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How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?

How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?

Learn your lumps: The most important thing in breast self exam is to learn what is a normal lump for you. Breasts are naturally lumpy but have a pattern. Anything that does not feel like your normal tissue, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...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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Does a breast cyst always need a needle biopsy radiology doc just suggest to do a follow up u/s and mamm in 6 months to make sure cyst has not grown?

Does a breast cyst always need a needle biopsy  radiology doc just suggest to do a follow up u/s and mamm in 6 months to make sure cyst has not grown?

Breast cyst: If it is completely a simple cyst without septation or nodularity then it does not need aspiration and following up with repeat sonography is fine. ...Read more

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Minor right breast cyst surgery 17 days ago.After 2 weeks plyed badminton.Skin now soft, see pin like hole & slight oozing.Can i still play?How serious

Minor right breast cyst surgery 17 days ago.After 2 weeks plyed badminton.Skin now soft, see pin like hole & slight oozing.Can i still play?How serious

See your doctor: It sounds like you have a dehiscence of the incision. Call your surgeon or go see a wound care specialist for treatment. You probably can still play but it needs to be seen and then decided on. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a reoccuring breast cyst, should I be legitimately concerned?

What to do if I have a reoccuring breast cyst, should I be legitimately concerned?

No, it is: not necessarily concerning. Breast cysts can normally vary in size with time. Also, following aspiration, there is probably about a 20% chance that a benign cyst will re-accumulate fluid. So, re-occurrence in and of itself is not concerning. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about a complex breast cyst?

Should i be concerned about a complex breast cyst?

I would: Make sure to follow up as directed. Cysts of the breast are usually not classified like cysts of the ovaries, simple or complex. Nevertheless, if the docs were suspicous they would order a biopsy or at least additional testing with close follow up. Make sure you follow the recommendations and get clarification from your doc on that report and it's meaning. ...Read more

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Think I got breast cyst original one gone but another appeared I'm 19?

Think I got breast cyst original one gone but another appeared I'm 19?

Unusual: Most benign pathology of breast is related to hormone activity on breast tissue. In early years activity is on breast tissue resulting in fibroadenomas. Over 30 the effect begins on the ductal system producting partial blockage with fluid accumulation leading to cysts. When spontaneous opening in duct occurs the cyst disappears. Most of the time with age fibrocytic disease is commonplace ...Read more

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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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At what size is recommended to biopsy a breast cyst ? More than 1 CM (0, 39 inch )? Thanks

Cyst: There is no recommended size. The decision to biopsy is based not on size, but on the specific features of the cyst. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic Breast Disease (Definition)

Fibrocystic breast disease is also known as Fibrocystic breasts. Fibrocystic breast disease is a condition where the breasts develop non-cancerous lumps made of fibrous tissue. These can cause discomfort and pain that fluctuates ...Read more


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