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What is bilateral fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Shady Macaron
21 years experience
Fibrocystic breasts : Fibrocystic breast disease is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in both breasts. The lumpiness is due to small breast masses or breast cysts. The condition is very common and is benign. These lumps/ cysts are often periodically affected by the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

I have fibrocystic breast disease, what can I do for pain?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Caffeine: You can try decreasing your caffeine intake, which includes : coffee, tea, iced tea, chocolate, sodas, mountain dew. Be sure you perform monthly breast self exams and see your doctor for any abnormal lumps.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
More info needed.: There are women with dense breasts and palpable cysts...There are also women with fatty breasts and some have both, the fat is very radiolucent, the fibrocyctic tissue less so, so there are palpation and mammographic differences.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Variable: Fibrocystic symptoms can range from mild breast discomfort and swelling around the time of the menstrual period, to more firm hard breast lumps and cysts that may be very tender or painful. Often the symptoms are worse during the menstrual cycle. Sometimes the breast lumps can be fluid cysts that come and go around the menstrual period too.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is fibrocystic breast disease and how is it treated?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts: Most women's breasts are "lumpy-bumpy" and often hurt just before/during one's menstrual cycle. When this "flies above the radar", we give it fancy names like "mastalgia" and "fibrocystic changes". Some women respond to caffeine avoidance, vitamin e, oil of primrose, or even occasional nsaids. Please discuss your concerns with your gynecologist--they should be able to reassure you not to worry.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What to expect from fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Benign: Fibrocystic breast condition is a common condition. Associated with tender breast swelling & benign breast lumps or cysts. Discomfort worse around menstrual cycle. Symptoms can get worse with some hormone or bcp medications. Does not lead to cancer. Can make mammograms difficult to read if there is increased internal breast density.

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