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What is the definition or description of: breast cyst needle drainage?

What is the definition or description of: breast cyst needle drainage?

Drainage: A breast cyst is a sac of fluid within the breast tissue. Needle aspiration is the drainage of that fluid, usually guided by ultrasound. The majority of cysts are benign, and many will recur, even after drainage. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is a complex breast cyst, and why would an aspiration, and core needle biopsy be recommended?

What is a complex breast cyst, and why would an aspiration, and core needle biopsy be recommended?

To rule out cancer.: A complex cyst means it is not a simple sac filled with liquid (like a water balloon). Think of a water balloon filled with some smaller water balloons, pebbles, and dirt. This can hide cancer, which is why you need a biopsy. Make sense? ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
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Does a breast cyst always need a needle biopsy radiology doc just suggest to do a follow up u/s and mamm in 6 months to make sure cyst has not grown?

Does a breast cyst always need a needle biopsy  radiology doc just suggest to do a follow up u/s and mamm in 6 months to make sure cyst has not grown?

No: A simple breast cyst or cyst with a single thin septation is very common and does not require biopsy or follow up. If it has a more suspicious feature (such a internal nodule, thick septation, etc.), then biopsy would be preferable to follow up. If a breast cyst is benign in appearance, it can still be therapeutically drained under ultrasound guidance to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a fibrocystic breast cyst with discharge and not be cancer?

Is it possible to have a fibrocystic breast cyst with discharge and not be cancer?

Yes: Benign nipple discharge is usually milky or greenish in color. The greenish discharge associated with fibrocystic changes of the breast is due to dilatation of the ducts ( duct ectasia) and leads to the accumulation of debris and then discharge. ...Read more

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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen
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Try not pop or squeeze the cyst
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If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
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Is it possible to have a fibrocystic breast cyst with discharge and not be cancer, when it's only in one breast?

Is it possible to have a fibrocystic breast cyst with discharge and not be cancer, when it's only in one breast?

Bloody breast: Discharge is always concerning, milky, greenish are not, clear can be. Assuming this is about you, given your age, cancer is not likely. If the discharge is white or green, no worries. If bloody or clear, please see your doctor, but still unlikely to be cancer. 1 breast discharge is not uncommon, even when benign. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic breast cyst occur in one breast with discharge?

Can fibrocystic breast cyst occur in one breast with discharge?

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 more

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Is a septated breast cyst anything to worry about?

No not immediately: But it should be followed up with repeat imaging with mammography and or ultrasound examination as some of the cysts can develop cancer inside after many years of observation. ...Read more

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Think I got breast cyst original one gone but another appeared I'm 19?

Think I got breast cyst original one gone but another appeared I'm 19?

Unusual: Most benign pathology of breast is related to hormone activity on breast tissue. In early years activity is on breast tissue resulting in fibroadenomas. Over 30 the effect begins on the ductal system producting partial blockage with fluid accumulation leading to cysts. When spontaneous opening in duct occurs the cyst disappears. Most of the time with age fibrocytic disease is commonplace ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Needle Drainage (Definition)

Skin lesion aspiration is the withdrawal of fluid from a skin lesion (sore). A needle is inserted into a skin lesion or skin abscess, which may contain fluid or pus. The fluid may be examined under the microscope or placed in a special laboratory dish (called a culture medium), where it will be watched for ...Read more