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Breast Cyst

What are Breast Cysts

Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs that grow inside the breast. It is possible to have one or many breast cysts at a time. The cysts are commonly felt as a lump and can enlarge.

Causes of the condition

Cysts develop when an overgrowth of glands and connective tissue (fibrocystic changes) block milk ducts, causing them to dilate and fill with fluid.

Signs & symptoms
  • ‚ÄčBreast pain or tenderness around the lump area
  • Smooth easily movable round or oval breast lump with distinct edges
  • Increased lump size and tenderness prior to menstruation
  • Decreased lump size and resolution of other signs and symptoms after menstruation
Diagnosis and treatment options

‚ÄčTest and diagnosis

  • Clinical breast examination
  • Breast ultrasound


Fluid can be extracted when the cyst become too large and no further treatment is required.
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