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I have a pain in between my breasts. The pain is more on the right side and goes under my breast. Touching reduces pain & sharp pain w/ deep breaths
Costochondritis: Pain in the center of the chest associated with deep breathing and no other symptoms is commonly costochondritis, an inflammation of the joint between the rib and the sternum. You should see your doctor to confirm this however, as chest pain can also be due to serious heart and lung issues. ...Read more
No, it doesn't: Reduce breast growth but it can hurt! Consider a professional bra fitting. Up to 85% of women in america are not wearing the correct sized bra. A professional fitter will help to find a bra design that might assist in alleviating pain as well as determining the proper band and cup size. Take care. ...Read more
Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?
Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. ...Read more
Large breast: Sorry no other options but wearing minimizer bra ...Read more
Myths: No. Slimming vibration is fake and has no medical or health or weight loss efficacy. ...Read more
Few Weeks: The majority of swelling after breast reduction surgery dissipates within the first few weeks after the procedure is performed. However, if patients experience significant swelling, they are best off seeking follow-up with her plastic surgeon who is in the best position to determine whether the swelling is normal or a sign/symptom of complication; provide you with a diagnosis and/or reassurance. ...Read more
Feel soft: Breast tissue on exam in a lying down position with the breast being examined, having the hand behind the head and the opposite hand being used, should move around the breast in a clockwise position. L the breast should feel like lumpy oatmeal. A lesion in the breast would feel like someone dropped a stone into the lumpy oatmeal. ...Read more
More glands and fat: One breast formed more glands (allowing for more milk engorgement) and fatty tissue, so ended up bigger than the other. If a woman's breasts were always equal in the past, and one recently got bigger, she should have the doctor examine the breasts to be sure that there is not a more serious problem going on, such as a tumor. ...Read more
Breast: If you find your breast shrinking, you've likely either lost weight or your estrogen levels are falling, perhaps from going off the pill or impending menopause. If you're seeing shrinkage and none of those apply (especially if you also have hair loss, acne, and facial hair), consider being tested for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and see your doctor. ...Read more
Could be many things: Hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle and fibrocystic breast changes (lumpy, tender breasts) are common causes of breast pain. Pregnancy is another common cause, along with hormone replacement, large breasts, cysts, infection & inflammation. And sometimes what may seem to originate from the breast may actually be pain from somewhere else. If you suffer from breast pain, see your doctor. ...Read more
There are a few ways to enlarge the breast. The most common is to surgically enlarge the breasts with an implant (saline or silicone).
The second is to utilize your own fat from another area of the body taken and transferred into the breasts. The third approach is the use of a brava system to enlarge breasts. All of these should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many different things that can cause breast pain- from hormone related -especially around your menstrual cycle; infection, inflammation, fibrocyctic disease, certain food like caffeinated beverages etc- also can give you breast pain. You should go to see your gynecologist or your pmd and have a good breast examination. Breast cancer at your age is less likely. ...Read more
Normal breast tissue can sometimes feel lumpy. Some women do regular breast self-exams. Doing breast self-exams can help you learn how your breasts normally feel and make it easier to notice and find any changes. Breast self-exams are not a substitute for mammograms.
Always get breast changes checked out by your doctor. ...Read more