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Doctor insights on: Atrophy Of Breast Muscle

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How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

Double the time: I agree with the original answer. The concern is not true atrophy but the loss of power and performance. The typical rule is it takes twice as long to get back to where you were as the duration of the absence. So if you missed 2 weeks, expect a 4 week interval of hard work to get back to where you were. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How to build muscles behind your breasts?

How to build muscles behind your breasts?

Muscles: There are several different types of exercises to build up muscle in the chest wall. The most well-known is this simple push-up. There are free weights that you can do such as bench press, incline, decline, and dumbbell flies. A good workout book that teaches you proper technique is your best bet to avoid injury I wish you the best of luck ...Read more

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What is the cause of atrophy of the breast?

What is the cause of atrophy of the breast?

Many: hormones/weigh: There are many causes or breast atrophy but the two primary causes or hormone changes or weight loss. This is most common with cessation of lactation. Atrophy can be caused by implants as well. ...Read more

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What do I do for lump or muscle in my breast?

What do I do for lump or muscle in my breast?

If it is a lump than: It is important to have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain above left breast in the muscle/rib area.?

Pain above left breast in the muscle/rib area.?

See your MD U are 83: Because of your age please see your internist for a minimum neuromuscular exam, possible ekg, and mammogram! yes a mammogram until god calls you! ...Read more

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Could benign breast lumps attach to skin or muscle?

Could benign breast lumps attach to skin or muscle?

Unlikely: Infiltration of skin and deep muscle is a sign of advanced breast cancer as is involvement of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to regain breast tissue after atrophy caused by cessation of lactation?

Is there anything that can be done to regain breast tissue after atrophy caused by cessation of lactation?

Breast tissue: I feel for you! My 42 year old daughter has breast cancer and metastases. She will recover.
You don't have cancer as I gather but you can certainly regain breast tissue of some sort. Please see your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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Y do I keep getting pain in my breast feels like when u pull a muscle it comes and go could it be that I slept wrong or in it?

I suppose so: Breast is mostly fibroglandular tissue and fat. The muscle is deep the the breast. If your pain is in the breast itself it might be from a cyst or perhaps a mass. Is the pain in one area and if you do self exam do you feel any mass or hard immovable lump? If so you should see a gynecologist or breast surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to change shape or look strange when raising my arms over my head? Is this because of muscles pulling?

Is it normal for my breasts to change shape or look strange when raising my arms over my head? Is this because of muscles pulling?

Shape and ligaments: The breasts are actually shaped like a comma with a tail out toward the armpit. Therefore, the shape will be different than when you have your arms down. This actually occurs because of ligaments attaching to the breasts called cooper's ligaments. You are at the age where you should have a breast exam and a baseline mammogram and I would recommend seeing your doctor for that. ...Read more

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I think I pulled a top rib muscle coughing (sarcoidosis), how long does it take to heal? What can I do coughing kills even hurts to touch breast.

I think I pulled a top rib muscle coughing (sarcoidosis), how long does it take to heal? What can I do coughing kills even hurts to touch breast.

Chest pain: If you've inflammed an intercostal muscle or a chest wall muscle it can take some weeks to heal. Your chest is constantly moving with respiration and coughing irritates it also, both slow healing somewhat. You might be able to take Ibuprofen to make things more comfortable. It is isn't improving should see your doc. ...Read more

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Pain on my left side above my breast that feels like a pulled muscle It last for a few days and it has happen 3 different times in the past year?

Pain on my left side above my breast that feels like a pulled muscle It last for a few days and it has happen 3 different times in the past year?

Probably: muscle pain as you said. But sometimes it could be thrombosed blood vessel, or less likely breast tumor. Have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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33 f healthy 2 days now pain sometimes above breasts when I breathe out hard and when I move sometimes. I have asthma but I feel great muscle pulled?

Possible: You can pull muscles by coughing hard. Do you feel your asthma is controlled? Take some pain medicine - Motrin and related are best if your asthma can tolerate it, if not then tylenol; if it doesn't get better, consult a doctor as it may be something else. ...Read more

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17yo girl. Is it normal to feel (1) thin strip of 3cm muscle, which move slightly when pressure applied during selfcheck (2) ribcage under my breasts?

17yo girl. Is it normal to feel (1) thin strip of 3cm muscle, which move slightly when pressure applied during selfcheck (2) ribcage under my breasts?

Breast check: at your age it would be highly unlikely for you to have a breast cancer however it is good to be conscious of your body. Beneath your breasts are pectoralis muscles and your rib cage, there for what you're feeling is most likely normal. Cancer is more nodular and hard, most of the time it is fixed in place as well. ...Read more

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How does it feel if I've pulled a muscle under my breast?

Sore?: Usually a pulled muscle will result in pain when that muscle is contracted or pressure is applied. Did you injure yourself? Can you apply pressure to the muscle and feel pain? Pulled muscles will hurt for a while and then feel better. But they can easily be reinjured. Ibuprofen or aspirin work well for pulled muscle. If not getting better or if getting worse see your MD ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to tone breast muscles?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to tone breast muscles?

No breast muscle: There really are no 'breast muscles' the breast is a gland whose function is to produce milk. The breast sits on top of the pectoralis major muscle which of course can be toned but it will not cause your breasts to look 'lifted' or dramatically change their shape. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to pull a muscle coughing behind your breast?

Is it possible for you to pull a muscle coughing behind your breast?

It certainly is ---: Quite possible, to pull a muscle with a severe bout of coughing, anywhere in the chest, including behind the breast. ...Read more

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What should someone do to build up my breast muscles for larger breasts?

What should someone do to build up my breast muscles for larger breasts?

Unfortunately...: While exercise can increase your pectoral muscles, it doesn't really help the breast. Only surgery with implants or fat transfer can reliably increase the breast size. ...Read more

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Have pulled a muscle under my right breast which hurts if I press on it?

Have pulled a muscle under my right breast which hurts if I press on it?

Myositis: Is a general term for inflammation of the muscle due to trauma. Proper rest, moist heat, NSAIDs OTC for pain control and passive stretching will resolve the condition in 10-14 days. If concerned see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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I heard there are certain food groups that aid the growth of breast muscles. Is this true?

I heard there are certain food groups that aid the growth of breast muscles. Is this true?

Foods & Breast Size: There are no specific food groups, foods, or pills that increase breast size. In some individuals, breast size may increase with moderate to significant gains in body weight. If you desire a breast enlargement, you should consult several plastic surgeons to discuss your options for surgical breast augmentation. ...Read more

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I'v itching beneath the muscle of my breast since last 10 days, what type of medicine I sud use.

I'v itching beneath the muscle of my breast since last 10 days, what type of medicine I sud use.

Antifungal: Usually itching underneath your breast results from a fungal infection. This would also cause the skin to appear red and irritated. This usually responds to a topical antifungal cream. If the problem persists go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard muscle that grow on my right breast. By year 2009 it was 4/4/10mm size. Is there any cure for this?

I have a hard muscle that grow on my right breast. By year 2009 it was 4/4/10mm size. Is there any cure for this?

Go get checked: You should see your doctor. You need a good breast exam, as well as a mammogram and ultrasound of the breast likely. If it looks suspicious, ultimately, a biopsy of the nodule is the test that can tell you whether it is a benign nodule or not. Go to see your doctor and start from there. ...Read more

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I gave myself a breast examination. Felt no lumps, just the muscle under my breast. Is that what keeps the boobs up? What is this?

I gave myself a breast examination. Felt no lumps, just the muscle under my breast. Is that what keeps the boobs up? What is this?

There is chest wall: Muscle that underlies the breast. However, no, the muscles don't hold up the fatty breast tissue. ...Read more

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Wondering why I have a tight sensation on the chest inbetween the breasts, could the possibly be muscle related as I did lat pull downs on friday?

Wondering why I have a tight sensation on the chest inbetween the breasts, could the possibly be muscle related as I did lat pull downs on friday?

Certainly possible: The pectoralis major muscle bellies originate from the anterior chest wall just off the edges of the sternum. A chest workout may certainly cause some local muscle-bone interface pain and discomfort between 1-3 days after a workout. This muscular pain should steadily resolve. If the discomfort feels deeper than your chest wall or does not show improvement in 3 days, see your pcp. Nsaids may help. ...Read more

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I lost 80 pounds in one year, and gained 12 pounds of muscles. I'm fit, with nice muscular shape. However, I still have pockets of fat in my breast, why?

I lost 80 pounds in one year, and gained 12 pounds of muscles. I'm fit, with nice muscular shape. However, I still have pockets of fat in my breast, why?

Need more info: You could have developed a condition called gynecomastia. It can be caused by many things including hormone imbalances and medications. You should go see your doctor to have him examine the tissue and get any neccessary blood work or imaging to try to figure out the cause. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more