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Are there home remedies for fibrocystic breast disease?

Are there home remedies for fibrocystic breast disease?

No cure: Fibrocystic breast disease is the presence of fibrocystic tissue in the breasts. There is no cure for fibrocystic breast disease but there is treatment to decrease the discomfort. Decreasing caffeine intake will minimize breast tenderness and increasing vitamin E to 800 or 1000 international units (iu) each day will also decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic Breasts (Definition)

A condition where the breasts develop non-cancerous lumps made of fibrous tissue. These can cause discomfort and pain that fluctuate ...Read more


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How are fibrocystic breast changes typically treated?

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How are fibrocystic breast changes typically treated?

Usually no treatment: If symptomatic decrease salty foods and caffeine. If this does not help then a mild diuretic or danazole may help. ...Read more

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What are some breast enlargement home remedies?

What are some breast enlargement home remedies?

Breast size is: Likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding ; possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise ; weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more

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Is mastectomy an effective treatment for fibrocystic breast disease?

Is mastectomy an effective treatment for fibrocystic breast disease?

Not indicated: Benign breast fibrocysric condition is not a "disease." it is fairly common & does not lead to breast cancer. Breast swelling, nodularity, discomfort & cysts occur. Mastectomy would not be indicated for this benign breast condition. ...Read more

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How effective are mammorex breast enlargement pills?

How effective are mammorex breast enlargement pills?

Buyer beware: Any chemical used to stimulate breast tissue growth has the potential to stimulate abnormal growth. Given the fact that 9% of women are afflicted by breast cancer in their lifetime i would hesitate to use any breast tissue stimulant for fear of developing life threatening abnormal tissue growth. ...Read more

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Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Pain not specific: Breast pain is not specific for breast cancer. Many time breast cancer is not painful at all. Breast pain could be indicative of almost anything - abscess, cyst, mastitis, muscle strain... See your doctor to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Pregnant- sent for breast us of thick tissue. diangosis fibrocystic. Breast surgeon agreed at her exam. How confident this is not cancer vs fibrocystic?

Pregnant- sent for breast us of thick tissue. diangosis fibrocystic.  Breast surgeon agreed at her exam.  How confident this is not cancer vs fibrocystic?

Breast lumps/preg: Pregnancy is a confounding factor when dealing with different medical diagnoses. Hormonal shifts of pregnancy will affect the breast and cause different symptoms (changes in exam /pain). Fibrocystic disease is very common among young women, but all abnormalities need to be followed up on. Whether its repeat exams, u/s, diagnostic tests that are safer in the latter stages- follow up is the key. ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic remedies for fibrocystic breast?

What are some homeopathic remedies for fibrocystic breast?

Evening Primrose: Fibrocystic changes are normal findings in breast tissue. For most of us, these are more prominent around the menstrual cycle. For others, it can occur at any time and usually leads to pain and increased lumpiness. The most common remedy is to decrease caffeine. Evening primrose taken by mouth is helpful. Vitamin e is recommended as well. ...Read more

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Would fibrocystic breasts have physical changes?

Would fibrocystic breasts have physical changes?

Lumps and pain: The breasts will often feel lumpy and tender, enen when not on your period. It is important to perform monthly breast self exam. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Help please! is breast enlargement by hormonal methods possible?

Help please! is breast enlargement by hormonal methods possible?

Yes, not consistent: Hormones are normally responsible for breathe enlargement and this is often used for breast enhancement in male to female transgender transformations. However the results produced are not consistent and their potential effects in stimulating the growth of breast cancer are largely unknown but suspected if estrogen based. Many women experience a mild degree of breast enlargement with birth control. ...Read more

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Common reasons for breast tenderness besides PMS and pregnancy?

Common reasons for breast tenderness besides PMS and pregnancy?

Fibrocystic changes: Breast tenderness is a common symptom of fibrocystic changes. Try reducing caffeine and chocolate and taking extra vitamin e. ...Read more

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Would women only get fibrocystic breast disease?

Would women only get fibrocystic breast disease?

Usually, although...: ...Men with gynecomastia can develop fibrocystic changes, albeit to a much milder degree. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic Breasts 15+ years. Can't take hormonal BC (stroke risk). Vit E/Primrose/massage/no caffeine/diet no help. Other options for managing pain?

Good breast support: Unfortunately, there isn't any magic pill or method for you to alleviate your discomfort except one- Get fitted for a superior brassiere that can support your breasts which can eliminate the pain of "bouncing". If that is not affordable, consider an inexpensive breast binder for those more difficult days. ...Read more