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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Breast Development (Definition)

Breast development is the normal condition in which a girl develops breasts during puberty, for the future purpose of breastfeeding her children. Breasts development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). There is much normal variation, such as asymmetric breasts, large/small breasts, or ...Read more


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Describe some breast development problems.?

Describe some breast development problems.?

Lack of normal: Breast development for most women begins a puberty when the nipples and areola begin to enlarge. Next the entire breast begins the thicken and the nipple begins to come to a bit of a point. Finally, as estrogen levels increase with the onset of the menstrual cycles, additional fatty tissue and mammary tissue develops giving the breast an adult appearance. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my breast development?

What should I do to help my breast development?

It will without help: Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy & possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise & weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more

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Might going to a gym affect my breast development?

No: No, exercise should not affect breast development in any way. However, if a woman loses a significant amount of weight, her breasts made decrease in size and/or change in position ("sag").
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Has gymnastics affected my breast development?

Has gymnastics affected my breast development?

Great question : I have asked myself that very question while watching the olympics and I believe it has never truly been studied other than observations that growth may be stunted in some extreme forms of training. In these instances, lower levels of body fat certainly limit the size of breasts as well as decrease the amount of circulating Estrogens which may also affect breast size. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do to quicken breast development?

Are there things I can do to quicken breast development?

You don't: I don't want to be a debby downer but it is not recommended to "speed up" breast development. There are no standard regimens for this at this time. ...Read more

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Help please! Is breast development really based on genetics?

Help please! Is breast development really based on genetics?

Yes: You have the potential to develop the pair you have the genes for. There are some environmental or dietary factors that can interfere, but you cannot develop more than you have the genes for. There are some transient hormonal influences that can augment the process some, but to gain more, you need surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pubic hair but no breast development?

What to do if I have pubic hair but no breast development?

Nothing: Nothing but wait for nature to take its course, unless you are 47 y/o as it says ...Read more

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Do you know which hormones suppress estrogen and breast development/growth?

Antiestrogens are u : Antiestrogens which have an effect on breast tissue to block hormone activity do not suppress development or growth of breast tissue. Male hormones that counteract female hormones would not prevent breast growth. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the reason behind the improper breast development, and hips not enlarging in girls?

Could you tell me what is the reason behind the improper breast development, and hips not enlarging in girls?

Depends: This certainly depends on lots of factors, the age of the girl, the family history, the child's nutrition and athletic status. It sounds to me as if you are concerned about delayed development, but it is not clear. A detailed history and exam is in order with the child's pediatrician to see what course of action is best. ...Read more

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I developed anorexia before puberty and have yet to see any breast development despite hitting all the other milestones of puberty.?

I developed anorexia before puberty and have yet to see any breast development despite hitting all the other milestones of puberty.?

Missing info: You have not provided your age or what milestones you consider relevant. Without this no reasoned comment can be made. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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Is there something to help breast development?

Is there something to help breast development?

Help breast develop: Healthy life style with a very nutritious diet. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some stages of breast development?

Need expert help here. What are some stages of breast development?

Tanner stages: The index called "tanner stages" classifies boys and girls regarding both genital and breast development into a number of stages. Google it and you will get good information with pictures. ...Read more

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Is it true that there are possibility of breast development until the age of 23?

Is it true that there are possibility of breast development until the age of 23?

Yes, but: "Breast development occurs in distinct stages throughout a woman's life, first before birth, again at puberty, and during the childbearing years. Changes also occur to the breasts during the menstrual cycle and when a woman reaches menopause." from the following Hopkins site with further details http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/breast_health/normal_breast_development_and_changes_85,P00151/ ...Read more

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I have girlfriend that's 18 with no breast development at all. Is there any hope for her?

I have girlfriend that's 18 with no breast development at all. Is there any hope for her?

Hope for ? : Hope for larger breasts? Yes mammoplasty. Hope for her developing them later? Maybe. It matters if her small size is affecting her self-esteem or confidence. As women age & have babies, their breasts tend to grow. She should talk to her doctor if it bothers her that much. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and I still have early preteen breast development?

Needs clarification: It is not clear if you barely started a breast development or its development halted at same stage for a long period. In either case, you may need thorough evaluation especially if you have not developed subsequent pubertal events, e.g., pubic hair, growth spurt, and menstruation. ...Read more

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I'm taking female hormones. I would like to know how breast development was?

I'm taking female hormones. I would like to know how breast development was?

Sorry, but I: Don't understand your question. Which female hormones are you taking, and for what reason? Don't understand what you mean by "breast development was". Please rephrase your question. ...Read more

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If you are in the second stage of breast development is you period coming soon?

Menarche: The average timing for menses is 2.5 years after 1st nipple emergence. Often there is some mild discharge for up to 6 months prior to the first cycle. ...Read more

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17 years old and I still have breast buds and getting breast development a lot more intense lately. What's wrong?

17 years old and I still have breast buds and getting breast development a lot more intense lately. What's wrong?

Probably nothing: Everyone goes through puberty at different ages and with different rates of physical change. Some begin as early as 11 or 12 some are delayed until later teen years. It's a great sign that your breasts are changing now, it means you are releasing estrogens and the body is changing as expected. If there isn't as much change or things don't seem right see a gynecologist they can check hormone levels ...Read more

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Can early breast development lead to higher risk of breast cancer?

Can early breast development lead to higher risk of breast cancer?

Indirectly: People who go thru puberty at an early age and/or menopause late in life have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. We believe this is due to prolonged exposure to high estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Can weight gainers which are rich in soy proteins help in breast development in a girl of age around 21?

Can weight gainers which are rich in soy proteins help in breast development in a girl of age around 21?

Perhaps: It will not help with breast development. It might add fat to the breast tissue if you eat enough of it to gain weight. But then you gain weight in the genetic areas of your body that fat weight is stored. Some people abdomen, buttock, breast, all over. Obestiy is not a healthy reason to enlarge your breast tissue. ...Read more

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Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

It can be.: Talk to your pediatrician about your child's development. Puberty can hit some children as early as 9 years old, while other lag behind. The use and fitting of bras is something that you will have to play by ear. ...Read more

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What leads to male breast development? Is it too much estrogen or is it too much testosterone or an unbalance between the two?

What leads to male breast development? Is it too much estrogen or is it too much testosterone or an unbalance between the two?

Male Breast: 28M: Asks: about male breast development. ANS: Mechanisms of gynecomastia include a decrease in androgen production, an increase in estrogen, or increased availability of estrogen precursors for peripheral conversion to estrogen. Androgen receptor blockade and increased binding of androgen to sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) are other mechanisms. Please, google for more details. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more