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What causes fibrocystic breast disease?

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In brief: Can be hereditary

Painful breast swelling and lumpiness in the breasts, worse around the menstrual cycle, is a common feeling from fibrocystic breasts.
Dense mammogram findings and cysts can be seen on breast ultrasound. Hereditary factors may cause some women to have more fibrocystic problems than others. Some sites say that this condition affects more than half of women. It resolves with menopause.

In brief: Can be hereditary

Painful breast swelling and lumpiness in the breasts, worse around the menstrual cycle, is a common feeling from fibrocystic breasts.
Dense mammogram findings and cysts can be seen on breast ultrasound. Hereditary factors may cause some women to have more fibrocystic problems than others. Some sites say that this condition affects more than half of women. It resolves with menopause.
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Dr. Joseph Mele
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In brief: Most women have it!

Fibrocystic changes cause breast to feel firm, lumpy and often painful.
The changes are most prominent during the menstrual cycle. The term disease has largely been dropped because 65% of women have fibrocystic changes. It is mostly hereditary. although caffeine, and other habits, can make it worse.

In brief: Most women have it!

Fibrocystic changes cause breast to feel firm, lumpy and often painful.
The changes are most prominent during the menstrual cycle. The term disease has largely been dropped because 65% of women have fibrocystic changes. It is mostly hereditary. although caffeine, and other habits, can make it worse.
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