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts: Fibrocystic changes are a spectrum of pathologic findings seen on biopsy. This has morphed into a clinical term for "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue and/o ... Read More
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