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What are the symptoms of a breast cyst? I'm a 21 year old female.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: (painful) lump

Breast cysts arise from fluid accumulation within a blocked milk duct.
These appear to be estrogen-dependent and very common, occurring in 35-50% of women aged 35-50. When small, they usually are "silent"; but, when large, they can be quite painful. Aspiration is reserved for those that are causing pain or those that are atypical in appearance by ultrasound.

In brief: (painful) lump

Breast cysts arise from fluid accumulation within a blocked milk duct.
These appear to be estrogen-dependent and very common, occurring in 35-50% of women aged 35-50. When small, they usually are "silent"; but, when large, they can be quite painful. Aspiration is reserved for those that are causing pain or those that are atypical in appearance by ultrasound.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: No symptoms

Many breast cysts cause no symptoms.
Some can cause pain. You should have it checked by a doctor if you haven't already, to make sure it is a cyst.

In brief: No symptoms

Many breast cysts cause no symptoms.
Some can cause pain. You should have it checked by a doctor if you haven't already, to make sure it is a cyst.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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