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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Fibrocystic Breast Disease

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Is mastectomy an effective treatment for fibrocystic breast disease?

Is mastectomy an effective treatment for fibrocystic breast disease?

Not indicated: Benign breast fibrocysric condition is not a "disease." it is fairly common & does not lead to breast cancer. Breast swelling, nodularity, discomfort & cysts occur. Mastectomy would not be indicated for this benign breast condition. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
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Fibrocystic Breasts (Definition)

Fibrocystic breast disease is a condition where the breasts develop non-cancerous lumps made of fibrous tissue. These can cause discomfort and pain that fluctuates ...Read more


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Is any treatment necessary for a fibrocystic breast disease?

Is any treatment necessary for a fibrocystic breast disease?

Depends on symptoms: Fibrocystic breast disease(fcd) treatment depends on the presence of symptoms. The most common symptom is pain and can be quite problematic. Fcd symptoms can be treated with medications, dietary changes or removing fluid from the cyst(s)- also called cyst aspiration or fna. ...Read more

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What is fibrocystic breast disease and what's the treatment for it?

What is fibrocystic breast disease and what's the treatment for it?

Common: Common benign condition of painful breast swelling and breast nodularity in young women, often worse at menstrual cycle. It can run in families. It can be made worse with some hormone medications. I do not know of a specific "treatment" of this other than anti-inflammatory medication for discomfort. Resolves after menopause. ...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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Can you tell me about fibrocystic breast disease and its causes?

Fibrocystic breasts: Cause is the normal fluctuation of monthly hormones and about 70% of women have it. It is the cystic dilatation of the milk ducts prior to menses after ovulation that produces the cysts and tenderness mostly. Goes away usually after menopause if no hormones are taken. ...Read more

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What are the treaments available for a fibrocystic breast disease and also if there is any danger for not curing a fibrocystic breast?

What are the treaments available for a fibrocystic breast disease and also if there is any danger for not curing a fibrocystic breast?

No specific: Treatment. Fibrocystic breasts are a common condition and there is no specific treatment. It is generally more important to exclude breast cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibrocystic-breasts/ds01070. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

Maybe: Studies have been contradictory regarding the relationship between smoking and fibrocystic changes. Periductal mastitis and subareolar abscesses are associated with cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to diagnose fibrocystic breast disease?

It is really not : A disease and most medical professionals have stopped using the term "fibrocystic breast disease" and now simply refer to "fibrocystic breasts" or "fibrocystic breast changes". The diagnosis is usually made by characteristic history and physical exam findings. Mammograms and ultrasound may show breast cysts. Biopsy is sometimes performed in questionable cases. ...Read more

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Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those times it may feel more engorged for some women. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Diseases (Definition)

Breast diseases are disorders that involve abnormal growths and changes in the breast tissue. Such diseases often begin with the finding of unusual ...Read more