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abnormal breast development in teens

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
This does happen: with children sometimes without any underlying reason or problem. However, I would recommend discussing this with her pediatrician, and having her exa ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe PCOS: Ask to be tested for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This is a common cause of irregular periods.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Fully developed: Your uterus should be fully developed since you have gone through puberty and are having periods. Girls can have irregular periods for a year or two a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lack of normal: Breast development for most women begins a puberty when the nipples and areola begin to enlarge. Next the entire breast begins the thicken and the nip ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Hormones: Important factors are hormonal, genetic and nutritional
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience in Bariatrics
Maybe: The short answer is generally no. I would only consider breast surgery at this point in a teen's life--if there was a severe growth disparity between ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
It can.: Breast cancer can occur in males though it is rare.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
21 years experience in Gynecology
Shouldn't : While cows milk is usually gotten from cows that have received hormones in their food it should not be in sufficient quantities to increase breast siz ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience in General Surgery
No: Can get fibroma s but that is not cancer.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Nothing conclusive: There is research out there on puberty and hormonal changes in autistic boys and girls. However, the research is inconclusive at present re: precocio ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: Aware of no relationship between intake of cow's milk and hypertrophy of breast tissue or size.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No proof: I do not think that there is any proven answer to this question. But too much caffeine can affect blood pressure, heartrate etc. For you and the baby. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Poor oxygen/nutrient: Thalessemia major is a genetric disorder which can and typically cause significant /severe anmia. The normal blood is essential to carry oxygen and nu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
2-10% - Not common: From 2005-2009, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the breast was 61 years of age. Approximately 1.8% were diagnosed between 20 and 34; 9.9% b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Ferguson
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Probably not: Not aware of any actual data on this, but more importantly, there is a clear link between early smoking and later development of breast cancer (as wel ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Osteosarcoma-tumor of the bone is the 3rd most common cancer in adolescence behind lymphomas and brain tumors. It may be promoted by growth hormone. H ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience in Breast Surgery
Possibly genetic: Breast cancer in younger women has a higher likelihood to be due to genetic abnormailties (so called brca1 and brca2 mutation). There are also many ot ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Indirectly: People who go thru puberty at an early age and/or menopause late in life have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. We believe this is due to prol ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usual ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Bet. 13 1/2 & 15 1/2: The age achieving full breast development (tanner stage v) ranges from 13 1/2 to 15 1/2 years.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: I hadn't heard that one but it goes in the list with all the others as not having any benefit.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: No, they can't.
A female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Most unlikely its --: Due to that reason. Get yourself checked by your pcp, as you need to be examined. Good luck.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Breast : Breast cancer in males is much less common than in females, and makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer. The estimated number of new case ... Read More
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