From his point of view, your GP is of course right.
He’s not going to pass you on for hormone therapy and a mammogram is really the only way in his world to find out if there’s anything out of order in the breast tissue.
The chance is, however, minimal that anything significant would appear on the mammogram anyway.
The situation is most likely quite different from how it appears in a doctor’s eyes.
The hardness is due to crystals which you can compare with those that form kidney gravel, the precursors of kidney stones. They can be resolved by large doses of specific herbal remedies, either from Ayurveda or traditional Western natural medicine.
Furthermore there’s evidence that an increase in oestrogen is actually causing the swelling, the growth of the breast.
Supplementation with a specific bio-chemical supports the liver in binding with and excreting excess oestrogen.
This process can take from several months to a year or more.
The increased oestrogen level does not necessarily arise from a lower testosterone level. True, the body produces both hormones and the relative ratio changes with the years.
So-called xenoestrogens are an increasing health hazard.
‘Xeno-’ implies that the oestrogens come from outside the body, from drinking water (there are significant traces of dozens of pharmaceutical drugs in our water that the water companies are simply unable to remove from the water), plastic packaging materials, paraben perfumes in household products and even from certain vegetables (the so-called phytoestrogens).
The last group is in no way a problem, and can even help block the effect of the xenoestrogens.
The situation for women is not much different: the women I’ve tested because they complained of lumps in their breasts all had a similar problem with crystal formation.
I don’t exclude the possibility that the tendency to form these crystals may in some way be related to or stimulated by xenoestrogens.