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Describe the features of breast disease.?

Describe the features of breast disease.?

Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) to infection (like mastitis). If you are having any breast pain or nipple discharge, or find a lump in your breast, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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Information on inflamatory breast disease?

Mimics infection: Inflammatory bc can look like a bad infection - the breast is swollen and red and often tender. In general, if you have a significant breast infection - you should be seen and treated by a doc anyhow. If the condition is atypical or you do not respond promptly to antibiotics you will need to see a breast specialist. Ibc is usually a treated with chemo followed by surgery and radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

Not sure of your ?: I am not sure of what you are asking. Please rephrase your question and ask again. Breasts are composed of fatty tissue as well as denser "breast" tissue. Depending on many things the ratio of fat to denser 'breast" tissue varies from person to person and throughout life. ...Read more

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What causes fibrocystic breast disease?

What causes fibrocystic breast disease?

Can be hereditary: Painful breast swelling and lumpiness in the breasts, worse around the menstrual cycle, is a common feeling from fibrocystic breasts. Dense mammogram findings and cysts can be seen on breast ultrasound. Hereditary factors may cause some women to have more fibrocystic problems than others. Some sites say that this condition affects more than half of women. It resolves with menopause. ...Read more

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What is bilateral fibrocystic breast disease?

Fibrocystic breasts : Fibrocystic breast disease is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in both breasts. The lumpiness is due to small breast masses or breast cysts. The condition is very common and is benign. These lumps/ cysts are often periodically affected by the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What to expect from fibrocystic breast disease?

Benign: Fibrocystic breast condition is a common condition. Associated with tender breast swelling & benign breast lumps or cysts. Discomfort worse around menstrual cycle. Symptoms can get worse with some hormone or bcp medications. Does not lead to cancer. Can make mammograms difficult to read if there is increased internal breast density. ...Read more

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Would women only get fibrocystic breast disease?

Would women only get fibrocystic breast disease?

Usually, although...: ...Men with gynecomastia can develop fibrocystic changes, albeit to a much milder degree. ...Read more

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Could fibrocystic breast disease go away over time?

Could fibrocystic breast disease go away over time?

No: Fibrocystic disease is a termused when the breast as it ages develops lumps which is due to minizing of breast tissue with replacement by fat and the effect of estrogen on the terminal milk ducts which tend to plug the ducts near the nipple. The small amount of fluid in the ducts accumulates as cystic fluid spaces within the ducts further causing lumpiness or fibrocytic disease. ...Read more

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What are treatments for fibrosystic breast disease?

What are treatments for fibrosystic breast disease?

Over the counter med: Symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes include lumpy and tender breasts, swelling, itching and pain. Symptoms often occur in both breasts. Treatments include a supportive bra or sports bra. Dietary changes including decreasing fat and sugar intake. Some have improvement by decreasing caffeine and chocolate intake. Over the counter medications include tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, magnesium. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is fibrocystic breast disease?

Common, benign: Fibrocystic breast disease is a common, benign (not cancerous) condition. It is the most common cause of "lumps" in both breasts and can be painful. It can be due to the responsiveness of breast tissue to hormones. The size of the lumps and the associated pain often change with changes in a woman's menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease?

What are the symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease?

Variable: Fibrocystic symptoms can range from mild breast discomfort and swelling around the time of the menstrual period, to more firm hard breast lumps and cysts that may be very tender or painful. Often the symptoms are worse during the menstrual cycle. Sometimes the breast lumps can be fluid cysts that come and go around the menstrual period too. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for fibrocystic breast disease?

No cure: Fibrocystic breast disease is the presence of fibrocystic tissue in the breasts. There is no cure for fibrocystic breast disease but there is treatment to decrease the discomfort. Decreasing caffeine intake will minimize breast tenderness and increasing vitamin E to 800 or 1000 international units (iu) each day will also decrease the pain. ...Read more

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What is fibrocystic breast disease and what does it do?

What is fibrocystic breast disease and what does it do?

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. If it is associated w/pain, caffeine avoidance, vitamin e, primrose oil, and nsaids have been used w/marginal success. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease?

Lumps and/or pain: Fibrocystic breast disease is quite common with 40% to 50% of women having this problem. Physical exam findings include lumpy, nodular, granular breast tissue in some or all areas of the breast. Many women with fibrocystis breast disease have breast pain or tenderness that commonly fluctuates with the menstrual cycle. The symptoms sometimes increase with more caffeine or chocolate in the diet. ...Read more

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What is fibrocystic breast disease and how is it treated?

What is fibrocystic breast disease and how is it treated?

Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts: Most women's breasts are "lumpy-bumpy" and often hurt just before/during one's menstrual cycle. When this "flies above the radar", we give it fancy names like "mastalgia" and "fibrocystic changes". Some women respond to caffeine avoidance, vitamin e, oil of primrose, or even occasional nsaids. Please discuss your concerns with your gynecologist--they should be able to reassure you not to worry. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for paget's breast disease?

What are the treatment options for paget's breast disease?

Mastectomy lumpect: Usually mastectomy (with or without reconstruction is indicated). However, if the paget's is not associated with an invasive cancer - or if the cancer is not very big, a central lumpectomy - removing all of the nipple and areola and a cone of tissue under it may be done. In all of these cases, radiation is indicated and there is still a risk of local recurrence and usually a significant deformity. ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic breast disease, what can I do for pain?

I have fibrocystic breast disease, what can I do for pain?

Caffeine: You can try decreasing your caffeine intake, which includes : coffee, tea, iced tea, chocolate, sodas, mountain dew. Be sure you perform monthly breast self exams and see your doctor for any abnormal lumps. ...Read more

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Are women the only ones who can get fibrocystic breast disease?

Are women the only ones who can get fibrocystic breast disease?

Almost exclusively: In women. Men may have changes similar to fibrocystic disease soon after birth and around puberty. See these sites for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibrocystic-breasts/ds01070 http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003155.Htm. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more