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Doctor insights on: Cysts Between Breasts

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A reoccurring swollen painful cyst in between breasts, occurring since a year. Doctor not being helpful and not taking me seriously?

A reoccurring swollen painful cyst in between breasts, occurring since a year. Doctor not being helpful and not taking me seriously?

See it: Your doctor needs to see it, when it is actually there. If he/she then still does not take you seriously, ask to see another doctor for a second opinion. ...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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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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Please tell me, are cysts in your breasts harmful?

Please tell me, are cysts in your breasts harmful?

No: All women have a few of these at some time in their lives. They may be uncomfortable but are no danger, unless someone mistakes a real cancer for a harmless cyst. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about having cysts in my breasts?

Should i be worried about having cysts in my breasts?

Maybe: Cystic breasts can be very painful from time to time, but reduction of caffeine can help, talk to your gyn. Cystic breasts make the mammograms more difficult to interpret and you'll likely end up with more biopsies. ...Read more

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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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Would it be typical for cysts in the breasts to be painful?

Would it be typical for cysts in the breasts to be painful?

They can : Be. If you have a change in your breast - get it checked. ...Read more

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Are cysts in the breasts anything to be really concerned about please . Thank you ?

Breast cysts: The vast majority of breast cysts are benign and part of the spectrum of benign fibrocystic disease. Listen to your doctor and radiologist and follow their advice. ...Read more

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I suffer from cysts in my breasts and they've started hurting. Should i be worried?

Pain: I think pain always is trying to tell something. Wouldn't ignore pain, get it evaluated. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...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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M 32 and half yr old.hav multiple cysts in both breasts.get my u/s done ev.2 yrs.got it done 11/2 yr back.at this age can mammography be done on me?

M 32 and half yr old.hav multiple cysts in both breasts.get my u/s done ev.2 yrs.got it done 11/2 yr back.at this age can mammography be done on me?

Mammography can be: performed, but it may not be necessary unless you are a BRCA carrier, or are otherwise at very high risk. Screening mammography should begin at age 40. ...Read more

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Are breast cysts dangerous?

Are breast cysts dangerous?

Not at all.: Breast cysts develop when a milk duct gets obstructed & accumulate fluid, forming a "water-balloon" in the breast. As many as 1/3 of women between 35-50 will have cysts. The main problem with cysts is that it is impossible to know if a new lump in the breast is a cyst or a tumor w/o an ultrasound or a needle aspiration. Therefore, never assume a new lump is a cyst until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Are breast cysts dangerous?

Are breast cysts dangerous?

No,: "simple" cysts are benign and don't turn into cancer. However, if there are solid elements or other findings in addition to the internal fluid and thin cyst wall, they are more suspicious. Benign cysts are an exceedingly common finding. ...Read more

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What are complex breast cysts?

What are complex breast cysts?

Fibrocystic changes: Please see other posts on fibrocystic breasts for basic info. A complex cyst is a cyst with debris (nothing bad) that can sometimes look like a solid nodule. Usually the radiologist will recommend a 3 or 6 month repeat film to be sure it is not anything concerning. ...Read more

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Is scaring from breast cysts permanent?

Is scaring from breast cysts permanent?

Breast cyst: Breast cysts are classified as simple, complicated, or complex. Breast cysts do not cause scarring. The only reason to treat a breast cyst is if it is causing severe pain or obstructing adjacent breast tissue. The treatment is usually aspiration. If the doctor decides on excisional biopsy, he will remove the cyst wall. Any minimal scars left on the skin should not concern you. ...Read more

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How are breast cysts typically treated?

How are breast cysts typically treated?

Wait or aspirate: Simple breast cysts in premenopausal women are benign and can be observed for several months to see if they resolve. If, due to pain or worry, the patient desires they may be aspirated with a needle and syringe and the fluid sent for cytology. ...Read more

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Breast cysts bursting ?

Breast cysts bursting ?

They can: normally get bigger, smaller, or resolve. I suppose they can potentially rupture with trauma, but it would be unusual. ...Read more

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Should septated breast cysts be aspirated?

Should septated breast cysts be aspirated?

Depends: Depends on your history, results of last mammogram ; ultrasound, ; family risk factors. Just by itself, a finding of a septated breast cyst does not indicate a need for aspiration. If the cyst is large or painful or able to be felt on physical exam, then there may be relief with aspiration. Breast cyst size, shape ; family history or risk factors together are more important factors to know. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for breast pain from cysts?

What are the reasons for breast pain from cysts?

Pressure: Breast cysts are pockets of raw unformed milk caused by blockage in the drainage system of the breast (ducts). Women make milk every day of their adult lives, regardless of menstrual periods. If the milk making tissue creates milk that is blocked by scarring, dried calcified milk, benign or cancerous tumors, and cannot drain, a cyst develops. Pressure causes pain. Aspiration can relieve pain. ...Read more

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Can complex cysts in breasts become cancerous?

Can complex cysts in breasts become cancerous?

Yes sometimes: Most cysts are benign and remain so. Occasionally Cancer can grow from inside a cyst. So it the cysts in getting bigger, it is a good idea to get it excised and check it out microscopically. ...Read more