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A 35-year-old female asked:

Could depo-provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) possibly be causing complex cysts in my breast?

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Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely: Normal hormonal variation during the menstrual cycle is the primary contributing factor to fibrocystic breast condition. Fibrocystic breast condition is a cumulative process that mainly affects women over 30. I've not seen anything to warn against Progesterone (provera). Un-apposed estrogen may make it worse. Caffeine may also but jury is out on that one. Good health.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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