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Dense Breast Tissue Pain
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients. ...Read more
Yes: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can be more or less dense at various times. ...Read more
Can an area of dense breast tissue just appear within a year of a mammogram and can the area disappear?
Yes: Dense breast tissue can come and go depending on when the mammogram was performed as it relates to your menstrual cycle. Changes in weight can also effect breast density as well as the technical issue of how much the breast was compressed (squeezed) when the mammogram was performed. Lots of variables. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is breast tissue dense breast tissue pleaz help got my mammogram back it said I have dense breast tissues what is that?
Can anyone tell what this mean please?"breast tissue is heterogeneously dense, which may obscure detection of small masses"
Normal: It sounds like a mammogram report. Detection of masses on a mammogram is easy in women whose breast tissue has been replaced in various proportions by fatty tissue - which happens with age. Denser breasts means there is less fatty tissue and more fibro-glandular tissue, more common in younger women, or older women who take hormones. A mass is easier seen in breasts that are not dense. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
53 yrs old. Recent digital mammogram informed I have dense breast tissue, negative for ca. Should the results be trusted because of density.
Probably: If you have no added risk factors such as a history of brca gene positive, strong family history, prior breast cancer, palpable mass etc. Then all you need is annual breast exam/mammogram. Added risk factors may indicate need for MRI and, in that case, you may want to discuss this concept with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer