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Are there steps I can take to prevent getting fibrocystic breast disease?

Are there steps I can take to prevent getting fibrocystic breast disease?

No: You can not control the amount of fibrocystic breast tissue that you develop. You can control, to a great extent, the symptoms you have from that tissue. It is well known that caffeine will cause the fibrocystic tissue to retain fluid, which will increase breast pain and tenderness in many women. It is also well known that vitamin E will minimize that breast tenderness for the majority of women. ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Fibrocystic Breasts (Definition)

A condition where the breasts develop non-cancerous lumps made of fibrous tissue. These can cause discomfort and pain that fluctuates ...Read more


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Can a healthy diet help prevent fibrocystic breast disease?

Can a healthy diet help prevent fibrocystic breast disease?

Normal breast tissue: All breasts are fibrocystic. When the breasts get sore and lumpy during your period, this is fibrocystic change. These changes can also occur due to increases in caffeine intake, stress and hormone use. So in essence, you can't get rid of fibrocystic breasts but you can improve the symptoms related to them (see some of my other posts on breast tenderness/fibrocystic breast disease). ...Read more

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If you have fibrocystic breast disease cna you get breast implants?

If you have fibrocystic breast disease cna you get breast implants?

Yes: Yes, you can. Fibrocystic changes of the breast are very common and occur in about one out of every three women. Having implants does not make this any worse. But, implants can make it more difficult to get a good picture of the breasts by way of mammography, so you might need other imaging methods, like ultrasound or mri. Put the implant "behind the muscle" to minimize these changes. ...Read more

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Would women only get fibrocystic breast disease?

Would women only get fibrocystic breast disease?

Usually, although...: ...Men with gynecomastia can develop fibrocystic changes, albeit to a much milder degree. ...Read more

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Are women the only ones who can get fibrocystic breast disease?

Are women the only ones who can get fibrocystic breast disease?

Almost exclusively: In women. Men may have changes similar to fibrocystic disease soon after birth and around puberty. See these sites for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibrocystic-breasts/ds01070 http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003155.Htm. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for fibrocystic breast disease?

No cure: Fibrocystic breast disease is the presence of fibrocystic tissue in the breasts. There is no cure for fibrocystic breast disease but there is treatment to decrease the discomfort. Decreasing caffeine intake will minimize breast tenderness and increasing vitamin E to 800 or 1000 international units (iu) each day will also decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fibrocystic breast disease and its causes?

Fibrocystic breasts: Cause is the normal fluctuation of monthly hormones and about 70% of women have it. It is the cystic dilatation of the milk ducts prior to menses after ovulation that produces the cysts and tenderness mostly. Goes away usually after menopause if no hormones are taken. ...Read more

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What are the treaments available for a fibrocystic breast disease and also if there is any danger for not curing a fibrocystic breast?

What are the treaments available for a fibrocystic breast disease and also if there is any danger for not curing a fibrocystic breast?

No specific: Treatment. Fibrocystic breasts are a common condition and there is no specific treatment. It is generally more important to exclude breast cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibrocystic-breasts/ds01070. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

Maybe: Studies have been contradictory regarding the relationship between smoking and fibrocystic changes. Periductal mastitis and subareolar abscesses are associated with cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Doctors does anyone treat fibrocystic breast disease?

Breast/general surg: These patients can be followed by a breast surgeon or a general surgeon with a large portion of their practice dedicated to breast disease. We perform a history, look at your food and medication intake, perform breast exam and review breast images. We provide extensive counseling, follow up, biopsy or aspiration of a fluid filled cyst when necessary. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to diagnose fibrocystic breast disease?

It is really not : A disease and most medical professionals have stopped using the term "fibrocystic breast disease" and now simply refer to "fibrocystic breasts" or "fibrocystic breast changes". The diagnosis is usually made by characteristic history and physical exam findings. Mammograms and ultrasound may show breast cysts. Biopsy is sometimes performed in questionable cases. ...Read more

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Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those times it may feel more engorged for some women. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic breast disease and severe mastodynia..Unbearable ?

Mammogram first: The first step is an exam by your doctor and a mammogram to rule out life threatening problems. If in fact you do have only fibrocystic breast disease there are a variety of options. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin can help some. Vitamin e supplements may help. Primrose oil has been reported to help. Birth control pills can help too to normalize hormone levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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