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Solitary Cyst Of Breast
Not at all.: Breast cysts develop when a milk duct gets obstructed & accumulate fluid, forming a "water-balloon" in the breast. As many as 1/3 of women between 35-50 will have cysts. The main problem with cysts is that it is impossible to know if a new lump in the breast is a cyst or a tumor w/o an ultrasound or a needle aspiration. Therefore, never assume a new lump is a cyst until proven otherwise. ...Read more
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
Breast cyst: Breast cysts are classified as simple, complicated, or complex. Breast cysts do not cause scarring. The only reason to treat a breast cyst is if it is causing severe pain or obstructing adjacent breast tissue. The treatment is usually aspiration. If the doctor decides on excisional biopsy, he will remove the cyst wall. Any minimal scars left on the skin should not concern you. ...Read more
Depends...: It all depends on what the mammogram or ultrasound show about the cyst. If it looks benign usually a follow ultrasound is recommended in a few months (it varies). If it is suspicious then a biopsy is usually recommended. You need to discuss the next steps with your doctor and consider alternatives depending on the specific results of your test. ...Read more
Please tell your: Parents so that they can arrange an evaluation with your physician. Take care. ...Read more
Asymmetric: Breasts are common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Breast cysts: Yes, if there are many cysts and especially if some of the cysts are large. If you have not seen your doctor recently for this problem, please do. You should be evaluated with mammography to start to make sure that there are no other problems to increase the size of the breast. You may also need an ultrasound to confirm any mass or masses seen with mammography are cysts and not a solid mass. ...Read more
No need.: If a doctor has determined that your cyst is benign, there is no need to have it removed. Make sure you follow closely with your doctor to monitor for any future changes in your breasts. ...Read more
I have a boil like cyst that reoccurs on the outside under both my breasts and it irritates the surrounding area what is this?
Folliculitis…: Is possible. If these are recurrent is possibly caused by staph bacteria and increasingly more common a specific type of staph bacteria called MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus). If this is the case it can be treated with an oral antibiotic and often the concomitant use of an antibiotic ointment intranasally. Occasionally these have to be drained surgically. ...Read more
I get recurrent boils or cysts on both of my breasts. They were cultured by dermatologist and turned up nothing. What else could this be?
Can benign breast cysts cause a change in the shape of the breast, or a dimpling effect? Also, is it common to have a lot of cysts in both breasts?
Breast cysts: A dimpling effect is not common with cysts and this should be check out. If you are having only benigh cysts try taking extra iron with 3 kelp talblets per day as this tends to reduce cysts. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your history, results of last mammogram ; ultrasound, ; family risk factors. Just by itself, a finding of a septated breast cyst does not indicate a need for aspiration. If the cyst is large or painful or able to be felt on physical exam, then there may be relief with aspiration. Breast cyst size, shape ; family history or risk factors together are more important factors to know. ...Read more
Pressure: Breast cysts are pockets of raw unformed milk caused by blockage in the drainage system of the breast (ducts). Women make milk every day of their adult lives, regardless of menstrual periods. If the milk making tissue creates milk that is blocked by scarring, dried calcified milk, benign or cancerous tumors, and cannot drain, a cyst develops. Pressure causes pain. Aspiration can relieve pain. ...Read more