U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 20-year-old female asked:

Hi doc, pls i want to know how many months or years does it take for the build up of fluids in a breast to cause fibrosis breast to b seen in thank u.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic breast disease can manifest at 30 years of age. It is worsened by caffeine. Made better with a support bra, ice pack, and OTC primrose oil, and perhaps oral contraceptives. Other OTC pain remedies can be tried if not allergic.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 24-year-old female asked:
Is cystic fibrosis and fibrocystic breasts the same thing?
4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 29-year-old female asked:
Can you feel breast focal fibrosis? what would it feel like?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Oct 13, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.