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Fibroadenoma

Hi there.  After having an ultrasound and mammogram I received the following report.  Mammogram normal.  Ultrasound shows small oval area 5mm x 7mm in diameter with diminished echogenicity.  Typical of small fibroadenoma but other possibilities cannot be excluded, so opinion of a breast surgeon would be worthwhile.  Are ultrasound's correct in diagnosing fibroadenomas or could it be something more sinister??  Thanks, I am freaking out a bit.
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Dear Deni_B:  There is no imaging study that is perfect in terms of differentiating benign versus malignant findings.  Ultrasound is best at distinguishing solid versus cystic (fluid-filled) structures.  There are characteristics of fibroadenomas that differentiate them from malignant lesions.  Based on how this appears, a breast specialist may feel more or less certain as to what this finding might be and will make appropriate recommendations.  The only way to be 100% certain may be to biopsy.
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Hi..A few weeks ago, I discovered a lump...I didn't do anything for 2 weeks, then called my dr...within a week, I was scheduled for an ultrasound...today.
My dr figured it was a fibroadenoma.  While doing the ultrasound (today), they found not 1 but 4 lumps plus a cyst. The ultrasound lady said that it 'looks' like fibroadenomas, but they will let me know in a week.
I know it's benign, but is it crazy for me to not want to be growing these things...I am very aware of the larger one...Then I hear about misdiagnosis...I'm 34..Why am I growing these things?  The waiting it driving me nuts..

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