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Doctor insights on: Cystic Breasts Symptoms

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Would it be typical for cystic breasts to be painful?

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

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So, i've been told I have cystic breasts, and i was wondering what would help with the pain?

So, i've been told I have cystic breasts, and i was wondering what would help with the pain?

Breast cysts: Often times, breast cysts and breast lumps can be corrected by increase iodine in your diet. You can get kelp, spiralina and seaveg on line or through a health food store. Eggs also have larger amounts of iodine. ...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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What to do if I have 5 cystic nodules on my breast, is this normal?

Not usual: But it is not necessarily an indication of an underlying disease. I would discuss with your primary care physician or consider dermatological evaluation. A biopsy may be performed for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it possibility that i'm developing breast cancer since my dr. Said I have cystic breasts?

Is it possibility that i'm developing breast cancer since my dr. Said I have cystic breasts?

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

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I'm 55 and have very dense, cystic breasts. I just had my yearly digital mammogram and it was inconclusive?

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 more

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I have very dense, cystic breasts. I just had my yearly digital mammogram and it was inconclusive. Should I write my will?

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 more

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What can I do for anechoic cystic lesion on breast?

What can I do for anechoic cystic lesion on breast?

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 more

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All the nurse will say is......you have several cystic lesions in your left breast. What can this mean?

All the nurse will say is......you have several cystic lesions in your left breast. What can this mean?

Benign: the breasts are milk glands and the cysts are like very small pimples or fluid filled bumps indise the gland tissue- very common and benign: why didn't you ask the nurse? ...Read more

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My momis having pain in her breast, after doing usg , two cystic sol 16mm*14mmand13mm*11mm seen in the right breast and 8m*6m in left breast, ?

My  momis having pain in her breast, after doing usg , two cystic sol 16mm*14mmand13mm*11mm seen in the right breast and 8m*6m in left breast, ?

See her doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by her doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat her. ...Read more

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Is cystic fibrosis and fibrocystic breasts the same thing?

Is cystic fibrosis and fibrocystic breasts the same thing?

No: Cystic fibrosis is disorder passed on from parents to children through genes which affects organs like lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, sinuses and sex organs. They have thick mucus which blocks the ducts in these organs and cause complications. They are not same . https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cf http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Breast-lump/Pages/Causes.asp ...Read more

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What causes fibro cystic. breast changes and is it any cause for future concern?

What causes fibro cystic. breast changes and is it any cause for future concern?

Not unusual: Many women have fibrocystic changes to their breasts. It does not portent any future problems, with the exception of making it even more important that you do your self breast exams. If you have FCD, you should know what your breasts feel like, to know if you feel any changes. ...Read more

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Cystic mass in right breast measures 3.4 x 3.0 x 2.3 mm and on left 3.0 x 3.8 x 3.0 mm, got cancer history on both sides, should i be worried?

Probably not.: Tiny cysts are common incidental findings on ultrasound. If they were characterized as "simple" cysts, or classified as BIRADS category 2(benign), they likely need no further evaluation or follow up. ...Read more

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I'm 24 unmarried, I have been diagnosed wd haemorrghic cyst (5X4mm) in left breast & poly cystic ovaries. What are the complications above problem?

I'm 24 unmarried, I have been diagnosed wd haemorrghic cyst (5X4mm) in left breast &  poly cystic ovaries. What are the complications above problem?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is diagnosed by ultrasound, lab tests ; symptoms such as irregular periods, abnormal hair growth weight gain. Pcos predisposes one to diabetes, high cholesterol and other life long problems. Weight loss is typically crucial. Ovulation can be a problem for those wanting to conceive. Birth control can regulate menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cystic fibrosis and want breast implants?

What to do if I have cystic fibrosis and want breast implants?

Risks vs benefits: As dr. Pousti has indicated, the risks of surgery may outweigh the benefits of the procedure. This involves a complex analysis to discuss with your health care providers who may feel that it is not in your best interests. ...Read more

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I am poly cystic and I have fibroadema on my left breast. Why when my period is late or arriving my left breast is in agony pain?

Menstrual cycle pain: women with polycystic ovarian disease often have irregular menstrual cycles caused by anovulation. In this situation, no egg is moved out of the ovary due to low estrogen levels, however the Progesterone level is unchanged and a heavier period, which often comes late occurs. The higher level of progesterone, unopposed by estrogen causes cramping of the uterine muscles and swelling of the breast ...Read more

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Is a heterogeneous breast mass with posterior attenuation suspicious of malignancy? I have very cystic breasts so US was not that clear.

Is a  heterogeneous breast mass with posterior attenuation suspicious of malignancy? I have very cystic breasts so US was not that clear.

Generally,: the ultrasound descriptors you mention imply a more suspicious nature. However, all of the imaging and clinical features must be taken into account. Also, keep in mind that "suspicious" in breast imaging implies a chance of malignancy between 2%-95%, which is a huge range, and in fact 75% or so biopsies of suspicious masses turn out benign. ...Read more

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