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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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I have moderate dilated ducts in right breast with simple

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I have moderate dilated ducts in right breast with simple and complex cysts on ultrasound with pain. Mammogram was normal 4 months ago. Mother has breast cancer. Rad report says repeat us and mammo in 6 months Should I follow up with breast specialist sooner? Pain persists
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am 41 years old and no children
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.

The radiologists are usually good at determining whether a complex cyst has any suspicious characteristics that indicate that a biopsy should be done. Most complex breast cyst will be benign.

Pain in the breast is usually not a sign of cancer, and suggests fibrocystic breast changes.

So I think that cancer is unlikely.

However, with your mother's history of breast cancer, I would probably get a second opinion from a breast specialist. Chances are he/she will also recommend follow up in 6 months, but possibly they will recommend a biopsy to be certain. Best wishes.