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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt during mammogram. does stopping caffeine help?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Fibrocyctic disease: Caffeinated beverages ( coffeee, soda etc) have been shown to have significant correlation with breast tenderness in the case of fibrocyctic disease of the breast. Stopping your caffeine intake, may help reduce/relive the breast pain, in general. In addition, you may want to take nsaids for pain relief and also can try cold compress.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt. Does stopping caffeine really help?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
For some people: For many people decreasing or stopping caffeine can decrease the pain. This is not the case for everyone, unfortunately. Stress is a factor as well. Vitamin e and evening primrose work to decrease pain as well.
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Is it true that caffeine can cause breast cysts (fibrocystic breast tissue)?
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Mammogram indicates bi-rads 3, and being followed every 6 months due to fibrocystic breasts. Do you have to repeat ultrasound also?
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Did caffeine cause fibrocystic breast tissue to worsen?
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
avoid caffeine and chocolate
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Do lumpy breasts or fibrocystic breasts mean dense breasts? Can an ultrasound show breast density? When should i have my first mammogram?
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
US would help: Dense lump fibrocystic breast are common and do not indicate disease. Would consider US of any palpable nodules and first mammogram at 40.
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Last updated Jul 3, 2012

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