Do Breast Fibroids Get Bigger

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is it possible to have Fibrocystic Breasts under the age of 21?
    one of my breasts is in a lot of pain! i have these symptoms and i researched Fibrocystic Breasts but it said that its more common among older women!
    helpp!

    • ANSWER:
      There are millions of other reasons why your breasts may be in a lot of pain. The pill, certain medications, particular times in your cycle, sleeping on it wrong, I mean, you name it, it could happen. I had a fibroid in my breast when I was 18 but it was non-cancerous.

      If your entire breast is turning into a big lump of scar tissue, then I'd go to the doctor because there's something horribly wrong.

  2. QUESTION:
    How big can fibriods grow in your uterus?
    My son is 14months now and when I was pregnant and had an ultrasound with him they said I had large fibriods in my uterus. My stomach now feels like a 8month pregnant belly from under my breasts all the way down and hard. I am not pregnant that I know for sure but I was wondering could it be the fibroids? I will be goin to my gp to get checked this week but just wondering if anyone has had this?

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  3. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know what it means to have an enlarged uterus?
    I went to gyn for pap and breast exam. she is running 3 different test on some stuff leaking out of my nipples. now i have to go to the hospital for an ultrasound because my uterus is enlarged. it cant be pregnancy because my tubes are tied. I am so scared. Please someone give me some good advice or share an experience you have had.

    • ANSWER:
      Why do Fibroids Cause an Enlarged Uterus?

      The uterus is designed to expand to accommodate a growing baby. When fibroids develop, the uterus enlarges in response to fibroid growth. Some women notice a distended abdomen similar to pre-menstrual bloat; others experience expansion as big as a full term pregnancy.
      Adenomysis

      Occasionally, an enlarged uterus may be the result of Adenomyosis, a disease which mimics fibroids. Adenomyosis can only be diagnosed with biopsy and imaging studies.
      Can the Uterus Shrink Back?

      When fibroids are removed by surgery (Myomectomy) or are shrunk by Uterine Fibroid Embolization, the uterus will return to normal size. Unfortunately, Myomectomy can damage the uterine lining, impairing fertility. There is also a 30% chance of fibroid re-growth. Embolization has neither of these problems. As a non-surgical procedure, it also won't leave scars on the stomach or bikini area.

  4. QUESTION:
    My mother had breast surgery for fibroids many years ago,now again a lump has come up. What could it be?
    The lump has come up in the same place. She is now 68yrs. I am really worried. We have done a biopsy and waiting for results.

    • ANSWER:
      Heck, it could be another little no big deal fibroid! I wouldn't worry too much, if your mom's not feeling sick and you've got a doctor working with her I don't believe that she's going to have terrible trouble. Even the worst case scenario is unlikely to take her from you.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to tell if my girlfriend is pregnant?
    Me and my girlfriend had sex once and I know it sounds stupid but I never cam or was even close to. But I seen her today and I felt some type of lump in her stomach, Is it too late to buy a pregnancy test to see if she is cause she still had her period and she has not gotten any bigger not even in breast size.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a clinic and have a doctor examine your girlfriend to make sure that lump is nothing serious like a fibroid uterus. You can have a period when your pregnant. I would be very sensitive to her in this situation. You can do another pregnancy test and the results should be accurate. Why are you afraid. If you think you didn't do it maybe someone else did. That is when DNA comes in. When did you have sex with her from the next time you saw her. A lump is not a bump. I think you are also paranoid and young. They make these things..not sure if you heard of them...they are called ..i think..condoms. Try 2 at a time or just abstain. You don't sound ready for responsibility.

  6. QUESTION:
    after having never being on birth control, would you start at 34? and what would the biggest changes be?
    I've never taken BC mostly b/c I like taking the natural approach to my body and just using condoms instead. will my hormone levels, etc benefit in the long run if i don't mess with my body chemistry at this point? or will i be glad later on in life if i start taking them?

    • ANSWER:
      If you don't need it, don't take it. After I had been on bc for a few months, I had fibroids in my breasts. Scary but after i stopped they went away. I had bad luck with an IUD too.

  7. QUESTION:
    As a 22yr-old woman, should I be concerned about this lump in my breast?
    It seems to have gotten a little, only a little bit bigger in the past year, like a little over a centimeter. As I feel it, it seems to have a crease, like if it were diving in 2. I will be getting it checked out. I just wonder what it could be and why? Aren't I sorta young to be having any sort of cancerous signals?

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost there is no such thing as too young. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 23. You should be concerned about any body changes you have especially a lump. It is possible that it's benign many young women have fibroid cysts there not harmful but you have to be careful about your diet if that is the reason that you have a lump. I'm glad you are getting it looked at . If you do have cancer finding a support system outside your family can be very helpful. There is a cancer forum on Web MD that has survivors talking to people who are newly diagnosed or going through treatment. Medicine has come a long way and if you are ill it should be curable.
      Good luck at your appointment and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  8. QUESTION:
    Called to go back for a second mammogram?
    I had a digital imaging mammogram the 22nd of Oct. I got a call today from United Breast Center,Oct.28. They said to come back in because behind both nipples,it looks like fibroid tissue. I am confused by this, I get mammograms every year. I am 72. My mother died of breast cancer at 71. Should I be worried and does their reason sound plausible.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow. You are 71 on Yahoo? Congratulations.

      Was the 10.22 mammogram compared? Because of your family history, certainly you know the importance of regular mammograms especially after the age of 50. It is just as important for them to be compared.

      The reason is not plausible. Maybe someone is sugar-coating a bigger issue. on a 72 year old woman it is unlikely for there to be change from one year to the next on both breasts.

      Do what is recommended, but make sure comparisons were done. That may prevent unnecessary biopsy.

  9. QUESTION:
    When on birth control pills. How many years is it okay to stay on the pill, before you will need a break?
    I've heard you shouldn't stay on the pill over a certain amount of years, because it puts you at higher risk for certain types of cancer. I've been on seasonale for two years, since I've had my son two years ago.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been on either the pill or shot for about 25 years almost non-stop (except for getting pregnant with my son and post-partum...and one horrible 6 month long experiment with an IUD).

      In the old days it was recommended that women take a "break" every 5 years or so; these days with the super-low doses of hormones it is completely unnecessary to do so.

      The biggest risk is breast cancer, but even that risk is only SLIGHTLY elevated. And the risk of other types of cancers is actually REDUCED for as long as you're on the pill. These types would include endometrial, uterine, and ovarian cancers. There is also a benefit of having fewer ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids while on the pill.

  10. QUESTION:
    am I imagining this change with my period?
    I'm on my period right now, and it's heavier than normal and came 4 days early (bleh) and the cramps are AWFUL. I'm a teenager so I know it's not going to be normal. But for about a year now it's been pretty regular. Should I be worried? My other question is can your boobs like swell up around your period? It seems like they got substantially bigger over the past like 2 days.... And they're a little tender.

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, it's not that odd that your period varied a little, stress, different foods, etc. can influence when you have your period, particularly if you're a teenager. If the heavy bloodflow and painful cramps continue, you might want to see a gynecologist about it. You could have endometriosis, fibroids, cysts, a number of different things. Particularly if the pain continues, don't accept it as normal. I was told for many years as a teenager that debilitating pain with my period was normal, and it wasn't. At nearly 30 I was diagnosed with endometriosis and having gone untreated for so long, quite possibly it's worse than it needed to be.

      Breasts can swell around your period and get tender, the change in hormones is usually the reason, although I find that my breasts hurt more if I've had a lot of caffeine. I have a friend who gets mini cysts in her breast tissue and she finally figured out it was the result of caffeine. It's not usually a problem unless you are having a lot of pain or noticing cysts in your breasts.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy for dysmenorrhea. I have PMS and often bloated and have loss of bowel movement.?
    It is commonly associated with severe abdominal pain and cramps and often relieved when i induce vomiting. There are times when i have loss of consciousness. Health experts, i hope you can enlighten me by an advice and best home remedy.

    • ANSWER:
      Dysmenorrhoea
      Period pains, or dysmenorrhoea, affect 40-70% of women of reproductive age.
      For about one in 10 women the discomfort and pain is bad enough to interfere with their daily lives.
      A certain amount of discomfort around the time of ovulation and menstruation is normal and it has been proposed that it is related to the movements of the womb and the hormones and chemicals that circulate around the body at that time of the month.
      However, sometimes dysmenorrhoea is a sign of an underlying disease.
      The pain typically occurs in the lower abdomen and/or pelvis and can radiate to the back and along the thighs, lasting somewhere between eight and 72 hours.
      It can occur before or during menstruation or both. Headaches, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting may accompany it.
      When there is no underlying cause, simple analgesia with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen might be all that is needed.
      Some women find that going on the combined oral contraceptive pill lessens the discomfort.
      Others have reported being helped by acupuncture, TENS therapy (a painless way of stimulating the nerves using pulsed energy) or a hot water bottle applied locally to the area of discomfort.
      If there is an underlying disease causing the dysmenorrhoea then this should be treated.
      Often there will be other symptoms too, such as heavy bleeding or pain or bleeding after intercourse.
      The most common diseases associated with dysmenorrhoea are endometriosis and fibroids.
      Endometriosis is a condition where the cells that make up the lining of the womb are also found in places other than the womb.
      With each menstruation, this tissue outside of the womb responds to the same hormones that control periods and therefore builds up and breaks down and bleeds in the same way as the womb lining.
      This can lead to inflammation and pain. Endometriosis can be treated with hormones or surgery to shrink or remove the problematic tissue.
      Fibroids are non-cancerous or benign growths in the uterus.
      A fifth of women develop them in their lifetime. They can be very small or as big as a melon.
      Some cause no problems while others cause significant pain and heavy periods.
      Treatment options include hormonal therapy and surgery.
      Other less common causes of dysmenorrhoea are previous pelvic surgery and a pelvic infection.
      Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
      Many women experience physical and mood changes around the time of their period, but for some it can be a particularly difficult time.
      There are more than 150 symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but the common ones include low mood and irritability, breast tenderness and bloating.
      Typically PMS symptoms appear before in the days before period and cease once menstruation begins.
      It is not known what causes PMS but hormonal changes are thought to be involved. PMS severity often increases around hormonal surges, such as puberty and pregnancy.
      Women aged 30-45 often experience the most severe PMS.
      Treatments are available to ease the symptoms. These include hormonal contraceptives and more potent hormonal drugs.
      Some may prefer to try non-hormonal alternatives such as vitamin B6 and evening primrose oil.

  12. QUESTION:
    Difference between a cyst lump, and cancer lump?
    What is the difference in feel of a cancer lump, and a fibroid?

    I have had the same lump in my breast for about a year, and my doctor says it's fibroid cyst. She did not run a biopsy, but did to a mammogram. The lump has not gotten bigger throughout the year.

    I did notice another lump in the same breast about 2 weeks ago.

    I'm a bit worried, as my breast has has had a dull pain in it for the past month. I have been drinking a lot of caffeine though.

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst has a round shape, whereas cancer will have an irregular shape. Also, a cyst will have what is called an "encapsulated" feel when you touch it...you can sort of move it around under your skin. Not so with cancer.

  13. QUESTION:
    Do birth control pills or any other pills at all really enlarge your breats?
    I heard that BC pills makes women breats bigger, is it true. Or did anyone who used or ate anything at all found side effects of bigger breasts?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, some birth controls have been known to increase the bust size, but at a cost of possible health issues and it's certainly not a reason to take certain BCP's just to increase your breast size.

      Any birth control with anti-androgenic properties and high oestrogen content such as Diane35 and possibly Yasmin (which are also know to treat acne and other androgenic disorders) have been known to increase bust size.

      What is actually happening, is that oestrogen is becoming the dominent hormones and this is known to increase the growth of breast ttissues. Howver, oestrogen dominence can lead to all kinds of problems including the following:

      Increase in allergies
      Breast tenderness, mastitis and fibrocystic breasts
      Breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer
      Cervical dysphasia
      Auto-immune disease
      Early onset of annovulatory cycles
      Polycystic ovaries
      Uterine fibroids
      Infertility due to luteal phase failure
      Sperm counts are down over 50%
      Depression, anxiety and panic attacks
      Mood swings, agitation, irritability
      PMS, Chronic fatigue
      Craving for sweets
      Hypoglycaemia
      Memory loss and foggy thinking, loss of concentration
      Decreased libido
      Early onset of menstruation, irregular periods
      Premenopausal bone loss
      Osteoporosis
      Thyroid problems, sluggish metabolism
      Weight gain and water retention
      High blood pressure
      Increased risk of blood clots and strokes
      Migraine headaches
      Gall bladder disease
      Zinc/copper imbalance
      Magnesium deficiency

      As you can see, the risks really outweight any possible benefits. HTH : )

  14. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies for painful, heavy periods?
    I have always had quite heavy periods, but since coming off the pill they are very heavy with alot of big clots, does anyone know of any naturals remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Menustrational Complaints (You must read it carefully) these are 100% cures which cure without any side effects or complications :-

      Dark, clotted; copious or scanty menses, during day time only; 1st menses delayed and painful; intermittent and irregular; changing moods; likes open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; copious; during night on lying down; frequently; intermittent; painful Kreosote 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses dark; acrid, excoriating,during night only, after lying down Bovista 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Copious and dark; worse after injury Hamamellis 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Dark, clotted, painful and frequent, due to displaced uterus; during night only Trillium p.Q or 6X, 3 hourly

      Copious; gushing and frequent; worse after exertion; every 2 weeks or every few days;lasting for a week or more Medorrhinum 200 or 1M monthly (3)

      Copious, offensive, clotted and painful,due to uterine fibroid; difficult to wash Platina 200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses bright red, copious, clotted, painful and frequent; worse during menopause; walking ameliorates; history of abortion Sabina 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Menses bright red, mingled with dark clots; offensive Belladonna 30, 4 hourly

      Mense bright red; gushing; nausea or vomiting, clean tongue Ipecac 30, 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; copious and frequent Millefolium Q or 30 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; vicarious; patient desires icy cold water Phosphorus 30 or 200, 4 hourly(3)

      Menses acrid; excoriating;copious after miscarriage; frequent; intermittent China 6 or 30, 4 hourly

      Menses copious; continues upto next period; dark and clotted; irregular Secale Cor 30 4 hourly

      Menses profuse and early; copious with dark clots and abdominal distention Nux vomica 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Early and excessive; bright red, long lasting with headache; copious; worse after exertion; early in young girls lasting for long; late in adults Calc-phos 12X or 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; lasting a week or more,frequent, every 2 weeks; intermittent Sulphur 200 or 1M, 4 hourly (3)

      Amenorrhoea; dark clotted blood; copious, frequent, delayed; first menses delayed; exhausting; pale, thin blood Ferrum met.3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Irregular; painful, delayed or frequent; worse after exertion Sepia 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Early; profuse and frequent; every 2 weeks; during lactation; lasting a week or more; returns after excitement; suppressed after working in water or becoming wet Calcarea carb.200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious, frequent,dark, intermittent and irregular; during day time only; offensive, painful and thick Lilium tig.30 or 200, 4 hourly (3)

      Menstrual flow suppressed after fright or shock; in plethoric young girls; menses profuse with nose bleed; late; marked fear and restlessness Aconite 30 or 200, 3 hourly

      Menses frequent and copious; offensive; passive bleeding Helonias Q or 6, 4 hourly

      All complaints better during menstruation; copious or scanty; painful for very short period only; dark, lumpy and black Lachesis 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; worse after injury or coition; bruised pains Arnica 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious; late or suppressed; worse while sitting; feels better after flow starts Zincum met.30 or 200, 3 hourly(3)

      Dark, clotted, stringy, offensive, painful and frequent; worse from least movements Crocus sat.Q or 6X, 4 hourly

      Delayed; specially first menses; irregular,painful,pale and scanty; stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)

      Delayed and painful; flow aggravates the complaints; neuralgic, rheumatic pain;scanty or suppressed due to emotions or fever Actaea race.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Delayed, scanty,stopped due to cold; putting hands in cold water, due to cold; breast becomes enlarged, sore and painful during menstrual cycle Conium mac.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Delayed or stopped; by putting hands in cold water; suppressed after drinking milk Lac-def.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early or delayed; exhausting,scanty or profuse; stools hard and constipated; haemorrhage between periods Thlaspi b-p.Q or 6 4 hourly

      Copious; alternate periods more profuse; frequent and painful;very slight (1st day only), 2nd day with vomiting; mentrual colic with large clots Cyclamen 30 4 hourly

      Painful and scanty;increases while sitting and less while walking Alumina 30 or 0/5 4 hourly

      Menses with neuralgic pain; dysmenorrhoea with pains flying to other parts of the body Caulophyllum 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Early, dark and stringy with neuralgic pain; better after flow starts; menstrual colic; membranous dysmenorrhoea Magnesia phos.12X or 30 3 hourly

      menses lasts for long; thick and dark; irregular Nux mosch.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; menses returns after over exertion; long walk, passing hard stools etc; discharge of blood between periods Ambra gr.200 3 hourly (3)

      Painful; only for one day or one hour; late and scanty; amenorrhoea with opthalmia Euphrasia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Menses appear only for one day; scanty, pain in small of back and stomach during menstruation Baryta carb.200 4 hourly (3)

      Clotted,stringy, passive and bright red; profuse after miscarriage; worse after slightest provocation Ustilago Q or 6 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; suppressed after bathing in river or swimming pool; tongue thickly whitish coated Antim-crud.200 4 hourly (3)

      Suppressed with colic; better bending double and by pressure Colocynth 200 3 hourly (3)

      Acrid,early, profuse and prolonged; suppressed after getting feet wet Rhus tox.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; epistaxis instead of menses; worse by motion Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Totally exhausted during menstruation, can hardly speak; lasting for long, though not profuse Carbo an.200 3 hourly(3)

      Menses early or late; scanty or profuse; pain with soreness about genitals; pain from back passes down through left labium Kali carb.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Gushing; exhausting with colic as from sharp stones rubbing together; irregular and painful Cocculus ind.30 or 200 4 hourly

      Scanty; early or delayed; clots of black blood; menstrual flow aggravates all the complaints Thuja oc.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent; early or delayed during day time only; no menses at night; scanty and offensive Causticum 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent and gushing; membranous; painful and stringy; breasts swollen and painful before menses and better afterwards; excessive menstruation; discharge of bloody mucous after menses at the time of new moon Lac-can.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses during lactation period; while nursing the child Silicea 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Membranous; early and profuse, with griping in abdomen; nausea and pain in stomach extending to small of back Borax 30 4 hourly

      Early with thick and strong odour; offensive; premature and too copious Carbo Veg.30 or 200 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Menses offensive; vicarious; mammae swollen and painful Psorinum 200 or 1M, monthly (3)

      Menses painful; suppressed; colic before the appearance of discharge Verat Vir 30X or 200 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Dysmenorrhoea; menses usually delayed Pneumococcus 30X or 200, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      For more information on Homeopathy and women's problems please look up under the appropriate header :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases

      I hope and pray that the provided information proves helpful to you.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless

  15. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a late period and a negative test i am not stress or ill i just want some answers?
    Yes i did have sex duh why would i think that i am pregnant. I know i am i have cramps, my breast are getting bigger and etc.

    • ANSWER:
      There could be something else going on. Are you under a lot of stress? Stress tends to be one of the major factors that would make your body respond this way. Have you had this problem with your cycle before? What is your normally like...is it heavy/light? Do you have bad cramping? Are you overweight?

      You could have endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, or polyps...polyps I know from personal experience will cause BAD cramping because your cervix is contracting to try and remove the tissue as if in a normal cycle.

      As you could see there are several reasons as to why you are having symptoms that resemble a pregnancy. I hope I have helped.

  16. QUESTION:
    I feel hopeless, depressed, exhausted and nauseous could it be my period?
    My boyfriend says every month I become extremely moody but it sometimes happens during my period not before. I also have bad fibroids, a lot of them and some that are very big. Sometimes it feels like someone is sticking a knife in my anus. But the moods are worse of all. I feel depressed often but like now I feel suicidal and guilty for missing work.

    • ANSWER:
      The most common signs and symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome include:

      Emotional and behavioral symptoms

      Tension or anxiety
      Depressed mood
      Crying spells
      Mood swings and irritability or anger
      Appetite changes and food cravings
      Trouble falling asleep (insomnia)
      Social withdrawal
      Poor concentration
      Physical signs and symptoms

      Joint or muscle pain
      Headache
      Fatigue
      Weight gain related to fluid retention
      Abdominal bloating
      Breast tenderness
      Acne flare-ups
      Constipation or diarrhea
      Although the list of potential signs and symptoms is long, most women with premenstrual syndrome experience only a few of these problems.

  17. QUESTION:
    What If I Have A Lump Of One of My Breast?
    I Found a lump on my left breast and it feel big and squishy can anyone tell me please im scared

    • ANSWER:
      Please go see a doctor. Sometimes we get lumps, but they are from swollen lymph nodes, in our breasts. Also, not sure how old you are but if you are still developing, this can happen.
      A doctor can put your mind at ease. I had a lump at 18, it was a fibroid, and I had it removed. It was not harmful.
      Good luck

  18. QUESTION:
    Are big boobs bad for your heart?
    I know having fat around the stomach is alot unhealthier than around the hips & can cause heart problems. Breasts are made up of alot of fat, so I am just thinking it would be unhealthy to have that much fat around your chest.
    unhealthy because it is fat that is very close to your heart.
    Thanks everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, fat anywhere on your body signifies an increased intake of saturated fats, or unhealthy foods. Secondly, breasts are not only fat, they are glands as well. People can be fat and healthy, it all depends on their intake of essential nutrients and whether or not they exercise. So no, breasts are not bad for your heart. A high intake of cholesterol and sodium mixed with a lack of exercise, is. The only health problems breasts can be directly linked to are breast cancer, breast fibroids (which are mainly just a discomfort), and sometimes back issues.

  19. QUESTION:
    is it good to be on a birth control with a high level of hormones or low? 10pts.?
    Okay well I want to know what's the difference between both. Like high estrogen? Low estrogen? What makes my boobs stay larger? Haha please help give me all the info.

    • ANSWER:
      The hormone level you need is determined by the doctor. Most doctors prescribe low-dose hormones due to lower problems associated with lower doses. For the most part, they prescribe higher doses of hormone when a woman has reproductive problems such as endometriosis or fibroids because both attack the body, but can be slowed or even stopped by hormones. I've never heard of a birth control pill that shrinks your breasts...and depending on you and whatever pill you are prescribed, your breasts might grow. If they don't grow, they will stay the same size. For every pill, there are tons of women who will say their breasts got bigger, and tons of women who will say don't take it to help your breasts grow...breast growth is subjective to the individual user.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there Estrogen in birth control pills?
    I'm 14 and my periods are super heavy so I'm going to take Birth control pills. Is there alot of estrogen in them? If so, what will be the effects? I don't care about my boobs getting bigger or anything, but what are the good & Bad effects? Thanks. (:

    • ANSWER:
      There is estrogen in the combined pill (estrogen and progesterone)

      Advantages:

      * Doesn’t interrupt sex
      * Usually makes your bleeds regular, lighter and less painful
      * May help with premenstrual symptoms
      * Reduces the risk of cancer of the ovary, womb and colon
      * Reduces acne in some women
      * May protect against pelvic inflammatory disease
      * May reduce the risk of fibroids, ovarian cysts and (non-cancerous) breast disease

      Disadvantages:

      Temporary side-effects at first may include:

      * Headaches, nausea, breast tenderness and mood changes
      * Breakthrough bleeding (unexpected bleeding on pill-taking days) and spotting

      If these do not stop within a few months, changing the type of pill may help.

      The pill can have some serious side-effects, but these are not common. They may include:

      * Raised blood pressure
      * A very small number of women may develop a blood clot which can block a vein (venous thrombosis) or an artery (arterial thrombosis, heart attack or stroke)
      * A small increase in risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer
      * A small increase in the risk of cervical cancer if the pill is used continuously for more than five years.

  21. QUESTION:
    what is wrong with my breast?
    im 15 and my left breast is swollen red and sore. it has been this way since i woke up this morning and it is now 3:13pm. my breast size is 36A if that makes a difference, and i no that its not pms. could you help give me some ideas of what this might be? ( i have very little family history of breast cancer.)
    thank you in advance!
    if you arnt going to give serious answers.. dont care to hear them.
    i am not sexually active.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have a fibroid in your breast. These are benign tumors that many women develop in their breasts and they can be very painful! Since you are experiencing pain, it is most likely not cancer, especially at your age. Cancerous tumors tend to not be painful, so if you find a lump in your breast that is not painful, be more worried about that than a sore one.

      You may have also just bumped yourself somehow, or you could have some kind of infection. Your breasts may be getting bigger and you could be having "growing pains." You may need a more supportive bra or you could be wearing the wrong size. I would recommend visiting both a doctor and a lingerie store if you are sore for longer than a few days. The doctor should be able to tell you what is going on, and the consultants at the lingerie store can ensure you are wearing the correct bra (wearing the wrong one can cause pain.)

      Good luck and feel better!

  22. QUESTION:
    I found a big hard lump in my breast?
    Ive got a big, hard lump in my breast going from the bottom up into my nipple?
    its not visible from the outside but its really big. its not sore, and im fifteen. what could it be? im booking a doctors appointment tomorrow but this is worrying me now!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry, you're very young so unless you have a REALLY strong history of cancer in your family it's probably not cancer. Cancer is something you worry about at 30 and 40, and very rare in a 15-year-old. All the same, it's good you're getting it checked out just the same.

      It's probably a cyst or a fibroid.

  23. QUESTION:
    what do they do at the gynocologist?
    im going to my first appointment soon and i dont know what to expect. so what does she do the first time i see her? im 15.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's what they do. When they call you in, they will ask you to give them a urine sample, check your weight, and ask you a bunch of questions, What medication you are on, when your last period was, etc what you are here for, today. etc.
      Then they will usher you into the examining room and give you a gown to put on....they will tell you that you can keep your socks on (Big deal, I know!) then you will wait for the doctor to come in. Because this is your First appointment she will sit and talk to you for about 10 minutes, ask you questions and get to know you. Then she will examine your breasts, and then she MAY do a pap test, but I think you are a little young for that, so try not to worry. She will just examine you to make sure you don't have any lesions on your labia....no big deal...she may do an internal exam, where she will lightly press on your belly to check the shape of your ovaries and if you have any fibroids...
      the best way to deal with this is to let your thighs go limp, like a rag doll. It can be quite uncomfortable if you aren't relaxed. My doctor only uses one finger, but some use two or 3. It is a fast 5 minute appointment from start to finish, but since you are new she will do more talking than examining. :) Good Luck Hun.

  24. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer risk for a 17 year old?
    When I was 16 I had a really big lump that was non-cancerous and was removed because it would not stop growing. It has now been a year and my breast still really hurts and is very sensitive but it does not feel like my other breast. I want to know what the chances are for me to get another lump and what the chances are to get breast cancer my age with already having a lump previously. Thank you very much and I would really appreciate an answer!

    • ANSWER:
      At 17, the chances of breast cancer are usually nil. the lump you had removed...did the Dr tell you what it consist of? Was a fibroid? These are painful, hardened tissue but not cancer. Was it a cysts? These are fluid filled sacs, not cancer. Also, most important, your hormones are wild right now. A teen has hormones developing her all over and the breast are a target for lumpy, bumpy feeling. It's nothing, just your hormones. However, if you've had one removed already, why not go back to that same doctor and see what she says. Good luck

  25. QUESTION:
    I had a mammogram last week and was called back for a Diagnostic Mammogram.?
    I have been putting it off so long ,and when I finally went to get the test I was called back. They gave me an appointment for next week..the person on the phone said that it may be some extra breast tissue. Well I am seeking some advice Foron anyone that has gone through this. Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      It just their way of saying they saw something suspicious. They are not saying you have breast cancer. When they tell you to go back then go back. Often times it's benign lumps like fibroid tumors which is just that. Thick extra tissue. Very common and nothing to worry about. There's also fatty tumor and again, nothing to worry about. They are being very cautious and if I were you, I'd feel relieved that someone is looking out for you like that. Why did you put off having your mammogram. Was it fear of knowing? Big mistake. When I had a mammogram a long long time ago, it was my Dr who said he wanted to repeat the mammogram because of "extra tissue" Well it turned out to be fibroid. They can hurt too at times but completely harmless. Just please don't ignore it. Because if they do find a malignant tumor, at least you found it in time. So please, keep your appointment and let us all know what they said. I pray you will be ok. By the way, may I ask how old you are?

  26. QUESTION:
    What is goin on with my menstrual?
    Im 26 my last cycle was July 25 it was very heavy and I was passing clots. Some big some little. I was spotty for August 4-6 .now my period for this month for September came on the 20th and its still on. And its the 1st of Oct. My period normally last 5 days. Why is my period doing this. What's going on

    • ANSWER:
      RANDOM REASONS FOR IRREGULAR PERIODS:

      Significant weight gain or weight loss is one of the reasons for irregular periods. Even though low body weight is the most common cause of irregular periods, obesity also causes various irregularities in your menstrual cycle.

      If you are a victim of severe emotional stress, then you can possibly experience irregular or missed periods. This is due to the reason that stress will have very serious impact on your reproductive health. So, if you are aware you experience severe emotional stress, you may suffer from irregular periods.

      Various eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa can also have influence on your regular menstrual cycle. So, if you have any kind of eating disorder, you can certainly experience irregular periods.

      Excessive exercising or body straining activities can also lead to irregular menstrual cycle. This is the reason why most of athletes encounter missed periods.

      Many new mothers do not resume their regular periods until they have completed their breast feeding. So, they can possibly have irregular menstrual cycle.

      Alcohol consumption can also disturb your hormonal metabolism. As a result, you’ll certainly end up with irregular or missed periods.

      Certain uterine abnormalities such as cervical polyps, uterine fibroids and endometriosis also cause irregular periods, too.

      Certain STDs also show irregular periods as a symptom.

      One of the common causes is stress. It is one of the main culprits for this problem. If you have been worried, over worked or angry before your period, chances are that you will experience an irregular menstrual cycle.

      Girls who have just begun menstruation, experience irregular menstruation for up to one year or more. Missed periods after menarche are nothing to worry about, it's part of the normal body process.

      Pregnancy can be another reason for a missed period. So if you missed a period after sexual intercourse, its best to first rule out pregnancy. To prevent unplanned pregnancy, it is wise to use contraceptives. There can be changes in the menstrual cycle after pregnancy.

      These are quite a few reasons that may cause you to experience irregular periods. So, if you are really concerned about your missed periods, make sure you consult any experienced gynecologist and find out the root cause of it.

      And remember to always consider healthy liquid intake such as beverages, natural fruit juices, and herbal teas. These can also help to cleanse and regulate or relieve lower abdominal pains. Always see a professional if there are serious complications.

      Womenshealthzone
      buzzle

  27. QUESTION:
    My left boob hurts but im not pregnant?
    Ok my left boob is getting a little bigger then my right one...its tender and sometimes itches...im 2o years old do not have kids...am on the birth control patch...and for sure am not pregnant and havnt had sex for over 2 months... Please help if you have any idea of what it is and how the hell can I even out these two?

    • ANSWER:
      My first question would be have you ever taken any anabolic steroids to pump up muscle? Sometimes steroid injections can cause this type of problem, but usually only in the injection site.

      Second, it is normal for every woman's breasts to be a little different in size. It's part of the normal growth process and nothing to worry about. But, if this growth is something you've actually watched happen (as in, they used to be about the same size and now you see this one growing larger) you should get to your OB/gyn immediately. Fluctuating hormone levels can sometimes cause this (especially with the itching), but the tenderness and swelling should be checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible. You could possibly have fibroid tumors which are benign (thank goodness) but can cause a great deal of pain and tenderness. Until you see your doctor, try to cut back on caffeine and chocolate (as these can flare up fibroids and make them hurt worse).

      Good luck, and I pray that it is nothing serious. Too many women these days wait too long to see their doctors, when a 1 hour office visit can usually alleviate alot of pain, suffering, and worry. Please see your OB/GYN at first appointment. :)

  28. QUESTION:
    how badly will this scar?
    so i went to the doctors today for a lump i found in my breast and it turns out i have a breast fibroid . i have to get it removed . i was wondering how badly it will scar , and what the procedure is like . i know my doctor will tell me before it happens after i get my ultrasound and such but i was just wondering if anyone had experienced this because im afraid of surgery and im also scared of the scarring (i know thats a little shallow but im only 17 and its a big deal to me right now) . thanks !

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Can you breast feed while on prozac after the baby is born? 26 weeks now.?
    I am 26 weeks and I went to see the dr this morning. I have had a rough pregnancy so far. I have a fibroid that is about as big as my baby and I look like I have twins although one is my child and the other is a Tumor. The tumor sits on my nerve causing scyatiica. (Sharp pains to the bottom of my feet and burning) Before it was every now and then. The last two weeks it has been constant. I now struggle to get around to do anything. Even the bathroom is a task. I have reached my end and am sad because I have a hard time taking care of my family. The Dr and us have decided that we will take the baby out as soon as we know that we can. Our child is very heathly but the stress that I am under concerns the Dr a great deal. I find myself crying in the shower to hide the saddness. My husband allows me to cry in his arms and he is very supportive and worried as well. They put me on prozac today will it help? Has anyone else taken this while pregnant and it help? Im scared, sad, but faithful

    • ANSWER:
      Prozac is the only drug "cleared by the FDA" for use during pregnancy. A mother on Prozac during pregnancy may wish to change drugs before birth or immediately after, or titrate the dose down in the last trimester since the existing blood plasma level in the newborn fetus plus the drug transfer through milk may lead to toxicity. Its effects on the breastfed infant have been reported in infants 2 months old or less.

      You may want to consider Zoloft post-partum.

      Zoloft is the "best drug choice so far". It has a low, low transfer rate to breastmilk (17-173 ug/liter) in mothers taking up to 150 mg/day. In one excellent study of 11 mother/infant pairs, the zoloft was undetectable in 7 of the 11 breastfeeding infants' serum and minimal in the other infants. In two other studies of one and three mother/infant pairs respectively, zoloft was undetectable in the plasma of all 4 infants. A theoretical concern with Zoloft is that some babies may not gain weight as rapidly or as well when breastfed by moms on Zoloft; so weight gain should be monitored and dosage tweaked as necessary.

  30. QUESTION:
    My ultrasound showed a 8.4 * 8.0 cm fibroid in the posterior wall of my uterus is this a big fibroid?
    My uterus is enlarged the size of 11.2 * 8.1cm, my ovaries are normal and also my kidneys could having this fibroid stop me from becoming pregnant PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPPP PLEASEEEEEEEE could I have some response ASAP PLEASEEEEEEEEE thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Help for Women With Fibroids
      c. 2002 Susun S. Weed

      Wise Woman herbal and home remedies are simple, safe ways to help yourself when you have a diagnosis of uterine fibroids.

      Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue growths in the uterus. They are also called fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas. Fibroids occur so frequently (in up to half of all women over forty) that they could be considered a normal irregularity. The occasional fibroid can become enormous (medical literature reports one that was 100 pounds!), but the majority (80%) remain as small as a walnut.

      Fibroids are the number one reason American women have hysterectomies.

      The causes of uterine fibroids are unknown, but estrogens, especially estradiol, promote their growth. After menopause fibroids disappear. But because estrogen levels can rise during the early menopausal years, previously asymptomatic fibroids may grow in the years just before the cessation of menses, resulting in symptoms such as feeling of heaviness in the belly, low back pain, pain with vaginal penetration, urinary frequency or incontinence, bowel difficulties, or severe menstrual pain and flooding.

      Women of color are three to nine times more likely to have fibroids than white women, and theirs will grow more quickly.

      Fibroid tumors are not cancer, not malignant. Tumor means a swelling or a growth, not a malignancy, not cancer. Less than 0.1% of all uterine fibroids are malignant.

      Small fibroids often disappear spontaneously. Larger fibroids are more difficult to resolve, but not impossible to control with natural measures.

      • The “root chakra” (lowermost energy center in the body, which includes the uterus) said to store unexpressed anger. It is believed that any unwanted growths in these organs can be countered by allowing the anger to safely discharge.

      • One woman’s fibroids (and menstrual cramps) disappeared within three months of beginning a vigorous exercise program. Exercise helps insure regular ovulation, and irregular ovulation seems to worsen fibroids.

      • Consuming three or more servings of whole grains or beans daily not only reduces the size of fibroids but offers protection from breast and endometrial cancers as well.

      • Red clover flowers (Trifolium pratense), are one of my favorite infusions, but use during the menopausal years may increase difficulty with fibroids.

      • Strengthening the liver with herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle seed, or yellow dock root helps it metabolize estrogen out of the body, thus reducing fibroids.

      • Vitex or chasteberry tincture, 25-30 drops two to four times daily, often shrinks small fibroids within two months. But results come from long-term use — up to two years.

      • Ask someone to burn moxa over the area of the fibroid while you envision the heat releasing the treasures in your uterus. What is locked up in this fibroid? What can you give birth to?

      • Acupuncture treatments can shrink fibroids.

      • Poke root (Phytolacca americana), used internally as a tincture (1-10 drops per day; start small) and externally as a belly rub oil, has gained a reputation as a profound helper in relieving pain and distresses from fibroids. CAUTION: Poke is considered poisonous; it is not often found for sale. This is one remedy you may have to make yourself to try.

      • Warm castor oil packs on the belly, or ginger compresses (soak a towel in hot ginger water) relieve pain and help shrink the fibroids.

      • The use of progesterone to treat women with uterine fibroids is hotly debated. One side holds that fibroids are created by lack of progesterone. The other side makes, to my mind, the better case: that progesterone increases fibroids. Evidence? Fibroids increase in size during pregnancy, when progesterone production is high, and atrophy after menopause, when progesterone levels decrease. Whichever side is right, eating more whole grains and beans usually changes estrogen/progesterone ratio for the better and shrinks fibroids.

      • Reduce fibroids by reducing your exposure to estrogen: avoid birth control pills, ERT/HRT, estrogen-mimicing residues from herbicides and pesticides used on food crops (eat organically- raised products). Tampons that are bleached with chlorine may mimic the bad effects of estrogen, too.

      • Lupron (leuprolide acetate), a drug which induces “artificial menopause”by shutting down the body's production of estradiol causes a significant decrease in fibroid size within 8-12 weeks. Fibroids do regrow to about 90 percent of their original size when the drug is withdrawn however.

      • Major advances have been made in surgical treatments for women with fibroids. There are many options now besides hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), including hysteroscopic resection, uterine embolization, myomectomy, and suprecervical hysterectomy. Since these are fairly new procedures, take the time to find a surgeon who is skilled in the procedure.

      • Hysterectomy can be a life-saving procedure, but by the age of sixty, more than one-third of American women will have given up their wombs to the surgeons. The presence of non- symptomatic fibroids is never sufficient reason, to my mind, for a hysterectomy. Of my students and apprentices who have had hysterectomies because of fibroids, those who “did their homework” — that is, helped themselves before and after their surgery with all the tools at their disposal — seemed to fare much better than those who did not.

      • With very few exceptions, no woman is healthier without her ovaries. So, even if you elect a hysterectomy, keep your ovaries.

      These Wise Woman ways, and lots more, are in my book New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, available from www.ashtreepublishing.com. They are arranged in order of risk: the safest first, the most dangerous last. If you have a uterine fibroid and it is a problem, begin with the mildest remedies first. Set a time limit for your use of any remedy, but, except in an emergency, don't go on to stronger remedies until you are sure the safer ones aren't effective for you. As with any advice, you are the best judge of what works for you.

  31. QUESTION:
    what are the chances, breast cancer?????
    what are my chances that i may have breast cancer, my lumpapperd wheni was in 8th grade , when i got it i had no idea what it was and i just ignored it because it didn't bother me. i just learned about ancer this year, and now 16, is it possible that it might be cancer, i was really young when it first appeard. what else could it be? where should i go to get this checkedout,y family doctor, and from there do they refer me to a ob gyn? how does it work, and once again, what are my chances , what else can it be?

    • ANSWER:
      They can very well be fibroid cysts. Often women have cysts (many) in their breasts. To be on the safe side they should be checked by your family doctor and he will send you for a mammogram to check your breasts. Mammograms are painless, its like an ex-ray machine. It just squishes your boob to ex-ray it.
      Doctors will check to make sure they are cysts, and then they leave them alone unless you are in pain with them from being overly big.
      The best thing to do is have them checked so that you don't have to worry.

  32. QUESTION:
    13 weeks no periods, negative tests, on bcp, could I be pregnant?
    Hello, I need help. My last period was Oct. 16 and no period yet! I was on birth control pills for the past 10 years. I took pregnancy tests, they all came up negative. I've been nauseous, exhausted, sore breasts, and my stomach is getting bigger. Please HELP! I really need some advice. Thanks :-)

    • ANSWER:
      You should see a doctor ASAP. Even if you're not pregnant, missing your period for this amount of time along with your other symptoms could indicate something else is going on, like a uterine cyst or fibroid. Don't panic, it could be harmless, but you need to be checked out right away.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can someone be nice enough and take there time and read my ?
    My Period started on Dec. 26th ended on the 30th.
    After my period i had sex around on the 1st tell the 9th..
    I started to bleed on the 16th...kinda like bleedin spottin brown stuff. Strange because my period never was like that.. I got of it on the 20th..Then on the 24th i took a test at the clinc came out nagtive.. Then the same day on 24th took a nother test at home. was negative.. But see my breast hurt. i feel sick in the moring. i dont want to eat cuz i feel like throwin up. Or i would want to eat alot. Im lazy, mad and always wanting to sleep ALways!..My cheecks got bigger Strange!..I reallie dont know if i took the test to early..Am i not pregnant?..or do u think i am and i should wait and take a test again! PLease answer my question! if u have something stupid to say dont even answer my question..im sorry about my spelling im bad becuz i could speak 5 other langauges so sorry.

    • ANSWER:
      I had something similar about 14 years ago. Lots of spotting at the wrong times of the month, didnt feel well, pregnancy test came out negative. My sister finally talked me into going to the doctor, turns out that yes, I was pregnant but that I also had uterine fibroids which is what caused the spotting. I suggest you make an appointment and go to the doctor. This might not be the same situation, but whenever something is different, your body is telling you something. Dont risk your health, check it out.

  34. QUESTION:
    how can one get healed from fabroids without going for an operation?

    • ANSWER:
      This article might help:

      I am a medical doctor, and my mother was 68 and had just been to her Gynecologist who happened to be my class mate from medical school 10 years earlier. She had been diagnosed with a uterine fibroid tumor ( myoma ) also known as a uterine fibroma or myoma the size of a softball by ultrasound. I had just been reading a book by J. Lee, M.D., a Norwegian physician in Sevastapol, California. Lee, M.D. had been treating uterine fibroid tumors ( myomas ) also know as uterine fibromas with great success for several decades with a simple over the counter hormone that could be bought at the health food store. I was very skeptical. My experience in medical school taught me that a uterine fibroid tumor ( myoma ) was treated by a hysterectomy. However, Lee, M.D. was saying something very different! He was claiming that too much estrogen could cause a uterine fibroid tumor ( myoma )! For the first time in my medical career this cause of a uterine fibroid tumor ( myoma ) made sense! Mainstream medicine readily acknowledged that women that had uterine fibroid tumors ( myomas ) and not on HRT (hormone replacement therapy - conjugated estrogen/progestin) after menopause would have their uterine fibroid tumors ( myomas ) shrivel up and disappear. Lee, M.D. advised to treat a woman with a uterine fibroid tumor ( myoma ) by taking her off HRT and then giving her a simple over the counter hormone cream/oil.

      So that is what I advised my mother with some trepidation. The first hormone cream that I gave my mother actually caused her uterus to get BIGGER. With horror, I checked the ingredients and found that the manufacturer had actually included some herbs that had a strong estrogen effect. The herbs that had been put into the cream were known phytoestrogens.

      I switched hormone creams to a different manufacturer and apologized to my mother. She used the hormone cream diligently. Three months later, a repeat ultrasound showed that the uterine fibroid tumor ( myoma ) had disappeared! However, my medical school classmate, a board certified Gynecologist still wanted to do a hysterectomy to remove her uterus for future potential uterine fibroid tumors ( myomas ). My mother refused and 4 years later she still has her uterus. The uterine fibroid tumor ( myoma ) has not returned. In retrospect, I found that almost always uterine fibroids disappear after menopause if the woman is NOT taking prescription estrogen from her doctor. So it is likely that stopping prescription estrogen alone after menopause would have gotten rid of the uterine fibroid. The Natural Progesterone just hurried getting rid of the fibroid along.

      Later I researched the new cream that I had given my mother and found with dismay that the hormone cream contained an emulsifier that was very toxic. Three cc's of the emulsifer used in the cream when taken by mouth by an adult resulted in fatal convulsions! So if she ate one third of the bottle of the hormone cream she would die of fatal convulsions - not from the hormone but from the toxic emulsifier! So again I apologized to my mother and gave her a new hormone cream.

      For premenopausal women with fibroids and Natural Progesterone use, the fibroids disappear, remain the same size, or rarely get bigger. The fibroids that rarely get bigger do so because of xenoestrogens (foreign chemical estrogens). This is usually accompanied by an increased of soreness of breasts. Chronic exposure to xenoestrogens desensitizes the body to estrogen. In other words, the body tries to get used to too much estrogen, by becoming less sensitive to estrogen. When Natural Progesterone is taken, the body resensitizes the estrogen sensitivty back to normal, and it appears as though the patient is getting more estrogen even though estrogen exposure is NOT increased. The solution is to STOP Natual Progesterone, STOP xeonestrogen exposure for 1-2 months, and then start the Natural Progesterone again in 1-2 months. Read about it here.

      In some cases of increased fibroid size, patients may have difficulty excreting all chemicals including xenoestrogens. This is usually marked by a hypersensitivity to smell and a sensitivity to small amounts of drugs like coffee and/or alcohol. Low level anxiety and fear creates this difficulty in excreting chemicals. The low level anxiety or fear may be due to past sexual abuse, physical abuse, jumping through hoops to perform to be loved and accepted, perfectionism, control, or fighting constantly with parents. A woman that competes in a man's world that strives to be equal to men also seems to be a common theme. This constant emotional stress changes appears to increase cell membrane rigidity and impairs excretion of xenoestrogens. Pleasant Valley Church in Atlanta, Georgia runs value priced seminars that treats this impaired excretion rate quite well (706) 646-2074.

  35. QUESTION:
    Should i have thyroid surgery?
    So i have thyroid disease. And i also have four nodules on my thyroid gland. My endocrinologist told me it's better to have my whole thyroid removed to get rid of my hyperthyroid/hypothyroid and my nodules, because she thinks their too big. She doesn't even know if my nodules are cancerous. She hasn't even prescribed me meds or tried anything on me! Shouldn't surgery be a last resort kind of thing? My mom wants me to have the surgery too. I think she's pretty clueless, cause she's only the docter's side and doesn't listen to me. She thinks all my thyroid problems will be solved once i have surgery. Of course she's not worried, because all she has to do is pay and sign a paper for me to go under the knife. But isn't there risks? If i get my thyroid removed, other complications can occur, right? And it doesn't stop there, My disease won't be really cured. I think i still have to get myself checked and be on medication for the rest of my life. They are planing the surgery for this January or Febuary, and those will be my busiest months in school, i have alot of exams and studying to do. And im not exactly the smartest, so alot of studying... and alot of worrying about recovering. I'm only 15, and i have never had a single surgery done. I've always been the healthy one in my family, until now i guess. I'm really, really scared. Thinking about it just makes me really nervous and worried. Especially that my mom is already making future plans for me.

    • ANSWER:
      You sound pretty astute for a 15 year old. If you don't trust her then don't let her cut you open and take important things out of your body! I think you're completely right, surgery should be a LAST option and only if you know for a FACT that you're dealing with cancer or some other potentially fatal disease. A thyroid biopsy is an easy way to determine if the nodules are benign and doesn't involve any cutting whatsoever. I had hypo/hyper thyroid with nodules too and after doing my research decided to try iodine (ldoral by optomix) tablets which I ordered from pureformulas.com. I started at 50 mg and tapered down to 25mg when salty things started metallic-y. In about a month, my thyroid was almost back to normal size. A couple of other symptoms of malfunctioning thyroid I had were lower than normal body temperature, which is back in normal range, and a breast fibroid which is down 50% in size. Just a note of caution, don't be surprised if your doctor discourages you from trying iodine... Good luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Fibroids - possible treatment options?
    Just had ultrasound scan and told I have at least 5 fibroids, possibly more and they are up to 5cm in length. Not seeing the consultant for another week to discuss the scan and possible treatments.

    What courses are available to me, bearing in mind that I am getting symptoms and I don't want any more children

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      They aren't likely in danger of becoming cancerous. If they are causing you bleeding problems, your doctor may recommend removal, ablation, leaving them alone, or hysterectomy.

      I had mine unceremoniously ripped out by total hysterectomy and have never been happier! It was very painful for a couple weeks, but I survived. I've never been pregnant and the tumors were pretty big so it had to be done abdominally (not vaginally), but I'm glad it's over. Doc gave me a souvenir picture of what he took out and it was remarkably large, swollen to the size of an orange from several walnut-sized fibroids. I could no longer take hormonal b.c. due to having breast cancer, and without it the bleeding was horrendous, so this was the best choice.

  37. QUESTION:
    Help.Ive found a lump in my breast.?
    A few months ago i found a lump in my breast.I went to the hospital where i had a scan and was told it was noyhing.I wasn't given an explanation as to why it appeared or what it could be.Now a few months down the line ive still got it.Im still very worried and want to get it checked again.Will i be taken seriously or will they think im being paranoid.

    • ANSWER:
      You said you had a scan, did you have a ultra sound or a mamogram? You probably have fibrocystic breasts, many women do. Fibrocystic breasts are not cancerous, they can be painful. If you have fibrocystic breasts you will probably get more. My radiologist told me once malignant tumors are usually just 1, benign tumors come in groups and I had a bus load. I have both cysts and fibroid tumors. Cysts are fluid filled masses and tumors are solid. Cancerous masses are mutated tissue that have a blood supply that feeds the tumor and allows it to grow. Fibroid tumors are fibrous tissue without a blood supply, they may be painful to touch but cause no serious problems and are usually left alone. You do need to make sure whenever you find a new mass to have it checked ASAP to make sure it is not a malignancy, that is something that requires immediate attention. My tumors show up in my ultrasounds but not my mamograms, however my mamograms do show calcifications from past cysts. I also have current cysts, they tend to get larger after I ovulate. I've had a rather large one, almost the size of a golf ball. I found it a year ago Although I wasn't real concerned because it was so big and came on so rapidly and was painful to touch, I was pretty sure it was a cyst, I still had it checked immediately. They did a mamogram and ultra sound and it was indeed a cyst, they left it alone, I've had it for the past year, but when I did my breast self exam this month it was gone. Do your breast self exams every month and report any changes to your Dr., chances are you have nothing to worry about but if you are still worried get checked again for peace of mind. Before you go to the Dr. write down all the questions you have for him, take them with you, then if you become stressed you'll have them right there and won't forget to ask your Dr. about your concerns. Also watch for any discharge from your nipples, or puckering of the skin on your breasts these are signs of malignancy. However I did have a benign ductal tumor that caused discharge too. I wish you the best, I know all too well the anxiety you are feeling. good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    i have a lump under my breast could that be cancer and it hurts along with the outside of my breast what do u?
    think??????

    • ANSWER:
      You should definitely tell your doctor. Depending on your age, it could just be a fibroid. More than 30% of women of childbearing age suffer from them. Those lumps aren't dangerous and they usually aren't bigger than the eraser of a pencil or a pee. You and/or your doctor will have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't grow.

      Depending on your age (you are more at risk if you're over 40 years of age), if it gets bigger than that or if you have a family history of breast cancer, they'll send you for a mammogram/ultrasound and perhaps a biopsy.

      Good luck with this. Don't wait until you see a doctor!!

      V.

  39. QUESTION:
    breast cancer??? hard round ball?? help?
    i have this ball like feeling right next to my nipple on the left of it.the size is probably about a peanut. it has gotten bigger over time. pain does occur every now and then. i am so scared. what is this?skin color has changed very lightly below the round area as well. it is slightly darker. it isn't right on top of the round ball it is below it where the color has changed and the color is very slight. ?? is this cancer? or what is this??

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, how old are you? Age does make a difference with the likely cause for this.
      Secondly, how long have you been monitoring this? If it has grown noticably over a few days, then it is a different case to something that has been growing over the last few months.

      This could be a whole range of things including cyst, fibroid, lipoma and cancer.

      The only way to know for sure is to see a Dr and get it checked and without the information I have outlined we cannot even give you a likelyhood of any of these.

  40. QUESTION:
    Someboby help me out,i don't know maybe this is pregnancy?
    Is this fibroid or pregnant?,pregnancy blood test prove positive n urine negative,irregullar menstruation since january,feeling movement in ma stomach(at times),breast gettin bigger n stomach gettin bigger,scan in same january says noting but still felling pregnancy signs at time

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    One boob is bigger than the other one?!?!?
    Is this normal? What should i do? Im freaking out right now. Help??

    • ANSWER:
      This is a very common concern among female adolescents-even adult women! But it is quite common for each breast to be slightly different in size, a condition called asymmetry. Breast asymmetry is defined as a difference of form, position or volume of the breast, and it affects more than half of all women, so you shouldn't feel alone. In fact, one study of 100 women who wanted breast augmentation with implants found that 88 percent had natural asymmetries.

      Today, doctors can measure the symmetry of a woman's breasts via mammogram or, in your case, a special type of three-dimensional laser scanning called SCAN-3D, though these tests are not routinely available at most breast imaging centers.

      Any discussion of the size or shape of a woman's breasts requires some rudimentary understanding of the anatomy of the breast itself. The breasts are actually glands contained within the front of the chest wall. The average breast weighs between seven and 10 ounces and is primarily composed of 12 to 20 lobes that spread out from the nipple like the spokes in a bicycle tire. These triangular lobes each have one central duct that opens at the nipple, through which milk exits.

      Your breast tissue changes according to your menstrual cycle. For instance, you may find that your breasts feel fuller and are more sensitive when you're ovulating; and, in fact, they actually do get bigger because of water retention and additional blood flow. This is also when they're most likely to be the same size, however; one study found that breasts have the least amount of asymmetry on the first day of ovulation. During menstruation, breasts shrink again.

      No one really knows what causes breasts to develop differently from one another, but possible contributors include hormonal changes or traumatic injuries. For instance, one report in the medical literature describes two cases of breast asymmetry that developed as the result of injuries the girls received to their "breast bud" area during gymnastics when they were 10 and 11.

      Occasionally, an underlying medical or skeletal condition may cause asymmetrical breasts. One such condition, called juvenile, or virginal, hypertrophy of the breast, is a very rare problem in which one breast grows significantly larger than the other, leading to physical and psychological problems. It is typically treated with surgery.

      Sometimes, underlying fibroids-non-cancerous tumors-may be the cause of asymmetry. Sudden or recent differences in breast size due to underlying breast masses should be evaluated by a breast surgeon. Other possible causes include scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, and deformities in the chest wall.

      One thing you should be aware of is that some research suggests that breast asymmetry may be a marker for women who have an increased risk of breast cancer. This is nothing to worry about now, but it should provide even greater incentive for you to conduct regular self breast exams throughout your life and, when the time is appropriate, obtain regular screening mammograms. Your doctors should also be aware of this asymmetry if it doesn't disappear as you gets older.

      Generally, however, slight differences in a woman's breasts are of no concern. If the differences are greater than one bra cup, size, however, they may cause some psychological distress, particularly during adolescence, when a young woman's body and psyche are already changing so rapidly.

      In the rare instance that the asymmetry causes such distress that your doctor recommends surgery, talk to the surgeon about breast reduction, rather than implants. Studies find that women with asymmetry who undergo reduction are generally more satisfied than those who have implants.

  42. QUESTION:
    Extremely Huge blood Clots... very young!!! Is it normal?
    Hi there people,

    I have only had my period for about two years now... As you can see I am only fourteen years old. I've been noticing that during my period I get huge blood clots, and I mean huge!! Is it normal for someone my age? Because I've been searching for answers for women but they were usually answers for older women... but I am only 14 so I am just checking up here to make sure I am okay.
    This has kind of been freaking me out for a while now, because I usually have big clots every month. Whenever I am sitting down for some time, then when I get up, the blood clots just come out like crazy... Many people have told me it's normal for my age, considering my cycle isn't stable yet... but I just want to make sure this is healthy.
    Just to let you guys know that I always have heavy flows, usually more than 8 days. I never really get cramps when getting these clots. Please help? I'd appreciate any advice. Thank you.

    - Zohariel

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Menustrational Complaints (You must read it carefully) these are 100% cures which cure without any side effects or complications :-

      Dark, clotted; copious or scanty menses, during day time only; 1st menses delayed and painful; intermittent and irregular; changing moods; likes open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; copious; during night on lying down; frequently; intermittent; painful Kreosote 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses dark; acrid, excoriating,during night only, after lying down Bovista 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Copious and dark; worse after injury Hamamellis 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Dark, clotted, painful and frequent, due to displaced uterus; during night only Trillium p.Q or 6X, 3 hourly

      Copious; gushing and frequent; worse after exertion; every 2 weeks or every few days;lasting for a week or more Medorrhinum 200 or 1M monthly (3)

      Copious, offensive, clotted and painful,due to uterine fibroid; difficult to wash Platina 200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses bright red, copious, clotted, painful and frequent; worse during menopause; walking ameliorates; history of abortion Sabina 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Menses bright red, mingled with dark clots; offensive Belladonna 30, 4 hourly

      Mense bright red; gushing; nausea or vomiting, clean tongue Ipecac 30, 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; copious and frequent Millefolium Q or 30 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; vicarious; patient desires icy cold water Phosphorus 30 or 200, 4 hourly(3)

      Menses acrid; excoriating;copious after miscarriage; frequent; intermittent China 6 or 30, 4 hourly

      Menses copious; continues upto next period; dark and clotted; irregular Secale Cor 30 4 hourly

      Menses profuse and early; copious with dark clots and abdominal distention Nux vomica 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Early and excessive; bright red, long lasting with headache; copious; worse after exertion; early in young girls lasting for long; late in adults Calc-phos 12X or 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; lasting a week or more,frequent, every 2 weeks; intermittent Sulphur 200 or 1M, 4 hourly (3)

      Amenorrhoea; dark clotted blood; copious, frequent, delayed; first menses delayed; exhausting; pale, thin blood Ferrum met.3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Irregular; painful, delayed or frequent; worse after exertion Sepia 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Early; profuse and frequent; every 2 weeks; during lactation; lasting a week or more; returns after excitement; suppressed after working in water or becoming wet Calcarea carb.200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious, frequent,dark, intermittent and irregular; during day time only; offensive, painful and thick Lilium tig.30 or 200, 4 hourly (3)

      Menstrual flow suppressed after fright or shock; in plethoric young girls; menses profuse with nose bleed; late; marked fear and restlessness Aconite 30 or 200, 3 hourly

      Menses frequent and copious; offensive; passive bleeding Helonias Q or 6, 4 hourly

      All complaints better during menstruation; copious or scanty; painful for very short period only; dark, lumpy and black Lachesis 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; worse after injury or coition; bruised pains Arnica 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious; late or suppressed; worse while sitting; feels better after flow starts Zincum met.30 or 200, 3 hourly(3)

      Dark, clotted, stringy, offensive, painful and frequent; worse from least movements Crocus sat.Q or 6X, 4 hourly

      Delayed; specially first menses; irregular,painful,pale and scanty; stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)

      Delayed and painful; flow aggravates the complaints; neuralgic, rheumatic pain;scanty or suppressed due to emotions or fever Actaea race.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Delayed, scanty,stopped due to cold; putting hands in cold water, due to cold; breast becomes enlarged, sore and painful during menstrual cycle Conium mac.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Delayed or stopped; by putting hands in cold water; suppressed after drinking milk Lac-def.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early or delayed; exhausting,scanty or profuse; stools hard and constipated; haemorrhage between periods Thlaspi b-p.Q or 6 4 hourly

      Copious; alternate periods more profuse; frequent and painful;very slight (1st day only), 2nd day with vomiting; mentrual colic with large clots Cyclamen 30 4 hourly

      Painful and scanty;increases while sitting and less while walking Alumina 30 or 0/5 4 hourly

      Menses with neuralgic pain; dysmenorrhoea with pains flying to other parts of the body Caulophyllum 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Early, dark and stringy with neuralgic pain; better after flow starts; menstrual colic; membranous dysmenorrhoea Magnesia phos.12X or 30 3 hourly

      menses lasts for long; thick and dark; irregular Nux mosch.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; menses returns after over exertion; long walk, passing hard stools etc; discharge of blood between periods Ambra gr.200 3 hourly (3)

      Painful; only for one day or one hour; late and scanty; amenorrhoea with opthalmia Euphrasia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Menses appear only for one day; scanty, pain in small of back and stomach during menstruation Baryta carb.200 4 hourly (3)

      Clotted,stringy, passive and bright red; profuse after miscarriage; worse after slightest provocation Ustilago Q or 6 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; suppressed after bathing in river or swimming pool; tongue thickly whitish coated Antim-crud.200 4 hourly (3)

      Suppressed with colic; better bending double and by pressure Colocynth 200 3 hourly (3)

      Acrid,early, profuse and prolonged; suppressed after getting feet wet Rhus tox.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; epistaxis instead of menses; worse by motion Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Totally exhausted during menstruation, can hardly speak; lasting for long, though not profuse Carbo an.200 3 hourly(3)

      Menses early or late; scanty or profuse; pain with soreness about genitals; pain from back passes down through left labium Kali carb.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Gushing; exhausting with colic as from sharp stones rubbing together; irregular and painful Cocculus ind.30 or 200 4 hourly

      Scanty; early or delayed; clots of black blood; menstrual flow aggravates all the complaints Thuja oc.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent; early or delayed during day time only; no menses at night; scanty and offensive Causticum 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent and gushing; membranous; painful and stringy; breasts swollen and painful before menses and better afterwards; excessive menstruation; discharge of bloody mucous after menses at the time of new moon Lac-can.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses during lactation period; while nursing the child Silicea 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Membranous; early and profuse, with griping in abdomen; nausea and pain in stomach extending to small of back Borax 30 4 hourly

      Early with thick and strong odour; offensive; premature and too copious Carbo Veg.30 or 200 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Menses offensive; vicarious; mammae swollen and painful Psorinum 200 or 1M, monthly (3)

      Menses painful; suppressed; colic before the appearance of discharge Verat Vir 30X or 200 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Dysmenorrhoea; menses usually delayed Pneumococcus 30X or 200, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      For more information on Homeopathy and women's problems please look up under the appropriate header :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/
      I hope and pray that the provided information proves helpful to you.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless you !

  43. QUESTION:
    A hard lump in breast?
    I am 22, and I have had this hard, painless lump in my left breast for years, it almost feels like a knot. It doesn't hurt at all, and has not gotten any bigger, but it never goes away. I have had it for probably 6 or 7 years, ever since I can remember. What might this be, and should I be worried... it hasn't caused me any trouble so far. could it develop into something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Until you have it checked by a gynecologist, I would always be worried. I can give you some words of relief, though. The fact that it is a hard nodule and has not grown means that it is not going anywhere soon, and it COULD be a benign fibroid growth or a lipoma. BUT, DO get it checked soon.

  44. QUESTION:
    fighting the big C?
    Ok guys time to put your serious head on
    CANCER! Need any and all info in fighting the big C
    Being treated by hospital but want info on foods / herbs and any others things that do or might help in some way. All ya serious help this time really appreciated
    What do you know that might help?
    new treatment in usa? or in some other country?
    I have reli that is fighting their corner but needs help if they are going to beat this

    • ANSWER:
      You did not specify what sort of a cancer, anyway I am a Homeopathic Practitioner here are the head remedies used in Homeopathy for treating cancer for more please post the symptoms of the patient exactly the way he or she feels them. Remember Homeopathy treats the patient not the disease. below you will find a brief discription of different Homeopathic remedies used in curing cancer :-

      #Calcarea fluorica. [Calc-f]
      This remedy is most useful for knots, kernels or hardened lumps in the female breast, accompanied with indurated glands of stony hardness; the enlargements may occur in the fasciae. It will prevent the development of cancer, and should be considered always in the cases where the breasts present suspicious lumps. Enchondroma.

      #Lapis albus. [Lap-a]
      Several cases of incipient scirrhus (cancer) of the mammary gland, presenting retraction of the nipple, and the other characteristic symptoms have been cured with this remedy. It is of signal use in many cases of goitre. Dr. E. G. Jones recommends Lapis in malignant diseases of the uterus where the discharges are black and offensive and intense burning pains all through the diseased part.

      #Silicea. [Sil]
      This remedy will often abate the pains of cancer. Lupus and sarcoma with a thick yellow and offensive discharge.

      #Hecla lava. [Hecla]
      Osteomata (Bone Cancer), not so-called ivory tumors, but those of spongy nature.

      #Conium. [Con]
      Great hardness of the infiltrated glands, with flying stitches in them worse at night. Cancer, mammary tumors of beginning of scirrhus; chief remedy, especially useful after contusions and bruises, it corresponds particularly to glandular bruises. Here it is an absolute specific, and the writer advises the 30th potency. Dr. O. S. Haines has verified this statement. The irritability seems the characteristic. Epithelioma, enlarged testicles or uterus.

      #Condurango. [Cund]
      This remedy has achieved considerable reputation is cancer of the stomach and various forms of carcinoma. Many cases have improved under the Ix; open cancer and cancerous ulcers; it modifies the pain. Bernstein believes the field of this remedy to be in epithelioma, especially in open and ulcerated types. He recommends the 6x potency, and has had remarkable results from its use.

      #Baryta carbonica. [Bar-c]
      Fatty tumors appearing here and there over the body.

      #Baryta iodide. [Bar-i]
      Hard cancerous tumors of the breast. Ovarian tumors with a scrofulous taint.

      Phytolacca has a tendency to fat formation, and may prove useful in fatty tumors as well as in hard, painful nodosities in the breast. Cancers of the breast when the tumors is hard, painful and purple. It acts as an absorbent in fibroid tumors of the uterus.

      #Plumbum iodatum. [Plb-i]
      Inflamed indurated masses in the female breast slowly developing. The hard, unchangeable character, the slow development and the supervention of painful inflammations therein are the elements of decision.

      #Arsenicum. [Ars]
      This remedy corresponds to the general phenomena of the cancerous diathesis, though Bayes notes that we have other remedies which may posses more power over cancer indicated. It is said to be almost a specific for lupus, and its special indications in any form of tumor, be it cancer or not, the sharp burning and lancinating pain, the weakness and debility and the general Arsenicum symptoms known so well. In other words, the patient is to be treated, not the disease.

      Bromine is sometimes useful for mammary cancer.

      Iodine. Cancer of the uterus, with profuse haemorrhage.

      Aggravation from warmth. Excessive hunger.

      Morphine, when there is great susceptibility to pain, may be of service.

      #Phosphorous. [Phos]

      Fungoid and bleeding growths. Fungus haematodes.

      #Thuja. [Thuj]
      Bleeding fungi. There is on record the cure of a fungus tumor of the orbit, with this remedy and Carbo vegetabilis, in the Austrian Field Marshal Radetsky. It is also a remedy for polypoid growths in the nose and ears. The epithelial variety of cancer, and cauliflower excrescences would seem to correspond to this remedy. Dr. Helmuth also considered Thuja as a valuable remedy in sarcoma. Palpillomata also comes within its field.

      #Hydrastis. [Hydr]
      This remedy corresponds to what Jousset terms the epithelial diathesis and is of undoubted and special value in epithelioma and uterine cancer. Our English confreres praise this remedy in simple glandular tumors of the breast; here it allays the pain retards the growth and improves the patient generally. The dyspeptic symptoms of the remedy lead to its choice. The hydrastis treatment is one of the best known in cancer.

      Cicuta. Epithelioma, honey colored scabs.

      Kali sulphuricum has cured cases of facial epithelioma when operation was refused.

      Cuprum aceticum will allay with the distressing vomiting in carcinoma. Dr. Pope, of England thinks no scirrhus of the breast should be removed until Hydrastis has been tried.

      Hydrastis corresponds to the diathesis, the worn jaded look, the sallow complexion hide-bound state of the skin, low spirits, loss of appetite, constipation, as well as to the ulcerative stage. It has cured lupus, epithelioma and malignant ulcers. Tumors of the stomach and pylorus have disappeared under the continued use of Hydrastis.

      #Radium. [Rad-br]
      The use of this substance has been heralded as a remedy for cancer. Though it produces actually and pathologically that disease, it has never cured cancer in any dosage nor in any stage of that affection. It use in all doses save those of Homoeopathy is dangerous and should be avoided. However, the excellent provings by Dieffenbach have precisioned its use and it may indicated therefore, not in Cancer, but in what Vannier so happily the terms that "Cancerinique" dyscrasia, which means the abnormal blood conditions which tend toward that disease, and always precede it. Thus it use is confined to the pregrowth manifestations when we have such symptoms as aching pains, itching over the body, pains resembling a chronic arthritis. Apprehension. Mentally tired and irritable patients. Pimples on the skin and spots which itch and burn.Restlessness, heat in stomach, flatulence and constipation. The 30th potency is as low as it should be used. We can never be certain whether a patient has not been subjected in some unknown way to radium emanations and by giving the remedy in the lower strengths we may add to the trouble. A recent finding of the New York Health Department (April, 1932) says : "In regions where radio-active minerals were mined an increased incidence of cancer, especially of cancer of the lungs, had been noted." It also condemned the use of so-called radium waters as elements of danger. A study of the "cancerinique' or pregrowth symptoms will give positive information as to the approach of this disease, and positive indications for the remedies that should be used to prevent the same.

      #Carbo animalis. [Carb-an]
      Mammary cancer, scirrhus, gland indurated in little nodes, the parts being as hard as stone; skin bluish and mottled axillary glands swollen; drawing pains through mammae. Cancer of cervix, with induration and burning pains, with thin offensive discharge from the vagina.

      #Carbolic acid. [Carb-ac]
      Has also been highly praised as a valuable internal remedy in cancer.

      #Cedron. [Cedr]
      Helmuth speaks favorably of this remedy for the lancinating pains of cancers.

      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/tumors-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      I hope and pray you find the provided information useful. Email me if you need and more information.

      Take Care and God Bless you

  45. QUESTION:
    Information of Fibroid Adenomas?
    I have one big Fibroid Adenoma in my left brest, it is right under the nipple. I was diagnosed with this in May of this year. I was also told to cut down majorly on salt & caffiene intake, which I do. My boss is constantly asking me why I am dieting (5'4 117lbs) and I have told her repeatively that I am not dieting and that I have a condition where I am really not supposed to have caffiene or salt. For example today, she was supposed to take me to lunch, but all of a sudden all the other employees decided to have Pizza, which contains an appalling amount of salt..Can someone give me information so I can print it out and show my boss my need for not having salt//caffeien. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Information on the internet was very limited but I did find this article. If your boss does not understand this then something is wrong with his or her comprehension.

      For breast lumps, treatment and diagnosis are frequently related. For example, your doctor may insert a needle into a cyst and draw out fluid, both to examine the fluid and to eliminate the cyst. If the fluid is clear and the cyst disappears, your doctor will probably diagnose it as a benign cyst and undertake no further treatment. Many physicians take the added precaution of having the fluid checked by cytology — a pathologist's examination of the cells. If a lump does not disappear and is still present after your next menstrual period, your doctor will want to re-examine you.

      If the fluid extracted from a suspected cyst is bloody or if little or no fluid can be extracted, this is potentially a cause for concern, and a biopsy may be indicated to check for cancer. Fibroadenomas can be diagnosed only by biopsy. Surgical removal, usually in a same-day surgical procedure, is considered the only treatment. Nipple adenomas are surgically removed because they are sometimes associated with breast cancer. Intraductal papillomas are surgically removed before they grow large enough to block the milk ducts.

      What Are the Treatments?

      Nutrition and Diet

      Some doctors recommend eliminating caffeine to shrink breast cysts. Studies show mixed results on the effectiveness of this, but many women report a decrease in symptoms after eliminating or reducing caffeine. Some studies have suggested (although none has proved) a link between dietary fat — especially saturated fat — and benign lumps, as well as breast cancer. Limiting fat to less than 20% of your total daily calories may help shrink or eliminate lumps.

      Although no studies have proved that diet causes breast tumors, some do suggest a relationship.

      To prevent and treat monthly breast swelling, a change in diet and nutrition may help. Your doctor may encourage you to maintain a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet as good preventive medicine. Because salt can contribute to fluid retention and thus worsen symptoms, you should restrict your salt intake near your period. For some women, eliminating caffeine and related substances, such as methylxanthines (found in chocolate and tea), can alleviate breast pain. Your physician may suggest wearing a bra or sports bra, even 24 hours a day, to reduce breast movement and lessen the discomfort until the tenderness passes.

      In recent years, some doctors have suggested vitamin E supplements, in daily doses of up to 800 IU, to treat breast pain not caused by cancer. Evening primrose oil may provide some relief. In addition, a physician may suggest relieving pain with an analgesic such as aspirin or ibuprofen. A mild water pill (diuretic) can help remove fluid.

      If these treatments don't help, your doctor may prescribe treatment with a hormone such as danazol, which has been shown to help relieve breast pain. You might also be given progesterone, since some studies suggest a lack of progesterone may contribute to breast pain. The anticancer drug tamoxifen is also prescribed. If one of these drugs doesn't work or gives you troublesome side effects, your doctor may switch you to another. However, do not use these drugs if you are trying to become pregnant.

      All of the hormone treatments above have side effects; those of danazol, a male hormone, include headache, nausea, menstrual irregularity, and weight gain, as well as masculinization (increased hair growth and, rarely, deepening of the voice) that may not be reversible. Your doctor may be reluctant to use tamoxifen because of uncertainty about its long-term effects on cancer risk, bone density, gynecological growths, and blood clots. These medications are rarely used and only for severe symptoms due to their extensive side effects. In fact, most patients can get relief without strong drugs; the greatest benefit comes from eliminating caffeine.

      Breast infections are treated with antibiotics. If an abscess exists, your doctor may also make a small incision to drain it. If this doesn't work, minor surgery is the next step.

  46. QUESTION:
    Breast biopsy before testing?
    Hello. I am a 25 year old female. I found a small lump in my right breast about a week ago. I have a very strong family history of cancer so I called and made an apt with my doc right away. They referred me to the breast clinic on Cherry Point Air Station (we are stationed there, my husband is a marine). When I met the surgeon he took a quick look at me and then said image testing would do me no good (mammogram, ultra sound, etc) and that I am better off considering a biopsy. He didn't pressure me, but he said that was his suggestion. So, I agreed and he did the biopsy right then and there. Now I am just wondering if that is normal? I mean to cut out a piece of my breast without any imaging? Do you think this is normal?

    • ANSWER:
      How funny my Fiance is at the Le Jeune Base. Anywhoo, i too had a lump scare last year actually about this time too. Well i went and the doctor said that the lump was squishy and flat and that they would to an ultrasound instead of a biopsy. She said that if the lump had been larger and more firm that she would have definitely done a biopsy first. So i would say no, depending on the condition of the lump. I wish you the best of luck girl. I hope its no big deal. Mine were cystic fibroids, apparently they run in my family (females both sides).
      Good Luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Could it be cancer?
    The dr. has found lumps in my breast and under my arm (armpit). I have known about the ones in my breast for a couple years, back then I had a mammo and the dr (not the same one) said he "thought" it was fibroids. Now they are bigger and there is the new one under my arm that I noticed a couple months ago. I know this can be cancer, but what else might cause these things?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't rule our cancer, but the possibility that they are fibroid tumors is pretty high. They are caused by a variety of things and are fairly harmless. Look at your family medical history. Are there any other women who have or has breast cancer or any other kind of cancer? if not, then I wouldn't worry about it. The Dr, if he hasn't already will order a mammogram, and then probably an MRI or a CAT scan. Then you will know for sure. Good luck and keep us posted.

  48. QUESTION:
    Breast lump - what do I do?
    I have had a lump in one of my boobs for at least four years and I think its getting bigger. It's definately noticable but now I feel like I've left it too long to explain to the docter. Surely it can't be cancer because it's been there to long?
    Also I'm 22 weeks pregnant. Obviously I wouldn't be able to have it removed during my pregnancy so will I still be able to breast feed.
    It hurts (more like an ache) occasionally and feels dimply. Am feeling so scared coz I've left it so long and really need some advice.

    • ANSWER:
      You do need to go to the doctor as soon as possible to have it evaluated. No one will judge you based on how long it has been since you noticed it - your health and the health of your baby is most important. Your doctor will want to have it biopsied or the lump removed in order to see what it is made of (whether a cyst, fibroid, cancer, etc). You can have this done painlessly, with a local anesthetic during an out-patient procedure even while you are pregnant (though, if you require further treatment, that may have to wait). Please see your doctor right away.

  49. QUESTION:
    Had period, used condoms, still pregnant?
    My last sexual encounter was on March 3. I had my period March 20 (on time). I feel way bigger this month--bigger breasts, bigger belly, and bigger everything. Is there a slim chance that I could be pregnant? I heard about people having their periods even throughout pregnancy.

    And please, no righteous responses. I'm 28 years old and have only had one partner. I'm responsible.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't have your period and still be pregnant. You could have *spotting* and be pregnant, but not your full period. (see link to answer from an OB/GYN in source.)

      I would like to add that many women have fibroid tumors which can cause bleeding so I'm suspicious of anyone claiming to have had their cycle while pregnant.

      Also, you wouldn't be experiencing symptoms so soon. If you are concerned then please take an at-home pregnancy test.

      You might be experiencing some water retention so cut down on salt intake and foods that are high in sodium (salt).

  50. QUESTION:
    I have had a pain in my left breast for almost 5 months now, what is it?
    If my breast was a clock, betweeen 5pm and 9pm is where the pain is. Its just below my nipple to my cleavage area. Im scared. I had a breast exam done, and the doc didnt feel anything. What could it be? I have large breasts, there is no sign of discharge, nothing looks weird. i am 31 years old. I stopped wearing a bra about a week ago, but that hasnt helped. Heat helps alittle bit. But it really hurts to the touch JUST IN THAT SPOT> ? I am not pregnant, nor have ever been. I was told years ago that i have cystic breasts. (and although unrelated, just found out that i have nurmerous cystic areas (simple and complex and solid areas) on my left ovary...Help?

    • ANSWER:
      For starters stop whining! A lot of women have fibroid cysts in their breast that will hurt on and off their whole life but you don't die from them. If the pain is more to your ribs you could have inflammation in the cartilage between the ribs. If the pain persists, have the cyst taken out, no big deal. Ovaries will form little cysts when it releases an egg and don't dissolve or calm back down. Again if this is causing a lot of pain, surgery can correct it.

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