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What Is Atypical Follicular Hyperplasia In The Breast
Irregular Cells: Atypical hyperplasia (ah) is the term used to describe the development of abnormal cells in the breast. These cells may originate from the breast ducts (atypical ductal hyperplasia) or the lobules (atypical lobular hyperplasia). Ah is not cancer, but it increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Therefore patients with a diagnosis of ah often require more frequent breast cancer screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Atypcal hyperplasia can be a marker of pre-cancerous changes of the breast. A person with this finding may need a surgical biopsy to remove a portion of the breast tissue to be sure all is benign, or close monitoring. There would be no symptoms from this condition, and likely no breast lump associated with it either. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/atypical-hyperplasia/ds01018\p. ...Read more
Depends .: If the biopsy was a needle/core biopsy, most would surgically excise. There is a small (approximately 20%) chance of finding dcis at excision. Once excised, most patients are considered 'high risk'. These patients may benefit from chemoprevention (tamoxifen) and/or yearly mri. To further assess one's risk, they should see a breast professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgical breast biopsy then atypical hyperplasia removal. Was this necessary? What would have happened if i hadn't intervened?
Small percentage: In a recent study in the annals of surgical oncology, they looked at how many surgical excisions performed for atypical hyperplasia displayed either dcis or cancer. Out of the cases that the study reviewed, only about 1% of the cases upstaged to either dcis or cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With a previous diagnosis of atypical lobular hyperplasia, is it wiser to terminate a pregnancy at age 49 to avoid increase breast cancer risk?
No simple answer: This question is too complex to answer in this format--please see a breast surgeon to discuss. Population studies note a higher risk of breast cancer just after pregnancies, likely related to women who have existing (hormone-sensitive) cancers in their breast during pregnancy. Also, first pregnancies late in life are associated w/increase breast ca risk. How this might affect you is hard to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location.: Papillomas are benign polyp-like growths found within breast ducts. When near the nipple, they can cause bloody nipple discharge. In the absence of 'atypia', excision is unnecessary unless they are in the periphery of the breast (away from the nipple)--in that circumstance, cancers are sometimes associated with this finding, warranting surgical biopsy. ...Read more
Benign: Intraductal papillomas are usually a benign condition of a nodule in a breast duct. It can cause nipple bleeding and can sometimes be seen on mammogram or breast ultrasound. Surgery may be indicated to remove the papilloma to be sure it is benign. Hyperplasia can be a pre-cancerous change on or near the papilloma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To have a second opinion about the need of removing a fibroadenoma 5.5×5.2×2.4 CM with usual focal hyperplasia ductal in right breast. ?
Sure.: It's always OK to get a second opinion, especially when surgery is involved. See a breast surgeon. A breast mass measuring 5cm is quite large, and a biopsy only removes and tests a tiny piece of it. Without removing the whole mass, it's hard to know for sure that it's benign (not cancer). ...Read more
Hi, I had a lumpectomy last year to find ductal hyperplasia. Last mammogram was fine. Now I'm having heaviness in same breast. Normal?
Need medical checkup: It is not uncommon to have some numbness/heaviness after surgery in any area of your body. This can take up 1 to 2 years to completely normalize. But you should have annual clinical breast examinations with your doctor who did breast surgery and seek his advice. An annual mammogram is also recommended. ...Read more
My 9 yr old son had a biopsy which came back as reactive follicular lymphoid hyperplasia. What is this and will he need more testing?
My grand, Bella was 7 in Jan. For over 6months, she has had multiple lymph node swelling in neck,path showed follicular hyperplasia, what is cause?
Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are where the immune cells of the body process all the stimuli from various infectious and other foreign stimuli in our environment. In children these are very active areas as so many things are "new" to them. It is natural for these to swell and then subside. Only persistent enlargement is a cause for concern due to infection that isn't cleared, or neoplasia. ...Read more
7mm round firm node on chin above jawline. 2 sub centermeter nodes at lower neck. biopsy 3 mths ago on level 2 node indicates follicular hyperplasia.
Question?: Not sure what the question is here. Sounds like the diagnosis has been made already. Pretty large lymph nodes for follicular hyperplasia. Was treatment recommended or prescribed? ...Read more
On hizentra for CVID still have very swollen/disfiguring Lymph nodes (3 yrs straight) any suggestions to control this reactive follicular hyperplasia?
CVID: Common variable immunodeficiency is characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and recurrent infections. You are on gammaglobulin ie Hizentra. I would be worried about an underlying infection causing lymph node swelling. Your gammaglobulin level should be checked and cultures drawn. You may need a higher dose of Hizentra and specific treatment for an underlying infection. See your doctor. ...Read more
Often unexplained: Most young adults have at least one palpable lymph node in the neck, and if it's sampled, it usually shows follicular hyperplasia. We usually don't find the cause and assume it was just a though node fighting germs. If a cause is found, it's often hiv, rheumatoid arthritis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, or common variable immunodeficiency. ...Read more
Had a tonsillectomy, pathology came back "follicular hyperplasia with acute inflammation". What does this mean, and should I be concerned?
Sounds like: you had good reason for operation. You should not be concerned, but you also should discuss with your surgeon just to be sure. ...Read more
Indefinite: It may stick around until everybody forgets about it. It should not remain symptomatic for more than a few days. The important thing is that it's benign. Rarely, it can be a finding in an acute abdomen, if the sole cause it is best managed conservatively. I also trust this is not mesenteric adenitis caused by Yersinia, under called. ...Read more
Atypical papilloma: It is essentially a papilloma(which is a benign tumor of the breast duct) that has a component of atypical ductal hyperplasia(ADH (vasopressin)). ADH (vasopressin) is not cancer,but it can be considered a precursor, or at least a high risk marker, for cancer. Atypical papillomas dx'd at core biopsy should undergo complete excision. After surgery, about 30% will be upgraded at least to in situ cancer. ...Read more
Follicular hyperplasia with active germinal centre and sinus histiocytosis. Level 2 cervical lymph node 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.5cm. What are the causes?
I biopsy two lymph node. Result is follicular hyperplasia but describe sinuses delated @revealed some histocytes. What this mean? How i take care?
Benign: The changes you are describing are benign and reactive and nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Submandibular node 21mm x 7mm. Excisional biopsy shows follicular hyperplasia sinus histocyctosis. After a month another node 13mm x 6mm discovered.
I just checked the reports of the surgery i had when i was 9 and i was diagnosed with Reactive Follicular Hyperplasia. what does it mean.
No cancer: All it means is that your lymph nodes were reacting appropriately to an infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have CVID with reactive follicular hyperplasia cause HUGE LYMPHNODES that disfigure me. How can I reduce their size? (Tried everything natural)
IVIG: It would be prudent to consult an immunologist and discuss use of intravenous immunoglobulins. ...Read more
Large brown lesion on breast. Checked 3 times by dr in 6 years. Atypical, has small black dot. Told dysplastic nevis. Is it likely invasive melanoma?
I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7.. Does this sound like secondary C?
Mother-i-law recently diagnosis w/ thyroid ca (follicular). On CT chest, it says she has non calcified lymph nodes. Could it be mets?
What does moderate residual hyperplasia mean.and could it b causing my chest pain,short of breath n pain in lungs/legs n middle of my chest?
Sorry, can't tell: I am sorry to be unresponsive, but the phrase "moderate residual hyperplasia" could be used to refer to any organ system in the body. Without more context I really cannot provide a meaningful answer to your query. ...Read more
Having chest pain, shortness of breath, pain on left side near ribcage n under breastbone.ctpa was negative, CT showed moderate residual hyperplasia?
Hyperplasia?: I am a radiologist. Hyperplasia is not a CT diagnosis. Please review the report and make sure you know what it says. Chest pain can be from a number of causes including local trauma, costochondritis, pleurisy, pneumonia, angina, etc. Talk with your doctor to get a better understanding of your condition. As you have access to the net, look up the conditions so you know what they are. ...Read more
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