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Can You Tell Me The Symptoms Of Fibrocystic Breast Changes
Lumpy +/- Tenderness: Many women have fibrocystic breast changes (fcc). This simply means that there are some lumpy areas in the breasts. Some of these lumps are benign cysts which can bigger or smaller depending on the hormones in the menstrual cycle. Fcc does not mean that you have an increased chance of breast cancer. However, you may need breast ultrasounds in addition to mammograms for screening the lumpy areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Also called "lumpy bumpy" breasts, it is not a disease. It actually gives your breasts their internal structure an after menopause a lot of that architecture is lost and what leads to breasts "falling." in the mean time, right before your period your breasts are more lumpy bumpy and tender. Right afterwards they are less so as fibrocystic areas of the breasts are sensitive to your own hormones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal distention: Good news...Ovarian cancer is very rare. Bad news...Ovarian cancer does not cause any symptoms until the later stages. It is uncommon to diagnose someone with ovarian cancer at an early stage. Most women with ovarian cancer will complain of a decrease in appetite and abdominal bloating or distention. At present there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibrocystic breasts: Cause is the normal fluctuation of monthly hormones and about 70% of women have it. It is the cystic dilatation of the milk ducts prior to menses after ovulation that produces the cysts and tenderness mostly. Goes away usually after menopause if no hormones are taken. ...Read more
A couple common ones: Most women present with a single raised area or mass on the labia majora. The labia minora, perineum, and clitoris are less frequently involved. Itching is also a common complaint. Bleeding, discharge, pain with urination, and/or an enlarged lymph node in the groin are less frequent but also possible presenting symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me where in the breast the lumps occur, what they feel like, etc. For breast cancer?
Learn your normal: The best way to tell if you have an abnormality in the breast is to learn your own lumpy breast pattern. Performing breast self exam monthly will get you familiar with your breast tissue. Something that doesn't feel normal to you, should be evaluated by your doctor and a mammogram/ultrasound. ...Read more
Go see a doctor: You need to have a clinical breast examination done by a nurse or a doctor. Further, a biopsy of your breast may be needed as clustered calcium deposits can be caused by early breast cancers called ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis). Ask your doctor to help you investigate this further. ...Read more
Range of none tosome: Early stage cervical cancer tends not to result in symptoms (this is why regular pelvic exams and pap smears are so important) but symptoms can develop as the cancer progresses. These can include vaginal bleeding after intercourse or between periods or after menopause, watery/bloody vaginal discharge, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Paget's Disease: Paget’s disease of the breast is a rare type of breast cancer that usually occurs in woman > age 50 years old ; involves the nipple ; areola. Symptoms can include breast lump, thickened skin, newly inverted or flattened nipple, itching, redness, scaly skin or crusted and oozing skin. ...Read more
Teen depression: Is harder to diagnose than depression in adults. All teens have some moodiness and rapid mood swings which can be similar to depression. If you are concerned about a teenager you know consider speaking with a psychologist about your concerns and possibly set up an evaluation for the teen. If a teen is extremely isolated and lacking interest in life ( possibly suicidal) get help asap. ...Read more
Any change in breast: A mass can present deep in the breast or it can be up against the skin causing skin changes. Bloody nipple discharge is also something to investigate. You need to do a monthly self breast exam. Feel for any changes. You know your breasts better than anyone. Any mass consult with your doctor. Starting at age 40 a yearly mammogram is recommended. See your doctor at least once a year. ...Read more
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