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Yesterday I was diagnosed with...

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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Fibrocystic breast tissues..

This scares the shit out of me. I went in for yearly pap on Monday, and when she was doing the breast exam, she asked me if I was tender at all. I told her no. She said I had lumps in my breasts known as fibrocystic breast tissue, and that normally it's not cancerous. I've heard that women get diagnosed with this all the time, but I also just found out that my great grandmother on my mom's side had breast cancer and passed away at only 50 years old. I don't know the health history of my biological dad's side of the family.

I know this probably shouldn't scare me, and I'm probably freaing out over nothing. I have researched it a lot, and discovered that the chances of it being cancerous are VERY slim. I still can't help but worry.

Has anyone else been diagnosed with this? Any info or insight to offer?

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ALWsMomma
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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Kmary
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 4:57 PM

I know a number of women who have been diagnosed with it and not one of them has ended up with breast cancer, at least not yet.  I think generally speaking, it's honestly nothing to worry about.  Just keep up with your doctor visits and self exams, etc. and you should be fine.

lauraschatz
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 4:58 PM
I was diagnosed at 16. I'm 37 now and I've never had any issues. I know where the lumps are and I've always kept an eye on them for changes. I was scared too when I was first diagnosed. Don't worry Mama. You'll be fine.
You may want to let your doctor know of.your family history and request a referal to a specialist just to monitor you more closely and ease your mind.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM

My mom was recently diagnosed with Fibroids on her uterus.  They told her that usually they aren't cancerous but they're going to check them out to make sure that they aren't.  She's had pain in her lower right side for quite a while now.  Hope you get well soon and hope they're not cancerous.

carterscutie85
by Queen Bee on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM

I have, but I have had no issues.

Caffiene can make it worse, and make your boobs hurt. I did have an issue with a lump in my breast being painful, had a mammo, nothing to be worried about.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Yes...not a big deal. You may need ultrasounds when you get older along with the mammograms, although with the new technology for these, you may not. Calm down, it is fine--normal even.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM
I have cystic tissue as well. Had a mammogram and breast ultrasound. Everything checked out fine. Just make sure to keep up on self exams and watch for changes. :-)

Just a tip too. Caffeine causes it to get worse. I haven't given mine up, but when I have more than usual, they seem to get more lumpy for a few days after. lol

It's new and scary. Really though, odds are you have nothing to worry about. Will they be doing any other diagnostics? If not, ask if they will. Whatever will put your mind at ease.
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MichaelsMom330
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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Thanks so much ladies! I appreciate all the comments! I didn't know til after the appt that breast cancer ran in my family. My mom failed to tell me until I told her what the midwife said. I plan on calling the office to see if it changes anything, and if they will want to run any further tests..

thetrollcat
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

its always best to be safe an get your yearly check up. Today they can actually prevent a lot.

Snakecharm
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 7:03 PM
I am poly cystic ... I get them checked every six months or so. My doc does an ultrasound and if any are big or tender he will drain them. Not a big deal. I am 39 and just had my second mammogram... Looks like Swiss cheese in there... Ha! I have no history of cancer in my family so it probably won't be an issue, but I get checked frequently.
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