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Can Women Have Surgery While Pregnant With Benign Fibroadenoma
Not recommended: Fibroadenoma itself is a benign process. Surgery during pregnancy caries a risk of harm to your fetus. Therefore, unless there is a concern for underlying cancer, this procedure can be delayed. Consult with your surgeon, who will certainly have your best interest in mind, as well as your unborn child. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read more
Benign fibroadenoma lump 3X2cm found on my left breast. Am 22yrs old. Is it necessary to excise it because I don't want to do a surgery & have a scar?
Breast lump: That is a fairly significant sized lesion. I am assuming a needle biopsy was performed to establish the diagnosis. While it most likely is benign - and never degenerate my recommendation would be to have it removed. Depending on where it is - an excision around the areola may hide the scar. Good luck ...Read more
Monitor: Just monitor it with exam and if needed ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What step should be taken besides medication which I am taking n surgery so that fibroadenoma in my breasts go. Won't it dissolve over time.
None: The fibroadenoma will not disappear. It is a growth and nothing will dissolve it. However, if the radiologist and your doctors feel that it is definitely a fibroadenoma, you can choose to just watch it over time and not have it removed. For more info www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more
Discuss with MD: I assume this is a Breast fibroadenoma. If removal is required, it is done as a day surgery procedure. Cost varies on your type of insurance, surgery location, and other factors. Talk with you're treating physician for best surgical options. Some fibroadenomas may be watched without surgery. If a more serious diagnosis is in question, removal is best option. ...Read more
Yes and no:
The current guidelines do require a tissue sample that can be done by a core biopsy to prove that this is a fibroadenoma. This is not an open surgery.
There are several options for treatment depending on the size and your symptoms. You should consult your breast surgeon for a discussion to decide what is the best approach for you. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: When a tumor is found in the breast it is essential to determine whether it is benign or malignant. This is best done by means of a non-surgical needle biopsy. If a fibroadenoma is diagnosed, this is benign and does not need to be removed unless it is very large and/or causing significant breast pain. ...Read more
I have 2.16 CM fibroadenoma in my breast. I know it by biopsy. I want to know its cure without surgery?
Possibly can be done: Fibroadenoma is a benign tumor. It can be observed. Occasionally it can regress. Sometimes it can grow larger or change. If it changes significantly, it is best to remove it. Your fibroadenoma's size is bordeline for non-surgical removal which can be done by vacuum assisted large biopsy needles or by ablation or freezing it. Look for a breast surgeon experienced in either of above procedures. ...Read more
I'm getting fibroadenoma removal surgery on my breast, then 10 days after going to Cali. How long do stitches stay in for such a minor surgery?
I was detected with a tiny fibroadenoma on my left breast. I would like to know if this could cause cancer or cause any kind of problem in the near future, also I would like to know if I require to do a surgery.
Depends: Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumor made up of glandular and connective tissues in females in their 20s-30s. If the mass is small, stable, no enlargement, closed monitoring is recommended. However, surgical removal is recommended if the mass is enlarged with surgical correction possible without overt scarring to the area. ...Read more
I'm 32 years I have a lump in my left breast biopsy show complex fibroadenoma. Is surgery needed?
Ask your doctor: Appropriate management of a complex fibroadenomas is controversial. While some believe that complex fibroadenomas merit complete removal for histological examination, others suggest that they can be managed conservatively following core biopsy. They are associated with a slightly increased risk of cancer when multicentric proliferative changes are found in the surrounding glandular tissue. Good q. ...Read more
I've been in surgery 2 times for breast fibroadenoma. Now a new lump is exist and when I pinch my nipple, brown discharge came out. Is it dangerous?
Fibroadenoma near: Ducts/nipple commonly bleed. Cannot be sure it is fibroadenoma even with two priors. Needs excision. ...Read more
Fibroid: Yes it is possible to get pregnant with fibroadenomas. Many patients have fibroadenomas and do not even know that they have them. They may grow during pregnancy and cause pain. Occasionally, they may cause a malpresentation, like breech, due to their location. Also, fibroids may cause infertility. ...Read more
A fibroadenoma is a solid benign mass. It can increase in size or become more sensitive/painful during pregnancy due to the increased hormone exposure.
If the fibroadenoma is larger, meaning over 2 cm, it could be compressing/blocking a nearby duct but the mass itself does not produce fluid and result in nipple discharge. ...Read more
Hi. I have been diagnosed with Fibroadenoma. Doctor asked me to have an FNA. What can I expect if FNA also confirms fibroadenoma? Is the next step is removal. Also I plan for pregnancy. Should I get it removed before pregnancy?
I got fibroadenoma about 5 mm and cyst about 5 mm in left breast, my dr said leave it and check every 6months, am not sure is it ok even with pregnancy?
Yes, it is OK: These are too small to worry about. Yet it is a good idea to check them in 6 months again than in one year. But why did you have your breast checked in the first instance? Did you palpate something yourself or did you have any x-ray/ultrasound type examination done? ...Read more
Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more
If I plan to get pregnant and have a family history of breast cancer, should I remove a myxoid breast fibroadenoma confirmed after a core biopsy?
Breast surgeon: The surgical management of a breast mass must be made one on one as this is a complex issue where one simple answer can not be applied to everyone. Consider discussing with a breast surgeon. Given your family history of breast cancer consider genetic cancer screening for BRCA 1 and 2. Check out MYrisk testing offered by Myriad labs ...Read more
Carefully: Good question. We have to take into account appropriate instruments, table, and proper positioning in the or. We also provide broader antibiotic coverage and protect from thrombotic events (dvt protection). Finally, the correct incision, expertise, and a competent anesthesiologist complete the proper team. Decisions regarding surgical drains, suture type, and post-op care are also important. ...Read more