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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)

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

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Fibrocystic breast disease and severe mastodynia..Unbearable ?

Mammogram first: The first step is an exam by your doctor and a mammogram to rule out life threatening problems. If in fact you do have only fibrocystic breast disease there are a variety of options. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin can help some. Vitamin e supplements may help. Primrose oil has been reported to help. Birth control pills can help too to normalize hormone levels. ...Read more

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Does anyone else have fibrocystic breast disease? Tell me why can't you eat chocolate or have coffee?

Does anyone else have fibrocystic breast disease? Tell me why can't you eat chocolate or have coffee?

Yes, very common: This is a very common condition. You are asked to decrease or eliminate coffee and chocolate because they contain caffeine. In most cases, caffeine causes the cysts to be more active and cause breast pain. This condition is the most common cause of breast pain. ...Read more

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Dear sir, is bilateral fibrocystic breast disease - (category 2 )- a cancer?

Dear sir, is bilateral fibrocystic breast disease - (category 2 )- a cancer?

No: Fibrocystic disease is definitely a benign breast condition that effects many women. You should of course continue with you own self breast exams during the same monthly stage of your cycle and follow your doctors advice on breast imaging. ...Read more

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Can a healthy diet help prevent fibrocystic breast disease?

Can a healthy diet help prevent fibrocystic breast disease?

Normal breast tissue: All breasts are fibrocystic. When the breasts get sore and lumpy during your period, this is fibrocystic change. These changes can also occur due to increases in caffeine intake, stress and hormone use. So in essence, you can't get rid of fibrocystic breasts but you can improve the symptoms related to them (see some of my other posts on breast tenderness/fibrocystic breast disease). ...Read more

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If you have fibrocystic breast disease cna you get breast implants?

If you have fibrocystic breast disease cna you get breast implants?

Yes: Yes, you can. Fibrocystic changes of the breast are very common and occur in about one out of every three women. Having implants does not make this any worse. But, implants can make it more difficult to get a good picture of the breasts by way of mammography, so you might need other imaging methods, like ultrasound or mri. Put the implant "behind the muscle" to minimize these changes. ...Read more

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Has a doctor ever said you have fibrocystic breast disease? Was he just kidding with you?

Not a true disease: 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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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

Dr. Regina Hampton
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