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What are the symptoms of a breast cyst? I'm a 21 year old female.

What are the symptoms of a breast cyst? I'm a 21 year old female.

(painful) lump: Breast cysts arise from fluid accumulation within a blocked milk duct. These appear to be estrogen-dependent and very common, occurring in 35-50% of women aged 35-50. When small, they usually are "silent"; but, when large, they can be quite painful. Aspiration is reserved for those that are causing pain or those that are atypical in appearance by ultrasound. ...Read more

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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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What can I expect from a breast biopsy and getting my breast drained? Cyst on breast with nasty symptoms, worried it could e cancerous!

What can I expect from a breast biopsy and getting my breast drained? Cyst on breast with nasty symptoms, worried it could e cancerous!

Low key: If this is a fluid filled cyst, it can be drained in the office after injecting xylocaine (lidocaine) and then putting a needle in the cyst to draw out (aspirate) the fluid. It takes just a couple minutes and will relieve the pain you are experiencing from the cyst. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are breast tumor, cyst and cancer have same symptoms? Tumor has similar but which does cancer have that tumors don't carry?

Are breast tumor, cyst and cancer have same symptoms? Tumor has similar but which does cancer have that tumors don't carry?

Lumps: Tumor is a nonspecific term for a growth which may be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors grow and often spread while benign tumors may grow but don't spread to distant tissues. A cyst is a fluid filled growth which is usually benign. Even benign breast tumors and cysts may cause pain and tenderness and may require surgery. ...Read more

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If you have had a large (15 cm) benign complex cyst in the past 5 years and develop a 5 cm complex cyst on the same ovary, does the likelihood of the new cyst being malignant increase? Symptoms are severe, i.e. nausea if eating, extreme pain, breast pain

If you have had a large (15 cm) benign  complex cyst in the past 5 years and develop a 5 cm complex cyst on the same ovary, does the likelihood of the new cyst being malignant increase? Symptoms are severe, i.e. nausea if eating, extreme pain, breast pain

Depends: Do you happen to know what type of cyst it was? Some benign cystic lesions have a high recurrence rate on the same or opposite side, so more info is needed. Ovarian cancer at your age is thankfully uncommon except in BRAC/BRCA gene carriers. ...Read more

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I'm 30 years old,have never had children. My mam had breast cancer when she was 44 I've got 27cm septated cyst in ovary & have typical ov/ca symptoms ?

I'm 30 years old,have never had children. My mam had breast cancer when she was 44 I've got 27cm septated cyst in ovary & have typical ov/ca symptoms ?

You need surgery...: Your family history, symptoms and size of ovarian cyst are worrisome. You need surgery to remove it. If your Ob/Gyn is worried about cancer, he/she may recommend that your surgery be done by a Gyn Oncologist (a specialist in female cancers) but this isn't always necessary. Ob/Gyns are trained to make this decision. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been having swollen breast+bloating since last period, period is now 11days earlier, last week discovered 3cm ovarian cyst , is it symptom related?

I've been having swollen breast+bloating since last period, period is now 11days earlier, last week discovered 3cm ovarian cyst , is it symptom related?

It's possible: Go follow up with your gyn for further work up .Your ovarian cyst is moderately enlarged and maybe producing excess estrogen and Progesterone causing your breast enlargement. Give us some feedback. Take care! ...Read more