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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/20/2009 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning, ladies!
I am a 35 yo woman with extremely dense, fibrocystic breasts.  I have periodically had lumps and bumps checked out by u/s over the years and I've been getting regular mammograms every year for about 4 years now.  For the last 12 months we've been "watching" a group of cysts (around 5 or 6) all clustered in one place (well, they've technically been watching the largest one and noticing the others via u/s every 6 months.  The cysts have not  been viewable on mammo until this month.  The largest two are now sporting some "solid junk" in them and the u/s technician is describing them as complex. 
The radiologist sent me a letter last week saying basically, "we noticed a mass during your last mammogram but we think it is probably benign" and would like to follow up with another u/s in 6 months.
No one at my doctor's office seems overly concerned about it, but I wonder if I should be?
I've never had a cysts persist so long and never with the solid stuff in them.  Is that a typical change for a long lasting cyst?
Dr. Google has so far not been overly helpful but did land me here.
Thanks and God bless.

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 349
   Posted 5/20/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to our forum. I am certain you have been told that most like these are nothing, but after all this time, I believe I would ask for a biopsy. It will be the definitive answer. If your doc's reply to your request seems vague or unclear, go get a second opinion.  That is what I would do.  In my opinion, your case seems to warrant further testing. Let us hear from you. 

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 5/20/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Judy. Since they have lasted this long and the two are maybe turning into "complex" cysts, I would tell them I want a biopsy. If your doctor won't do it, go to one that will. Sometime's doctor's seem to forget they are working for "us".

Let us know what you do. We are here for you.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/22/2009 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, ladies!
I have a call into my doctor yesterday and am waiting for a call back to discuss this with him... 
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