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Doctor insights on: Fibroid Breast Tumors

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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I have fibroid cysts in my breasts. A big guy gave me a hug today that hurt my right breast . I then heard a PoP. Could that have been a cyst?

I have fibroid cysts in my breasts.  A big guy gave me a hug today that hurt my right breast .  I then heard a PoP.
Could that have been a cyst?

Maybe/maybe not: Fibrocystic breasts usually have very small cysts and are not likely to "pop" like bubble wrap. However, if it were a larger cyst, that may have been possible. Either way, it is a good idea to check the breasts again for any lumps or knot and see a MD if you are unsure. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with fibroids in my breast. My left breast is the worst. I had a mammogram, it was normal. My question is what does that mean exactly?

I was diagnosed with fibroids in my breast. My left breast is the worst. I had a mammogram, it was normal. My question is what does that mean exactly?

Fibroadenomas?: Do you mean fibroadenomas, or fibrous breast tissue? If fibroadenomas, how were they diagnosed? If you have dense breasts, it is possible for visualization of a fibroadenoma or other lesion to be obscurred by the generalized breast density, so the mammo would look normal. ...Read more

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How do I expel breast fibroid by herbal therapy?

How do I expel breast fibroid by herbal therapy?

Highly unlikely: Estrogen from your hormones may excite the nodule but a breat mass showed be biopsied or removed. You need to prove that it is not a malignancy even at 38 yrs old. ...Read more

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What to do if I have calcium deposits in my right breast as of november 2013, in the past had removed fibroids non cancer?

What to do if I have calcium deposits in my right breast as of november 2013, in the past had removed fibroids non cancer?

Clustered needs bx: Calcium comes in many different forms in the breast. First discovered with mammography. When diffuse, no significance seen. When clustered and in micro form, if there are more than ten in the cluster, biopsy recommended because of a significant incidence on in-situ carcinoma. ...Read more

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It is safe have surgery dealing with TB and Chronic granulomas??? I have 5.5 fibroid and Lymph node in my breast again needs be removed..worried maybe

It is safe have surgery dealing with TB and Chronic granulomas??? I have 5.5 fibroid and Lymph node in my breast again needs be removed..worried maybe

Safe: Yes surgery is safe, but that doesn't mean the risk is zero. And that low risk is for a group of people, not an individual. While the odds of a complication are very low, it is unpredictable for an individual. Ask your surgeons about the anticipated postop course, and what complications they have seen. If they say they've never had complications, find another surgeon. One that's honest. ...Read more

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I am 20. And i feel a lump in my left breast. Is it a tumor? 2 years ago my doc told me it was a fibroid? Is there any way other than surgery?

I am 20. And i feel a lump in my left breast. Is it a tumor? 2 years ago my doc told me it was a fibroid? Is there any way other than surgery?

Unlikely cancer: It is fairly common in your age group to present with a "breast lump." the most common causes are benign - fibroadenoma or cyst. Breast cancer is extremely rare in teenagers. Consult your physician. They may order a breast ultrasound to verify. In many cases, no treatment is necessary. However, you may choose to have it removed if your surgeon or you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

Calcifications: Have you been worked up by a physician for this issue? Calcification can be due to electrolyte abnormalities in the body as well as diet, genetics, alcohol intake, medications, etc... Consider seeing an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Yesterday i had several mammograms. and ultrasound of my left breast, findings so far where two fibroids or two mass, could it be cancer?

Yesterday i had several mammograms. and ultrasound of my left breast, findings so far where two fibroids or two mass, could it be cancer?

From the limited: information provided, it sounds like the probability of cancer is low. However, depending on the ultrasound/mammographic characteristics of the masses(possible Fibroadenomas I gather), one or both of them could require serial follow up or needle biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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44yrs neg bloodtest twice. linea nigra from bra to panty,montgomery glands,much bigger breasts, huge belly, light 1day menses. Sex july 28th.Fibroid?

44yrs neg bloodtest twice. linea nigra from bra to panty,montgomery glands,much bigger breasts, huge belly, light 1day menses. Sex july 28th.Fibroid?

Pregnany testing: Intersting case. I suggest a GYN exam, treansvaginal US and a blood ( HCG) pregnancy test, You did not mention if you are having regular cycles or if yor sexual activity was protected. Please get a GYN exam ASAP. ...Read more

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swollen, movable lymph nodes in my neck that have the same texture as breast fibroids. Does that sound like Hodgkin's lymphoma?

swollen, movable lymph nodes in my neck that have the same texture as breast fibroids. Does that sound like Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Lymph nodes: You cannot determine the cause of an abnormal lymph nodes swollen by feeling the lymph node. Depending on your other symptoms a lymph node biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Burning sensation which started in left abdomen maybe ovaries after a very heavy period it has moved around my body to right side abdomen both breasts and front of calves what could be causing this i also have a lot of relatively large fibroids?

Burning sensation which started in left abdomen maybe ovaries after a very heavy period it has moved around my body to right side abdomen both breasts and front of calves what could be causing this i also have a lot of relatively large fibroids?

Could be fibroids: Fibroids are the most common cause of heavy periods. The pain you describe could also be due to fibroids. When large they can press on pelvic nerves to cause pain in the pelvis, hips, buttocks, thighs, and down the legs. Talk to your doctor. While many places would obtain a pelvic ultrasound, pelvic MRI would actually be better. It delineates the fibroids to see if they correlate with your pain. ...Read more

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I have uterine fibroids & therefore hesitant to take tamoxifen. Are there other alternatives to tamoxifen for breast cancer patients?

I have uterine fibroids & therefore hesitant to take tamoxifen.  Are there other alternatives to tamoxifen for breast cancer patients?

Yes your doctor can: Your doctor(oncologist) can help address this problem. Tamoxifen is safe to use despite having Fibroids. But there is another medicine which can be used instead of tamoxifen especially in women over the age of 50 years. These drugs called AIs(Letrozole and Anastrozole) are more commonly used instead of tamoxifen at the present time./ ...Read more

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Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Hyst?/oophorectomy: At 49 years old, you have very little use for your ovaries. If you are going to have a hysterectomy done anyway for the bleeding from your fibroids, you should seriously considering removing the fallopian tubes and the ovaries as well. They are sites for future disease. ...Read more

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How fast can breast cancer spread? In feb 2011, my obgyn told me that he felt lumps in both my breasts, but said they felt like fibroids. I've been having pain in the left breast since mid march (top part and the outter fatty part of breast), but not in t

How fast can breast cancer spread? In feb 2011, my obgyn told me that he felt lumps in both my breasts, but said they felt like fibroids. I've been having pain in the left breast since mid march (top part and the outter fatty part of breast), but not in t

Self : Self breast awareness is key in detecting breast cancer at an early stage. There are different types of breast cancer. Some forms are more aggressive than others. Any abnormality in your breasts should not be ignored and you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can extra fibroid in breast mean breast cancer? Doctor found some and requested a sonogram

Can extra fibroid in breast mean breast cancer? Doctor found some and requested a sonogram

Do you mean: fibroadenomas? They are common benign tumors, many women have multiple fibroadenomas. They are not cancerous, nor do they increase the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more