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Cystic Breasts Symptoms
Yes: Breast cysts can cause cyclical breast pain which fluctuates with your menstrual cycle. Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen can help when the pain is bad. Evening primrose oil (available at most health stores) has shown some improvement in pain related to fibrocystic breasts. Have a breast exam done by a provider before you chalk up breast pain to "cystic breasts". ...Read more
My dr says I have fibrocystic breasts he said its common sometimes.Am i more prone to ca?& how will i know if its just cystic tissue or ca during exam
No and FCD confuses: Fibrocystic disease (fcd) is not a risk factor for breast cancer. However it makes breast self-examination probematic: is it fcd or a suspicious lump? Although breast self-exam is not associated with decreased mortality from breast cancer, i believe that it is safe and that you need to know what your normal breast tissue feels like. It can lead to increased number of mammograms. ...Read more
Fibrocystic: Breasts don't predispose to breast cancer. However, they can make the diagnosis more difficult because of the complexity of the breast tissue on mammography. Ultrasound of "lumps" will either show cysts or unremarkable glandular tissue. Sometimes MRI is used when there is a question. Also, biopsy may also be required if a palpable lump is clinically suspicious even when all other tests are normal. ...Read more
Breast Cysts are...: ...Benign processes which develop when a duct becomes obstructed. With rare exception, breast cancers grow solid; therefore, if a breast lump is fluid-filled, no further evaluation is needed. Cysts require no rx, although, when painful, aspiration can resolve the cyst. If bloody fluid is found, it is common to test this fluid for cancer cells on the very small chance the cyst is cancerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All the nurse will say is......you have several cystic lesions in your left breast. What can this mean?
I'm 55 and have very dense, cystic breasts. I just had my yearly digital mammogram and it was inconclusive?
Define INCONCLUSIVE: After having a mammogram, the report should include a follow-up plan, listed as a birads code. This will spell out exactly what the next step should be: immediate further testing (ultrasound, compression mamm, mri), short-term follow-up, biopsy, etc. If you don't have a clear understanding of the next steps, please talk to the doctor who ordered your mammogram or see a breast specialist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have very dense, cystic breasts. I just had my yearly digital mammogram and it was inconclusive. Should I write my will?
No: This means that the mammogram did not provide enough information because your breasts a difficult for the x-rays to penetrate. Contact your doctor or radiologist to see what is the next step. Most likely you will need a ultrasound as the next step. When you have cystic breasts, it is common to require additional pictures beyond a mammogram. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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