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Q: oil cysts vs benign breast calcifications

Are benigh breasts calcifications in any way related to oil cysts. Does one cause the other?

Was in a motor vehicle accident, sustained a seat belt injury. Insurance company now is hesistant to pay medical bills for diagnosis of oil cysts due to the fact that I had preexisting benign calcifications in both breasts. Oil cysts however are only located in left upper quad of my left breast. Does the insurance company have a leg to stand on?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/ 2/09 3:07pm

I don't believe either calcifications or cysts are caused by a car accident. Many women have both, without having been in an accident. Also, I don't believe calcifications and cysts have a causal relationship. I'm certainly no expert, but in my opinion, the insurance company isn't right in denying you coverage for treatment of the cysts. Good luck - PJH

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By jgates, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 02/02/09