If you are a woman in your 20s or 30s, you are most likely to have googled about breast lumps. Out of all the lumps in the body, breast lumps are difficult to miss, right? And do you remember how often you came across the term fibroadenoma?
Fibroadenoma is a solid non-cancerous lump that arises from the lobules of the breast, which has become one of the most typical complaints among women of reproductive age in today’s era. They vary in size and are movable, and therefore nicknamed the breast mouse.
The cause of fibroadenoma is often disputable, yet its hormonal dependency is unanimously agreed upon by medical science. This is why they tend to shrink around the menopausal age. Women who take oral contraceptives are also at risk of fibroadenoma. The symptoms tend to increase during pregnancy and hormone therapy.
Statistics show that about 10% of women around the globe suffer from fibroadenoma. The incidence is rare in post-menopausal women, as the fibroadenoma diminishes with age. Fibroadenoma is known to exist in men, but in exceptional cases only.
Different radiological examinations can be employed in diagnosing a fibroadenoma, USG and mammogram being the commonest of them. An ultrasound scan will help to identify and assess the condition of the breast lump in women under 35 years. Women above 39 years are advised to undergo a mammogram screening once every year. A biopsy is a better option if your physician requires confirmation about the breast lump. It is a minimally invasive procedure done by using a fine needle.
Fibroadenomas rarely turn cancerous. Therefore, keeping the breast lumps under your surveillance is the ideal thing to do. If you have nearest relatives who suffer from breast cancer, try to be watchful.
Ancient Ayurvedic texts refer fibroadenoma to as a sthana roga called sthana granthi. It occurs when vitiated tridoshas, mainly vata and kapha, affect the dhatus like rakta, mamsa, and medas, leading to the formation of lumps in the breast. Medicines that are of vata and Kapha pacifying nature are to be employed here. Due to the kapha factor, tikshna and ushna (substances of sharp and hot potency) are advised. Other than internal medication, topical administration of medicinal pastes is helpful for quick action.
Fibroadenoma is not a cause of concern when appropriately cared for. All you need are a detailed examination, an accurate diagnosis, and the right hands to manage the same. Here at AyurVAID, we approach such conditions with proper Ayurvedic means and help you recover completely. AyurVAID is a pristine institution that bears the virtue of Ayurveda. Our doctors, skilled and proficient in their field, are here to help you by providing comfort and reassurance. In-depth assessment of the fibroadenoma, precise diagnosis, thorough samprapti vighatana (breaking the disease pathway), properly planned prakriti-oriented treatment, quality procedures, safe and hygienic environment, etc are our peculiarities. We offer you complete care for the conditions that ail you.