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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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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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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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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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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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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