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Had an ultrasound done told it was just dense tissue.. Does dense tissue hurt at all?? Should I get another opinion just to be safe or wait it? Boob

Had an ultrasound done told it was just dense tissue.. Does dense tissue hurt at all?? Should I get another opinion just to be safe or wait it?  Boob

Depends: Why was the ultrasound done? Dense tissue by itself should not cause pain. You could wait it out and it is likely to resolve by itself. It would depend on the level of discomfort or pain. If it does not interfere with your daily life you could wait it out. ...Read more

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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


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March 5, 2014 Comparison is made to previous studies The mammary tissue is heterogeneously dense which lowers the sensitivity of mammography. Apparently new compared to previous studies is a smoothly marginated 7mm low density ovoid nodule a

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The mammary tissue is heterogeneously dense which lowers the sensitivity of mammography. Apparently new compared to previous studies is a smoothly marginated 7mm low density ovoid nodule a

I don't have the : full report, but it sounds like there might be a new finding on screening mammography. The next step is usually a more complete imaging evaluation with diagnostic mammography and probably ultrasound. A final diagnostic code(BIRADS) for the nodule will be determined based on the imaging findings: benign(no followup),probably benign(6 month f/u), suspicious, highly suspicious( needle biopsy ) ...Read more

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When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients. ...Read more

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I have small breasts-- does this mean I have/will have dense breast tissue ?

I have small breasts-- does this mean I have/will have dense breast tissue ?

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

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Can only 1 breast be fibrocystic? And could it cause the size of the breast to increase? US & mammo are normal, besides dense tissue.

Can only 1 breast be fibrocystic? And could it cause the size of the breast to increase? US & mammo are normal, besides dense tissue.

Possible: Typically fibrocytic disease is found in both breasts, but one breast can be affected more than the other and this is why possibly what is going on in your case. Fibrocytic disease usually fluctuates during the menstruation cycle. Typically mammography is normal and US shows cysts. ...Read more

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How do I know the difference between dense breast tissue and a lump?

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

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