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Doctor insights on: Can Women Have Surgery While Pregnant With Benign Fibroadenoma

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Can i get surgery for fibroadenoma if pregnant?

Can i get surgery for fibroadenoma if pregnant?

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

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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


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Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

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

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Benign fibroadenoma lump 3X2cm found on my left breast. Am 22yrs old. Is it necessary to excise it because i dont want to do a surgery & have a scar?

Benign fibroadenoma lump 3X2cm found on my left breast. Am 22yrs old. Is it necessary to excise it because i dont 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

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What are the other options for removal of fibroadenoma other than surgery?

None.: Fibroadenoma are mostly benign. Sometimes fluid filled become cystic and painful. Can be aspirated with needle by a breast surgeon or Invasive radiologist. Avoid Chocolate,Coffee. Add Vitamin E and some times BCP also help prevent recurrent exacerbation of painful Fibroadenoma ...Read more

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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

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How much does a fibroadenoma removal surgery cost?

How much does a fibroadenoma removal surgery cost?

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 were treating position 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

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Can i wear a bra after fibroadenoma excision surgery?

Can i wear a bra after fibroadenoma excision surgery?

Once it is healed: Yes you can wear the bra after 7-10 days from the date of surgery. it takes that long for the incision to heal and for the pain to subside. The degree of pain/discomfort in the breast will serve as your guide. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to treat a fibroadenoma cyst?

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