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Fibrocystic breast disease

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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: This can occur at any age.
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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 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 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 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lumps and/or pain: Fibrocystic breast disease is quite common with 40% to 50% of women having this problem. Physical exam findings include lumpy, nodular, granular brea ... Read More
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
18 years experience Medical Oncology
It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Heredity & hormones: .
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mammogram first: The first step is an exam by your doctor and a mammogram to rule out life threatening problems. If in fact you do have only fibrocystic breast diseas ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Combination: Making a diagnosis of fibrocystic breast disease involves taking a good history (telling your provider about your symptoms, diet, medications, etc), p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No, but it can...: ...Make diagnosing cancer more difficult. Fibrocystic changes are a spectrum of pathologic findings seen on biopsy. This has morphed into a clinical ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Possibly.: This could be more of your fibrocystic disease, which goes along with your cycle, or it could be a benign lump, like a fibroadenoma, which can be larg ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Fibrocystic breast disease or mammary dysplasia is found in about 40% of women normally. It makes the breast tissue feel "lumpy" and is made worse wit ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Usually, although...: ...Men with gynecomastia can develop fibrocystic changes, albeit to a much milder degree.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Vertigo is a phenomenon of Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis. an inner ear problem usually related to infection (usually viral). Fibrocystic dise ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: However, you must realize that implants may potentially interfere with mammographic detecttion of masses, in the event that a suspicious mass does app ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know of any: Studies on this. However, breast enlargement oils don't work - so don't recommend their use.
A member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
It may be: Like other types of breast cancer with prompt and appropriate treatment there is a good likelihood that paget's disease can be successfully treated.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not usually: Fibrocystic breast disease is a disorder aggravated by coffee and smoking. However it is not a precursor to malignancy. Fibrocystic breast disease mak ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mass: Breast cancer usually presents as a palpable mass or a suspicious finding on mammogram. Advanced cancer can be found with a necrotic mass growing thr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: First, the physical examination of the rare form of inflammatory breast cancer will show diffuse red swelling of the skin of much of the breast. Biops ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Breast/general surg: These patients can be followed by a breast surgeon or a general surgeon with a large portion of their practice dedicated to breast disease. We perfor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes.: It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type. These genes can be inherited from either your f ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts: Most women's breasts are "lumpy-bumpy" and often hurt just before/during one's menstrual cycle. When this "flies above the radar", we give it fancy n ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not indicated: Benign breast fibrocysric condition is not a "disease." it is fairly common & does not lead to breast cancer. Breast swelling, nodularity, discomfort ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends on symptoms: Fibrocystic breast disease(fcd) treatment depends on the presence of symptoms. The most common symptom is pain and can be quite problematic. Fcd sym ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibrocystic breasts: Avoid or minimize cheese, coffee, chocolates, and drinks with high caffeine. An extra vitamin E daily would help.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Fibrocystic disease: Yes and especially when all the nutrients are supplied. Avoid iodine deficiency in particular. You can do this by taking kelp tablets every day.
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