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Cysts Between Breasts
Solid v Fluid-Filled: A "nodule" is a generic term for a breast lump. Common causes include "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue ("fibrocystic changes"), tumors (benign or malignant), and cysts (fluid-filled;benign). A thorough history and physical examination supplemented by ultrasound+/-mammography+/-biopsy will help sort this out. ...Read more
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
Solid v Fluid-Filled: The most common causes of breast lumps include "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue ("fibrocystic changes"), tumors (benign or malignant), and cysts (fluid-filled;benign). A thorough history and physical examination supplemented by ultrasound+/-mammography+/-biopsy will help sort this out. Your gynecologist or primary care doctor can help you sort this out. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast nodule or a cyst? I just had a breast ultrasound and was first told they saw a nodule, but then later said is probably a cyst and that it may have even exploded. What does this all mean? What is the difference between a nodule and a cyst?
A : A cyst is a contained fluid collection; it usually has a thin outer capsule or rim. A nodule is entirely composed of soft tissue. A cyst can be drained; a nodule cannot be drained because it consists of solid tissue. On mammography, cysts and nodules can have the exact same appearance. However, ultrasound is excellent at differentiating between fluid and solid, and cysts appear very different from nodules on ultrasound. Cysts within the breasts are always benign. If a cyst ruptures, the fluid within the cyst is released and leaks in this surrounding tissue; it is usually then reabsorbed by the body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: Visit your doctor for a thorough check up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
23 yar old lady noticed dime sized cyst between her pelvis and her vagina sestive to touch, squishy to touch. Has cystic breast already?
Could be:: Small boil (skin infection) below skin, could be a swollen, enlarged sebaceous gland, a swollen lymph node, a lipoma (benign fat tumor) - it does not sound like anything dangerous, or like any type of std. ...Read more
Im experiencing bacckpain between left scapula and thoracic vertebrae.Its like hard muscle when palpating.Medical history removal of cyst left breast, wrist?
Muscle spasm: Hello, you are probably correct that it is a hard muscle, in spasm. Muscle spasm in this area is common. Try alternating heat and ice to the area, and take a mild pain pill like Ibuprofen or tylenol. Unlikely to be related to the cysts. ...Read more
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