Post # 1
Back story – 3 years ago I visited my GP after finding a lump in my breast. She examined me and found it to be a cyst. I cant remember what name she gave it to determine its type. She told me not to worry and that is may even disapear on its own and is unlikely to cause any issues.
The lump is still there now, im not sure if its any larger as it freaks me out a little to touch it. but my breasts are very tender. They have been this way for a ferw months now.
I usually get tenderness before my period is due but never mid cycle, I didnt even get tender breast during pregnancy.
Im not sure whether the pain is related to the cyst? Do cysts cause tenderness?
I am going to schedule an appointment for next week to see the doctor again but I would like to know if anyone else has similar experiences and what it turned out to be.
Post # 2
I have breast pain on the first two days of my period, not like shooting pain but more like tenderness, then it basically goes away. When I start a new birth control the hormones don’t level out right away and I have a little bit of pain then… I had a lump checked about two years ago that they said went away and think it had to do with hormones changing but they keep an eye on it. When I had the lump I never felt pain… I have had ovarian cysts and those can hurt sometimes especially if there is pressure in that area in a certain spot…
sorry if this didn’t help much 😒
Post # 3
Breast cysts tend to react to hormonal shifts and are also sensitive to touch and to diet. If you start touching the cysts/feeling them, even with a slight press, you will give yourself pain/ache/tenderness in that area. They will feel worse the more you touch them.
Some women also experience issues with their cysts if they consume saturated fats, dairy, or chocolate. Cysts can change in size over the monthly cycle or over years. They can get smaller on their own as your practitioner noted, and also get larger again.
Post # 4
Bunny_the_Bride: I am allergic to dairy so that isnt an issue for me so can rule that out but thank for for all the information.
I am not on any form of hormal birth control either.
Are cysts easy to remove? does anyone know how it is done? it hurts to lie on my front which is my preferred sleeping position and gets irritated by underwiredbras.
Post # 5
ChocolateLime: Sometimews they do fine needle aspiration as part of the diagnostic workup. If all the fluid is withdrawn,it can serve double purpose as treatment too. Draining the cyst often makes the area more comfortable.
Cysts can also be treated with hormonal birth control, but the benefits must be weighed against the risks.
Surgical removal is rarely necessary.