- Q What is a cystic breast duct?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyA cystic breast duct is a duct in your breast that develops cysts, which can cause noncancerous lumps that get bigger and smaller as hormone levels change. Watch Dr. Oz talk more about these breast lumps. Full Answer
- Q Are breast lumps common?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyUp to two-thirds of women have what are considered normal breast lumps. They are noncancerous and usually due to fibrocystic changes. Watch Dr. Oz talk more about normal and abnormal breast lumps. Full Answer
- Q How often should I have pap smears after menopause?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYou should get it annually until you are at least 65. At that point, you can reconsider if your last three consecutive tests have been all clear (no abnormal cells, no inflammation), and no abnormalities have shown up in the last 10 years. However, if... Full Answer
- Q How are endometrial polyps treated?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineEndometrial polyps are growths of the endometrium. This is the tissue that lines the cavity of the uterus.The polyps range in size from a few millimeters to an inch or more in diameter. We don't know for sure what causes polyps. We do know that the... Full Answer
- Q When should I call my healthcare provider about ovarian cysts?
Dr. Kevin Windom, Obstetrics & GynecologyOvarian cysts can cause numerous vague minor complaints, but I always tell patients that if they are having intractable pain, nausea, or vomiting that they should call my office immediately. Also, if a patient is having problems with emptying their bowel... Full Answer