A 26-year-old female asked:
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doesn't fibrocystic breast come and go with period? doing an excisional biopsy on lump i've had for 5 months. dr says probably fibrocystic disease?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Symptoms vary: Fibrocystic disease symptoms vary during the cycle, but the structural changes constituting the disease persist.
Answered on May 22, 2014
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Needle biopsy: A breast biopsy is usually performed using a needle to take a sample of the mass to determine what it is (diagnosis). If the mass is small enough, it can be entirely removed using the core needle. If it is a larger mass, then a surgical removal is needed. In these cases, the core needle biopsy should still be performed first. Surgery should not be the 1st option.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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