Cyst (Cysts): Cyst (cysts) are abnormal sac-like structures that can occur anywhere in the body. Examples of cysts include: ovarian cysts, sebaceous cyst, ganglion cyst, pilonidal cyst, Baker's cyst, dermoid cyst, arachnoid cyst, Bartholin's cyst, breast cyst, liver cyst, kidney cyst, vaginal cysts, skin cyst, ruptured epidermal cyst, synovial cyst, pineal cyst, thyroid cysts, epidermal cyst, Nabothian cysts, bone cysts, bladder cyst, and pancreatic cysts. Treatment of a cyst depends upon the cause.
Breast Lumps and Pain Breast changes are common. From the time a girl begins to develop breasts and begins menstruating and throughout life, women may experience various kinds of breast pain and other breast changes. Causes of pain and lumps can include
- fibrocystic breast disease,
- premenstrual syndrome, cyclic mastalgia,
- normal hormonal fluctuations,
- onset of puberty or menopause,
- breastfeeding (nursing),
- estrogen therapy,
- chest wall tenderness (costochondritis),
- injury to the breast (trauma, after breast surgery),
- shingles (pain is only in 1 breast, usually accompanied by a rash),
- use of certain medications such as digoxin (Lanoxin), methyldopa (Aldomet), spironolactone (Aldactone), oxymetholone (Anadrol), and chlorpromazine (Thorazine),
- an infection in the breast (breast abscess, mastitis), and
- breast cancer.