Which physical findings suggest fibrocystic changes in pediatric breast disorders?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Harsh Grewal, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Fibrocystic changes of the breast are very common in the adolescent population. [20] Physical examination findings may reveal discrete breast cysts or diffuse, small lumps throughout. Breast tenderness and heaviness may be experienced by the patient, especially before her menstrual period. The patient is advised to avoid caffeine. Evening primrose oil (1 tbsp at bedtime) may be used to alleviate breast pain associated with fibrocystic changes of the breast. [21]


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