Common "Fibroadenoma" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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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 a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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, it ap...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old woman having PCOS and fibroadenoma. Please suggest some remedies.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old woman having PCOS. The size of my ovaries is around 10 mm. I have irregular periods with a menstrual cycle of around 60 to 70 days. I have been also diagnosed with fibroadenoma for which I am taking tablets containing Levo-carnitine (150mg) + Vitamin E (200mg) and M...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to give you some information on PCOS. PCOS ( Polycystic ovaries) is a congenital condition, meaning it is a genetically inherited condition that you get from your parents. When you suddenly put on w...  Read Full »

I am experiencing breast pain and delayed periods. Why?

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 hormonal ...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with fibroadenoma in my breast. Please help.

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 »

Kindly suggest a 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 »

What does my FNAC report of breast depicts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am waiting to be booked for what my doctor calls a core-biopsy and it is taking too long. As I wait I would like to research and gain more information. I would like an interpretation of this report please. These are the results of a fine needle aspiration on left breast: The smears...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a picture suggestive of a fibroadenoma. It is not a malignant bump. But, FNAC identifies only the part that has been included in that needle. So to confirm, we do a trucut biopsy which tests the entire lump and is conclusive. 99 % this is a non-cancerous lump.  Read Full »

I have a painful and red lump in my breast. Please help.

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 We are here to help you. The presence of a breast lump warrants a thorough assessment to rule out the possibility of malignancy. While in many instances, the lump is benign and referred to as fibroadenoma, instances of sudden redness and pain could indicate a secondary i...  Read Full »

Why am I getting 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 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 to red...  Read Full »

I have a lump in my breast. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32-year-old woman. A week before, I could feel a small lump in my right breast. So I was worried and got that checked, the doctor suggested mammography. The reports showed that the lump is 1.2 cm, the doctor said it does not require any treatment, however, it should be monitored ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the I can understand your concern. This can be fibroadenoma, so it is not harmful but must be examined timely to watch for progress. There is no medicine to reduce it. You can opt for surgical intervention which can be day care followed by a histopathological examin...  Read Full »

How to treat fibroadenosis of the breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am suffering from fibroadenosis of both breasts. I did an ultrasound of both breasts twice, and the results are fibroadenosis of both breasts. I consulted a gynecologist and taking vitamin E pills and Ubicar women tablets. My mother had breast cancer. My s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Actually, fibroadenosis are non-cancerous, and they hardly become cancerous. It is very rare. So you monitor it. If they start increasing in size or you feel more pain, consult your doctor and go for further testing. And symptoms of fibroadenosis are more seen during me...  Read Full »

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