A 43-year-old member asked:
What causes fibrocystic breast disease?
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Can be hereditary: Painful breast swelling and lumpiness in the breasts, worse around the menstrual cycle, is a common feeling from fibrocystic breasts. Dense mammogram findings and cysts can be seen on breast ultrasound. Hereditary factors may cause some women to have more fibrocystic problems than others. Some sites say that this condition affects more than half of women. It resolves with menopause.
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
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