Fibrocystic breast condition is a benign, non-cancerous condition that affects many women. It is characterized by lumpy breasts and cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs that can form around a gland. These cysts typically appear on or around the nipple area, but they can also appear in other areas of the breast.
The exact cause of fibrocystic breast condition is unknown, but there are some risk factors that may increase your chances of developing it. These include:
- Age: Fibrocystic breast condition most often occurs during a woman's reproductive years and then becomes less common after menopause.
- Family history: If you have a family member who has had fibrocystic breast condition, you are more likely to develop it as well.
- Race: African American women are more likely to develop fibrocystic breast conditions than Caucasian or Asian women.
- Injury or trauma to the breasts: Injury or trauma to the breasts may increase the risk of developing fibrocystic breast condition, especially if it's repeated.
- Hormones: Birth control pills can make fibrocystic breast conditions worse. Menopause can also make it worse because estrogen levels drop during menopause.
Breast pain,Cysts (fluid-filled lumps),Nodules (solid lumps),Knots and tightness in the breasts,Swelling and tenderness of the breasts,Lumpiness of the breast tissue (in some cases),Irregularly shaped or lumpy looking breasts
Painful, lumpy breasts
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