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The hallmark of these lumps is that the pain or lump appears just before menstrual periods and disappears afterwards.

Fibroadenosis also known by other names such as fibrocystic disease of breast or mammary dysplasia or chronic cystic mastitis.

A biopsy of these lumps usually reveals fibrosis, adenosis, epitheliosis and cyst formation.

It usually presents in the reproductive age of a women – 25 to 35 or 40 years.

The usual common presentation is as a breast lump or pain in the breast (mastalgia). The pain or lump may occur just before the menstrual periods and then disappear.

Sometimes it is not so much lump but an induaration or nodularity of the breast.This cyclical presentation is due to the influence of the sex hormones on the breast tissue of the women.

The whole spectrum of benign breast disease is now thought to be ‘Aberrations of Normal Development and Involution (ANDI).’

Malignant potential of Fibroadenosis is non existent except for a subtype of fibroadenosis called –

Atypical ductal or lobular epithelial hyperplasia (ADH or ALH)

This type is associated with four times increased risk of malignancy in compared to the general population. This risk increases eight fold if there is positive family history of breast cancer. Regular mammogram, ultrasound and sometimes Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) or trucut biopsy maybe required. These woman are candidates for regular screening for breast cancer. These woman benefit by a course of Tamoxifen for 5 years as it reduces the risk by more than 50%.

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I have Fibroadadenosis...pain in my brests before a period some time two weeks before..both brests swell and hurt to touch. I had a course for facial boils i my thirtys and when on to Accutane i had NO syptoms for three months? i did report this to my GP at the time. How ever this drug is only short term usage and can be dangerous for pregnant ladies.
tracycor Saturday, December 15, 2012
hi i am 25 year old unmarried. i had found lump in my right breast in january 2005 than a operation was done in oct. 2006. it was a fibroadenoma. after that i had diagnosed wih PCOD in right overy in june 2009. than in may 2011 i found a lump in my left breast near nipple and the same time found white nipple discharge i m on cabgolin .25 tab from last 7 munths. now the size of lump is about 2 cm. and some time i feel a sharpe pain in breast. my surgen again advised me for surgery but i dont understand is it right to go for a surgery right now or not please help me. and thanks
ss810 Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Hi My wife has been diagnosed with Hypoechoic lesion left inner quadrant size 13.7x12.7mm Reveals soft tissue lesion and rest of the all quadrants appear normal.The Impression by the Doctor is"Cyst chest left inner quadrants' advised for Excision biopsy. What will be the estimated cost for this? Pls guide me.
PAKumar Saturday, January 28, 2012
My daughter was diagnosed to have fibroadenosis following a small lump in breast. It was surgically removed and biopsy showed fibroadenoma. Could a better diagnostic method could have avoided surgery and was it unnecessary as even fibro adenoma can followed up as she is only 20 years old????
Dr.sajeevKumar Thursday, October 27, 2011
is the surgery of breast lump included in insurance policies[mediclaim]??
sangfroid Thursday, September 15, 2011
doest fibroadenosis cause breast cancer?........please help me i really need............thank u
aaquibkhan Friday, November 26, 2010
I'm 40 years, Last week I visited the clinic to do the mamogram and ultrasound and the report shows that I have fibro-adonses in my right breast, and last night for the first time I touch something hard in my breast, Am seeing a doctor tomorrow, i hope it is not serious. i cannot stop thinking of my kids. MJ
Mary22 Monday, August 30, 2010
hello, im just 24 years old. i noticed last month that theres an immovable round shape mass in my lower part of my right breast. im afraid to consult a doctor. i always do the BSE and before that i just started to finish the 3 mos therapy of progyluton. after i noticed it, i stop the med.. i dont know now what im going to do..pls help me. zy
cyrael Monday, August 23, 2010
i am having lumps in both of my breasts....they are painful when get touched or pressed...i am 16..
i consulted a doctor and she advised me for ultrasound.
in that report no such cyst or mass appeared and even the
subareolar complex appeard normal. i am taking medicines like-
MECGLA and EVION 400...this problem of mine is since october 2009...please suggest somthing and the measures to be taken further.

Kuku.16 Tuesday, August 3, 2010
are they fixed or mobile
pankaj65075 Sunday, July 25, 2010

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