I have a lot of breast cysts

by Maria
(England)

Since 2003 I first found a lump in my breast and found out it was a cyst so every year since then I have had cysts drained from both breasts.

I always go through the agony of cancer scare. I was scanned this week. Another lump was a cyst, he counted 7 in one breast. I have an under-active thyroid. I asked him about progesterone he said 'no'.

I am 47 years, old 2 children, 7 in my family, no history of this or breast cancer. I can't understand it. Can I use this cream?

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Jul 16, 2010
Breast Cysts
by: Cheryl

I used to get breast cysts all the time also; they were always small and would quit hurting when my period started. I did develop a couple of large cysts though that scared me terribly. The first thing that disappeared when I started using progesterone cream were my cysts. I have been using progesterone cream for about 9 months now and I feel so much better; I still use 100mg/day.

Jul 20, 2010
I have a lot of breast cysts
by: Wray

Hi Maria Breast and ovarian cysts are caused by excess oestrogen. Breast cysts can resolve in a month if enough progesterone is used, ovarian cysts take longer. Oestrogen is a mitogen, causing cells to divide and multiply, progesterone reverses this. There is absolutely no need to have the cysts aspirated. Please see the following papers here, here, and here. If you have an under-active thyroid, the chances are you have a low vitamin D level. Most of us do, particularly those living as you do in the UK. For more info please see the Vitamin D Council website. Please have a test done for 25-hydroxyvitamin D, also called calcidiol. The minimum level should be 50ng/ml or 125nmol/L year round. But the goal is a level between 80-100ng/ml or 200-250nmol/L. A low vitamin D level reduces the benefits of progesterone, which could well explain why your cysts keep recurring. I generally recommend 100-200mg/day progesterone, but suggest you initially use the higher amount. Reducing gradually once the cysts have gone until you find the optimum level. Take care Wray

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