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Are Uterine Fibroids And Fibrocystic Changes In Breast Related
Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.
NO: Fibrocystic breasts as they are now called(not F.C.disease,bc it is not a dse)occur in 50% of women betweenages 25 % 50. Thet are not precancerous unless something called "atypia"shows under the microscope. However,if any new "lump"is felt you need to get checked by your doctor. Hope this answers your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Yes: Fibrocystic breast changes and symptoms can often be felt more on one side than the other or only on one side. The discharge should be clear or yellowish. You should never see blood, as this is definitely abnormal and needs to be checked out. If you feel a lump or think you have a cyst, a sonogram should be performed to confirm that it is a fluid lump and nothing solid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can only 1 breast be fibrocystic? And could it cause the size of the breast to increase? US & mammo are normal, besides dense tissue.
Possible: Typically fibrocytic disease is found in both breasts, but one breast can be affected more than the other and this is why possibly what is going on in your case. Fibrocytic disease usually fluctuates during the menstruation cycle. Typically mammography is normal and US shows cysts. ...Read more
Are there masses in abdomen/intestines that can develop postpartum (3 months) related to hormones?
Not usually: Breast pain and nipple discharge are infrequently signs of cancer. Pain may be related to fibrocystic changes or perhaps infection or inflammation. Nipple discharge may be due to a intraductal papilloma, a benign tumor within the duct system (usually near the nipple). You should have a physical exam, and possibly ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Breast feeding doesn't suppress ovulation more than a month or two in most women, so it won't suppress cysts (most of which are follicles or eggs) and it certainly won't prevent ovarian tumors entirely. Obviously too if it prevent endometrial thickening most breast feeders who conceived would miscarry as well. Pregnancy does have some positive effect on non genentic ovarian cancer prevention. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, it can, but it is usually bilateral. Please check carefully that breast for a subtle actual lump or have a MD perform the exam in her/his office so as not to miss a real developing non fibrocystic problem. ...Read more
Normal: They are made of glands, rolled-up tubes of epithelium (surface-covering cells) that are available to make mucus. The lobules are the units that can make milk when it's time, and they are connected by the 14 or so ducts that normally lead out the nipple. Men may have some development of large and small ducts especially around puberty but almost never lobules. ...Read more
See a doctor: In most cases , breast pain is related to fibrocystic changes (refer to my other posts on this topic). Changes in the appearance and shape of the breast is very concerning! i highly recommend you contact your primary doctor or gyn for evaluation. This should include a clinical breast exam, mammogram and ultrasound. ...Read more
Various symptoms: Endometriosis may cause pain with periods, sex, bowel movements, and with ovulation. Pcos usually manifests as irregular cycles and impaired fertility. Tumors may present with mass effects, pain, pressure, bloating, or may be completely asymptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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