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How long should I wait to be sexually active after a breast reduction?

How long should I wait to be sexually active after a breast reduction?

2 weeks: Length of time is as variable as the individual patients having breast reduction. With average cases, resumption of reasonable sexual activity will be able to start within two weeks. ...Read more

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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Should I wait before doing sexual activities after a breast reduction?

Should I wait before doing sexual activities after a breast reduction?

Better to wait: Wait until your doctor says it is ok. You need to let things heal at least before any breast play. :). ...Read more

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Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction?

Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction?

Restrictions postope: In general after this type of surgery your surgeon will want you to avoid most physical activity including sexual for a few reasons: 1. To avoid trauma to a recently operated field; 2. Any activity that increases the blood pressure and heart rate may increase the risk of bleeding; 3. To allow the tissues ideal healing. ...Read more

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Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction? I heard that I would have to abstain from sex for several weeks after my male breast reduction. Why would I have to avoid sexual activity for 4 weeks if I'm allowed to return to work af

Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction? I heard that I would have to abstain from sex for several weeks after my male breast reduction. Why would I have to avoid sexual activity for 4 weeks if I'm allowed to return to work af

Ask Surgeon: Best to ask your plastic surgeon. Generally, in my practice returned to sexual activity can occur in 7 to 10 days. One concern might be the potential for bleeding with an elevated blood pressure that can occur during sexual activity. ...Read more

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Could breasts usually grow more once you are more sexually active?

Could breasts usually grow more once you are more sexually active?

Not necessarily.: The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). ...Read more

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I have pain in my breasts ALL THE TIME! I know it's not due to pregnancy because I am only sexually active with my girlfriend. I am 23, 120lbs 4ft10inch?

I have pain in my breasts ALL THE TIME! I know it's not due to pregnancy because I am only sexually active with my girlfriend. I am 23, 120lbs 4ft10inch?

Maybe hormonal: This could be hormonal, and is sometimes common for women your age. Although, you won't know for sure unless you have a breast exam. It would be wise to have your breast thoroughly examined by a doctor just to be sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, my breasts feel heavy and I don't know why. I'm not pregnant neither am I sexually active right now?

Hi, my breasts feel heavy and I don't know why. I'm not pregnant neither am I sexually active right now?

Explanation: Nothing wrong with heaviness of your breast. It may happens periodically and related to your period, more often week before. If you are not sexually active and not pregnant you will be fine. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old I'm sexually active but my breast don't look fully developed. My breast look like there in the there in stage 5 will they grow?

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I am 18 years old I'm sexually active but my breast don't look fully developed. My breast look like there in the there in stage 5 will they grow?

Can't predict: Breast size, like penis size, depends upon individual. While there is some association w/age, there is no specific "normal" for any given age. Instead, we assess pubertal development by tanner stages. In theory, breast should be tanner stage v by 15yo which is described as "breast reaches final adult size; areola returns to contour of the surrounding breast, with a projecting central papilla". ...Read more

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Still have breast milk an my kids are 3&4 never breast fed I am sexually active with my fiancé cycles r 5 days but been lasting 3to4 why is that?

Still have breast milk an my kids are 3&4 never breast fed I am sexually active with my fiancé cycles r 5 days but been lasting 3to4 why is that?

Depends.: Normal nipple discharge is clear, milky or green-tinged. If it stains the inside of your bra each day, you have a condition call galactorrhea and may need labs to check thyroid function and prolactin levels. However, breast stimulation may also sustain discharge. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am not sexually active but one of my breast hurt, it is leaking what appears to be pulse and it feels like I may have a knot in it?

I am not sexually active but one of my breast hurt, it is leaking what appears to be pulse and it feels like I may have a knot in it?

Examine breast close: See wether it maybe coming from the glands around the areola, Is it re tender? This could be a localized infection. While you make an appointment to have it examined a soon as possible ;apply warm compresses. ...Read more

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2 periods feb10-14 (regular) anotherfeb 24-27.March 12 two days late. Thick creamy white discharge. Sexually active no bc hrtbrn sensitive breast?

2 periods feb10-14 (regular) anotherfeb 24-27.March 12 two days late. Thick creamy white discharge. Sexually active no bc hrtbrn sensitive breast?

Not normal: You are an 18 year old with irregular bleeding, an abnormal discharge, heartburn, sensitive breasts and who is sexually active. First, take a pregnancy test. Second, schedule a visit with an ob/gyn to discuss birth control, cycle regulation and your heartburn symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and I have sore breasts but they also feel like they have gained 10lbs. I'm sexually active but I don't know if I'm pregnant or not.

I'm 16 years old and I have sore breasts but they also feel like they have gained 10lbs. I'm sexually active but I don't know if I'm pregnant or not.

Take a test: It's possible that you may be pregnant especially if you are experiencing these symptoms. Check a home pregnancy test to confirm. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate, inexpensive, and easy to perform. If you don't have access to one, see your doctor and get it done in the office. ...Read more

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My breasts are enlarged and producing milk, but I am not pregnant or sexually active, why? Not on birth control either.

My breasts are enlarged and producing milk, but I am not pregnant or sexually active, why? Not on birth control either.

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea is the medical term for what you are describing. You may need a prolactin level checked in addition to a thorough history and exam. Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the brain. Sometimes your body produces it abnormally. ...Read more

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I'm sexually active my period came&went twice in the past 3months (I'm not on BC)my breasts have been feeling tender&sore for about 3month why is that?

I'm sexually active my period came&went twice in the past 3months (I'm not on BC)my breasts have been feeling tender&sore for about 3month why is that?

Maybe you need to: Check for pregnancy. If first test negative, then check again in 1 week. It is always good to assume that you may be pregnant, since breast tenderness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. If both tests are negative, and you have a period, then you know you are not pregnant. Breast tenderness can also come from hormonal imbalance and overstimulation, or infection if it is just one breast. ...Read more

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I usually only get my period every 4 months but I just got it two weeks apart. My breast hurt and feel lumpy. I am 17 and a not sexually active am I ok?

I usually only get my period every 4 months but I just got it two weeks apart. My breast hurt and feel lumpy. I am 17 and a not sexually active am I ok?

Good question!: This might be the time to see a md to find out why your cycles are q 4 months at age 17 and now two weeks apart. Planned parenthood is a good source as well as county health clinics. ...Read more

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My period came very early couple with abnormal breast pain. I finished on May 19th and started again on May 25th. Not sexually active for 6 months

My period came very early couple with abnormal breast pain. I finished on May 19th and started again on May 25th. Not sexually active for 6 months

Abnormal period: If there is any chance of pregnancy, do pregnancy test and if you feel "usual", go ahead and repeat in 2 weeks. If still negative, wait until the next one. ...Read more

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On BC for one year. Sexually active w/o condoms, but pulls out. Started my period today, lighter than normal, breasts seem to have grown. Pregnant?

On BC for one year. Sexually active w/o condoms, but pulls out. Started my period today, lighter than normal, breasts seem to have grown. Pregnant?

Sadly, it's possible: Since oral contraceptive pills reduce your risks of pregnancy to 6 or 7%, they unfortunately do not eliminate this risk completely. It would be best to check your blood betaHCG pregnancy test ASAP and if negative, ask a caring and knowledgeable Gyn about switching to Long Acting Riversible Contraceptives like IUDs and subdermal implants which are best and much more effective (99%) contraceptives ...Read more

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Im24 sexually active, no period yet and my breast are swollen painful and firm, they hurt to touch, can I be pregnant or can this happen for other rea?

Im24 sexually active, no period yet and my breast are swollen painful and firm, they hurt to touch, can I be pregnant or can this happen for other rea?

Modern Living: Physicians never guess about pregnancy. Ever. If you have a missed period then you go to the store and you purchase a home pregnancy test. It is time to test. Then we will have something to discuss or comment on. ...Read more