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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
Breast tissue: Breast are made of milk ducts, supportive tissue and fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts have a higher ratio of supportive tissue to fatty tissue. One is not better than the other. We are all made a little differently ...Read more
Mammography: Current methods of early detection of breast cancer, specifically mammography, don't detect suspicious lumps in heterogenously dense breast tissue as well as in breast with normal tissue density. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The breast are made up of breast tissue and fat cells. The percent of each are variable. So small breast do not mean dense breast simply small ...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 more
What is breast tissue dense breast tissue pleaz help got my mammogram back it said I have dense breast tissues what is that?
Dense Breasts: Dense breasts are common in younger women. It is a term meaning that you have more fibrous tissue and not much fatty tissue. It is common and not considered abnormal. ...Read more
Breast self exam: If you are performing breast self exam monthly, then you will get know what your normal lumps feel like. Once you are familiar with your normal, an abnormal lump will feel different. If you have any question, call your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
How does a doc find out if a woman's breast tissue is too dense for an accurate result on a mammogram? Can he/she know before the mammogram?
Pain in right breast & upper back, at same time. No trauma. For 4/5 days. Mammogram done in Oct., have dense breast tissue, due back for further eval.
Follow up important!: Make sure to keep your follow up appointment. They may do more tests to determine if there are any problems. ...Read more
No, not necessarily: Dense breasts are a common finding in mammograms of younger females. It is really a physiologic effect of hormones. As women age breasts become less dense. Breast cancer can be more difficult to detect in dense breasts, so an ultrasound examination is often added to mammography in order to get a more detailed look inside the breast. ...Read more
I have a dense breast tissue in my left breast. I am 17weeks pregnant. What kind of oil can I use for breast massage? Any other home remedy to resolve?
I guess I wonder if: There is a real difference between your right and left side. I know of no oil that will reliably penatrate the skin to the breast tissue underneath the skin. HAve you had a breast infection before, have you been pregnant before, have you ever had mastitis? You want to discuss your concerns and have your doctor examine both your breasts and give an opinion to you. ...Read more
I have tender dense breast tissue confirmed by Doctor. M 17wks pregnant. When will this resolve? This is my 2nd pregnancy. Any home remedies?
Tingly sensation in same nipple. Rarely in other. Ultrasound clear (dense breast tissue). No nipple changes. May occur more often during period. Norm?
Hormonal fluctuation: As long as you were evaluated by a physician and had an imaging test to rule out any masses/cancers, then your symptoms are most likely normal and a result of hormonal fluctuations based on your menstrual cycle. If you'd like, you can prevent/control these changes by using birth control/contraception. Feel free to consult for more information on this and a prescription if needed. ...Read more
What kind of breast lump (found by GP along with swollen lymph node) would not show up on US or mammo? Scans showed I have very dense breast tissue.
Neither: Mammography nor ultrasound are 100% accurate for detecting cancer. In particular, the sensitivity of mammo can drop to lower than 50% in dense breasts. A small percentage of cancers are found only on physical exam, and not seen on mammo or US. However, the chance of a lump being cancer in the setting of a negative mammo and ultrasound is low, approx. 0.5%-3%. ...Read more
I have been having twinges in my left breast. Have had mammo, ultrasound & mri. All normal. Breast tissue dense. Concerned about breast cancer. What followup do you recommend? Tests were done last August.
Twinges: First it is great news that all of the testing has been normal to this point. I know it is frustrating not having an answer about the cause of the twinges. I would imagine repeating the mammogram in 3-6 months would be reasonable. If there is an early breast cancer (which there doesn't seem to be) you would be catching it early, when it's very treatable. Would need more info about twinges... ...Read more
Different: Asymmetrical breast tissue refers to an obvious difference in the contour of one area of the breast compared to the rest of the breast or it refers to an obvious difference between the two breasts. ...Read more
Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more
Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more
Breast Tissue: In general as most women age the milk producing breast glandular tissue becomes less prevalent and there is more fat tissue present. This situation changes with pregnancy and lactation as breast glandular tissue increases. If your breasts change size with weight change then the change is due to fat. Radiology studies such as MRI scans can distinguish fat from breast tissue. ...Read more
Yes: Fatty tissue is considered benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
Genetics: An XX chromosome female is designed to undergo puberty with significant breast development. Males (XY) can develop fatty breasts through gynecomastia or excessive weight gain. There are also several genetic conditions that are called mosaicism that can give a "male" breasts that can produce milk if not surgically interrupted before puberty, however those conditions would look like a female. ...Read more
Lactation tissue: Lactational tissue is responsible for milk production, not the amount of fatty tissue. Hormonal stimulation to this tissue results in milk. ...Read more
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