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Doctor insights on: Breast Fibroids And Caffeine

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Does giving up caffeine get rid of breast lumps?

Does giving up caffeine get rid of breast lumps?

Could: There are fibrocystic breast tissue that is sensitive to caffeine and so-- will have fewer cysts with less caffeine. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Fibroids (Definition)

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


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My doctor said that caffeine can cause lumpy breasts?

My doctor said that caffeine can cause lumpy breasts?

No strong evidence: There is no strong evidence that caffeine is related to development of fibrocystic disease of the breast. In some women caffeine can cause breast pain. However elimination of caffeine has not been effective in controlled trials to relieve breast pain, although, in some women, it seems to be helpful. ...Read more

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Did caffeine cause fibrocystic breast tissue to worsen?

Did caffeine cause fibrocystic breast tissue to worsen?

Yes, in some: For many women, caffeine intake (coffee, chocolate, soda/pop, tea) can make fibrocystic changes more active (pain and lumpiness). Natural hormonal changes or hormone intake can cause this as well. Stress is a big offender because it causes us to release more of our natural hormones.
Try decreasing caffeine intake and reducing stress. If no relief, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to consume caffeine, like a cup of coffee a day, if i'm breast feeding?

Is it ok to consume caffeine, like a cup of coffee a day, if i'm breast feeding?

Depends on situation: Premi's & newborns have a hard time clearing the caffeine out of their system (can take 2 days to clear) & this can lead to irritability, sleeping problems & tremors. By a week or two this is not usually an issue for most due to improvements in kidney function. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic Breasts 15+ years. Can't take hormonal BC (stroke risk). Vit E/Primrose/massage/no caffeine/diet no help. Other options for managing pain?

Fibrocystic Breasts 15+ years. Can't take hormonal BC (stroke risk). Vit E/Primrose/massage/no caffeine/diet no help. Other options for managing pain?

Good breast support: Unfortunately, there isn't any magic pill or method for you to alleviate your discomfort except one- Get fitted for a superior brassiere that can support your breasts which can eliminate the pain of "bouncing". If that is not affordable, consider an inexpensive breast binder for those more difficult days. ...Read more

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Help can caffeine affect your breast growth?

Help can caffeine affect your breast growth?

Fibrocystic change: Caffeine doesn't cause breast growth but can increase fluid filled cysts and breast pain.
Search breast pain, fibrocystic breasts for more details ...Read more

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Should caffeine be limited while you are breast-feeding?

Should caffeine be limited while you are breast-feeding?

Yes: It will take up to 4 days for the newborn (12 hrs @ 3mo) to eliminate half the caffeine they get thru bm it is a good idea to avoid it early and use sparingly later. Relative baby transfer is up to 25%. Peak bm levels @1-2hrs after taken. Aggitation, jittery, fussiness etc are possible. Chronic use may decrease iron in bm. See hall "medications and mothers' milk, 2010. ...Read more

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Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Possibly: Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. ...Read more

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I have heard that caffeine can cause breast cysts (fibrocystic breast tissue), is that true?

I have heard that caffeine can cause breast cysts (fibrocystic breast tissue), is that true?

Aggravate not cause: For many women, caffeine intake (coffee, chocolate, soda/pop, tea) can make fibrocystic changes more active (pain and lumpiness). Natural hormonal changes or hormone intake can cause this as well. Stress is a big offender because it causes us to release more of our natural hormones.
Try decreasing caffeine intake and reducing stress. If no relief, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have been having pain on the side of my breast under the armpit and i would like to know if this has to do with me drinking lots of caffeine ?

Fibrocystic Breasts?: Fibrocystic "disease" is a very common breast condition which is very sensitive to caffeine, and a common cause of breast pain. However, if you are having breast symptoms, you should have an evaluation and possibly a diagnostic mammogram. ...Read more

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I was told when I was about 17 that I had caffeine deposits in my breasts, what are caffein deposits in the breasts and what causes them? I'm baffled!

I was told when I was about 17 that I had caffeine deposits in my breasts, what are caffein deposits in the breasts and what causes them? I'm baffled!

Non-entity: "Caffeine deposits" is not a medically accepted term. It is not clear what the person using this may have meant. If you have do not have any issues with the breasts, it would be best to disregard this comment from about 30 years ago. ...Read more

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Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts: Caffeine is known to contribute to fibrocystic breast symptoms. ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt during mammogram. Does stopping caffeine help?

I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt during mammogram. Does stopping caffeine help?

Fibrocyctic disease: Caffeinated beverages ( coffeee, soda etc) have been shown to have significant correlation with breast tenderness in the case of fibrocyctic disease of the breast. Stopping your caffeine intake, may help reduce/relive the breast pain, in general. In addition, you may want to take nsaids for pain relief and also can try cold compress. ...Read more

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Doctors, is it true caffeine makes your breasts smaller? Scientific studies say if you drink 3 cups of coffe a day it will

Doctors, is it true caffeine makes your breasts smaller? Scientific studies say if you drink 3 cups of coffe a day it will

Poorly done study: The study you are referring to (a got a bit of press) was involved few participants and could not conclude that coffee drinking caused smaller breasts. This was study was featured as worst science of the week:

http://blogs.Discovermagazine.Com/discoblog/2008/10/27/worst-science-article-of-the-week-drinking-coffee-shrinks-your-breasts/#.Upc0lqxfzbc. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left breast, closer to the armpit. Could this be from drinking to much caffeine, or stressed?

Have it checked: While we know that stress and driking too much coffee can make your fibrocystic breasts sore.But they do not cause the fibrocystic breasts
you should have it checked by your doctor or gynecologist if the pain is persisting. ...Read more

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Went to OB, sore breasts, he said I need vitamin E and no more caffeine, taking biotin, vit D35000 IUD, Alive!womens multiv. Isn't too much ?

Went to OB, sore breasts, he said I need vitamin E and no more caffeine, taking biotin, vit D35000 IUD, Alive!womens multiv. Isn't too much ?

Yes, too much: As long as you are eating anything close to a normal diet and do not have any underlying metabolic disorder, you should stop all vitamins. It is the pharmaceutical and herbal medicine companies which are advertising that you need vitamins. Stop all these, and your breast symptoms are more likely to improve. And your GI tract may also thank you. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have fibrocystic breasts due to excess caffeine?

Is it possible that I have fibrocystic breasts due to excess caffeine?

No: Fibrocystic breast condition is a description of your breast tissue. The composition of your breast tissue is determined genetically. It is not caused by caffeine intake.

However, there are some studies that suggest caffeine intake can effect your tissue resulting in increased breast tenderness. ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt. Does stopping caffeine really help?

I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt. Does stopping caffeine really help?

For some people: For many people decreasing or stopping caffeine can decrease the pain. This is not the case for everyone, unfortunately. Stress is a factor as well. Vitamin e and evening primrose work to decrease pain as well. ...Read more

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Waiting for medicaid to approve midrin script.meanwhile what can i do?can't take OTCs w NSAIDs or caffeine--severe IBS&anxiety&fibrocystic breasts!

Waiting for medicaid to approve midrin script.meanwhile what can i do?can't take OTCs w NSAIDs or caffeine--severe IBS&anxiety&fibrocystic breasts!

Yes: If not already done, it is worthwhile to check with your doctor and medicaid formulary for the popula drug Imitrex (sumatriptan) as an alternative in the meantime, while trying OTC pain relief. You should also learn to recognize and avoid the triggers for your migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Could breast pain develop in one breast after being on birth control for 4 months? 1-2 weeks before period. Could caffeine cause random breast pain?

Could breast pain develop in one breast after being on birth control for 4 months? 1-2 weeks before period. Could caffeine cause random breast pain?

Yes: It is possible for one breast to be more sensitive slight hormonal changes than the other. This is much more common in patients with fibrocystic breast disease. These patients are also more sensitive to caffeine in coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate. Decrease these foods in your diet and see if that helps. Make sure you see your physician for a breast exam if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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1 breast very sore. Feels like whn I breastfed 3 yr ago. No idea why but very sore deep inside areola area. No lumps & I rarely drnk caffeine. Ideas?

1 breast very sore. Feels like whn I breastfed 3 yr ago. No idea why but very sore deep inside areola area. No lumps & I rarely drnk caffeine. Ideas?

Cyst: Cysts and fibroadenomas (benign tumors) are the most common cause of unilateral breast pain. I would see your doctor for a breast exam soon. They will likely order an ultrasound and/or mammogram to determine what the cause is. Sometimes there is no cause found. In those cases ibuprofen and evening primrose oil (pills) can be somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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44 no fam hx breast cancer. Mammo shows small cluster microcalcifications. I do have fibroglandular density with birad 2. Don't smoke,high caffeine ?

44 no fam hx breast cancer. Mammo shows small cluster microcalcifications. I do have fibroglandular density with birad  2. Don't smoke,high caffeine ?

BiRads II?: If your mammogram was read as Birads 2 you have less to worry about. BI-RADS II is a benign category. A cluster of microcacifications can be worrisome for breast-cancer. You should probably clarify this result with your doc to make sure no further testing is needed as the results seem contradictory. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more