During the reproductive age group of 20-40yrs, common breast problems that women face are
During the reproductive age group of 20-40yrs, common breast problems that women face are:
1)mastalgia or breast pain
these disorders are due to hypersensitivity of breast tissue to the hormone estrogen. These are completely benign with a risk of malignant transformation being <2%.
Jan. 2, 2020
can be cyclical or acyclical. Cyclical mastalgia refers to breast pain only during menstrual cycles. Acyclical mastalgia refers to breast pain irrespective of menstrual cycles.
are well defined lumps which are mobile inside the breast tissue, can be single or multiple. Very rarely can grow to a big size or cause pain.
is a condition where there is cyst formation along with fibrosis in breast parenchyma. General symptoms are vague lumpiness, occasional nipple discharge and heaviness in the breast. There is nothing specifically to be precautious of to avoid this, but excessive caffeine is linked to fibrocystic disease. Hence, it should be avoided.
DR. Sariya Zahid