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Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease

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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Heredity & hormones: .
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 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
You need a real exam: preferably with a surgeon and possibly mammography ...
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed.: There are women with dense breasts and palpable cysts...There are also women with fatty breasts and some have both, the fat is very radiolucent, the f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
Fibrocystic breasts : Fibrocystic breast disease is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in both breasts. The lumpiness is due to small breast masses or breast ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common, benign: Fibrocystic breast disease is a common, benign (not cancerous) condition. It is the most common cause of "lumps" in both breasts and can be painful. I ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Fibrocystic symptoms can range from mild breast discomfort and swelling around the time of the menstrual period, to more firm hard breast lumps and cy ... Read More

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