Mastopathy is a combination of nodules and cysts in the breast. It is thought to be associated with hormone imbalances. Usually no treatment is needed. Pain relievers and self-care may reduce discomfort. For severe cases, a hormone treatment or surgical removal may be chosen.
Mastopathy occurs when the connective tissue and glands of the breast change, which may lead to the formation of glandular cysts. Mastopathy is often a combination of nodules and cysts. Depending on the size and symptoms treatment is either drugs or operative.
The exact causes of mastopathy are unknown. It is assumed to be an imbalance between the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Women with excessive amounts of estrogen compared to progesterone are susceptible to having mastopathy. Mastopathy usually affects women aged 30-50 years and disappears after menopause. Mastopathy is classified into three grades: 1) simple mastopathy (70%), 2) proliferative mastopathy (20%) and 3) severe mastopathy (10%). People with mastopathy may experience symptoms such as tension and pain in the breast, palpable and swollen nodules, and even fluid secretion from the nipples. Grade three mastopathy has the risk of developing into a tumor.
People with mastopathy usually have no or mild symptoms and do not need treatment. One may use painkillers to relieve discomfort, apply heat or ice on the breast and avoid wearing tight bras. For Grade 1 mastopathy progesterone-containing drugs may be taken. Grade 2 and 3 usually require surgically removal and the tissue is examined under a microscope.
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