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Fibroadenoma With Myxoid Stroma
Nothing by itself: If this is included in a description of a tumor, then the full diagnosis of the tumor needs to be included. If this is a description of a non-neoplastic mucosa, it requires a non-tumor diagnosis. This is only a part of a pathology report, meaningless without the larger picture. You have a right to a full explanation from your caregiver, who has a "path" course in med school. Best wishes.See 1 more doctor answer
What is a "rare" lymphoid aggregate? And what is its relation when found in a myxoid stroma in the endometrium?
It sounds like you: Have had an endometrial/uterine biopsy. Perhaps there was some abnormal bleeding. Myxoid simply means mucous-like; stroma simply means connective, functionally supportive tissue. Finding clumps of lymphoid cells in this uterine supportive tissue has no significance on its own if no other abnormalities are reported. "Rare" just means they only saw a few of them, not that they were unusual.
Weakly prolif. Endo. W foci of stromal and glandular breakdown. Rare lymphoid aggregates found in portions of biopsy in context to myxoid stroma seen?
No ovulation: This is a description of endometrium that has been in the proliferative (growing or recovery) phase for too long. That is the phase which normally preceeds ovulation. After ovulation, the endometrium moves into the secretory phase during which an embryo can be received if pregnancy takes place; otherwise a normal menstrual phase (period) begins. Hormonal treatment may be necessary if out of order.
Depends: 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....See 1 more doctor answer
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!
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.
Nuvaring: 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
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.
Very Unlikely: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors of the breast. They are quite common and are not precancerous. Very rarely there have been cases reported where a fibroadenoma has been thought to turn into a tumor called a cystosarcoma phyllodes of the breast which is a very unusual type of breast cancer.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!See 1 more doctor answer
Slightly, maybe: Good question. A fibroadenoma is absolutely not cancer and won't turn into cancer. There's some difference of opinion as to whether a woman who has had a fibroadenoma is more at risk for future breast cancer, but no one suggests that such a woman should do anything beyond the usual self-care, body awareness and routine cancer screening.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: The current guidelines do require a tissue sample that can be done by a core biopsy to prove that this is a fibroadenoma. This is not an open surgery. There are several options for treatment depending on the size and your symptoms. You should consult your breast surgeon for a discussion to decide what is the best approach for you.