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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Breast Cysts

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What are the causes of breast cyst formation when in fact I am breastfeeding?

What are the causes of breast cyst formation when in fact I am breastfeeding?

Could be: A regular breast cyst. Or could be a galactocele which is a retained milk duct cyst. See your gynecologist or physician for an exam. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...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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Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?

Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?

It's possible: A breast cancer may exist in a cyst if there is a mass in the cyst or in the wall of the cyst. A simple cyst is unlikely to be cancerous. Usually cancerous cysts are complex and may have separations within it. In any event either removal, aspiration with follow up, or repeat imaging my be needed to ensure the cyst is not cancerous. ...Read more

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What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA

What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA

Not common: At 49 y.o. cyst are not uncommon but most are clear with serous fluid, just enough to keep ducts open. Hemorrhagic cysts not that common and one must ascertain they are not developing into cytst lesions. Cytology of bloody fluid might be valuable along with MRI of breast if mammo neg. BRACA should also be tested to see if genetic changes familial. ...Read more

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What can cause cysts in breasts?

What can cause cysts in breasts?

Cysts: The cause of cysts in the breast are unknon. Some doctors believe it might bebduebto increased estrogen levels. ...Read more

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What causes cysts in the breasts?

What causes cysts  in the breasts?

Nature: Many women have fibrocystic changes in their breast tissue. Fluid retention during the cycle can result in the fibrocystic tissue becoming more prominent - manifesting as cysts. Caffeine is known to promote fluid retention and cyst formation in the breast tissue. ...Read more

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What is fibro cystic lumps in the breasts caused from?

What is fibro cystic lumps in the breasts caused from?

Prominent: fibrous stromal tissue, which is support tissue for the breast, combined with obstruction and cystic dilatation of the milk-producing glands of the breast. ...Read more

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Can benign breast cysts cause a change in the shape of the breast, or a dimpling effect? Also, is it common to have a lot of cysts in both breasts?

Can benign breast cysts cause a change in the shape of the breast, or a dimpling effect? Also, is it common to have a lot of cysts in both breasts?

Breast cysts: A dimpling effect is not common with cysts and this should be check out. If you are having only benigh cysts try taking extra iron with 3 kelp talblets per day as this tends to reduce cysts. ...Read more