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Generalized breast lumpiness, also called fibrocystic breast
changes or benign (noncancerous) breast disease, is a common breast condition.
Generalized breast lumpiness tends to become more noticeable before a menstrual
period and can often be felt in both breasts around the nipple and in the
upper, outer part of the breasts.
Generalized breast lumpiness occurs most often in women ages 35 to
50. It usually disappears with menopause, when menstrual periods end. It may
continue in women who are taking estrogen for hormone
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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