Re: fibrocystic breasts
I have similar symptoms. My left breast is more dense and has had many cysts. My right breast has had nothing. My left breast at times will become tender and full. At these time the shower water will hurt the nipple area when I take a bath. This all seemed to start in my 40's. My mother has the same problem, but in both breasts.
I hate having mammograms because they always find cysts and then I get a ultrasound to be sure.
I read that if you go off cafiene, chocolate and sodas for six months you have a 65% chance of your cysts going away. Well I did this for six months and then had my follow up mamo. They still found a bunch of cysts. They weren't big ones, but they were still there. I was so good too at not eating my beloved chocolate. So I gave up and I am back on the chocolate and my decaf tea.
I would have gladly given up coffee, tea, soda and chocolate to not have anymore cysts in the breast. I am so tired of the pain they cause and worrying if it is a cancerous lump I feel or a cyst.