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What are some causes of fibrocystic breasts?
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
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In brief: Physiologic changes
Usual physiologic changes that include hormonal fluctuations, increase or decrease of different components of breast (pregnancy, lactation, aging), or thick secretions can all cause fibrocystic changes.
These are not associated with increase risk of cancer. Regular breast exams and mammograms are still recommended.

In brief: Physiologic changes
Usual physiologic changes that include hormonal fluctuations, increase or decrease of different components of breast (pregnancy, lactation, aging), or thick secretions can all cause fibrocystic changes.
These are not associated with increase risk of cancer. Regular breast exams and mammograms are still recommended.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
In brief: Common problem
Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women.
This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www.

In brief: Common problem
Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women.
This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www.
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