Fibrocystic changes are a set of breast symptoms that include pain, cysts, and general lumpiness in your breasts. The word fibrocystic comes from the terms fibrous tissue and cyst. Fibrous tissue is tough, strong tissue that feels like it's made of a lot of fibers. A cyst is a small, fluid-filled sac that grows inside your body. Fibrocystic changes in the breast is not a single disease.
Symptoms can be worse in the days before your period
Fibrocystic changes usually go away after menopause Menopause Menopause is when women stop having periods (stop menstruating) and can no longer get pregnant. Menopause usually happens after age 40. In the United States, the average age for menopause is... read more (when you stop having periods)
Doctors may do tests to make sure your fibrocystic changes aren’t cancer
You’re more likely to have fibrocystic changes if you:
If you only have one lump or if it feels different from other lumps, doctor may: