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Fibrocystic Breasts Pain
Is aspirin or ibuprofen better for fibrocystic (breast) pain? Which is safer to take long-term? Should i alternate usage?
Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more
I'm 38 and somewhat recently I've begun having extremely irregular periods, even 2 (long, heavy) ones a month! The cramping and bloating is excruciating, as is the fibrocystic breast pain. It seems like every month revolves around menstruation--the crampi
Common issue: Women tend to have more menstrual dysfunction in their late thirties to early forties due to ovulation not happening as regular. Also most women with adenomyosis at this age have lots of pain and bleeding. You might benefit from an endometrial ablation. I would set up an appointment with your GYN so blood work and ultrasound can be done. ...Read more
I have thickening in breasts and was told it was prbly fibrocystic, but there's no pain. Can you have fibrocystic breasts with no pain?
Besides birth control pills, what TX is there for fibrocystic breasts? Is prophylactic mastectomy ever used when BC is not effective for breast pain?
Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts: Fibrocystic changes are a spectrum of pathologic findings seen on biopsy. This has morphed into a clinical term for "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue and/or dense tissue seen on mammography. This is not a disease, just a variant of normal. This requires no treatment, just reassurance. ...Read more
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast 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 cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www. ...Read more
Yes: The breasts go through changes related to hormone levels, stress and caffeine. The lumps will come and go. It is important to become familiar with your lumpiness and be able to distinguish your normal lump from something that feels abnormal. Anything abnormal should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
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