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Are Uterine Fibroids And Fibrocystic Changes In Breast Related
I have uterine fibroids & therefore hesitant to take tamoxifen. Are there other alternatives to tamoxifen for breast cancer patients?
Yes your doctor can:
Your doctor (oncologist) can help address this problem.
Tamoxifen is safe to use despite having Fibroids. But there is another medicine which can be used instead of tamoxifen especially in women over the age of 50 years. These drugs called AIs (Letrozole and Anastrozole) are more commonly used instead of tamoxifen at the present time./ ...Read more
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
I take Spironolactone 100 mg daily for PCOS. Is it safe for me long term if I used to have fibroids and my mom has fibrocystic breasts but no cancer?
44 yrs, pre-menopause. Weight loss (almost 20 lbs in 2 months) fatigue, appetite loss. CT scan revealed bilateral adnexal cysts, enlarged uterus, pelvic fluid. Also diagnosed with probable fibroadenoma in left breast. Neg fibroids. What could it be?
Wt loss: You need a complete blood picture including Thyroid profile and pituitary work up to determine what is going on in your body. Trust your physician to put all the pieces together and come up with the correct diagnosis ...Read more
For 2weeks I have had horrible itching on one nipple. No skin changes, or discharge. I am a high risk for breast cancer and have many fibroids?
No cancer: For the most part cancers arise in the breast in association with intraductal pathology. There is micro Ca clustered in one area but asymptomatic. Itching of nipple with no lesion to suggest Pagets would be related to possible histamine release in area with no known cause. At 58 mammo indicated and if all neg use xylocaine (lidocaine) ointment on nipple. ...Read more
I am 41 & have 4 uterine fibroids: 66x60, 34x38, 23x28, 36x38mm. Size not changed over 12months. New cyst 43x40 in the left ovary. What should I do?
What are your goals?: It is advisable to consider any future fertility goals, duration, and severity of the symptoms. There are many reasonable options for this condition, but choosing the appropriate management strategy will involve your goals for the future. Options include re-imaging and following cyst, laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy and/or myomectomy, or hysterectomy with preservation of the unaffected ovary. ...Read more
Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts: Fibrocystic changes are a spectrum of pathologic findings seen on biopsy. This has morphed into a clinical term for "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue and/or dense tissue seen on mammography. This is not a disease, just a variant of normal. This requires no treatment, just reassurance. If it is associated w/pain, caffeine avoidance, vitamin e, primrose oil, and nsaids have been used w/marginal success. ...Read more
Lumps and/or pain: Fibrocystic breast disease is quite common with 40% to 50% of women having this problem. Physical exam findings include lumpy, nodular, granular breast tissue in some or all areas of the breast. Many women with fibrocystis breast disease have breast pain or tenderness that commonly fluctuates with the menstrual cycle. The symptoms sometimes increase with more caffeine or chocolate in the diet. ...Read more
Fibrocystic breast: Disease= benign condition characterized by breast lumpiness and sometimes accompanied by tenderness ...Read more
No: Vertigo is a phenomenon of Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis. an inner ear problem usually related to infection (usually viral). Fibrocystic disease represents the effect of hormone activity on the ductal system of the breast causing some terminal duct blockage with backup of fluid to produce cysts in the duct and associated fibrotic changes. ...Read more
Me too!: Fibrocystic changes are a spectrum of pathologic findings seen on biopsy. This has morphed into a clinical term for "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue and/or dense tissue seen on mammography. This is not a disease, just a variant of normal. While caffeine has been implicated as a possible irritant, the proof is iffy, at best. I preach moderation unless one has severe breast pain. ...Read more
How to tell the difference between a good lump and bad lump when you have fibrocystic breast disease?
Can you have fibrocystic breast disease in just one breast? And white discharge with no foul odors? Only comes out when squeezed hard
Yes symptoms: Could be one side (at a time) is bilateral disease may not have symptoms, in some fluid can drain through nipple, usually clear discharge. Just apply warm soaks and go for a check up with your doctor, you are only 22 don't worry too much. ...Read more