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A 33-year-old member asked:

how common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Almost-never.: The statistical probability of getting breast cancer in your teens is lower than the odds of winning the lottery. Breast cancer rates increase the older you are, and are rarely seen before the 30's.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 31 years experience
less than .03% I believe in the the teenage years
Dec 13, 2011
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Rare: Some hereditary forms of breast cancer may arise in young women but remain rare in the teens and twenties.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Rare: It would be exceedingly rare.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?

4 doctor answers19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
If necessary: Any type of test that exposes you to radiation (x-ray, cat scan) should generally be avoided in pregnancy. If such a test is medically necessary, the abdomen should be shielded with a lead apron to prevent exposure to the baby.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
In the first trimester, the uterus is still a pelvic organ, i.e., it still hasn't risen much above the pubic bone. Agree with adequate shielding, a chest xray will be no problem.
Nov 2, 2011
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my breast size to stay the same in pregnancy?

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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Most women will experience some changes with their breasts during pregnancy. Other women may not have a noticeable change in breast size. If you experience nipple changes or experience bloody breast discharge, please consult your physician.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Benner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Most women who have had breast reductions will find it difficult to nurse, and some may find it impossible. There's no harm in trying but it is important to be realistic. The operation relocates the nipple and disrupts the nerves that signal the brain to produce and release breast milk when the baby sucks. Sometimes there is adequate nerve function and with persistence nursing can succeed.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What should a teen do for chronic knee pain?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Rest, stretch, NSAID: Teens can have a variety of reasons for knee pain. Get checked by an orthopaedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. It can be growth related and self limiting requiring activity reduction at times and rest or anti-inflammatories. But, you much get checked to make sure its not a rare serious problem.
A member asked:

Chronic wind causing pain in chest and down both arms.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Is chronic wind the stomach gas & bloating, with a need to burp? Or, is chronic wind the intestinal gas, with a need to pass gas via the anus (fart)? Stomach gas and heartburn (reflux) can cause chest pains. Chest pains can also be spasms in the esophagus or angina pain (as in heart attack pain). The aorta is also in the chest. Pains going down the arms can also be effects on spinal cord nerves.

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