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What Are The Main Symptoms Of Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Lumps and/or pain: Fibrocystic breast disease is quite common with 40% to 50% of women having this problem. Physical exam findings include lumpy, nodular, granular breast tissue in some or all areas of the breast. Many women with fibrocystis breast disease have breast pain or tenderness that commonly fluctuates with the menstrual cycle. The symptoms sometimes increase with more caffeine or chocolate in the diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Fibrocystic symptoms can range from mild breast discomfort and swelling around the time of the menstrual period, to more firm hard breast lumps and cysts that may be very tender or painful. Often the symptoms are worse during the menstrual cycle. Sometimes the breast lumps can be fluid cysts that come and go around the menstrual period too. ...Read more
Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visible irritation: Pagets disease of breat is a rare form of breast cancer. Symptoms include: -flaky or scaly skin on your nipple -crusty, oozing or hardened skin resembling eczema on the nipple, areola or both -itching -redness -a tingling or burning sensation -straw-colored or bloody nipple discharge -a flattened or turned-in nipple -a lump in the breast -thickening skin on the breast. ...Read more
Painless breast lump: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors that could occur in the breast. They are usually round and not painful, easily movable with smooth edges. Average size is about an inch. Many radiologists are comfortable diagnosing them just on the basis of serial mammograms. If one feels a lump that is new or different, painful or painless, always consult with your doctor! ...Read more
Young/Bilateral: Breast cancer symptoms are no different whether one has the hereditary or environmental form of the disease. However, women with the hereditary form tend to be diagnosed at an earlier age and have a higher incidence of cancer developing in both breasts. The telltale sign, of course, is a pattern of breast +/- ovarian cancer in multiple relatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends....: While some women will feel a new lump or a new mass that has appeared in their breast. The majority of women have no symptoms and the cancer is detected by imaging only. It is very important to follow your doctor's recommendations regarding mammogram frequency. Early detection = better chance for a cure! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mass is most common: Other possible signs of breast cancer include: swelling of all or part of breast (even if no distinct lump is felt); skin irritation or dimpling; breast or nipple pain; nipple retraction (turning inward); redness, scaliness or thickening of the nipple or breast skin; a nipple discharge other than breast milk. See your doctor for evaluation of any new breast mass/lump or breast change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fat Malabsorption: If you are referring to cystic fibrosis, the first signs of pancreatic insufficiency in children is the failure to thrive and passing fatty stool. This is due to the pancreas being unable to secrete the enzymes necessary for fat absorption in the small intestine; the pancreatic ducts become obstructed and fibrosed in the course of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Silence: In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms. Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that doesn't heal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Abnormality: Any change in the breast deserves evaluation by your doctor. Skin changes, nipple inversion, swelling of the breast, bloody nipple discharge, changes in the nipple. Many early breast cancers are only found on mammogram or ultrasound. Breast self exam is important so that you can be familiar with your body and any changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Often none 'till lat: Ovarian cancer is usually asymptomatic until late in the disease. Then it may present with abdominal "bloating", sometimes pain, sometimes weight loss, sometimes with altered bowel or bladder function if these organs are involved by tumor as it spreads and grows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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