What is fibrocystic breast disease?
Fibrocystic breast disease is a condition of breast tissue affecting an estimated 30-60% of women and at least 50% of women of childbearing age. It is characterized by noncancerous breast lumps in the breast which can sometimes cause discomfort, often periodically related to hormonal influences from the menstrual cycle most women with fibrocystic changes and no symptoms do not need treatment, but closer follow-up may be advised. There is no widely accepted treatment or prevention strategy for fibrocystic condition. When treatment of symptoms is necessary.
What is cyclic pain?
Is very often associated with fibrocystic breast changes or duct ecstasies and believed to be caused by aberrations in dynamic hormonal changes mainly involving prolactin response to thyrotropin. Some degree of cyclical breast tenderness is normal in the menstrual cycle, and is usually associated with menstruation and/or premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
What is ductectasia?
Duct ectasia of the breast or (mammary duct ectasia) or (Plasma cell mastitis) is a condition in which the lactiferous duct becomes blocked or clogged. Mammary duct ectasia can mimic breast cancer. It is a disorder of premenopausal age. Signs of duct ectasia can include nipple retraction, inversion, pain and sometimes bloody discharge. The condition is usually self-limiting, and thus not indicated for surgery.
What is fibroadenoma?
Fibroadenomas of the breast are lumps composed of fibrous and glandular tissue. Because breast cancer can also appear as a lump, doctors may recommend a tissue sample (biopsy) to rule out cancer in older patients. Unlike typical lumps from breast cancer, fibroadenomas are easy to move, with clearly defined edges.