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Doctor insights on: Tsh And Fibrocystic Breast

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Are fibrocystic breast lumps cancerous?

Are fibrocystic breast lumps cancerous?

Not at all: No they are not cancerous and completely benign. However when one biopsies these lesions sometimes the pathologist can see ductal hyperplasia or atypical ductal hyperplasia in the setting of fibrocystic changes. These findings increase one's risk of developing cancer from 1.5x to 5x respectively. ...Read more

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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...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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Doctors does anyone treat fibrocystic breast disease?

Breast/general surg: These patients can be followed by a breast surgeon or a general surgeon with a large portion of their practice dedicated to breast disease. We perform a history, look at your food and medication intake, perform breast exam and review breast images. We provide extensive counseling, follow up, biopsy or aspiration of a fluid filled cyst when necessary. ...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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How do doctors diagnose fibrocystic breast disease? By feeling you?

How do doctors diagnose fibrocystic breast disease? By feeling you?

Combination: Making a diagnosis of fibrocystic breast disease involves taking a good history (telling your provider about your symptoms, diet, medications, etc), performing a complete breast examination and looking at imaging studies ( mammogram, ultrasound, mri). It is important for women with fibrocystic changes to become aware of the changes in their breasts. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do doctors diagnose fibrocystic breast disease?

Can you tell me how do doctors diagnose fibrocystic breast disease?

Microscope work: Somewhere between 99% and 101% of women have "fibrocystic change" in their breasts sometime during their reproductive life. We pathologists who diagnose it under the microscope aren't big on calling it a disease. "fibrocystic change" is more appropriate. ...Read more

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Are there steps I can take to prevent getting fibrocystic breast disease?

No: You can not control the amount of fibrocystic breast tissue that you develop. You can control, to a great extent, the symptoms you have from that tissue. It is well known that caffeine will cause the fibrocystic tissue to retain fluid, which will increase breast pain and tenderness in many women. It is also well known that vitamin E will minimize that breast tenderness for the majority of women. ...Read more

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Does fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all and will it go away?

Does fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all and will it go away?

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. It may persist for many years, perhaps getting less prominent when you are postmenopausal and your breasts become fattier. ...Read more