Fibrocystic Breast Changes

Fibrocystic breast changes are tiny sacs filled with fluid. They are not cancer. They can feel like lumps.

HOME CARE

  • If you have pain or puffiness (swelling):

  • Wear a well-fitted bra.

  • Avoid caffeine in pop, chocolate, coffee, and tea.

  • Wear a support bra when you exercise and sleep.

  • You can take evening primrose oil and vitamin E to help lessen your pain. Your doctor can tell you the right amount to take.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Your pain does not get better or gets worse.

  • You have bloody fluid coming from your breast.

  • You have changes in how your breast looks.

  • You have any other problems or questions.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.