Fibrocystic breasts

Fibrocystic breasts are made of tissue that feels bumpy and nodular in texture.  It is a relatively common process.  More than 50% of women experience fibrocystic breast changes during their lives.  It used to be called Fibrocystic Breast Disease.  Now it’s more common to call it Fibrocystic Breast Changes – which are considered normal changes.  Symptoms may be pain and lumpiness and can be worse just before menstruation.

Treatment includes limiting caffeine, decreasing fat in the diet, and consider evening primrose oil which is a form of linoleic acid.