My sister who is 21 has been developing breast lumps 2-3cm and still growing and regrowing, for two years now.she has been operated two times and has had a core biopsy. the doctor has diagnosed benign firoadenomas. its painful for her. she is getting really upset.
what will happen? what are her options?
Further more she has some irregularity in her periods? Does this connect in any way?
Dear boxer722: Fibroadenomas are non-malignant (benign) lumps that feel smooth, and round. They can vary from very small to quite large (5cm). Fibroadenomas are usually distinct on a mammogram and ultrasound. They are most common in women in their teens and early 20's but can happen at any age. If the size is stable and the fibroadenomas are not bothering the woman - there may be no reason to remove them. However, if these cause discomfort, they can be removed. It is not uncommon for fibroadenomas to reoccur. In most cases, fibroadenomas will eventually go away. Your sister might benefit from seeing a medical breast specialist for her fibroadenomas. These are often located at large academic medical centers. In terms of her menstrual abnormalities, a gynecologist is best suited to address this.
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