He fibroadenoma, although benign, it is a fairly common condition and generates a logical concern to detect. Which are the symptom?, which is the treatment more effective? They are some of the questions that we will try to answer that, if our case, we can act in the best way possible, without concern we generate anxiety or fear.
The fibroadenoma is a benign tumor most common breast between women under 30, although it can occur at any age. Fibroadenomas are small nodules or small lumps formed by the glandular tissue breast and connective tissue. Most are detected touch, but they can also be so small that a medical test is required to locate (biopsy). Fibroadenoma can be asymptomatic, that is, no obvious signs or symptoms except discomfort can cause us to parparlo fingers. Should we be concerned? It is the first reaction to detect a lump, so we must consult the physician to resolve all doubts and confirm that we are indeed at a benign tumor.
Fibroadenoma appears as bulk, hard consistency, edges, and that moves touch with your fingers. Initially it is often difficult to detect, becoming more evident to the touch to increase in size. As we have pointed out this is a benign condition that often produces no obvious symptoms. In fact, there is usually presented with pain in the breast, except for some annoying light that may be more evident during the menstrual cycle. Therefore, the signal will be evident to touch, feel the breast and detecting the presence of an abnormal formation.
Just as chest discomfort may occur during the menstrual cycle, we must also emphasize the role of hormones the appearance of fibroadenomas. Although not yet known exactly its origin, medical theories point as a risk factor for a possible hypersensitivity to hormonal stimuli. Thus, the influence of estrogens explains that they may grow in size, for example, during pregnancy or in cases of hormonal treatment.
It tends to be harmless, ie not evolve malignant tumor (breast cancer), should be performed controls periodically. In most cases, it does not require treatment other than the prevention and control of their size and shape. It is not ruled out that, with age, tend to disappear. However, in some cases if treatment is recommended surgery to remove fibroadenomas, especially when there are doubts about the nature of the nodule, when the bulge increases in size rapidly, when it appears in women over 35 years or when there family background of cancer (is itself detected in women with fibroadenomas are slightly more prone to developing breast cancer if the package is not controlled). It is short surgery (outpatient) and is performed under local or general anesthesia.
Prevention, like any problem Health, It’s fundamental. In this case, as we have seen, it is the best tool to avoid excessive concern. With a periodic checks -including self-examination of mamas- we can detect any changes occurring in nodules that, in principle, are benign and do not entail greater risks to women’s health.