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Fibrocystic Change

Fibrocystic Change: Overview, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment | SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre

Fibrocystic Change - How to prevent?

Fibrocystic Change - Causes and Risk Factors

Causes of Fibrocystic Change

Although the exact cause is not clear, hormonal imbalance, particularly oestrogen predominance over progesterone, seems to play an important role in its development. As hormonal levels may fluctuate during the menstrual cycle, the symptoms of fibrocystic changes may also fluctuate with breasts becoming lumpier, tender and sore just prior to menses.

Risk Factors of Fibrocystic Change

The risks may increase with:

  • Menstruation starting at an early age
  • Having your first child at age 30 and older
  • Never had a baby
  • Infections

Fibrocystic Change risk factors include menstruation at an early age according to SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre

Fibrocystic Change - Preparing for surgery

Fibrocystic Change - Post-surgery care

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