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A 43-year-old female asked:

43 y female. mammo showed a spot, us done , dr says area is long and skinny, prob a cyst , come back in 6 months did recheck ?! dense breasts . huh?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 45 years experience
REPEAT IN SIX MONTH: Depend do you eat too much chocolate or drink a lot of caffeine that can cause fibrocystic disease that will create dense breast and shadow that could look like a lump oe a cyst do not worry keep up with your follow up and in six month if they still concern ask for surgery consult.
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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Dense breast no path: A mass, with or without calcifications, is another important change seen on a mammogram. Masses are areas that look abnormal and they can be many things, including cysts (non-cancerous, fluid-filled sacs) and non-cancerous solid tumors (such as fibroadenomas). Cysts simple fluid-filled sacs ( simple cysts) or can be partially solid (complex cysts). Md looks for calcification a consider biopsy.
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