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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Paula45, Community Member, asks

Q: What is fibroglandular tissue?

My recent mammogram showed an area of increased density that was described as overlying fibroglandular tissue. I am not sure what fibroglandular tissue is.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
12/16/08 5:18pm

Hi Paula - Fibroglandular breast tissue is normal - it's just the technical term for the  non-fat tissue that makes up your breast. So nothing to worry about there - PJH

mary jo, Community Member
12/30/08 6:27pm

what is residual fibroglandular tissue of the breast?

yamilettee, Community Member
5/ 7/09 2:30pm

my recent mammogram showed moderately dense fibroglandular

mary Miller, Community Member
3/11/11 8:28am

fibroglandular tissue


diana, Community Member
5/17/11 12:03am

what is this

PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/17/11 6:01am

Diana, fibroglandular tissue is any of the tissue in your breast that's NOT fat or muscle, including milk ducts and lobules, connective tissue, etc. It's perfectly normal. Hope this helps- PJH

denise howard, Community Member
11/ 9/11 12:19pm

i do not know

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By Paula45, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/10/14, First Published: 12/16/08