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fibroadenoma

I've had a lump in my breast for a few years now.  A few years ago I had a needle aspiration done and it came back negative.  Last week I saw my Dr. and she noticed the lump had changed and grown quite a bit. It's about the size of a small marble.  She ordered another aspiration and the results came back benign again.  She called it a fibroadenoma and wants to see me in six months.  Everything I've read suggests those kind of lumps be removed to be on the safe side.  What do you suggest?
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Dear boyd:  Fibrooadenomas are distinct on a mammogram or ultrasound and when aspirated - no fluid comes out.  A physician can generally tell whether a lump is a fibroadenoma by feeling it.  As long as the doctor is sure it is a fibroadenoma, there is no need to remove the lump.  In 50% of the cases fibroadenomas will go away on their own within 5 years.  In others, the life of a fibroadenoma is about 15 years.  In teenagers - the tendency is not to remove fibroadenomas.  In middle age women, the tendency is to remove the fibroadenomas to be sure they are, in fact, fibroadenomas.
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I say get rid of the fibroadenoma because it can hide a cancerous tumor, or you may think the that the tumor is part of the fibroadenoma or cyst.
The 2 cm fibroadenoma & cyst I had in 1986 was right next to the cancerous tumor that developed later on. I don't know how long the cancerous tumor was there because it was hidden by the fibroadenoma. The breast specialist advised to leave the fibroadenoma/cyst because it would mean a scar on my breast. Who cares? It was painful! Years later (1997) it was finally removed along with the tumor. I say if it hurts get it out. & if it doesn't belong there get it out.
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My left breast has these little sharp pains shooting through it all the time and it is swolen I went to OB he said i drink to muck caffine. And it is just fibrode tissue. I am 29 and just had a hyster. in aug of last year. And Had my overies removed in Feb of this year. I am taking Premerine. And I can't help but think my OB is probably just tired of Dealing With Me? What do you All think?
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