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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Not sure: Fibrocystic usually refers to a breast syndrome that is normal in up to 50% of women. Polycystic ovary is a syndrome that affects approximately 15% of ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caus ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Sweat Chloride: If you are referring to cystic fibrosis, the standard diagnostic test is to conduct 2 back-to-back sweat chloride tests. These tests measure the amou ... Read More
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Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Exam and images: All breasts are fibrocystic but some of us will have more lumpiness and/or pain. A good evaluation by a breast specialist along with and ultrasound ( ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes: There are different patterns of abnormality on a mammogram--some of which are worrisome, some are not. Some abnormalities can show up on an ultrasoun ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Not yet...: Advances in medicine are constantly occurring; so someday there will be. Best advise is to manage the discomfort appropriately; and see your ob/gyn o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cause: The cause of fibrocystic breasts is not known but it is associated with female hormones.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Firm massaging can help with breast pain... Don't do it so hard as to cause bruising. Also might want to look into evening primrose oil (available at ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The: majority of the time(at least 75%) someone is called back for extra views(diagnostic mammo), it turns out to be nothing. However, based on the limite ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caus ... Read More
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