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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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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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Should a person with 3 breast cysts non painful get a bioposy done to make sure thers no cancer ? I recently had a mammogram then was told i needed a ultra sound i got my results but they say its not cancer how can they know this if a bioposy wasnt done

Should a person with 3 breast cysts non painful get a bioposy done to make sure thers no cancer ? I recently had a mammogram then was told i needed a ultra sound i got my results but they say its not cancer how can they know this if a bioposy wasnt done

Hi, : Hi, that is a great question. First off, breast cysts are very common (especially in middle aged women — 40’s, 50’s & 60’s). The milk glands in the breast can enlarge over time and develop into a cyst. There can be one cyst or a number of cysts. The cyst can be tiny or large. Usually, the major source of concern would be if there was a large cyst that was causing the woman physical discomfort. Masses that are seen on a mammogram that are suggestive of breast cancer often are calcified and usually are solid. The ultrasound is done to ensure that the cyst only contains fluid and no other materials. Unless the cysts contained materials other than fluids, a biopsy is normally not necessary. If the cyst is causing discomfort there is an option for aspiration. ...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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Had a breast u/s last wk and result was only fluid filled cyst. Do these go away over time? It's little tender when pressed but not painful. About 2cm

Had a breast u/s last wk and result was only fluid filled cyst. Do these go away over time? It's little tender when pressed but not painful. About 2cm

Fluid filled cyst: in the breast can definitely resolve on its own over time. Avoiding caffeine is often recommended to facilitate resolution of a cyst, but is not always necessary. If it does not resolve, it can be aspirated (fluid drawn out with a needle) but this is not necessary unless it is very painful or infected. Warm compresses and or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen) may relieve any related discomfort. ...Read more

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Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

Had  breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

See specialist: You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Breast cyst is warm to the touch, red, very painful, growing, red circle around it. Even my shirt touching it hurts. What to do?

Breast cyst is warm to the touch, red, very painful, growing, red circle around it. Even my shirt touching it hurts. What to do?

Need to be checked: Due to the possibility of infection, you need to see a health care provider, preferably a breast care specialist as soon as possible. An ultrasound study will be very helpful and if needed an aspiration or other intervention may have to be considered. ...Read more

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