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How does Danazol treat fibrocystic breast disease?

Danazol may be used to treat fibrocystic breast disease, which is a condition in which breast tissue feels lumpy or nodular. Mild cases of this condition are actually pretty common, but in some cases it can cause severe pain or tenderness in the breasts. For those cases, danazol may be used to get rid of these severe symptoms. It reduces the growth rate of abnormal breast tissue. Because it is a steroid that affects hormone levels (especially sex hormones related to menstruation and other sex characteristics), danazol can reduce or completely get rid of the "lumpiness" caused by fibrocystic breast disease. However, this is often not the first treatment used because of the risk of significant side effects. Because of this, it's important to talk to your doctor to determine whether danazol is right for treating your fibrocystic breast disease.

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