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What are the main symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Lumps and/or pain

Fibrocystic breast disease is quite common with 40% to 50% of women having this problem. Physical exam findings include lumpy, nodular, granular breast tissue in some or all areas of the breast.
Many women with fibrocystis breast disease have breast pain or tenderness that commonly fluctuates with the menstrual cycle. The symptoms sometimes increase with more caffeine or chocolate in the diet.

In brief: Lumps and/or pain

Fibrocystic breast disease is quite common with 40% to 50% of women having this problem. Physical exam findings include lumpy, nodular, granular breast tissue in some or all areas of the breast.
Many women with fibrocystis breast disease have breast pain or tenderness that commonly fluctuates with the menstrual cycle. The symptoms sometimes increase with more caffeine or chocolate in the diet.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Fibrocystic breast

Usually it is described by lumpy breast that get tender before your cycle from the hormone changes.
The tenderness goes away after the period. Caffeine seems to make this worse. It is not cancer and affects about 60 % of women. Decreasing caffeine and primrose oil help this problem along with a support bra and advil (ibuprofen).

In brief: Fibrocystic breast

Usually it is described by lumpy breast that get tender before your cycle from the hormone changes.
The tenderness goes away after the period. Caffeine seems to make this worse. It is not cancer and affects about 60 % of women. Decreasing caffeine and primrose oil help this problem along with a support bra and advil (ibuprofen).
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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