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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Fibrocystic Disease

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How is the fibrocystic disease diagnosed?

How is the fibrocystic disease diagnosed?

Sweat Chloride: If you are referring to cystic fibrosis, the standard diagnostic test is to conduct 2 back-to-back sweat chloride tests. These tests measure the amount of sodium and chloride in the sweat content; levels of 60 milliequivalents per liter or above are considered diagnostic. The disease can also be diagnosed by running a genetic test, but this is more expensive. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic disease--- what causesn it ?

Fibrocystic disease--- what causesn it ?

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

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What is bilateral fibrocystic disease of breasts?

What is bilateral fibrocystic disease of 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

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What are the symptoms of fibrocystic disease of the pancreas ?

What are the symptoms of fibrocystic disease of the pancreas ?

Fat Malabsorption: If you are referring to cystic fibrosis, the first signs of pancreatic insufficiency in children is the failure to thrive and passing fatty stool. This is due to the pancreas being unable to secrete the enzymes necessary for fat absorption in the small intestine; the pancreatic ducts become obstructed and fibrosed in the course of the disease. ...Read more

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Can an 8 year old girl have fibrocystic disease?

Can an 8 year old girl have fibrocystic disease?

Unlikely...: There has to be significant breast development over a period of time to become fibrocystic; an 8 yo girl just would not have had enough time for that. ...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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I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt. Does stopping caffeine really help?

I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt. Does stopping caffeine really help?

For some people: For many people decreasing or stopping caffeine can decrease the pain. This is not the case for everyone, unfortunately. Stress is a factor as well. Vitamin e and evening primrose work to decrease pain as well. ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt during mammogram. Does stopping caffeine help?

I have fibrocystic disease and at times my breasts really hurt during mammogram. Does stopping caffeine help?

Fibrocyctic disease: Caffeinated beverages ( coffeee, soda etc) have been shown to have significant correlation with breast tenderness in the case of fibrocyctic disease of the breast. Stopping your caffeine intake, may help reduce/relive the breast pain, in general. In addition, you may want to take nsaids for pain relief and also can try cold compress. ...Read more

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Life span for fibrocystic disease of the lung after diagnosis?

Life  span for fibrocystic disease of the lung after diagnosis?

It depends: It all depends upon the level of lung function that you currently have, your nutritional status, your cardiac rhythm and your ability to oxygenate the blood and to get rid of carbon dioxide. Your doctor can give you a ball park answer while taking all of these factors into considertion. ...Read more

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I had several breast fibroadenomas removed over the last few years. Now I have fibroadenoma and cysts. Is it fibrocystic disease? Will I have fibroade

I had several breast fibroadenomas removed over the last few years. Now I have fibroadenoma and cysts. Is it fibrocystic disease? Will I have fibroade

Probably: Sounds like you have benign changes in your breast that are consistent with fibrocystic changes. Most pathologists don't use the term disease anymore since fibrocystic changes are benign and very common especially in young people. I see this nearly everyday in my practice. Fibroadenomas are also benign and can been with or without surrounding fibrocystic changes. ...Read more

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My wife US Showed Bilateral fibrocystic disease and ductectasia (BIRADs II). small right sided fibroadenoma (BIRADs III). Bilateral enlarged axillary lymph nodes, likely reactional. What should She do? Is it serious? Thanks

My wife US Showed Bilateral fibrocystic disease and ductectasia (BIRADs II). small right sided fibroadenoma (BIRADs III). Bilateral enlarged axillary lymph nodes, likely reactional. What should She do? Is it serious? Thanks

Talk to doctor: Your doctor should be the one who can discuss these issues with you. It does not seem that she has any cancerous lesions but then one needs to examine the lymph nodes to be sure. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate between breast cancer and fibrocystic disease?

How do I differentiate between breast cancer and fibrocystic disease?

Exam,Mamm,(sono)Gram: Fibrocystic changes may interfere w/breast examination and/or mammography. Nevertheless, using these modalities along w/breast ultrasound, we can usually distinguish between the two. Rarely, we need to check an MRI or even do a breast biopsy to evaluate a suspicious lump or mammographic abnormality. ...Read more

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Do fibrocystic breast disease and ovarian estrogen have any kind of relation to each other?

Do fibrocystic breast disease and ovarian estrogen have any kind of relation to each other?

Yes: Estrogen levels can cause the fibrocystic changes to be more active which causes increased lumpiness and breast pain. ...Read more

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Doesn't fibrocystic breast come and go with period? Doing an excisional biopsy on lump I've had for 5 months. Dr says probably fibrocystic disease?

Doesn't fibrocystic breast come and go with period? Doing an excisional biopsy on lump I've had for 5 months. Dr says probably fibrocystic disease?

Needle biopsy: A breast biopsy is usually performed using a needle to take a sample of the mass to determine what it is (diagnosis). If the mass is small enough, it can be entirely removed using the core needle. If it is a larger mass, then a surgical removal is needed. In these cases, the core needle biopsy should still be performed first. Surgery should not be the 1st option. ...Read more

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Can u be born with ovarian diseases?

Can u be born with ovarian diseases?

Yes: The ovaries are part of a multi-organ system involved in the production of female hormones. This system operates on feed-back loops which control what hormones are produced and which organs they will affect. A congenital abnormality within the hormonal axis can lead to an ovarian disorder in a newborn. Also more causes are: genetic disorders, anatomical defects, congenital infections, & more. ...Read more

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Whats olycystic ovarian disease?

Whats olycystic ovarian disease?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

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Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Lifestyle: The mainstay of pcos treatment is aerobic exercise and weight loss. Metformin has been part of the regimen for over a decade and helps some. This is a very common situation that is of widely variable severity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a medical facility that offers testing for autoimmune ovarian disease, such as anti-ovarian antibodies?

Is there a medical facility that offers testing for autoimmune ovarian disease, such as anti-ovarian antibodies?

From US NIH:: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/nct00001306 " there is no reliable blood test to identify patients who have premature ovarian failure. Therefore, all patients must undergo a laparoscopic ovarian biopsy to confirm the presence of an auto immune reaction in the ovaries (autoimmune oophoritis).". ...Read more

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