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Female Complaints

Definition

Diseases related to female reproductive organs.Which Includes -

  • Breast
  • Cervix
  • Ovary
  • Uterus
  • Vagina
  • Fallopian tube

BREAST: Fibrocystic breast disease

Definition

Is commonly called fibrocystic breasts or fibrocystic change, is a benign (noncancerous) condition in which the breasts feel lumpy. Fibrocystic breasts aren’t harmful or dangerous, but may be bothersome. 

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of fibrocystic breasts may include :

  • Breast lumps or areas of thickening that tend to blend into the surrounding breast tissue
  • Generalized breast pain or tenderness
  • Breast lumps that fluctuate in size with the menstrual cycle
  • Green or dark brown nonbloody nipple discharge that tends to leak without pressure or squeezing
  • Breast changes that are similar in both breasts
  • Monthly increase in breast pain or lumpiness from midcycle (ovulation) to just before your period
  • Fibrocystic breast changes occur most often in women in their 20s to 50s. Rarely do postmenopausal women experience fibrocystic breast changes, unless they're on hormone therapy. uncomfortable for some women.

Causes

  • Breast, including lymph nodes, lobules and ducts
  • The exact cause of fibrocystic breast changes isn't known, but experts suspect that reproductive hormones — especially estrogen — play a role.
  • Fluctuating hormone levels during your menstrual cycle can cause breast discomfort and areas of lumpy breast tissue that feel tender, sore and swollen. Fibrocystic breast changes tend to be more bothersome before your menstrual period, and the pain and lumpiness tends to clear up or lessen once your menstrual period begins.
  • When examined under a microscope, fibrocystic breast tissue includes distinct components such as:
  • Fluid-filled round or oval sacs (cysts)
  • A prominence of scar-like fibrous tissue (fibrosis)
  • Overgrowth of cells (hyperplasia) lining the milk ducts or milk-producing tissues (lobules) of the breast
  • Enlarged breast lobules (adenosis)

Risk factors

Having fibrocystic breasts doesn't increase your risk of breast cancer.

Diagnosis

Tests to evaluate your condition may include :

  • Clinical breast exam: Your doctor checks for unusual areas by visually and manually examining your breasts and the lymph nodes located in your lower neck and underarm area. If your medical history and the clinical breast exam indicate normal breast changes, you may not need additional tests. If your doctor finds a new lump and suspects fibrocystic changes, you may come back a few weeks later, after your menstrual period, to have another breast exam. If the changes persist, you'll likely need a mammogram or ultrasound.
  • Mammogram: If your doctor detects a breast lump or prominent thickening in your breast tissue, you need a diagnostic mammogram — an X-ray exam that focuses on a specific area of concern in your breast. The radiologist closely examines the area of concern when interpreting the mammogram.
  • Ultrasound: An ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of your breasts and is often performed along with a mammogram. If you're younger than age 30, you might have an ultrasound instead of a mammogram. Ultrasound is better for evaluating a younger woman's dense breast tissue — tissue tightly packed with lobules, ducts and connective tissue (stroma). Ultrasound can also help your doctor distinguish between fluid-filled cysts and solid masses.
  • Fine-needle aspiration: For a breast lump that feels a lot like a cyst, your doctor may try fine-needle aspiration to see if fluid can be withdrawn from the lump. This helpful procedure can be done in the office. A fine-needle aspiration may collapse the cyst and resolve discomfort.
  • Breast biopsy: If a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound are normal, but your doctor still has concerns about a breast lump, you may be referred to a breast surgeon to determine whether you need a surgical breast biopsy. A breast biopsy is a procedure to remove a small sample of breast tissue for microscopic analysis. If a suspicious area is detected during an imaging exam, your radiologist may recommend an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy or a sterotactic biopsy, which uses mammography to pinpoint the exact location for the biopsy.

Homeopathic treatment of FIBROADENOMA OF BREAST include :

  1. CALCAREA CARBONICA : Homoeopathic medicine for treating Fibroadenoma of Breast in obese women.

    Excellent medicine for Fibroadenoma of Breast in obese women who are tired, anxious and perspire profusely. Good for calcification of fibroadenomas and also for their inflammatory condition. Breast swells and becomes tender before menses. Lumps which are hard, nodular and tender to touch are well treated by this medicine. Acts well in breast lumps of young teenagers who are pale, chilly and sensitive to cold weather. Confused, depressed and sad women with breast lumps.

    IODUM : Homoeopathic medicine for treating Breast lumps.

    Effective remedy for all kinds of breast lumps. Breast is inflamed, hard, enlarged and nodular. Cases of mal absorption which makes patient emaciated and weak. Although the patient is week he wants to eat all the time. Eating well still emaciates. Patient is very hot.

  2. BOVISTA : Homoeopathic medicine for treating Breast tumours.

    Great remedy for breast tumours with stitching pains more in left breast. Pain extends from breast to underarms. Too early and profuse menstruation. Sharp shooting pain in left breast which increases with pressure.

  3. CALCAREA FLOUR : Homeopathic medicine for treating stony hard Fibroadenoma’s of breast 

    Calcarea Fluor is the best Homeopathic medicine for treating Fibroadenoma of the breast where the nodes are as hard as a stone. Calcarea Fluor has a strong tendency to dissolve these hard knots in the breast. Wonderful results follow the use of Calcarea Fluor in women with stony hard nodes in the breast. These Breast Fibroadenomas get smaller and the hard lumps get softened, followed by complete disappearance with the use of Homeopathic Medicine Calcarea Fluor. One of the quick acting remedies for Fibroadenoma Breast. For hard, solitary, movable, well defined breast lumps. Ambi-thermal. Aggressive, violent, and obese women with degenerative changes in the joints.

  4. CONIUM : Homeopathic remedy for treating painful tumors in mammary glands

    Conium is of great help in treating glandular affections. Conium can be used with excellent results to treat tumors in mammary glands. Conium is preferred in cases where nodes in the breast are present with pain in the breast before and during menstruation or periods. The pain usually gets worse upon touching. Homeopathic medicine Conium helps in treating both the cyclical appearance of breast pain around the menstrual nisus and also the diminution of breast nodes.

  5. PHYTOLACCA : Homeopathic treatment for Sensitive and painful Fibroadenoma of breast

    Phytolacca is a natural Homeopathic medicine which can be very beneficial for the treatment of Fibroadenoma of the breast when inflammation of breast is associated with it. The breast is extremely sensitive, hard and painful. The glands in armpits may also get enlarged. In such cases, Homeopathic medicine Phytolacca provides a great helping hand in reducing the inflammation and pain in breast initially, followed by the complete disappearance of hardness.

  6. GRAPITES : Homeopathic treatment for Fibroadenoma of breast caused by scars and Abscess

    Graphites is a Homeopathic medicine which is of great help in treating Fibroadenoma in the breast. Homeopathic medicine Graphites is the best pick for treating tumors in the breast that arise from some old scars in the breast. Old scars may have remained after healing of abscess in the breast. Graphites work very efficiently in the dissipation of these tumors. The tumors, as well as the scars, disappear with this Homeopathy remedy.

  7. SCROPHULARIA NODOSA : Powerful Homeopathic medicine for tumor in breast

    Scrophularia Nodosa is a rare but very significant Homeopathic medicine that can be used for dissolving the tumors, lumps, nodes or indurations in breasts. This medicine is mainly used in tincture form. Scrophularia Nodosa is an extremely powerful Homeopathic medicine to dissolve and get rid of breast tumors. This Homeopathic medicine is absolutely safe with no side effects.

  8. PULSATILLA : Homeopathic medicine for nodes in breast plus menstrual irregularities

    Pulsatilla is a natural Homeopathic medicine that can be taken when nodes in breast are accompanied by menstrual irregularities. The main menstrual irregularity noticed is suppressed menses for a long duration or scanty menses. Pulsatilla is of much help for girls at puberty suffering from lumps or nodes in breast.