I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of breast fibroadenoma?

Mass. Afibroadenoma of the breast is a benign growth in the breast. The only symptom is feeling the mass itself. If it is concerning to you, see a general surgeon to discuss removal.
Not much. Fibroadenoma of breast won't cause systemic symptoms like malaise (feeling not well) fever, weight loss. Just causes local discomfort at the worst. And maybe a bit of lumpiness to the breast tissue or minor nipple discharge.

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How can I treat breast fibroadenoma?

Carefully. A fibroadenoma of the breast is a benign tumor and can be safely followed with observation. However, the only way to know that it is a fibroadenoma is to have it biopsied. If it is confirmed to be benign, observation is appropriate, until it has changed - then repeat biopsy is needed. It may be more reasonable to have it excised, an not take a chance on missing a cancer. Read more...

Describe the features of a breast fibroadenoma.?

"Rubbery" lump. Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. They can be found as early as the teen years and are often estrogen-sensitive, growing in response to bcps or pregnancy. On examination, they often feel round-to-oval, well- defined, and rubbery. They also have a distinct appearance on ultrasound and mammography, but can be confused with cancers: when suspected, a (non-surgical) biopsy is indicated. Read more...
Benign. The standard procedure for a suspected fibroadenoma is 6 month ultrasound follow-up for a total of 3 years, assuming stability. Alternatively, ultrasound guided needle biopsy can be performed to confirm the diagnosis. While the above guidelines are fairly standard, every individual case is different, and management is based upon the patient and her doctors; the above guidelines are not for men. Read more...
Familiar tumor. They are benign, their presence indicates only a slightly greater lifetime risk of cancer, and we are detecting lots more by mammography. Even with a benign biopsy, if the mass is big enough to feel, tender, or annoying, and you are offered surgery, consider it. Read more...
Familiar tumor. They are benign, their presence indicates only a slightly greater lifetime risk of cancer, and we are detecting lots more by mammography. Even with a benign biopsy, if the mass is big enough to feel, tender, or annoying, and you are offered surgery, consider it. Read more...

Do lots of people get breast fibroadenoma, or is it unusual?

Fairly common. Benign breast nodules such as fibroadenoma are fairly common. There seems to be a degree of heredity in female family members. Breast tenderness, especially near the time of the menstrual cycle, is also associated with this. Most can be observed if they have a benign radiology or ultrasound appearance, and if they remain stable in size. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: breast fibroadenoma?

Fibroadenoma breast. Benign lump in the breast composed of fibrous/connective tissues and glandular tissue. It is the most common breast tumor in adolescent women. Unlike typical lumps from breast cancer, fibroadenoma is easy to move, with clearly defined edges. It is usually diagnosed through breast exam, sono, mammogram and a needle biopsy for a definitive answer. Read more...
Type of benign lump. Breast fibroadenoma is relatively common, and its since does not change rapidly. It can often be felt when a woman slef-examines her breast or by a physician. A fine needle aspirate can usually reveal its nature as a benign growth. See your physician and tell your doc whenver you find any new lump. Read more...

What is done for a breast fibroadenoma lump?

Tissue-Diagnosis. Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumors. Even the best of us can be fooled by exam or even ultrasound findings--biopsy is the best way to DX definitively. These do not need to be surgically removed although many women prefer to if they are large, palpable, and/or growing. The operation can be done under twilight anesthesia, usually in a cosmetic manner. Cryotherapy is another option. Read more...

Cryoablation for breast fibroadenoma?

Do-able. Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor (removal optional). Standard rx is a surgical lumpectomy under twilight anesthesia. Cryoablation uses a needle probe placed via ultrasound under local anesthesia to freeze the tumor, after which it dies. This option has been around for over a decade. While i prefer the surgical route due to pain, my colleagues who do this often swear by it. Read more...

Why is it bad to drink cola when you have breast fibroadenoma?

Breast pain. A fibroadenoma is a benign mass. You have fibrocystic changes which is why your clinician told you to avoid cola and other caffeine containing foods (coffee, tea, iced tea, chocolate). Avoiding cola will decrease the pain and lumpiness in your breast. If you were told to avoid cola for a fibroadenoma, then i recommend you seek out a breast specialist for a second opinion. Read more...

Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called breast fibroadenoma. What is that?

Not cancer. A fibroadenoma is a benign lump in the breast. It has a firm feel to it, and is fairly common in the younger population. Read more...
Benign tumor. A fibroadenoma is a common benign breast tumor. They are generally firm, somewhat mobile, smooth walled, painless, and slow growing. The definitive diagnosis can only be made by pathologic study which requires either a biopsy or removal of the mass. Read more...