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How to overcome breast fibrosis ?

How to overcome breast fibrosis ?

Confirm diagnosis: It is not clear exactly what you are referring to. I suspect you are referring to fibrocystic breast tissue. The first step is to confirm the diagnosis by seeing your obgyn or a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Breast fibrosis affects the nipple area too?

Breast fibrosis affects the nipple area too?

May cause retraction: Progressive fibrosis with duct involvement may cause nipple retraction or inversion. ...Read more

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5 years ago: right breast fibrosis. Now: chest X-ray shows minimal hyperthrophic spurring of thorasic spine. Is breast cancer possible? Other tests?

5 years ago: right breast fibrosis. Now: chest X-ray shows minimal hyperthrophic spurring of thorasic spine. Is breast cancer possible? Other tests?

These: Are unrelated findings. The thoracic spurring is a mild aging change of the spine that just about everyone gets. Breast fibrosis is a non-cancerous finding. Nothing you describe sounds worrisome. ...Read more

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Can you feel breast focal fibrosis? what would it feel like?

Can you feel breast focal fibrosis? what would it feel like?

Possibly: Focal fibrosis is usually what you would see on a pathology report. Some radiologists might describe something on breast imaging as focal fibrosis. Fibrosis is frequently the end result of the scarring process. It might feel lumpy or firm if you have a large enough area however this type of feeling is not specific to fibrosis. ...Read more

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I had breast US in Aug this year and found out I had fibrosis breast.Pls I want to kw if I just develop it under a month or when did I actually hv it?

I had breast US in Aug this year and found out I had fibrosis breast.Pls I want to kw if I just develop it under a month or when did I actually hv it?

Maybe normal finding: I assume you meant 'fibrocystic breasts'. This is a benign condition and may be a normal finding . The breast tissue in young women your age is usually dense and contain fluid filled sac (cysts). On exam the breasts feels lumpy or rope like in texture. It may cause breast pain especially prior to the menses. See you doctor if pain or any new area of lump persist after your period or size increase. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, pls I want to know how many months or years does it take for the build up of fluids in a breast to cause fibrosis breast to b seen in Thank u.

Hi Doc, pls I want to know how many months or years does it take for the build up of fluids in a breast to cause fibrosis breast to b seen in Thank u.

Fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic breast disease can manifest at 30 years of age. It is worsened by caffeine. Made better with a support bra, ice pack, and OTC primrose oil, and perhaps oral contraceptives. Other OTC pain remedies can be tried if not allergic. ...Read more

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Ridge like area in breast. biopsy was fibrosis/sclerosis. does this go away?lump still there. could pathologist be wrong? 3 month follow up stable.

Ridge like area in breast. biopsy was fibrosis/sclerosis. does this go away?lump still there. could pathologist be wrong? 3 month follow up stable.

Pathologist: Pathologists are not infallible. More importantly, pathologist can only examine the tissue that was submitted, if that tissue was not representative of the actual lesion, then the result may not be meaningful. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who did the surgery. ...Read more

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Area of fibrosis in breast. biopsy proven. how to get rid of it (medicines massage?) feels firm and scares me all the time with a breast self exam.

Area of fibrosis in breast. biopsy proven. how to get rid of it (medicines massage?) feels firm and scares me all the time with a breast self exam.

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. A mammogram and/ or breast sonogram need to be done first. If a biopsy proved that it is benign then your doctor may suggest monitoring. If it is causing pain then surgical removal can be considered ...Read more

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My mum has fibrosis tic breast disease. Is it genetic? Docs have always said I have lumpy breasts and they are sometimes painful.

My mum has fibrosis tic  breast disease. Is it genetic? Docs have always said I have lumpy breasts and they are sometimes painful.

Common: Many women have "lumpy" breasts. Many women also have fibrocystic changes of the breast. Breast tenderness is very common. There are many reasons for the breast pain. Caffeine is the most common reason for breast pain. I recommend monthly self breast exams to make sure none of the breast tissue is changing. If you have any concerns about changes in your breasts, nipple discharge, or pain, i would recommend seeing your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is cystic fibrosis and fibrocystic breasts the same thing?

Is cystic fibrosis and fibrocystic breasts the same thing?

No: Cystic fibrosis is disorder passed on from parents to children through genes which affects organs like lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, sinuses and sex organs. They have thick mucus which blocks the ducts in these organs and cause complications. They are not same . https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cf http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Breast-lump/Pages/Causes.asp ...Read more

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I have fibrosis cysts in my breasts and i feel prickly pain around my breasts. Is there something wrong?

Breast exam : Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. ...Read more

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If you have moobs and have fibrosis of the breast tissue can the moobs ever be reduced?

If you have moobs and have fibrosis of the breast tissue can the moobs ever be reduced?

Moobs ? boobs but: Still unscientific term , with aging normal breast glands and ducts are replaces by fibrous tissue , a normal physiological process , yes reduction surgery could be done , at 79 yr old not advisable due to other systemic diseases ( high risk ) that goes with age ...Read more

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What to do if I have cystic fibrosis and want breast implants?

What to do if I have cystic fibrosis and want breast implants?

Risks vs benefits: As dr. Pousti has indicated, the risks of surgery may outweigh the benefits of the procedure. This involves a complex analysis to discuss with your health care providers who may feel that it is not in your best interests. ...Read more

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What is radiation fibrosis syndrome after breast cancer?

What is radiation fibrosis syndrome after breast cancer?

Tissue Changes: Fibrosis is a synonym for scarring. Radiation can cause scarring in the treated areas many months to years after the end of treatment. For woman who have received breast radiation for breast cancer, there is usually some fibrosis of the treated breast which may make the breast a bit smaller and firmer. It can also scar a thin strip of lung under the breast which is usually asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Is stromal fibrosis commonly mistaken with breast cancer? I was told about radiology pathology discordance

Is stromal fibrosis commonly mistaken with breast cancer? I was told about radiology pathology discordance

Final by pathologist: Yes fibrosis may show in mammography as suspicious but pathologist with trained eye will not mistake it for cancer. Pathologist will give final answer weather is malignant or non malignant fibrosis . Tissue examination is final answer ...Read more

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Can an area of fibrosis increase in size by 2mm on ultrasound as a result of pregnancy induced breast enlargement?

Can an area of fibrosis increase in size by 2mm on ultrasound as a result of pregnancy induced breast enlargement?

Possible: During pregnancy, there is an increase in the number and size of glands in the breasts. An area of "fibrosis" could certainly change in pregnancy. I would caution you that any change in a breast lump must be examined by your ob/gyn. Do not assume that this is just benign. ...Read more

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