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A 36-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how to go about getting breast implants?

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Dr. David Lipson
Plastic Surgery 50 years experience
Do your homework: There are many good surgeons around, but some you wouldn't like. Don't go by an ad. If possible, get a personal recommendation from a friend or relative, or your primary care MD. Make sure the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Many sugeons offer a free consultation; make sure you're given all the time you need. Ask to see pics of cases with your body type.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Seek an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon in your area with whom you can comfortably communicate. Knowing how large you want to be is very helpful, so buy a bra the size you want and fill it to wear you are comfortable. A zip-lock bag and dry rice works well for this. Knowing what you want will help your plastic surgeon to give you what you want.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Several: You should not have chest pain when taking a deep breath or on swallowing. You better get checked.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have chest pain after running?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Not normal: Unusual to have CP after running, you may be short of breath. If you have this consistently you better get checked.
A 52-year-old female asked:

Having pains to my ribs right side and sorness to touch?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Many things: Trauma is usually obvious, fracturing the ribs or bruising the soft tissue in the area. Inflammation can occur without trauma. If there is a rash and you had chicken pox in the past, it could be shingles (herpes zoster). Sometimes tumors will involve the ribs and lead to fracture and pain. If pain does not improve with over the counter medication and time or is severe, see your primary doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How common is change in size of breasts for a woman?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
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Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Very: All women have breast changes with weight gain, age, breast feeding, periods and weight loss.
A 39-year-old member asked:

When you go to the gynecologist do they have to do the breast exam?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No but should: They don't have to do it if you refuse that portion of the exam but it is a normal part of a complete history and physical examination and a sign of a thorough physician.

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