Re: Breast Cysts
I got on this board tonight because I'm having cyst issues too. I wanted to comment to your post. Yes, it is possible to have cysts in only one breast. I used to have them just in my left breast, but now I have them in both - although the left side is the side that gives me the most trouble. My doc doesn't seem to know or offer any solutions for the pain and swelling I experience 2 weeks before my period every month. She told me that caffiene can aggrevate them, but I don't drink caffiene anymore and I haven't for a long time. I do have yearly mammograms and my doctor says that there is nothing suspicious, but says that my breasts resemble "cotton candy" on the mammogram films. I'm 43 and am peri menopausle and having A LOT of trouble with swelling in my breast and breast pain due to the fibro cystic disease. My breasts have been swelling so severly lately that I have developed new stretch marks on the outer sides of my breasts. The pain is so awful sometimes that I CAN NOT wear a bra - thank goodness I'm only a small B cup! At night when I'm sleeping I sometimes wake up because the pain is so bad! This has been going on for many years. My doc put me on birth control pills that I will start next Sunday after I get my cycle. She says this might help regulate my hormones. I hope so because living with the is so painful. None of my other family members experience this - nor my friends. Sometimes I just need to vent about it. Maybe I need to find a breast pain support group! Just kidding! Seriously though, it's good to share info about this condition because it's not only a nuisance and a physical pain, it also can be a little scary.