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what exactly is scattered fibroglandular breast density. what does it mean??

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: This is also known as fibrocystic breast change and is extremely common. It is caused by the changes in the breast each month and the regression of those changes when we don't conceive. It occurs in 90% of women by age 40 and does not increase the risk of breast cancer. Caffeine can make the symptoms (tenderness and lumpiness) worse. Hope this answers your question.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Thanks for the Thank You note!
May 31, 2019
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Normal breast tissue: The breast is composed of glands, ducts, fat and fibrous tissue.. Some people have more than others (appears denser on mammogram). Here is a GREAT discussion with pics by Harvey and March: https://www.inkling.com/read/harvey-making-diagnosis-practical-breast-imaging-1st/chapter-5/breast-anatomy
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Thanks for the thank you note! That was very nice of you. Good health!
Jun 27, 2017

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Is it normal that one breast is more productive than the other?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Very often one breast may be more productive due to more active ducts/glands. If your breast are not the same size, the larger one may make more milk.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is the breast designed?

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Dr. James Zasuly
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Google it: Not sure what you're looking for. There are good online anatomy diagrams.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I have a small chest & i always wondered if foods that are good for breast health work to increase the growth? What foods would be good to eat?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Surgery: There is no pill, exercise or other "natural" enhancement aid that can give the same consistent, predictable results that breast augmentation surgery with implants can. Eating foods that are "good for breast health" will not make your breasts larger at age 31. If you wanted to consider plastic surgery with implants, that would be the best option. More information at www.Ohioplastic.Com.
A 31-year-old female asked:

What should I eat to increase breast mlk?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Calcium rich food: Calcium rich food can help.
Flemington, NJ
A 49-year-old female asked:

SPECT anterior defect - breast attenuation,What?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
An overlapping: breast can cause an artifact on a normal SPECT that causes a cardiac defect on the scan. The photons are absorbed, or attenuated, by the breast tissue. There is no real abnormality. If that is what it is, the scan is essentially normal.

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