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Medicine For Fibrocystic Breasts
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. ...Read more
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www. ...Read more
Physiologic changes: Usual physiologic changes that include hormonal fluctuations, increase or decrease of different components of breast (pregnancy, lactation, aging), or thick secretions can all cause fibrocystic changes. These are not associated with increase risk of cancer. Regular breast exams and mammograms are still recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dense breasts: Patients who have dense breasts.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many characteristics: Fibrocystic breast can have different characteristics- you can feel something that feels like a small "bb", a rock, a pea or just an area of irregular thickness and tenderness. However any new breast finding or change in breast warrants eval by your doctor and possibly mammogram and/or ultrasound. It is important to be assessed- so make an appointment. ...Read more
Decrease caffeine: Look at your diet and see if you are eating or drinking foods that contain caffeine. Some of the usual offenders: coffee, tea, chocolate, iced tea, soda/pop, energy drinks and powered drink mixes. Try decreasing your caffeine intake for 2 weeks. If the pain gets better, then caffeine is the problem. Vitamin e and evening primrose can be used to relieve pain as well. ...Read more
Be normal & happy!: Our breast tissue is fibrocystic by nature. Some women experience increased pain and lumpiness than others. If you are having pain, then try dietary modifications (see other posts). If you are not getting relief, seek out a breast specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Fibrocystic breasts: If its a real problem oral contraceptives can regulate the hormones and relieve symptoms in a lot of women. Or you could try vitamin E supplements, evening primrose oil capsules. There is some literature about iodine but i don't have any experience with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common condition: Fibrocystic condition is very common and is usually a benign condition. It does however include a range of different pathological changes in the breast. When it is associated with proliferative changes, there is slight increased risk of breast cancer. You don't need any special care unless you develope a lump or become symptomatic in which case you need to have a breast evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Fibrocystic breast condition is a description of your breast tissue. The composition of your breast tissue is determined genetically. It is not caused by caffeine intake. However, there are some studies that suggest caffeine intake can effect your tissue resulting in increased breast tenderness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I was diagnosed with painful fibrocystic breasts. This all started 6 months after stopping with the pill. Could using the pill again relieve my pain?
Painful breasts: Many things can help with painful breasts and trust me when you have them sometimes they are painful! cutting down on caffeine can help and restarting birth control can definitely help....But really who wants to give up their caffeine? Massage can also help although painful at first. ...Read more
My dr says I have fibrocystic breasts he said its common sometimes.Am i more prone to ca?& how will i know if its just cystic tissue or ca during exam
No and FCD confuses: Fibrocystic disease (fcd) is not a risk factor for breast cancer. However it makes breast self-examination probematic: is it fcd or a suspicious lump? Although breast self-exam is not associated with decreased mortality from breast cancer, i believe that it is safe and that you need to know what your normal breast tissue feels like. It can lead to increased number of mammograms. ...Read more
Not a disease: Fibrocystic changes refer to a spectrum of benign variations seen within breast tissue. It is not a "disease" and in and itself does not significantly impact risk (breast density and nodularity may impact the ability and siensitivity of screening however and mammographic density has been identified as a risk marker). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help? I have recently been diagnosed with having fibrocystic breasts. Does this mean I have a hormonal imbalance?
Usually not: Fibrocystic condition is a very common condition in women. Usually there are no specific hormonal imbalance that causes it. However fluctuation of the hormonal levels during monthly cycle may affect the breast symptoms. ...Read more
I have fibrocystic breasts but my gb felt something ages ago that was a mass but it was soft. It has now turned hard is that normal?
I have suffered fibrocystic breasts for many years, recently turning at night my bigger breast feels really heavy and pulling like it needs support?
No: Cystic fibrosis is disorder passed on from parents to children through genes which affects organs like lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, sinuses and sex organs. They have thick mucus which blocks the ducts in these organs and cause complications. They are not same . https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cf http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Breast-lump/Pages/Causes.asp ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Common problem: Most breast doctors and radiologists will follow a new patient with fibrocystic change for 1-2 years with mammogram/ultrasound every 6 months. We want to be sure that nothing changes or appears suspicious. It is important for you to perform monthly breast self exams to get familiar with your lumpiness. If anything feels different, please contact your clinician. Here is a website with info: htt. ...Read more
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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
I feel two lumps one in each breast. I have fibrocystic breasts. When do I ignore these symptoms.
If I feel a lump on both breasts is the chances of it being cAncer low? I have fibrocystic breasts also.
Have fibrocystic breasts. Have pain in left armpit constantly. Thought I felt a lump. What is causing pain?
See details: It is impossible to answer without being able to examine the area first hand. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated properly. ...Read more
I have fibrocystic breasts but can feel a strange lump that feels ike a hard long string / cord like at the bottom of my breast. What could it be?
A few possibilities.: Given your age and history you need a physical exam and imaging of your breast. While this is most likely benign, you want to be assured this is not something more serious. A simple exam with a mammogram and likley ultrasound should easily confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 indicates bi-rads 3, and being followed every 6 months due to fibrocystic breasts. Do you have to repeat ultrasound also?
It depends.: The 6 month follow up recommendation could mean mammogram or mammogram/ultrasound. The report should specify. Either one could conceivably be appropriate depending on the circumstances. If the lesion was seen on ultrasound, chances are ultrasound will also be done as follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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