Fibroadenoma is a noncancerous tumor that occurs in women between 14 and 35 years of age. They appear as smooth, firm, and rubbery lumps on the breast with a well-defined shape. Hormones like estrogen play an important role in the development of fibroadenomas. In most cases, fibroadenoma does not require treatment. In cases showing changes in the breast with large fibroadenoma, then lumpectomy and cryoablation are done.

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Please suggest treatment for granulomatous mastitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an excisional biopsy of a lump just below my left breast last week. My biopsy report states that I have granulomatous mastitis. My surgeon has put me on an antibiotic called Claribid for three weeks. Please advise on the course of treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I concur with your surgeon's advice in principle. Though to be accurate and specific, I would like to go over your biopsy report, medical records, and surgeon's notes. So kindly follow-up with more information or continue treatment as advised by your doctor.   Read Full »

I have a new lump after removing the fibroadenoma lump from my right breast. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had breast surgery to remove a fibroadenoma lump from my right breast. Within days after the breast surgery, a new lump appeared suddenly in my right breast. I did a biopsy on the new lump and it is benign. For many years, the new lump has been stable in size and not growing. Howeve...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hypoechoic smooth (gently) lobulated solid nodule shows that there are chances of being fibroadenoma are more likely. Fibroadenoma turning into cancer is very unusual. The above statement is based only on ultrasound and your history description. But you better consult a l...  Read Full »

I have had fibroadenoma in my right breast and pain in my armpit for two months. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had breast pain and pain in my armpit for two months. I have had fibroadenoma in my right breast for the last four years. I feel the swelling in my right breast when I have pain. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your attached report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows a fibroadenoma in your left breast and small fibroadenoma in your right breast. An enlarged lymph node under your right armpit is also caus...  Read Full »

I have a painful nodule on my breast. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nodule on my breast. It is present for more than two years. I feel pain on touching the nodule. I had an ultrasound of the breast nodule and attached the same for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you are worried, but based on the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is quite clear that you have a benign lump known as fibroadenoma. It is a part of normal changes that occur in the breast with age. It can be observed as such ...  Read Full »

Kindly read my routine breast ultrasound and guide me.

Query: Hi doctor, Kindly read the routine breast ultrasound and guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your ultrasound of left breast (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a well defined oval shaped hypoechoic lesion measuring approximately 1x0.7x0.4 cm, likely at 12 o’clock position. It is well capsulated with smooth margins and horizontally oriented ...  Read Full »

Why am I having a breast mass on the right side when I do not have family history of breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to take a second opinion for a breast mass I am having on the right side. I am in my early forties, and I do not have family history of breast cancer. Earlier, I was diagnosed with fibroadenoma in my left breast which was around 1.5 mm in size. Currently, I am taking the dru...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Breast nodules have turned into nightmares for many women around the world. However, after assessing the attached ultrasound image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I infer that it is a benign one, quite likely a fibroa...  Read Full »

Report says breast nodules are fibroadenoma, but I am terrified. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, They found two solid nodules around 0.09 cm on my left breast, one of which was suspicious finding BIRAD 4. On the ultrasonography, it looks black inside, wider than tall. Please help me out. I am terrified. The report said although it could be a fibroadenoma, it is still suspicious.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the ultrasound report of the breast (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which is showing two suspicious solid nodules. Now, it is highly recommended to take a biopsy from both the solid nodules to confirm the diagnosis. Biopsy report ...  Read Full »

What is the small painless lump in the breast?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a small lump in the breast. I have no pain or any other type of side effects also. But, as per the doctor's advise, I have gone for FNAC test. Please explain what is the problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your attached FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is suggestive of a fibroadenoma which is a very common and mostly harmless condition. It occurs as a result of some hormonal changes during the c...  Read Full »

I have a fibroadenoma, and I am worried about it. What should I do to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an ultrasound of my breast, and the radiologist determined it was a benign fibroadenoma of 0.9x0.5 cm. Now I cannot sleep, concentrate, think, or live normally. I am very young, and everything at my place is slow, and they do not recommend a biopsy but told to monitor it every six m...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A 9 x 5 mm lesion with breast fibroadenoma characteristics is almost certainly benign. Therefore, the term fibroadenoma (a non-cancerous solid breast lump) is mentioned in the report. The recommendation is to monitor the lesion in accordance...  Read Full »

I have been getting period cramps but have not got periods. What can it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My period is delayed and I am sexually active. I have not had unprotected sex. The problem is 2 years back I was diagnosed with fibroadenoma . No biopsy was done but doctor told it was probably that. Now when my period got delayed, I started having period cramp ...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fibroadenoma is a benign breast tumor but it is hormone dependent. The pain in abdomen you described seems like a premenstrual pain. At times our periods can get delayed due to hormonal imbalance. Stress, change in environment, etc., can change or trigger a ...  Read Full »

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