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How are breast cysts typically treated?

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Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology
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In brief: Wait or aspirate

Simple breast cysts in premenopausal women are benign and can be observed for several months to see if they resolve.
If, due to pain or worry, the patient desires they may be aspirated with a needle and syringe and the fluid sent for cytology.

In brief: Wait or aspirate

Simple breast cysts in premenopausal women are benign and can be observed for several months to see if they resolve.
If, due to pain or worry, the patient desires they may be aspirated with a needle and syringe and the fluid sent for cytology.
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
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Dr. Barry Rosen
If the fluid is not bloody, it is best NOT to submit for cytology due to the high probability of false-positive results which can lead to unnecessary operations.
Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No treatment

No treatment is needed for a simple cyst.
If it is casing pain t cyst can be drained.

In brief: No treatment

No treatment is needed for a simple cyst.
If it is casing pain t cyst can be drained.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Depends on symptoms

Breast cysts are problematic because they may be indistinguishable from a tumor by mammography or physical examination.
Nevertheless, it is very easy to confirm their benign nature by doing an ultrasound. Once the DX is confirmed, there is no need to treat them unless they are causing pain, in which case needle aspiration can be easily accomplished. Happily, these tend to resolve after menopause.

In brief: Depends on symptoms

Breast cysts are problematic because they may be indistinguishable from a tumor by mammography or physical examination.
Nevertheless, it is very easy to confirm their benign nature by doing an ultrasound. Once the DX is confirmed, there is no need to treat them unless they are causing pain, in which case needle aspiration can be easily accomplished. Happily, these tend to resolve after menopause.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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