Fibroadenoma

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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I have a breast lump. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump in between my breasts. I have had it for a couple of years. Yesterday, I noticed that it got slightly bigger. Also, it became painful and red. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous? I do not have any family history of breast cancer.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Any breast lump definitely requires evaluation for cancerous growth. However, a lot of many times, it is benign in nature called as fibroadenoma and sudden redness and pain could be due to secondary infection the fibroadenoma. However, in ...  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 drug...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.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 fibroadenom...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe breast pain after every ovulation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and my LMP was on 21st of last month. My periods usually last for five days, and I take Triolmezest 40 for hypertension. After every ovulation (10th day), I have severe breast pain till the periods start. I just have sore breasts and no other problems. I took Py...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to do a breast examination and a breast scan to rule out any fibroadenoma. This generally causes pain in breasts especially nearing cycles. Consult a gynecologist or a surgeon personally for an examination. You may also try evening Primrose supplements t...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my fibroadenomas in the breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two fibroadenomas in my right breast and one in the left. I am just 18 years old, and I do not want to get them operated so early. Please help. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroadenoma is not a cancerous growth. If they are small and not causing you any problem, then you just wait and watch. Keep checking that they are not increasing in size or causing any pain. Sometimes, they just vanish on their own. If they are causing discomfort, then ...  Read Full »

My sonomammogram shows a little mass. What can it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old female with no history of breast cancer in the family. I had my first mammogram four years back with no findings. Six months back, I had my second mammogram and sonomammogram that showed a little mass, possibly benign in nature. Six months later, as recommended, I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per the reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), the nodule is well-circumscribed without any microcalcifications. It is not causing adjacent architectural distortion; therefore,...  Read Full »

Will menopause cause a change in the shape of the breast when there is a history of fibroadenoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old woman with a history of left breast fibroadenoma and fibrocystic breasts since I was 30-year-old. I am almost going through menopause as my periods are not regular. I also have a complex left ovarian cyst and uterine fibroma. For the past three days, I have been feelin...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance (perimenopausal stage), but any changes in your breast need evaluation at your age. Get your mammography and ultrasound breast t...  Read Full »

Will fibroadenoma of the breast recur?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fibroadenoma in my breast, which was removed two years back. But now, I feel a small cluster on my breast. Can fibroadenoma recur? Someone said that I am infected with a sexual disease. I have regular periods, do I have any sexually transmitted disease? I am not sexually activ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to tell you that fibroadenoma is a non-cancerous breast problem which occurs in young women. These are usually hormone related and frequently regress after menopause. It is always recommended to increase vegetables and fruit intake, and exercis...  Read Full »

Can a fibroadenoma turn into a malignant tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sent you the ultrasound scan of my breast, and I would like your opinion if this is possibly a cyst, a fibroid, or a cancer mass.  Read Full »


Dr. Padmesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the single image of the ultrasound of the breast (Sonomammography) (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I am analyzing the report as per the white paper of ACR (American College of Radiology) on BI-RADS (Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System...  Read Full »

Can fibroadenoma of the breast pain during the fertile days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, a mother of a 17 months toddler. Two years ago, I was suspected of having fibroadenoma on the right breast by a doctor who has only done the ultrasound because I did not accept to do the biopsy. The report that is written by the doctor says Ultrasonographic bilatera...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your narration of symptoms. With the history of pain occurring around the period's time, it is more likely to be Fibroadenosis rather than Fibroadenoma. I would like to assure you not to worry about either of these conditions as both of them are onl...  Read Full »

I have breast lump with pain and itching. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female, I never had any children and I have been on Depo-Provera for almost 17 years. Although I am a heavy smoker, I do not get sick very often. A few years ago I found lumps in my breast(s) which were not painful but I did visit a doctor and he said it was just t...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned some years ago, there were lumps in your breast. These can indicate that you have fibroadenosis/ fibroadenoma. In some occassions since it is a hyperplastic cystic disease (where cells are multiplying rapidly), it can be a little painful. Since there w...  Read Full »

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