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Breast Lumps - Fibroadenosis

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Fibroadenosis

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

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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.

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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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tracycor

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.

ss810

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

PAKumar

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.

Dr.sajeevKumar

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????

sangfroid

is the surgery of breast lump included in insurance policies[mediclaim]??

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