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what should a woman do when she has fibrocystic breasts?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Be normal & happy!: Our breast tissue is fibrocystic by nature. Some women experience increased pain and lumpiness than others. If you are having pain, then try dietary modifications (see other posts). If you are not getting relief, seek out a breast specialist for evaluation.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013

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