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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 23 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?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 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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