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I also don’t want to take Hormone Therapy due to side affects and my age.

I researched online various sites advising the use of Natural Herbs to reduce and shrink Fibroids, but there are so many I want to know which herbs are BEST or more EFFECTIVE at eliminating Fibroids.
I understand that using Natural Herbs it will take abit of a longer time to reduce the Fibroids and I’m ok with that, I just want to “pin-point” the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE herbs to obtain.

I’ve read the following are good choices:
Vitex (Chasteburry)
Milk Thistle
Lady’s Mantle
Dandelion root

Please if I’ve missed anything please let me know or advise the best most effective herb remedy to use. Thanks everyone in advance, greatly appreciate it!

A: Understand that you don’t want surgery due to the desire for more kids – but having had this problem myself, I advise you to take one more thing into consideration – your quality of life should you go for the herbal remedy. You could spend years trying various herbs with the accompanying discomfort, and end up in surgery after all of that. I had surgery and never looked back as I felt great again!

Q: what causes breast cysts?

A: Fibrocystic breasts occur from changes in the glandular and stromal (connective) tissues of the breast. These changes are related to a woman’s menstrual cycle and the hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Women with fibrocystic breasts often have bilateral cyclic breast pain or tenderness that coincides with their menstrual cycles.

During each menstrual cycle, normal hormonal stimulation causes the breasts’ milk glands and ducts to enlarge, and in turn, the breasts may retain water. Before or during menstruation, the breasts may feel swollen, painful, tender, or lumpy. The severity of these symptoms varies significantly from woman to woman. Some women only experience mild breast swelling during menstruation, while others experience constant breast tenderness. Because the condition is hormone-related, it will usually affect both breasts (bilaterally). Symptoms of fibrocystic breasts usually stop after menopause but may be prolonged if a woman takes hormone replacement therapy.While having fibrocystic breasts is usually not a risk factor for breast cancer, the condition can sometimes make breast cancer more difficult to detect. Therefore, in some cases, breast imaging exams, such as mammography or ultrasound, will need to be performed on women who show symptoms of fibrocystic breasts. However, screening mammography may be more difficult to perform on women with fibrocystic breasts because the breast density associated with fibrocystic breasts may eclipse breast cancer on the mammogram film. In some cases, additional mammography or ultrasound imaging, followed by fine needle aspiration or biopsy, will be performed on women with fibrocystic breasts to determine whether breast cancer is present. Fine needle aspiration (to drain large, painful cysts) may also be performed by a physician help relieve some of the more severe symptoms of fibrocystic breast condition.

Q: I have benign breast cysts and they have been biopsed and they hurt. there is alot of breast cancer in my fam
I have many lumps and bumps and some hurt and some do not and I am not sure if I should worry about future cancer or not. my sisiter (has breast cancer) said this is how she started. i have been diagnosed with benign fibromyalgia breast cysts and tumor. should I worry? is this a pre cancerous issue or am i over reacting because i have had many famly deaths with this disease……—>?????

A: Best thing to do is talk it over with your doctor. Stop drinking caffeine if you are now. Caffeine can cause cystic breast. It was the first thing I was told to stop after being diagnosed with breast cancer. If your are taking birth control pills stop, or HRT. I am sure your doctor will tell you what you need to be on the look out for. You might want to have a mammo done twice a year. You could have benign cysts for years before one turns up cancerous, and then you could go for the rest of your life with only benign cysts. I know you need to watch your diet and keep your weight down. Try not to worry, I know easier said than done.

Q: Do breast cysts hurt?
I recently found a lump in my breast that did not show up on an ultrsound so I am preparing to go see surgeon to see if he wants to biopsy it. Docotor say’s lump is mobile. I’ve heard so many people say cysts dont hurt. The area of my breast were the lump os hurts as well as in my rib cage, arm pit and shoulder. So does this sound like a cyst? The doctor used doctor terms to explain to me why it didn’t show up even thought it is close to the skin

A: –My cysts hurt, and my daughter also had painful cysts and had to have them drained. Get a second opinion from another doctor. Always best to be safe–not sorry.

Q: can i undergo breast implant surgery even if i have small cysts in breast?

A: Yes you can, but you should get the cysts removed if they aren’t going away on their own. They get bigger and can be painful (I get them too). Makes your breasts uneven.

Q: im worried!what causes breast cysts ?
i went to the doctor a few days ago because i have lumps in my breast and they said it seems like is nothing bad is most likely cyst togo back in 2 weeks so i wanna know what causes cysts should i be worried?

by the way im 17 years old

A: I had a cyst removed from each breast,one at 19 and the other at 21.I was told that trauma to the breast ( I was in a bad car accident where the airbag went off right into my breasts) can cause them.Also I was told caffeine and smoking can contribute.

Q: breast cysts / Yaz birth control?
a few months ago I found a lump in my left breast. I got an ultra-sound done and they said it didnt look like anything. Now I have one in my right aswell. I’m going to get a new ultra-sound tomorrow and eventually a biopsy. Most likely its cysts, but I’m still nervous.
I was wondering if this could have anything to do with taking Yaz birth control? My sister had problems like this when she used the birth control patch.

note: i’m 22 years old if that makes a difference.

A: It’s a rare side effect but yes Yazmin can cause a lump in the breast. I take yasmin as well but only paid attention to the Common Side Effects not the rare.

Yasmin 28 Oral
Back to Drug Overview
Does this medication have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with Yasmin 28 Oral:

Common side effects:
Enlarged Breasts in Males Severe
Breast Tenderness Severe
Irregular Periods Severe
Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or Hands Severe
Weight Gain Severe
Protrusion of the Cornea of the Eye Less Severe
Sinus Irritation and Congestion Less Severe
Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Bile Flow Problems Less Severe
Breast Fullness due to Milk Production Less Severe
Female Problems Causing Trouble in Getting Pregnant Less Severe
Acne Less Severe
Change in Curvature of the Eye Less Severe
Visible Water Retention Less Severe
Loss of Appetite Less Severe
Feel Like Throwing Up Less Severe
Bloating Less Severe
Stomach Cramps Less Severe
Water Retention Less Severe

Infrequent side effects:
High Blood Pressure Severe
Bronchitis Severe
Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and Intestines Severe
Inflammation or Infection of Vagina Severe
Yeast Infection of Vagina and Vulva Severe
Migraine Headache Less Severe
Discharge from the Vagina Less Severe
Hair Loss Less Severe
Male Pattern of Hair Distribution or Hirsutism in a Woman Less Severe
Increase in the Amount of Hair on the Face Less Severe
Yellow-Brown Patches on Skin Less Severe
Dizzy Less Severe
Weight Loss Less Severe
Head Pain Less Severe
Throwing Up Less Severe
Diarrhea Less Severe
Mood Changes Less Severe
Altered Interest in Having Sexual Intercourse Less Severe

Rare side effects:
Depression Severe
Heart Attack Severe
Blood Clot in Lung Severe
Hemorrhage in the Brain Severe
Obstruction of a Blood Vessel by a Blood Clot Severe
Blood Clot in Vein Severe
Blood Clot Severe
Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus Severe
The Flu Severe
Hepatitis Severe
Blockage of Gallbladder Severe
Disease of the Gallbladder Severe
Lump in the Breast Severe
Fluid Secretion from the Breast Severe
Absence of Menstrual Periods Severe
Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods Severe
Bleeding Not Related to Menstrual Period Severe
Backache Severe
Involuntary Muscle Movements Severe
Benign Tumor of Liver Cells Severe
Liver Cancer Severe
Breast Tumor Severe
High Amount of Potassium in the Blood Severe
Serious Infection caused by a Fungus Less Severe

Q: Breast cysts in a 14 year old girl?
i had a breast cyst removed when i was 12 and another 14 besides just being ceceptible or genetics wat could cause this at a young age?

A: you probably may want to go see a doctor

Q: Can breast cysts get infected?
Can anyone help! I was diagnosed in June as having 3 cysts in my right breast about the size of a penny each. I take 6 evening primrose tablets a day & pain killers when needed. I went back to the doctor on Monday as the pain was so severe, he gave me stronger pain killers & has referred back to the breast clinic & now have to wait for an appointment. But, I now feel quite unwell, sick, temperature, tired & I woke up this morning feeling like my breast had been pumped with silicon it was so solid! Is it possible for a cyst to be infected? My breast stings as well & I feel like I want to squeeze it to disperse whatever is in there! any ideas please?? thank you

A: yes

Q: I have a question about breast cysts and possibly cancer?

So about a year ago when I was 17 I found a lump on my boob.

I went to a doctor and everything and they decided that it was just a cyst, and I didn’t have breast cancer.

Well after just a few weeks it was completely gone.

But now, a little over a year later, I have a lump in the exact same spot. It feels bigger though, like almost the size of a quarter.

Because its in the same spot is it likely that its just a cyst?

Like, can cysts disapear and come back later? Or does that not happen?

I know its not very common to get breast cancer at 18, but I feel kind of nervous anyway.

A: Breast cysts are very common and most women will develop them at all ages. That is probably why you didn’t get a biopsy because there was nothing suspicious about it. Cysts can sometimes go away on their own and they can also get more pronounced when your hormones are fluctuating every month. If the lump is round then it is most likely a cyst and there is no cause for concern. When the edges are not uniform or if it hurts at all go have it looked at. Your doctor should just keep track of how many you have when you do your physicals so they can monitor the location and shape over time.

Q: Woman’s question related to breast cysts?
I’d been getting pain under my armpit for 2 months. On my 3rd visit seeing a diffennt GP he stated he’s found 3 cysts approx the size of a pea. He has referred me to breast clinic but assured me not to worry. Wonder why the other two doctors felt nothing???? Could it be that I am 2 days away from my period???
I am naturally frightened as i am cancer phobic (occupational hazzard as am a nurse and see lots of it in my job).
My question is have any of you ladies out there experienced breast cysts and had to be reffered and had them drained???

A: I know I’m not quite the feminine ideal of what you wanted, but my mother is also a nurse. She has had SEVERAL cysts on her breasts that have had to be removed and drained surgically.

I wouldn’t worry unless the GP worries. Then you can worry about yourself. Other than that, they’ve seen enough cancer that they could tell you right away if there was something wrong.

Q: If I have breast cysts why wouldn’t they drain them if they hurt?
I went to the dr and she said she felt a couple lumps in my breast she said that they were probably cysts because they hurt. I asked if they would drain them and she said probably not. But if they’re causing me pain why wouldn’t they drain them?
i get a burning sort of pain on the side of my breast and it gets itchy there I’ve had 2 times where is hurt to left arm up in that area as well the best way i can describe is like pulsating heartburn pain centered at the side of my right breast

A: Thjs is a common thing. Only problem is mis-diagnoses when having a mammogram. I once had to have 3 mammograms just to be told the same thing. Mine don’t bother me, however they will keep an extra watch on my mammograms for anything out of the ordinary. If they are bothering you how so? I never even knew i had them.

Q: Cysts Or Breast Change Due To Pregnancy?
My friend is curently 6 weeks pregnant and her one breast is a lot bigger than the other. I have had cyst’s in my breast before but they don’t feel like what I had my knots were a lot smaller and hers are kind of large knotted area’s but mostly in the side that is the biggest is this normal? Her first Dr.’s appointment is on the 18th and she does intend to go over all of that then so please don’t be rude when you respond she would just like to have a head’s up before her appointment. Would you suggest soaking them in warm water?

A: Some girls breasts will develop in this way, one before the other and some have one breast that doesn’t develop at all. I would guess that her body is just adjusting to pregnancy and the other will catch up. Make sure you have her address this w/ her doctor. Also, self breast exams are a good idea but can be more confusing when pregnant. Warm water will probably not help.

Q: Do cysts in your breast hurt?
I recently found a lump in my breast that did not show up on an ultrsound so I am preparing to go see surgeon to see if he wants to biopsy it. Docotor say’s lump is mobile. I’ve heard so many people say cysts dont hurt. The area of my breast were the lump os hurts as well as in my rib cage, arm pit and shoulder. So does this sound like a cyst? The doctor used doctor terms to explain to me why it didn’t show up even thought it is close to the skin.

A: Depending on the size of the cyst yes, sometimes they can hurt.

Yes, this sounds like it could be a cyst but that’s good about getting an additional opinion from a surgeon to see what they say.

Q: Question about breast cysts?
A couple of weeks ago I felt a lump in my right breast and I went to see a doctor last friday and the doctor told me that its probably a cyst so she set up an appointment for me at the hospital to get an ultrasound done on my breast to determine if it was a cyst. It turned out it was a cyst and I had it aspirated yesterday.

My right breast still hurts a little bit and its still a little swollen and sometimes it itches. Is this normal? How long will it take for the swelling to go down?

My next question is could another cyst form in the same area and if so would the doctor have it aspirated again or would they do something else? It was a pretty good sized cyst (I saw it on the ultrasound yesterday)
The doctor told me yesterday to wear a nice firm bra for a few days.

A: It will help the cyst to heal if you don’t wear a bra for a while. If you must wear one, make sure it’s a loose, cotton bra. The reason behind this is that the constriction and tightness of a bra blocks the lymph nodes and ducts whereby toxins are released from your body. When they become blocked, the toxins build up and can cause cysts as well as even lead to breast cancer. In fact, women in cultures who don’t wear bras have the same chance of getting breast cancer as do men!

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