A breast cyst is a localised collection of fluid in the breast. Fluid is constantly being produced and reabsorbed in the milk ducts in the breast. When a duct becomes blocked, or the amount of fluid produced is greater than the amount absorbed, fluid accumulates which causes cysts.
A cyst in the breast may feel like a lump, but upon examination the lump is a small, generally harmless sac filled with fluid rather than a cancerous or benign lump of cells. You may have one cyst or many cysts that appear together. Be prepared to understand your results and empowered with critical information about your next steps.
Breast cysts are common in women. In breast cyst aspiration, your doctor uses a small needle to withdraw aspirate fluid from a cyst. A breast lump that you can feel might hurt.
During fine-needle aspiration, a special needle is inserted into a breast lump, and any fluid is removed aspirated. Ultrasound — a procedure that uses sound waves to create images of your breast on a monitor — might be used to help place the needle. After discussing your symptoms and health history, your doctor will do a breast exam and may order a diagnostic mammogram or a breast ultrasound.
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Category: Women's Health. Topic: Breast Disorders. A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops within breast tissue.
Cysts are fluid-filled bubbles, similar to blisters, in the breast tissue. Most cysts develop rapidly and then stay the same size. A small number shrink or continue to grow.
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A breast cyst is a benign non-cancerous fluid-filled sac in the breast. They are most common in pre-menopausal women and in post-menopausal women taking hormone therapy. Some cysts are too small to feel and others may be quite large and uncomfortable.
Breast cysts are round or oval structures filled with fluid. Most breast cysts are benign and do not increase your risk of breast cancer. They can be very tiny, or they can be large enough to feel through the skin or see on an imaging test a grossly evident cyst, or gross cyst. Many cysts fall somewhere in between.