Fibrocystic Breasts - Frequently Asked Questions
Learning about fibrocystic breast changes:What are fibrocystic breast changes?What is cyclic breast pain?When do I need to see my doctor about breast changes?Being diagnosed:What do I need to know about having a mammogram?Getting treatment:What do I need to know about taking low-dose birth control pills?
Fibrocystic Breasts - Topic Overview
What are fibrocystic breast changes?Many women have breasts that feel lumpy, thick, and tender, especially right before their periods. These symptoms are called fibrocystic breast changes. They may also be called cyclic breast changes, because they come and go with your menstrual cycle.Fibrocystic breast changes are normal and harmless. They aren't cancer, and they don't increase your chance of getting breast cancer. But having fibrocystic breast changes can make it harder to find a lump that could be cancer. This is a special concern if you also have a higher-than-normal risk for breast cancer. So if you or a close family member has had breast cancer or if you have had radiation treatment or a breast biopsy showing atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), talk to your doctor about how often you need a breast checkup.What causes fibrocystic breast changes?Experts think that fibrocystic breast changes are linked to the hormone changes that happen during a woman's menstrual cycle. Each month,
Breast Pain (Mastalgia) - Topic Overview
What do I need to know about breast pain?Many women have breast tenderness and pain, also called mastalgia. It may come and go with monthly periods (cyclic) or may not follow any pattern (noncyclic).Cyclic pain is the most common type of breast pain. It may be caused by the normal monthly changes in hormones. This pain usually occurs in both breasts. It is generally described as a heaviness or ...
Vaginal Yeast Infections - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.
Vaginal Yeast Infections - What Happens
Vaginal yeast infections can clear up on their own without treatment.
Oral Medicines for Vaginal Yeast Infections
Drug details for Oral medications for vaginal yeast infections.
Vaginal Yeast Infections - Cause
A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of yeast organisms that normally live in small numbers in the vagina.
Vaginal Yeast Infections - Topic Overview
Various conditions, such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, can cause vaginal symptoms similar to those of a yeast infection.
Vaginal Yeast Infections - Symptoms
Vaginal yeast infections can produce various symptoms.
Vaginal Yeast Infections - Treatment Overview
There are a number of treatment options for a vaginal yeast infection, including nonprescription vaginal medication or prescription oral or vaginal medication.