I have fibrocystic breasts. I am fine and have no problems but doctor wants to monitor me?

Common problem. Most breast doctors and radiologists will follow a new patient with fibrocystic change for 1-2 years with mammogram/ultrasound every 6 months. We want to be sure that nothing changes or appears suspicious. It is important for you to perform monthly breast self exams to get familiar with your lumpiness. If anything feels different, please contact your clinician. Here is a website with info: htt.

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26. fibrocystic breasts diagnosed, ultrasound fine, test done last yr. One breast always been larger and more cysts. Is this normal? Doc says no worry

Normal diffrences. It is normal for there to be differences between the breasts in terms of size of the breast and number of cysts. Usually the density of the breast is the same on both sides. Keep performing monthly breast self exams and getting breast imaging as recommended by your doctor.

Age 30- fibrocystic breasts. How can doctor tell by just feeling that lumps are benign?

Mammogram better. Hello, Yes a physician can have an impression of a benign breast vs. A malignancy. However, Mammogram would have a greater more definite screening than manual exam alone. Also the breast, if fibrocystic may interfere with what we can feel with our hands. The patient also has an impression about her own body and is a reliable source in determining a change in the nature of the breast tissue.

I have Fibrocystic breasts and new subtle small tubular lump that doc says may be overstimulated gland. Should I worry? Causes pain

WATCH OUT. ANYTHING GROWS FAST, NOT NECESSARILY TENDER, MUST AT LEAST DO ULTRASOUND AFTER PERIOD. BEFORE PERIOD MAY SHOW CYST ONLY TOO YOUNG FOR MAMMOGRAM YET--BUT IF ULT SOUND SHOWED SOLID NODULE, MUST DO X-RAY AND BIOPSY SMALL CHANCE FOR CANCER AT 31YO BUT THERE IS CHANCE IF TOUGH LUCK! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.

Pain in breast with small tubular lump. Very painful after doc pushing on it. H/o Fibrocystic breasts... Is this just par for the course?

Maybe. But most cysts are diagnosed by ultrasound. Still fibrocystic changes are painful. Comes and goes with cycle. Stay off caffeine and acidic foods some have said have helped.

Pain in lower right arm & hand &right breast& lower chest. I hav fibrocystic breasts. I did ecog. &doc checked my breasts. They re ok. Wt can it be??

Need md eval. The breast problem has nothing to do with your arm, hand and chest symptoms. You need an MD evaluation and possible specialist referral.