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Fibroadenoma Linked With 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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Hi. I have been diagnosed with Fibroadenoma. Doctor asked me to have an FNA. What can I expect if FNA also confirms fibroadenoma? Is the next step is removal. Also I plan for pregnancy.Should I get it removed before 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Benign Breast Tumor: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor. They have a tendency to grow in response to high estrogen levels as seen in puberty and pregnancy. They have a characteristic appearance on ultrasound but can be confused with cancers and are often biopsied by nonsurgical means to establish diagnosis. They do not need to be removed but some women opt for this due to pain or cosmetic concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fibroid: Yes it is possible to get pregnant with fibroadenomas. Many patients have fibroadenomas and do not even know that they have them. They may grow during pregnancy and cause pain. Occasionally, they may cause a malpresentation, like breech, due to their location. Also, fibroids may cause infertility. ...Read more
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
"Rubbery" lump: Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. They can be found as early as the teen years and are often estrogen-sensitive, growing in response to bcps or pregnancy. On examination, they often feel round-to-oval, well- defined, and rubbery. They also have a distinct appearance on ultrasound and mammography, but can be confused with cancers: when suspected, a (non-surgical) biopsy is indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am hypothyroid and want to get rid of fibroadenoma naturally .anemic too we are planning for family . I am worried of health ?
Some concerns...: if you are wanting to start a family you need to be in the best health you can be to support a pregnancy. You may find it difficult to get pregnant and support a pregnancy if your hypothyroidism and anemia are not corrected. Go see your doctor and get checked out. Correct your health so you can have the healthiest baby possible. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast. They are often estrogen sensitive and are prone to grow in estrogen-rich environments. Accordingly, it is not uncomon for these to develop after puberty, pregnancy, or following the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. If a biopsy has been performed to establish the diagnosis, they do not need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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