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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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

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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Dr. Ron Eaker
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Do pockets of dense breast tissue simply appear and disappear?

Dr. Ron Eaker
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Do pockets of dense breast tissue simply appear and disappear?

Yes: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can be more or less dense at various times. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Does a woman always have dense breast tissue?

Dr. Michael Dugan
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No: This is more common in younger and smaller breasted women. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Greg Sexton
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When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

Dr. Greg Sexton
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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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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Can an area of dense breast tissue just appear within a year of a mammogram and can the area disappear?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
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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

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Dr. Valinda Nwadike
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What is breast tissue dense breast tissue pleaz help got my mammogram back it said I have dense breast tissues what is that?

Dr. Valinda Nwadike
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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

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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I have small breasts-- does this mean I have/will have dense breast tissue ?

Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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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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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Mom mammogram done and has been asked to Come in for more images aday later. She has dense tissue in her earlier mammo. Whats reason to call her again?

Dr. Luis Taylor
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Mom mammogram done and has been asked to
Come in for more images aday later. She has dense tissue in her earlier mammo. Whats reason to call her again?

Possibly more tests: such as an Ultrasound of the breast or more angles in Mammography, There may have been an area of breast tissue that was needed to be defined in more detail. It may or may not lead to a biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jean Yared
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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.

Dr. Jean Yared
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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.

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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