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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

Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Diseases (Definition)

Breast diseases are disorders that involve abnormal growths and changes in the breast tissue. Such diseases often begin with the finding of unusual ...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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What happens to women with fibrocystic breast disease after menopause?

What happens to women with fibrocystic breast disease after menopause?

Depends: Some women will continue to have lumpiness and pain despite being postmenopausal. Some women will have decreased lumpiness and no pain. Continue to perform breast self exam. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast disease.?

Describe the features of breast disease.?

Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) to infection (like mastitis). If you are having any breast pain or nipple discharge, or find a lump in your breast, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Information on inflamatory breast disease?

Mimics infection: Inflammatory bc can look like a bad infection - the breast is swollen and red and often tender. In general, if you have a significant breast infection - you should be seen and treated by a doc anyhow. If the condition is atypical or you do not respond promptly to antibiotics you will need to see a breast specialist. Ibc is usually a treated with chemo followed by surgery and radiotherapy. ...Read more

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How I can know I have breast disease?

How  I  can  know   I  have  breast   disease?

Self exam/Mammogram: Ladies must examine her breast at least every month in different positions, in front of a mirror.Also once a year should be examined by a physician. At age 40 should start to have yearly mammograms. If the lady feels some lumpy area at any age must seek professional evaluation. Younger girls with lumps deserve at least and ultrasound. Review videos about self exam on the web. ...Read more

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Do any foods naturally reduce or increase your chances of getting a breast disease?

Do any foods naturally reduce or increase your chances of getting a breast  disease?

Healthy diet: There are no foods that definitely cause or prevent breast cancer . Generally speaking it is goid to eat plenty if vegetables and fruit to provide vitamins and antioxidants. Starches and fatty foods and fast foods are considered unhealthy as they are associated with overweight or obesity which is associated with an elevated estrogen level which may be a factor which can increase your risk. ...Read more

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What are treatments for fibrosystic breast disease?

What are treatments for fibrosystic breast disease?

Over the counter med: Symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes include lumpy and tender breasts, swelling, itching and pain. Symptoms often occur in both breasts. Treatments include a supportive bra or sports bra. Dietary changes including decreasing fat and sugar intake. Some have improvement by decreasing caffeine and chocolate intake. Over the counter medications include tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, magnesium. ...Read more

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I've had an appointment for a mammogram since I am 35 but I have fibrocystics breast disease. How would they be able to do a mammogram on me?

I've had an appointment for a mammogram since I am 35 but I have fibrocystics breast disease. How would they be able to do a mammogram on me?

The mammogram will: be performed in standard fashion. Whether or not the sensitivity of the mammo will be compromised by increased breast density can't be determined until the mammogram is done. Sometimes women who seem to have fibrocystic disease clinically do not have dense breasts mammographically. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have breast disease/cancer?

How to tell if I have breast disease/cancer?

Dominant mass: A dominant lump n a breast should be seen by your personal physician without delay. You can ask your physician about whether mammography is right for you. If you are from a breast cancer family, you are entitled to get brca1 / brca2 genetic screening and to act on the results as seems best to you. Best wishes and stay vigilant. ...Read more