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What is the treatment for fibrocystic breast changes?

Fibrocystic breast changes are manageable with monthly breast exams and yearly doctor evaluations. Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect something abnormal, so it is important to keep track of your symptoms and contact your doctor immediately if you notice significant changes.

Steps also can be taken to alleviate your symptoms. Anti-inflammatory medications, such as Tylenol or Advil, may help with pain. Simple measures like wearing a supportive, well-fitted bra may offer relief, and taking herbs and vitamins such as Primrose Oil and Vitamin E have shown some benefits in clinical studies. Consult with your doctor before starting any treatment. While more research needs to be done, some researchers also believe that cutting your caffeine intake by eliminating coffee, tea, soda and chocolate can be beneficial.

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