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What are breast cysts?

What are breast cysts?

Breast cysts are fluid filled sacs within one's breast which are usually not cancerous. These are often described as oval or round lumps with discrete edges. A woman may have one or many breast cysts. The exact cause of breast cysts remains unknown. There is evidence that suggests that having excess estrogen in the body can stimulate the breast tissue and this may play a role in breast cyst development.

The signs and symptoms of breast cysts include: