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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 at all: No they are not cancerous and completely benign. However when one biopsies these lesions sometimes the pathologist can see ductal hyperplasia or atypical ductal hyperplasia in the setting of fibrocystic changes. These findings increase one's risk of developing cancer from 1.5x to 5x respectively. ...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