Fibrocystic breast tissue

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What is fibrocystic breast tissue?

Fibrocystic breast changes or disease is a condition of breast tissue. It is characterized by noncancerous breast lumps in the breast which can sometimes cause discomfort, often periodically related to hormonal influences from the menstrual cycle.

Common symptoms reported by people with fibrocystic breast tissue

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with fibrocystic breast tissue

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)

Data from patients with fibrocystic breast tissue, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with fibrocystic breast tissue

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
burning in stomach stomach pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
suicidal ideation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with fibrocystic breast tissue, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has fibrocystic breast tissue on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 12
30s 37
40s 98
50s 83
60s 42
70+ 14
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 41
20-29 years 46
30-39 years 32
40-49 years 23
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 177
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from fibrocystic breast tissue patients who have completed their condition history
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