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How are fibrocystic breast changes typically treated?

How are fibrocystic breast changes typically treated?

Usually no treatment: If symptomatic decrease salty foods and caffeine. If this does not help then a mild diuretic or danazole may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

Tender and swollen: The breast often get more swollen and tender during pregnancy due to the influence of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone in preparation for breast feeding. ...Read more

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It normal to go through breast changes at the age of 15?

It normal to go through breast changes at the age of 15?

Yes: The breasts are still developing and will go through many changes. The breasts will be lumpy, bumpy and may be tender. I highly recommend starting breast self examinations. You can have your gynecologist or primary physician review the technique with you. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing breast changes, what could be causing them?

I have been experiencing breast changes, what could be causing them?

Need more : Information. How old are your? Your gender? General state of health? Any medications? What changes? It may be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fibrocystic breast changes?

What are the causes of fibrocystic breast changes?

Unknown: Some women have more sensitive breast than others and this may be due to hormones or breast composition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what fibrocystic breast changes are?

Can you tell me what fibrocystic breast changes are?

Yes: Also called "lumpy bumpy" breasts, it is not a disease. It actually gives your breasts their internal structure an after menopause a lot of that architecture is lost and what leads to breasts "falling." in the mean time, right before your period your breasts are more lumpy bumpy and tender. Right afterwards they are less so as fibrocystic areas of the breasts are sensitive to your own hormones. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes?

Lumpy +/- Tenderness: Many women have fibrocystic breast changes (fcc). This simply means that there are some lumpy areas in the breasts. Some of these lumps are benign cysts which can bigger or smaller depending on the hormones in the menstrual cycle. Fcc does not mean that you have an increased chance of breast cancer. However, you may need breast ultrasounds in addition to mammograms for screening the lumpy areas. ...Read more

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What causes fibro cystic. breast changes and is it any cause for future concern?

What causes fibro cystic. breast changes and is it any cause for future concern?

Not unusual: Many women have fibrocystic changes to their breasts. It does not portent any future problems, with the exception of making it even more important that you do your self breast exams. If you have FCD, you should know what your breasts feel like, to know if you feel any changes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. ...Read more

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What permanent breast changes happen when breastfeeding a baby?

What permanent breast changes happen when breastfeeding a baby?

Ligaments stretched: Due to increased volume, don't always return to pre pregnancy shape, but benefits are worth it. ...Read more