Fat necrosis feels like a firm, round lump (or lumps) and is usually painless, but in some people it may feel tender or even painful.
Sometimes, within an area of fat necrosis the damaged tissue can form a cyst containing an oily fluid (oil cyst).
Breast cysts don’t usually need any treatment or follow-up.
How can you tell the difference between fat and breast tissue?
Non dense tissue contains fatty tissue. On a mammogram, nondense breast tissue appears dark and transparent, while dense breast tissue appears more solid and white, which makes it difficult to see through.
What does it mean to have fatty breast tissue?
A term used to describe breast tissue that is made up of almost all fatty tissue. Fatty breast tissue does not look dense on a mammogram, which may make it easier to find tumors or other changes in the breast. Fatty breast tissue is more common in older women than in younger women.
What does fatty tissue feel like?
A person with a lipoma will typically feel a soft, oval-shaped lump just beneath the skin. Lipomas are usually painless unless they affect joints, organs, nerves, or blood vessels. In most cases, they do not cause other symptoms.
What should normal breast tissue feel like?
Normal breast tissue often feels nodular (lumpy) and varies in consistency from woman to woman. Even within each individual woman, the texture of breast tissue varies at different times in her menstrual cycle, and from time to time during her life.