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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: This is more common in younger and smaller breasted women.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can be more or less dense at various times.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast tissue: Breast are made of milk ducts, supportive tissue and fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts have a higher ratio of supportive tissue to fatty tissue. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mammography: Current methods of early detection of breast cancer, specifically mammography, don't detect suspicious lumps in heterogenously dense breast tissue as ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garland Martin
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast: Not necessarily
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Yes: Dense breast tissue can come and go depending on when the mammogram was performed as it relates to your menstrual cycle. Changes in weight can also ef ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valinda Nwadike
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dense Breasts: Dense breasts are common in younger women. It is a term meaning that you have more fibrous tissue and not much fatty tissue. It is common and not cons ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Breast self exam: If you are performing breast self exam monthly, then you will get know what your normal lumps feel like. Once you are familiar with your normal, an ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: It sounds like a mammogram report. Detection of masses on a mammogram is easy in women whose breast tissue has been replaced in various proportions by ... Read More
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