How can I relieve pain from my fibrocystic breasts?

Decrease caffeine. Look at your diet and see if you are eating or drinking foods that contain caffeine. Some of the usual offenders: coffee, tea, chocolate, iced tea, soda/pop, energy drinks and powered drink mixes. Try decreasing your caffeine intake for 2 weeks. If the pain gets better, then caffeine is the problem. Vitamin e and evening primrose can be used to relieve pain as well.

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I was diagnosed with painful fibrocystic breasts. This all started 6 months after stopping with the pill. Could using the pill again relieve my pain?

Painful breasts. Many things can help with painful breasts and trust me when you have them sometimes they are painful! cutting down on caffeine can help and restarting birth control can definitely help....But really who wants to give up their caffeine? Massage can also help although painful at first. Read more...

What is fibrocystic breasts?

Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts. Fibrocystic changes are a spectrum of pathologic findings seen on biopsy. This has morphed into a clinical term for "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue and/or dense tissue seen on mammography. This is not a disease, just a variant of normal. This requires no treatment, just reassurance. Read more...

What are fibrocystic breasts?

Common problem. Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast 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. Read more...

How common are fibrocystic breasts?

Very. Somewhere between 99% and 101% of women will get some fibrous and/or cystic change in their breasts during reproductive life. Read more...

What are some causes of fibrocystic breasts?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Would fibrocystic breasts have physical changes?

Lumps and pain. The breasts will often feel lumpy and tender, enen when not on your period. It is important to perform monthly breast self exam. Read more...

Who is most likely to develop fibrocystic breasts?

Dense breasts. Patients who have dense breasts. Read more...
FCD. Fcd deals with the glands in the breast. These glands respond to hormones. Hormones stimulate these glands once a month. Unlike the uterus, where the cells are lost once a month, the cells in the breast need the body to get rid of these cells internally. This sets up inflamation and scaring in the breast that then leads to the fcd. That is why it usually shows up after 30. Years of age because it. Read more...