Problem

Fibrocystic breasts

Other Names:
Fibrocystic breast pain
Nature:

Breasts are milk glands and all breasts contain some degree of lumps (or "cysts”).  Some breasts have more lumps than others, usually due to hormonal changes; these lumps may cause breast discomfort and pain on compression

Background:

Oestrogen, progesterone, and prolactin cause cells in the breast tissue to swell.  This is a normal hormonal change during menstruation.  Symptoms of fibrocystic breasts are the most intense before menstruation then usually leave immediately after.

Incidence:

An estimated 30 to 60 percent of women experience fibrocystic breast pain.

Broader Problems:
Diseases of breast
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
16.12.2016 – 06:53 CET