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Are fibroadenomas seen on ultrasound? And how quickly do they grow?

Are fibroadenomas seen on ultrasound?  And how quickly do they grow?

Fibroadenoma: Fibroadenomas in the breast are firm masses and can be felt on inspection (palpation) and yes, can be seen on ultrasound. Usually, you don't need ultrasound to see them. If you are talking about fibroids in the uterus (not fibroadenomas of the breast), yes they can be seen on ultrasound. Usually, they grow slow and can be multiple in number. They are benign growth and can cause excessive bleeding ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Which lesion can simulate fibroadenoma's mobility at palpating? Which lesion can simulate fibroadenoma at ultrasounds?thanks

Which lesion can simulate fibroadenoma's mobility at palpating? Which lesion can simulate fibroadenoma at ultrasounds?thanks

Fibroadenoma: A fibroadenoma can look like a breast cancer which is also a solid lesion. Palpation and ultrasound may not be able to differentiate them. It calls for collaboration between a breast surgeon and the radiologist, in my opinion, to determine whether a breast biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Why would a fibroadenoma require followup magnified mammogram and ultrasound 6 months after diagnosis if can't become malignant?

Why would a fibroadenoma require followup magnified mammogram and ultrasound 6 months after diagnosis if can't become malignant?

Better Safe Than...: Rarely, what is presumed to be a fibroadenoma is a sarcoma-like tumor (phyllodes tumor). Therefore, if the tumor is growing on the 6-month follow-up study, excision will be recommended. Remember: common things happen most commonly. Chances are it will not grow and be of no concern. ...Read more

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Can all fibroadenomas (detected w/ultrasound) be confirmed w/needle biopsy, or do some need to be removed completely for biopsy if it's too small?

Breast Fibroadenoma?: Breast Fibroadenoma is a benign condition and can be monitored without biopsy or removal unless it shows growth in size. You should check your breast once monthly for any change in size and also have your doctor do a breast examination every 6 to 12 months. Most fibroadenoma do not grow or may regress on their own as you grow older. ...Read more

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Help! i've had a fibroadenoma for 6 years and my latest ultrasound shows "suspicious changes" I have to wait for biopsy. Omg do I have cancer!? I'm25

Help! i've had a fibroadenoma for 6 years and my latest ultrasound shows "suspicious changes" I have to wait for biopsy. Omg do I have cancer!? I'm25

Being scared: Most likely not. But the doctor who did the test was not sure and did the exact next right thing. Plan or do a biopsy. The only thing to do now is to breathe and wait. The answer will come quick enough. ...Read more

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Hello..i have fibroadenoma in my left breast from an year.recent ultrasound has shown there is swelling of lymph nodes to size 10×5mm..can i know the ?

Hello..i have fibroadenoma in my left breast from an year.recent ultrasound has shown there is swelling of lymph nodes to size 10×5mm..can i know the ?

Not exactly: sure what the question is, but fibroadenomas are common benign Breast masses, usually there is no treatment necessary once the diagnosis is established. Did you have a needle biopsy of the fibroadenoma? The lymph nodes are likely not related. The size of the lymph nodes is not so much important as the shape/morphology, so a 10x5mm node may or may not be abnormal. ...Read more

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Ultrasound: Left Breast=scattered benign appearing cysts, an adjacent nonvascular hypoechoic nodule compatible w a fibroadenoma is noted. ACR BIRADS Category2, No further imaging workup is necessary, Fibrocystic changes, 25 yrs old. I'm scared HELP?

Ultrasound: Left Breast=scattered benign appearing cysts, an adjacent nonvascular hypoechoic nodule compatible w a fibroadenoma is noted. ACR BIRADS Category2, No further imaging workup is necessary, Fibrocystic changes, 25 yrs old.  I'm scared HELP?

The BiRads: Category 2 indicates benign findings and from your reports, I would agree with that. Cysts are common and benign, and fibroadenomas are quite well identified on ultrasound. This is supported by it being non-vascular...without blood supply. Cancers have a blood supply. I would continue to monitor your breasts and return to your doctor for an exam in 6 months. And then stop worrying ...you're ok. ...Read more

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Can the radiologist tell breast cancer from a fibroadenoma during a ultrasound, or do you need a biopsy?

Usually yes,: He can distinguish fibroadenoma from cancer, but not always. Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. Ask your doctor what he recommends, after he reviews the study with you. ...Read more

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I had a breast mammogram and ultra sound in august 2013. Then a biopsy for a fibroadenoma which proved not cancerous. Did a follow up routine mammogram and worried cause doctor ask to see me next week?

Difficult to: speculate, it may or may not involve the area previously biopsied. If you are very worried, call your doctor and ask what he/she is concerned about. Otherwise you will get an answer at your appointment. Most of the time these recalls turn out to be nothing of concern. ...Read more

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Diagnostic mamm and ultrasound showed what appreared to be fibroidadnoma but with lobulation at one end- had biopsy. What are chances this is cancer?

Diagnostic mamm and ultrasound showed what appreared to be fibroidadnoma but with lobulation at one end- had biopsy.  What are chances this is cancer?

Why guess...: ...When you can be 100% certain as soon as the pathology results return? More often than not, when it looks like a fibroadenoma, it turns out to be just that. Of course, if we were 100% certain, we wouldn't need to do a biopsy. This "limbo" time can be very difficult--try to occupy your thoughts with anything but the biopsy. I hope it all turns out well! ...Read more

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Hello . My wife suffer some pain in her breasts and she took an ultrasound for it. A doctor said it is possible to be fibroadnoma can I send it to you?

Hello . My wife suffer some pain in her breasts and she took an ultrasound for it. A doctor said it is possible to be fibroadnoma can I send it to you?

Yes, we can guide yu: Your wife may not have any serious problem as the complain she has is usually caused by benign conditions. So there is no immediate rush to find a doctor. But she will benefit from seeing either a breast cancer specialist or an oncologist who can provide proper testing and supervision for her long term care.. ...Read more

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I was curious how far along i'd be if the ultrasound said 6.5 cm/1.3/27 Hz at the top of my picture. ?

I was curious how far along i'd be if the ultrasound said 6.5 cm/1.3/27 Hz at the top of my picture. ?

Sorry Mildred,: those numbers are most likely related to the ultrasound settings, (Depth/gain/frequency) Ask your OB or sonographer for your dates or measurements. In early pregnancy we measure crown-rump-length (CRL). Later, the fetal head diameter (biparietal diameter or BPD) from "ear-to-ear." Also look for abd. circumference (AC), head circum. (HC), or femur length (FL) since these are used more often. ...Read more

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At my 18 week ultrasound i did not inquire, but have a rather convincing image of a boy. Not sure how to acurately tell. Pic is looking down on body?

At my 18 week ultrasound i did not inquire, but have a rather convincing image of a boy.  Not sure how to acurately tell. Pic is looking down on body?

You should ask: The "boy" picture is one that many untrained eyes can pick out, for sure. That said, the male/female genitals can have significant overlap in ultrasound appearance, so best to leave it to the experts. One anecdote: i recently had an OB ultrasound guessing game at a baby shower for my friend. Most people's guesses were way off. Best to confirm before you start buying boy stuff. ...Read more

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Why are there red areas on an abdomen ultrasound picture?

Why are there red areas on an abdomen ultrasound picture?

Doppler: When the tech turns on the doppler then movement towards the probe will usually show up as red and away will look blue. These can be reversed. ...Read more

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Our ultrasound tech told us the baby was a boy but wrote on the picture that the baby is a girl. If we send you the picture could you tell us the gend?

Our ultrasound tech told us the baby was a boy but wrote on the picture that the baby is a girl. If we send you the picture could you tell us the gend?

Better not: US determination of baby's gender is at times subjective and depends on many factors: resolution, gestational age, technique, etc. so kindly ask your doctor for another exam, or simply wait and repeat later when the baby grows more, wishing you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Ultrasound pictures. kid does not look like me. looks like others and with each visit, picture changes. why would this be happening? I know the kid grows but there are no characteristics and the kid looks like 7 different people. Pulling my hair out with

Ultrasound pictures. kid does not look like me. looks like others and with each visit, picture changes. why would this be happening? I know the kid grows but there are no characteristics and the kid looks like 7 different people. Pulling my hair out with

Man, u need to relax: There is no way one can determine from fetal US pictures if the baby does or doesnt resemble them. The unborn baby is still developing and change their appearance, including facial features right upto and AFTER their birth. Try to appreciate the beauty of human development inside the womb and the miraculous process of birth. There are better ways to handle doubts afterwards. Be supportive now. ...Read more