I am 27, 5'5", now 130lbs. I have fibrocystic breasts. I had my first GYN exam at 18 and was told this then. After that initial GYN exam, I started my self-breast exams, and since then, I have been hyper-aware of the hard, lumpy, dense fat in my breasts (family history of deadly breast cancer---on both sides). Never paid any attention to the rest of my body.
At my heaviest, I got up to 210lbs and then got fed up and made the change and lost 80lbs in the last year+ going paleo/primal. In the past few months, I've noticed that the hard, lumpy, dense fat that I've seemingly always had in my breasts exists EVERYWHERE in my body. I randomly noticed it in one place and then found it everywhere I have fat on my body. It could've been there for years and I just never knew it. But, for those women out there with fibrocystic breasts, the fat all over my body feels like that. And is painful like that. And I wouldn't call it cellulite---I have that, too, and it looks and feels different than what I'm talking about.
The bits of fat that I'm talking about are smallish, generally marble-sized in diameter, but flat, not spherical. Anyone know what it means to have this kind of fat? Could it somehow be related to years of icky trans-fat consumption? Is it normal? Just the symptoms of the last little bit of stubborn body fat? Any other insight?
asked byAmanda_6 (230)
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on May 02, 2012
at 04:04 PM
I highly doubt grass-fed meat is contributing to the problem. Conventional meat, maybe.
You sure they're not just enlarged adipocytes?
on August 13, 2012
at 06:24 AM
I used iodine topically on some skin problems for a long time (skin problem went away) and I noticed that my breast were less lumpy. I read up on it and found that iodine was used to treat PCOS.
Easy enough to test. Just put a little on your skin daily - anywhere, I never put iodine on my breast - and see it it makes any difference after a few weeks of use.
on May 02, 2012
at 04:25 AM
I have fibrocystic breasts, too, and this lumpy fat. My docs seem to think it is lymph related. Do you notice a change in the hardness of the lumps? My ob/gyn recommended a reduction of caffeine, red meat, soy, and alcohol. When these factors are cut out, my lumps "soften."