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Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

Information about Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

We Have to Know about the Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • Common, benign (non-cancerous) changes in the tissues of the breast

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Any abnormal growth or lump in the breast?

Causes of Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • Not known
  • Generally associated with ovarian hormones

Do’s and Don’ts of Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • Seek the doctor don’t neglect

Signs & Symptoms of Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • A dense, irregular and bumpy “cobblestone” consistency in the breast tissue
  • Usually more marked in the outer upper quadrants
  • Breast discomfort that is persistent, or that occurs off and on (intermittent)
  • Breast(s) feel full
  • Dull, heavy pain and tenderness
  • Premenstrual tenderness and swelling
  • Breast discomfort improves after each menstrual period
  • Nipple sensation changes, itching

Medical advice for Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • If you feel a new, unusual, or “dominant” lump during a breast self-examination.

Risk factors of Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • Excessive dietary fat
  • Caffeine

Treatment for Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • Generally does not require treatment
  • Oral contraceptive tablets in some cases

Self-care for Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • Monthly self-examination of breasts

Investigations for Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

  • Mammogram
  • Biopsy of breast
  • Fine needle aspiration cytology of the breast.
Causes of Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast
Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast