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Can fibrocystic breast cyst occur in one breast with discharge?

Can fibrocystic breast cyst occur in one breast with discharge?

Yes: Fibrocystic breast changes and symptoms can often be felt more on one side than the other or only on one side. The discharge should be clear or yellowish. You should never see blood, as this is definitely abnormal and needs to be checked out. If you feel a lump or think you have a cyst, a sonogram should be performed to confirm that it is a fluid lump and nothing solid. ...Read more

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Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

NO: Fibrocystic breasts as they are now called(not F.C.disease,bc it is not a dse)occur in 50% of women betweenages 25 % 50. Thet are not precancerous unless something called "atypia"shows under the microscope. However,if any new "lump"is felt you need to get checked by your doctor. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Do fibrocystic breast changes increase my risk of breast cancer?

Do fibrocystic breast changes increase my risk of breast cancer?

No, fibrocystic breast changes don't increase your risk of breast cancer: Fibrocystic breast changes are common. Women with this noncancerous (benign) condition often have lumpy, nodular breasts and experience breast pain that varies throughout the menstrual cycle. Doctors don't know exactly what causes fibrocystic breast changes, but the condition is likely due to hormone changes during your menstrual cycle that affect breast tissue. Although fibrocystic breast changes don't increase your risk of breast cancer, having fibrocystic breasts may make it more difficult for you to feel a new breast lump or other abnormal change — such as a persistent breast lump that doesn't go away with your next menstrual cycle or thickening or firmness within lumpy breast tissue. It's important to become familiar with how your breasts normally feel so that you'll know when something just isn't right. If you detect something unusual, make an appointment with your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic change occur in one breast?

Can fibrocystic change occur in one breast?

Yes, but...: Yes, it can, but it is usually bilateral. Please check carefully that breast for a subtle actual lump or have a MD perform the exam in her/his office so as not to miss a real developing non fibrocystic problem. ...Read more

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Are fibrocystic breast lumps cancerous?

Are fibrocystic breast lumps cancerous?

Not usually: Fibrocystic breast disease is a disorder aggravated by coffee and smoking. However it is not a precursor to malignancy. Fibrocystic breast disease makes mammogram interpretation more problematic. ...Read more

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Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those times it may feel more engorged for some women. ...Read more

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Is fibroadenosis in breast something bad?

Is fibroadenosis in breast something bad?

No: Fibroadenomas are benign without any potential to turn into cancer. 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. ...Read more

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Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

No but.....: There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. ...Read more

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Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read more

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

Not sure of your ?: I am not sure of what you are asking. Please rephrase your question and ask again. Breasts are composed of fatty tissue as well as denser "breast" tissue. Depending on many things the ratio of fat to denser 'breast" tissue varies from person to person and throughout life. ...Read more

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Can a breast droop because of breast cancer?

Can a breast droop because of breast cancer?

PROBABLY not: Drooping- ptosis- is usually symmetric and in the older population- over 50. If drooping -one sided, mass effect, hardness, redness, nipple discharge, skin -nipple retraction or just does not feel like the other breast or is a distinct change show your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a breast MRI miss breast cancer?

Can a breast MRI miss breast cancer?

Yes, it is: more than 90% sensitive for most cancers, but no test is 100%. ...Read more

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Do the breast enhancement pills "breast actives" cause breast cancer or uterus cancer?

Do the breast enhancement pills "breast actives" cause breast cancer or uterus cancer?

Unknown: Breast enhancement pills are not regulated and therefore may have various unknown substances in them. Some of those substances, especially if they include estrogen, may increase risk of cancers. ...Read more

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Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Yes, breast density: is a risk factor for breast cancer. The relative risk for extremely dense breasts is about 4x the relative risk of patients with almost entirely fatty breasts, and about 1.6x the RR for "average" density breasts. Find out all you need to know at http://www.breastdensity.info/ ...Read more

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Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Breast lump in one breast areola region can it be cancer with nipple dicharge both breast white no odor only when squeezed?

See a doctor: I cannot tell here what kind of breast lump you have. It could be a benign cyst or skin cyst. It could be something else. The nipple discharge sounds benign and may not even be related to the breast lump you feel All breast lumps need to be evaluated by a doctor & appropriate testing to tell what you may have. ...Read more

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Lumps in breast with blood from the left nipple.

Lumps in breast with blood from the left nipple.

Get evaluation: Bloody or clear nipple discharge from one side is a possible sign of ductal cancer. Don't ignore this even though there are benign causes. Call your GYN or your family physician for an evaluation, so testing can be done. ...Read more

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I hv 2 fibrocyst in lft breast.Found them last year, had biopsy, not cancerous. I am breastfeeding. I hv green goo, pain, and flu symptoms. Thoughts?

I hv 2 fibrocyst in lft breast.Found them last year, had biopsy, not cancerous. I am breastfeeding. I hv green goo, pain, and flu symptoms. Thoughts?

Mastoiditis : You may have an infection of your Breast. These are not uncommon and is probably not related to the cyst you have in your Breast. These tend to occur during breastfeeding . We generku advice people to continue breastfeeding , apply warm compresses to the Brest fir about 5-20 minutes 2-3 times a day to help with pain and swelling . See your doctor as in some cases antibiotics are neccesary . ...Read more

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Ok pls I want to know how many years it takes a fibrocysts breast to be manifested in breast and detected in breast ultrasound. Thank u?

Ok pls I want to know how many years it takes a fibrocysts breast to be manifested in breast and detected in breast ultrasound. Thank u?

No set number: There is no set number of years before the development of mammary dysplasia of the breast (fibrocystic) nor when it is detected in the breast. ...Read more

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What's a good sized breasts?

What's a good sized breasts?

Size of breasts: Usually the ones you are born with are just the right size. However many people seem to think that they have to look like the movie stars in order to be noticed by the opposite sex, so they become self conscious about their breast size. ...Read more

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How could i enlarge my breasts?

How could i enlarge my breasts?

Breast augmentation: Surgery is the only "tried and true" way of accomplishing breast enlargement. Very subtle increases in breast size may be obtained with use of the brava system, but large series of long term results are currently lacking. Some plastic surgeons perform fat transfer surgery, though this is often a staged approach and, again, long term data are lacking. ...Read more

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What are ways to enlarge breasts?

What are ways to enlarge breasts?

Implants, fat: Implants are the best way to enlarge predictably the breasts. Fat grafting is limited to how much extra fat you have and how much of it will absorb. ...Read more

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What causes your breasts to hurt?

Fibrocystis breasts: Fibrocystic breast disease is the most common reason for breast tenderness. The fibrocystic tissue can retain fluid which increases pressure and pain in the cystic breast tissue. Caffeine increases the symptoms by increasing the fluid retention in the fibrocystic tissue. Decreasing caffeine intake can help. Taking vitamin E supplements is also very effective for decreasing this type pain. ...Read more

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Why are breasts all different sizes?

Why are breasts all different sizes?

Normal: Most women have different size breasts, normally. Mother Nature doesn't use a measuring stick to determine breast size in her "production" facility. ...Read more

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Are breasts sizes purely hereditary?

No: Breast size is related to heredity but also to weight, number of children and other hormonal factors. ...Read more

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What exercises are for firming breasts?

What exercises are for firming breasts?

None: Breast tissue is mostly adipose (fat) not a muscle. It is therefore impossible to "firm it up" with exercise. ...Read more

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I am 16 so why haven't my breasts grown?

I am 16 so why haven't my breasts grown?

Breast size.: Have you gone through puberty and your first period? If so, this may just be your normal size. If on the other hand, your body has not gone through puberty, would follow up with your pediatrician. Contrary to popular opinion, large breasts do not make the world go round. ...Read more

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What are ways to reduce pain in breasts?

What are ways to reduce pain in breasts?

Depends on cause.: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. Once cause of pain is identified - treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Could you be afraid of your own breasts?

Not sure what you: Mean? Are you a male or a female? It might be frightening for a male to develop breasts which were large. Many women are uncomfortable with having breasts that are too small, too large, too saggy, too pointy, too sexy, too flat, etc. Some women female uncomfortable with their sexuality.If I am not hitting on your question then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How come the outside of my breasts hurts?

Breast pain: Mastodynia is the medical word for breast pain. It is either cyclical or non-cyclical. If its related to your menstrual cycle it is cyclical. Other reason include benign (non cancerous) masses like fibroadenomas that grow and cause pain. Also, infection can be a cause of pain. See your doctor for a diagnosis and options for treatment. ...Read more

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Why is it that my breasts are so far apart?

Why is it that my breasts are so far apart?

Different anatomy: Every woman's breasts are unique in their shape and size, along with variations in your chest wall anatomy. The distance between your breasts most likely has to do with the anatomy of the bone in the center of your chest, known as your sternum. ...Read more

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I have painfull prick-like pains in my breasts?

I have painfull prick-like pains in my breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...Read more

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What is the causes to the changes in my breasts?

Can you please: Clarify. Be more specific about changes you have noted. Thank you. ...Read more

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Breasts feel engorged and hurting, should I be concerned?

Not necessarily.: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. For persistent pain or a mass - have it checked out. ...Read more

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What causes sagging breasts? I'm 18

What causes sagging breasts? I'm 18

Some of the reasons: 1. Large breasts - large breasts sag much more than small breasts from the gravitational effects --- 2. Weight loss - especially multiple weight gains and losses --- 3. Heredity - to some extent it can be familial or hereditary. ...Read more

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