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Fibroadenoma Removal Procedure
Discuss with MD: I assume this is a Breast fibroadenoma. If removal is required, it is done as a day surgery procedure. Cost varies on your type of insurance, surgery location, and other factors. Talk with you're treating physician for best surgical options. Some fibroadenomas may be watched without surgery. If a more serious diagnosis is in question, removal is best option. ...Read more
Rarely: Fibroadenomas are benign and by natural history will often regress over 10-15 years. Diangosis can be established via core bx. Making them "go away" is generally reserved for symptomatic (palpable and/or tenderness which is usually cyclical). Minimally invasive options are generally preferred over surgical excision - image guided percutaneous vacuum assisted excision, cryoablation. ...Read more
Complicated question: Many patients with needle biopsy proven fibroadenomas are followed with serial mammograms or ultrasounds to verify stable size and are never removed. Others with unusual characteristics or cause patient concerns are removed. Speak with your doctor about your individual case. ...Read more
I'm getting fibroadenoma removal surgery on my breast, then 10 days after going to Cali. How long do stitches stay in for such a minor surgery?
Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read more
If I have had 4 breast mass removals but none cancerous, (fibroadenomas), could I just get all breast tissue removed so it doesn't happen again?
Advise: To have a total mastectomy for benign process might be too much. I offer prophylactic mastectomies to women that are a high risk of breast due to family history, personal history, or who have positive genetic testing. Having fibroadenomas does not increase your risk of developing breast cancer. ...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'm getting fibroadenoma removal after breast augmentation. Will the removal of a fibroadenoma affect my silicone implants?
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 more
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
Fibroadenomas are common, noncancerous masses seen in teenage girls and young women. We do not know their exact cause.
A great resource:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/fibroadenoma/ds01069. ...Read more
Its benign: Commonly found in breast, fibroadenomas are benign tumors. So they can be left along if small and asymptomatic. Some of them can grow slowly, in that case surgical removal may be advised. You should be under supervision of a good breast specialist who can examine and guide you in the future. ...Read more
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
If you are talking about in the breast, there are choices.
Some people will watch them (exam and mammograms, etc) or some will opt to have it removed. Remember, ometimes things aren't what they are felt to be.... ...Read more
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
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
Painless breast lump: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors that could occur in the breast. They are usually round and not painful, easily movable with smooth edges. Average size is about an inch. Many radiologists are comfortable diagnosing them just on the basis of serial mammograms. If one feels a lump that is new or different, painful or painless, always consult with your doctor! ...Read more
Radiology enough: In the younger female the most common lesion that can be palpated or defined on mammo/sono is the fibroadenoma. It appears as a round smooth lesion and not the stellate shape of a Ca. There is no microCa associated with the lesion and frequently intralesion Calcium as a gross process is noted. Bx on this basis is not employed. ...Read more
Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy may usually be performed under twilight anesthesia; out-patient surgery; pain control typically with anti-inflammatories alone; return to work in 1-3 days & full activities in ~1 week. Discuss w/your surgeon before surgery where your scar will be located--they can often be "hidden" in a cosmetically-favorable location. ...Read more
Biopsy or not?: This depends on if you had a biopsy or not. If you've not had a biopsy, this is a description on how it looks ultrasound. These are usually benign or non cancerous lesions. See a breast specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Nuvaring contains hormones estrogen and so could affect breast fibroadenomas and also cause breast tenderness. See below. Note if you have breast fibroadenomas. Monitor for breast cancer as there is an increased risk (BC may decrease it). F/U w/ doc.
http://www. Rxlist. Com/nuvaring-drug/side-effects-interactions. Htm
http://www. Rxlist. Com/desogen-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm ...Read more
I have a fibroadenoma. What is risk and benifits of having it removed? If I leave it and don't remove, what are the chances it might turn cancerous?
Lesion benign: At age 30 mammo should not be performed due to breast sensitivity to RT and density of breast making dx difficult. Question was how lesion was defined at age 30. If truly a fibroadenoma the chance of malignancy infinitesimal since it does have a duct system. Question that as one gets older and mass is in breast, can it be confused with other pathology or can it continue to enlarge. ...Read more
Absolutely: I answer from personal experience here. I have this type of breast disorder since in my early 20's and successfully breastfed all 4 of my children while attending medical school and during my residency. I had plenty of milk and then some. Drink plenty of fluids and eat a well balanced diet! ...Read more