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Doctor insights on: Fibroadenoma Linked With Pregnancy

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Does fibroadenoma also cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does fibroadenoma also cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

No: A fibroadenoma is a solid benign mass. It can increase in size or become more sensitive/painful during pregnancy due to the increased hormone exposure. If the fibroadenoma is larger, meaning over 2 cm, it could be compressing/blocking a nearby duct but the mass itself does not produce fluid and result in nipple discharge. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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I got fibroadenoma about 5 mm and cyst about 5 mm in left breast , my dr said leave it and check every 6months, am not sure is it ok even with pregnancy?

I got fibroadenoma about 5 mm and cyst about 5 mm in left breast , my dr said leave it and check every 6months, am not sure is it ok even with pregnancy?

Yes, it is OK: These are too small to worry about. Yet it is a good idea to check them in 6 months again than in one year. But why did you have your breast checked in the first instance? Did you palpate something yourself or did you have any x-ray/ultrasound type examination done? ...Read more

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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can fibroadenoma be treated?

Surgery or watch: If fibroadenomas are small and not causing any trouble or interfering with the follow up of other suspicious lesions in the breast, they can just be left alone without further risk of problems. Otherwise, if they are very large or growing or causing deformity or pain, they can be removed by surgery (lumpectomy or excision biopsy). ...Read more

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What are the tests for fibroadenoma?

What are the tests for fibroadenoma?

Needle biopsy: Fibroadenomas have a very classic appearance on mammogram and ultrasound, but this can sometime be misleading. The most definitive test is needle biopsy under x-ray or ultrasound guidance. However, if it has been seen for years on mammography and is unchanged, ongoing observation is a reasonable option. ...Read more

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How are fibroadenomas typically diagnosed?

How are fibroadenomas typically diagnosed?

Biopsy: An experienced surgeon can determine by examination and imaging if there is a fibroadenoma. The most definitive confirmation is to have a needle biopsy. This is performed as an outpatient procedure and results are back in 2-3 days. Fibroadenomas are benign without any potential to turn into cancer. ...Read more

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Could a fibroadenoma be hard and immovable?

No, usually not: Fibroadenoma usually is ruberry in texture, and mobile. When the lump is. Fixated to the chestwall and hard- other thing like a carcinoma/cancer should be ruled out. Go to see your doctor and have yourself checked. A biopsy should be done to really completely rule out malignancy. ...Read more

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Can i get surgery for fibroadenoma if pregnant?

Not recommended: Fibroadenoma itself is a benign process. Surgery during pregnancy caries a risk of harm to your fetus. Therefore, unless there is a concern for underlying cancer, this procedure can be delayed. Consult with your surgeon, who will certainly have your best interest in mind, as well as your unborn child. ...Read more