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Can asymm thickening be fibrocystic changes? I'm 51, had fibrocystic lumps detected before but new doctor is abrasive and scared me, mamm is sched.

Can asymm thickening be fibrocystic  changes?  I'm 51,  had fibrocystic lumps detected before but new doctor is abrasive and scared me, mamm is sched.

Yes, fibrocystic: changes can be asymmetric, but please go for your mammo appointment to get an answer. They may also want to do a breast ultrasound as well. Most of the time these workups turn out negative/benign, but it is prudent to make sure. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have fibrocystic lumps in my left breast that hurt?

What can I do if I have fibrocystic lumps in my left breast that hurt?

Fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic breasts may need help depending on the severity. Sometimes a subcutaneous mastectomy ad reconstruction may be advised. See your general and plastic surgeons. ...Read more

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Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less. do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less.  do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

Decrease in size: Fibrocystic breast disease is a common condition. Usually women will notice an increase in size and discomfort before menses (approximately 1-2 weeks prior) and a reduction in size and discomfort with the menses/period. ...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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What causes fibrocystic breast lumps to appear? And why do they hurt?

What causes fibrocystic breast lumps to appear? And why do they hurt?

Fibrocystic change: It is thought to result from an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. It can form a palpable fibrocystic lump in breast, and more painful before menses and improved during the menstruation. ...Read more

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Do fibrocystic breasts cause new lumps to form?

Do fibrocystic breasts cause new lumps to form?

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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Lumps in breasts am that hurt when pushed on? ... Hx fibrocystic breasts..

Lumps in breasts am that hurt when pushed on? ... Hx fibrocystic breasts..

Breast lumps: Breast lumps that are tender with a history of Fibrocystic diseases are likely just that. Typically they vary in size and degree of tenderness with hormone fluctuations, caffeine intake, etc. Unusual lumps or persistent tender areas should be checked to be sure. Also if family history of breast cancer always best to err on side of getting checked. ...Read more

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Lumps in my breasts. Could this possibly be fibrocystic disease or something else?

Lumps in my breasts. Could this possibly be fibrocystic disease or something else?

Breast mass: Yes it could be normal breast morphology. On the therhand it could be fibrocystic disease, fibroadenoma or more seriously breast cancer to name a few. Your age is a factor, the quality of the lump, the mobility of the lump, skin texture and some other factors. You should have your breast evaluated by your md and possibly get an ultrasound or mammogram. ...Read more

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I noticed when i squeeze my breast, I feel little lumps in breasts, could this be fibrocystic or normal breast tissues?

In your age group,: the overwhelming probability is that any breast lump is benign. So the answer is yes, but you should see your clinician to be sure. They may do an ultrasound to check it out. ...Read more

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Age 30- fibrocystic breasts.. How can doctor tell by just feeling that lumps are benign?

Age 30- fibrocystic breasts.. How can doctor tell by just feeling that lumps are benign?

Mammogram better.: Hello, Yes a physician can have an impression of a benign breast vs. a malignancy. However, Mammogram would have a greater more definite screening than manual exam alone. Also the breast, if fibrocystic may interfere with what we can feel with our hands. The patient also has an impression about her own body and is a reliable source in determining a change in the nature of the breast tissue. ...Read more

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I feel two lumps one in each breast. I have fibrocystic breasts. When do I ignore these symptoms.

I feel two lumps one in each breast.  I have fibrocystic breasts.  When do I ignore these symptoms.

Get it checked: Any lump in chest you feel needs to be checked and investigated at age of 41.It may just be the cysts but get it checked and may need ultrasound exam or other imaging ...Read more

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H/o Fibrocystic breasts, feel lump that is small and moves freely. Period due in 7 days.. How do you tell the difference between lumps? 32 year old

H/o Fibrocystic breasts, feel lump that is small and moves freely. Period due in 7 days.. How do you tell the difference between lumps? 32 year old

Mammogram: Any new breast mass should be examined by a doctor. Most likely a mammogram or sometimes a breast sonogram will be ordered to help distinguish between fibrocystic changes and abnormalities. Never assume a breast mass is normal until it has been properly evaluated ...Read more

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4 months of stabbing pain through left breast starting at nipple straight through to back. No lumps but have history of fibrocystic breasts.

4 months of stabbing pain through left breast starting at nipple straight through to back. No lumps but have history of fibrocystic breasts.

Ribs: This is most likely an intercostal neuralgia, or irritation of the nerve associated with each rib. The pain is sharp, and stabbing, often radiating from breast area to the back. Gastroesphageal reflux, particularly with hiatal hernia may cause similar symptoms. Diagnostic workup may include thoracic ct / MRI to exclude aneurysm. ...Read more

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Did self breast exam. Feel several small lumps in armpit. It itches and pains. Have fibrocystic breast disease. What is cause? Is this normal

Did self breast exam.  Feel several small lumps in armpit. It itches and pains. Have fibrocystic breast disease. What is cause? Is this normal

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

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If I feel a lump on both breasts is the chances of it being cAncer low? I have fibrocystic breasts also.

If I feel a lump on both breasts is the chances of it being cAncer low? I have fibrocystic breasts also.

Yes,: the chances are low, but not low enough to ignore. You should see your physician to get the lumps evaluated. You may need a breast ultrasound or possibly a mammogram. ...Read more