Fibrocystic Breast Changes
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Fibrocystic breast changes are changes in breast tissue that can cause breasts to become swollen, lumpy, or painful. This can happen due to the buildup of scar-like tissue (fibrous tissue) or the forming of fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in the breast. Fibrocystic breast changes can affect one or both breasts. The condition is common, and most often, it is not associated with cancer. The changes usually happen because of hormone changes during a monthly period.
Symptoms of this condition may affect one or both breasts and are usually worse before menstrual periods start. Symptoms usually get better toward the end of menstrual periods.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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