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Is it common for cyst to form under nipple in male? Swells up oneday, next day smaller. Should I be worried about male breast cancer? 27 yr old male

Is it common for cyst to form under nipple in male? Swells up oneday, next day smaller. Should I be worried about male breast cancer? 27 yr old male

No and no: Cyst in breast is no common in males. Breast cancer is rare at your age. But something is going on. Go see your doctor or surgoen. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Should I be concerned about a complex breast cyst?

Should I be concerned about a complex breast cyst?

I would: Make sure to follow up as directed. Cysts of the breast are usually not classified like cysts of the ovaries, simple or complex. Nevertheless, if the docs were suspicous they would order a biopsy or at least additional testing with close follow up. Make sure you follow the recommendations and get clarification from your doc on that report and it's meaning. ...Read more

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Can a breast cyst rupture?

Can a breast cyst rupture?

They can: Normally get bigger, smaller, or resolve. I suppose they can potentially rupture with trauma, but it would be unusual. ...Read more

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Can a breast cyst rupture spontaneously?

Can a breast cyst rupture spontaneously?

Yes: This can occur. They may also just go away without overtly "rupturing". ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get a breast cyst drained?

No: The breast is given a local anesthetic, a small needle is inserted and the fluid is aspirated. The fluid is sent to the lab for evaluation. The whole procedure can be performed in the office. ...Read more

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Are breast cyst common for a 20 year old?

Are breast cyst common for a 20 year old?

Yes: They are more common in women aged 35-50 but can be found at any age. Most breast cysts are benign. The might require drainage if they are painful, large, or just simply if you want to make them go away for piece of mind.
Cyst fluid that is bloody is of concern but almost any other color would be of no concern. ...Read more

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Is a 3 mm breast cyst too small to aspirate?

Is a 3 mm breast cyst too small to aspirate?

Too small: A breast cyst that is 3mm is usually too small to aspirate. They are usually observed to see if they get larger, then they can be addressed or disappear on their own. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to get breast cyst at 20 years old?

Is it unusual to get breast cyst at 20 years old?

Very common...: Breast cysts are extremely common, especially in early adulthood. However, it's important to know the type of breast cyst so that we know how to best deal with it. An ultrasound is usually needed to characterize the cyst. Occasionally, a cyst will need to be drained for diagnosis or relief of pain for the patient. Most of the time however, there is nothing special to do and we leave them alone. ...Read more

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Is a breast cyst that enlarges about every 6 months deadly.

Is a breast cyst that enlarges about every 6 months deadly.

Probably not serious: Breast cysts are almost always benign and not deadly at all. Especially if painful, a breast cyst should be aspirated with a needle (usually an office procedure). The fluid can be sent for pathologic analysis but that can be confusing as benign cyst fluid contains cells that can be confused with malignant cells. If cysts continue to recur after aspiration, they should be excised. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a breast nodule and a breast cyst?

What's the difference between a breast nodule and a breast cyst?

Solid v Fluid-Filled: A "nodule" is a generic term for a breast lump. Common causes include "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue ("fibrocystic changes"), tumors (benign or malignant), and cysts (fluid-filled;benign). A thorough history and physical examination supplemented by ultrasound+/-mammography+/-biopsy will help sort this out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a breast cyst? I'm a 21 year old female.

What are the symptoms of a breast cyst? I'm a 21 year old female.

(painful) lump: Breast cysts arise from fluid accumulation within a blocked milk duct. These appear to be estrogen-dependent and very common, occurring in 35-50% of women aged 35-50. When small, they usually are "silent"; but, when large, they can be quite painful. Aspiration is reserved for those that are causing pain or those that are atypical in appearance by ultrasound. ...Read more

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I want to use conraceptive pill but I had a breast cyst is it ok?

I want to use conraceptive pill but I had a breast cyst is it ok?

Yes: One of the non-contraceptive benefits of birth control pills is the reduction in the frequency of breast cysts. ...Read more

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How to have a safe sex for women with benign complicated breast cyst?

Cyst: Breast cysts are benign, can cause tenderness in the breasts specially before menstrual period, should not stop from having sex... ...Read more

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At what size is recommended to biopsy a breast cyst? More than 1 CM (0, 39 inch)? Thanks

At what size is recommended to biopsy a breast cyst? More than 1 CM (0, 39 inch)? Thanks

Cyst: There is no recommended size. The decision to biopsy is based not on size, but on the specific features of the cyst. ...Read more

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I forgot to ask about the birads 3. Should I be concerned about birads 3 complex breast cyst?

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I forgot to ask about the birads 3. Should I be concerned about birads 3 complex breast cyst?

Short term follow-up: Birads 3 usually refers to "probably benign" and requires short term follow up, usually with a "diagnostic" mammogram and ultrasound if needed. If something remains suspicious, they will recommend a biopsy. Definitely follow up! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Abnormal cells found in breast cyst aspirate. Cells chunkier than normal. What could cause this?

Abnormal cells found in breast cyst aspirate. Cells chunkier than normal. What could cause this?

Your doc must answer: As a pathologist, I use many different words but "chunkier" isn't one that's familiar to me from breast biopsy aspirate work. You have a right to a complete explanation -- any chance of cancer? -- from the pathologist if your primary care physician or whoever did the aspirate cannot answer for you. ...Read more

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Daughter 22 found a breast cyst when she was 16 and had US every year and nothing changed Dr wants US again this year is it normal or should I worry?

Daughter 22 found a breast cyst when she was 16 and had US every year and nothing changed Dr wants US again this year is it normal or should I worry?

No need to worry: If her doctor were really suspicious of breast cancer, he or she would have called for a biopsy previously. I see nothing alarming with this situation. ...Read more

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Breast cyst popped like a pimple would. Is this normal?

Breast cyst popped like a pimple would. Is this normal?

Cyst: Your breast is covered with skin and therefore skin issues will occur. As long as the area is not red, firm, painful, it was most likely a sebaceous cyst. ...Read more

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Can a breast cyst be in the armpit?

Yes: Many women have accessory breast tissue in the armpit. Often they don't realize it until pregnancy when the breast tissue swells in preparation for breastfeeding. It's certainly possible to get breast cysts in that tissue. There are also numerous glands in the armpit. The duct pore can get clogged with sweat and bacteria forming a cyst. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of breast cyst?

What is the frequency of breast cyst?

Very: Cystic breasts is the most frequent female benign breast lesion. Up to one-third of women aged 30 to 50 years have cysts in their breasts. The true frequency is probably much greater than the clinically recognized entity, and the prevalence has been estimated to be between 50% and 90%. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of breast cyst at 20?

What is the frequency of breast cyst at 20?

Yes: They are more common in women aged 35-50 but can be found at any age. Most breast cysts are benign. The might require drainage if they are painful, large, or just simply if you want to make them go away for piece of mind.
Cyst fluid that is bloody is of concern but almost any other color would be of no concern. ...Read more

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Is a septated breast cyst anything to worry about?

No not immediately: But it should be followed up with repeat imaging with mammography and or ultrasound examination as some of the cysts can develop cancer inside after many years of observation. ...Read more

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Think I got breast cyst original one gone but another appeared I'm 19?

Think I got breast cyst original one gone but another appeared I'm 19?

Unusual: Most benign pathology of breast is related to hormone activity on breast tissue. In early years activity is on breast tissue resulting in fibroadenomas. Over 30 the effect begins on the ductal system producting partial blockage with fluid accumulation leading to cysts. When spontaneous opening in duct occurs the cyst disappears. Most of the time with age fibrocytic disease is commonplace ...Read more

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What to do if I have a reoccuring breast cyst, should I be legitimately concerned?

What to do if I have a reoccuring breast cyst, should I be legitimately concerned?

No, it is: Not necessarily concerning. Breast cysts can normally vary in size with time. Also, following aspiration, there is probably about a 20% chance that a benign cyst will re-accumulate fluid. So, re-occurrence in and of itself is not concerning. ...Read more

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FNB of complex breast cyst did not make dimple in breast go away. They suggest 6 month follow up? Should I wait that long?

FNB of complex breast cyst did not make dimple in breast go away. They suggest 6 month follow up? Should I wait that long?

Working diagnosis?: The time to wait depends on the managing physician's perception of your current pathology. If maligancy is highly suspected, you should get an incisional or excisional biopsy (larger sample of the lesions) to establish a final dx ASAP ...Read more

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Can breast cyst happen to girls age of 13?

Can breast cyst happen to girls age of 13?

Yes they can: Breast cysts can occur in girls aged 13 however it is my impression that fibroadenomas are far more common. ...Read more

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Do they give anesthesia for aspiration of breast cyst?

Do they give anesthesia for aspiration of breast cyst?

See answer: Breast cyst aspiration is a relatively rapid procedure – local anesthesia / cutaneous – subcutaneous “numbing” is sufficient. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

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