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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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Would it be typical for cysts in the breasts to be painful?

Would it be typical for cysts in the breasts to be painful?

They can : Be. If you have a change in your breast - get it checked. ...Read more

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Had a breast u/s last wk and result was only fluid filled cyst. Do these go away over time? It's little tender when pressed but not painful. About 2cm

Had a breast u/s last wk and result was only fluid filled cyst. Do these go away over time? It's little tender when pressed but not painful. About 2cm

Fluid filled cyst: in the breast can definitely resolve on its own over time. Avoiding caffeine is often recommended to facilitate resolution of a cyst, but is not always necessary. If it does not resolve, it can be aspirated (fluid drawn out with a needle) but this is not necessary unless it is very painful or infected. Warm compresses and or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen) may relieve any related discomfort. ...Read more

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There are several benign cysts in both of my breasts but would still like to get breast implants. Is it painful or harmful to do this procedure with cysts?

There are several benign cysts in both of my breasts but would still like to get breast implants. Is it painful or harmful to do this procedure with cysts?

Yes after evaluation: Yes you may get implants in the presence of cysts or benign masses. A thorough evaluation including mammograms, ultrasound or MRI may be indicated with possible biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. On occasion a mammogram may be advised within 6 months if there is a higher index of suspicion. It may be preferred to place the implant via an inframammary fold approach to minimize tissue disruption. ...Read more

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Breast cyst is warm to the touch, red, very painful, growing, red circle around it. Even my shirt touching it hurts. What to do?

Breast cyst is warm to the touch, red, very painful, growing, red circle around it. Even my shirt touching it hurts. What to do?

Need to be checked: Due to the possibility of infection, you need to see a health care provider, preferably a breast care specialist as soon as possible. An ultrasound study will be very helpful and if needed an aspiration or other intervention may have to be considered. ...Read more

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Is it necessarily bad that while taking Effexor my breasts became larger, harder, more painful and that my ovarian cyst became inflamed?

Need to ask on-gym: Effexor has been noted to cause all the symptoms you noted. A prudent psychiatrist would defer to your gynecologist's opinion regarding potential harm based on your individual history and your family history. ...Read more

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Is mastectomy only way for me to get rid of painful scar tissue and cysts inside my breasts?

Is mastectomy only way for me to get rid of painful scar tissue and cysts inside my breasts?

Possibly: But seek opinion of breast surgeon. Subcutaneous mastectomy and implants may be a choice depending on he specific anatomy. ...Read more

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