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Is there anything that can be done to regain breast tissue after atrophy caused by cessation of lactation?
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
I'm 67, breast ca. Survivor with vaginal atrophy & now find tvus too painful to tolerate-would anesthesia/other meds allow me to have pain-free tvus?
Vaginal lubricants: I recommend you work with your oncologist and gynecologist for recommendations. You may need a vaginal cream or lubricant to help. A preparation with a low dose of estrogen may be helpful, but again please work with your gynecologist and breast cancer team for optimal results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?
Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more
I 've been on estrace since sept. For vaginal athrophy and found a breast lump in dec, benign per mri/biopsy. Should I stop estrace?
Not necessarily.: If i may rephrase your question, does your breast biopsy result warrant stopping estrace? Answering this requires knowing your specific biopsy results, and is best answered by the doctor that ordered your biopsy and the doctor that prescribed your estrace. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin Gland Fat: Breast sagging in men is caused essentially by overgrowth of the breast tissue (gland) associated with an increase in the fat in and around the parenchyma and is aggravated by skin laxity. This can be due to aging, weight gain/loss, hormonal, conditions, medications, drugs, congenital disease, atrophy of tissues (fat/breast/ muscle) as well as a variety of other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no real way: There is no natural or otherwise way to enlarge your breast.It may occur as you gain weight and during pregnancy but you can improve the looks of your breasts as recommended by some 1 by doing breast exercises 2breast massage 3breast enhancement diet but it really does not enlarge the breasts but firms them up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Many women who lose large amounts of weight will complain there breasts now sag. Looking back they probably sagged at the heavy weight but were fuller. Large, un-augmented breasts usually to sag. Gaining back the weight may add fullness but is not likely to lift the breasts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: Following cessation of nursing, the breast gland stops lactating and the gland involuted or shrinks. In most cases this results in an atrophic and ptotic breast. However this is not always the rule and some individuals may have larger or smaller breasts depending on the individual and their body weight. ...Read more
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