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What causes breast tenderness?

What causes breast tenderness?

Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women in their forties tend to be relatively Progesterone deficient, leading to imbalance between estrogen & Progesterone especially late in the menstrual cycle. This produces an estrogen dominant effect which may cause breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What causes sore breasts?

What causes sore breasts?

Sore breasts: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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What can cause tender breasts?

What can cause tender breasts?

Breast pain: or mastalgia is very common in young women prior to menses. It is benign and self-limited. Unilateral breast pain can occur in older women. Pregnancy can also lead to swelling and pain in the breasts. Talk w/your doctor, ...Read more

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What causes inverted nipples in women?

What causes inverted nipples in women?

Causation: Causes : inverted nipple is not medically harmful and is quite common. Hereditary is the major cause for inverted nipple since for many women it is inherited by birth. However this kind of shy nipple can be pulled out through stimulation or proper massage when she becomes pregnant. Actual reason for inheriting inverted nipple is the underlying tissues and ligaments of the breast. ...Read more

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Could breast enlargement oils causes breast cancer?

Could breast enlargement oils causes breast cancer?

Unknown??: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. And can not be proven SAFE. Be careful save ur $$$ see : http://nccam.Nih.Gov ...Read more

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What causes puffy nipples?

Puffy? : I am not sure i understand what is meant by puffy nipples. However, if it occurs cyclicly it could be related to breast enlargement that can occur in relation to your periods. I'm not sure if i actually addressed your question, if not, you can consult with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes nipple soreness?

What causes nipple soreness?

Many things: Anything from hormones, to irritation to an uncomfortable bra. Any scratches, any redness? ...Read more

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What are some causes of fibrocystic breasts?

What are some causes of fibrocystic breasts?

Physiologic changes: Usual physiologic changes that include hormonal fluctuations, increase or decrease of different components of breast (pregnancy, lactation, aging), or thick secretions can all cause fibrocystic changes. These are not associated with increase risk of cancer. Regular breast exams and mammograms are still recommended. ...Read more

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What causes breasts to grow big?

What causes breasts to grow big?

Genetics, medication: Side effects - estrogen containing meds including contraceptive pills , some blood pressure meds like spironolactone, certain tumors that produce estrogen etc. Take care! ...Read more

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Causes of heavy and painful breasts?

Causes of heavy and painful breasts?

Many possibilities: If this is bothersome for you, it would be best for you to have this evaluated by a doctor. But, some potential causes include hormonal, cysts, or pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes breast lumps and microcalcifications?

See below: Breast lumps may be cysts (small bags of fluid) or tumor or normal breast tissues. Microcalcifications can be benign or malignant. Benign calcifications may be from fibrocystic changes. Malignant calcifications typically come from tissues produced cancerous breast ducts. ...Read more

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What causes male breast enlargement?

What causes male breast enlargement?

LOTS OF THINGS: Most has to do with weight gain, but muscle building steroids and pills, marijuana and some medications can do it. Also, certain cancers including testicular cancer can cause it as well. See your regular doctor to check. ...Read more

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What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Depends: This depends on the type of redness and irritation that you are having. Some general causes: breast infection/mastitis, detergents, soap, lotion. Is there a mass or swelling associated with it? I highly recommend you get evaluated by your doctor. This is a difficult question to answer without having an examination. ...Read more

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What causes of breast lumps?

What causes of breast lumps?

Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing attention or concern particularly if it persists or enlarges over a short period of time should be appropriately evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What causes breasts to grow big?

Genetics, medication: Side effects - estrogen containing meds including contraceptive pills , some blood pressure meds like spironolactone, certain tumors that produce estrogen etc. Take care! ...Read more

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What causes breasts to sag in men?

What causes breasts to sag in men?

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 more

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Can exercise cause breasts to swell?

Can exercise cause breasts to swell?

It can: Excessive movements of the breasts occurs during exercise. This can be painful and may cause swelling. Is important to wear sports bras for better support and avoid discomfort. ...Read more

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What causes breasts to form on an 8yr old boy?

What causes breasts to form on an 8yr old boy?

Have him checked: If he really developed breast (areola), he deserves a thorough evaluation. An extra fat deposition in chest in obese boy can be misconstrued as breast development. ...Read more

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What causes breast abscesses?

What causes breast abscesses?

Skin Bacteria: Breast abscesses usually arise from normal skin bacteria traveling thru the nipple ducts & multiplying under the skin. This is most common in women who are breast feeding due to nipple trauma. When it occurs unrelated to lactation, we need to include breast cancer as a possible cause & do the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What causes breast pain and nausa not pregenent?

Check out this link.: Take care! lhttp://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/tc/breast-pain-mastalgia-topic-overview.

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What causes breast to be drawing down and what's the solution?

What causes breast to be drawing down and what's the solution?

Major concern: 26 yo female with breast changes. "drawing down" suggests a forced change in the shape of your breast. That would raise concern for some process inside the breast that is abnormal. You should see your doctor to evaluate for need of mammogram and ultrasound for structural abnormalities in that breast. Do it soon! ...Read more

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What could cause breast pain?

What could cause breast pain?

Many causes: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, SSRI's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period & pregnancy. Your Dr can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes breast inflammation usually?

What causes breast inflammation usually?

Many things: Mastitis (inflamation of breast gland), skin infection, fungal infection, shingles, bra friction dermatitis, cancer, etc. See doctor , do self breast exam monthly. Depends on what you tell doctor at office, and the examination. ...Read more

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What cause breast soreness and heaviness?

What cause breast soreness and heaviness?

Possible reasons: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What causes breast to be sore to the touch?

What causes breast to be sore to the touch?

Various: There are many possible causes of breast tenderness. It may be due to hormones, infections and a few other things. It's best to get checked if the tenderness continues and is bothersome. ...Read more

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What causes breast lumps and microcalcifications?

See below: Breast lumps may be cysts (small bags of fluid) or tumor or normal breast tissues. Microcalcifications can be benign or malignant. Benign calcifications may be from fibrocystic changes. Malignant calcifications typically come from tissues produced cancerous breast ducts. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness?

Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women in their forties tend to be relatively Progesterone deficient, leading to imbalance between estrogen & Progesterone especially late in the menstrual cycle. This produces an estrogen dominant effect which may cause breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness and pain?

Watch the coffee: Besides elevate estrogen levels just before your period or in early pregnancy, caffeine and chocolate can cause breast tenderness. These things can aggravate breast tissue and lead to cysts in the breast. Trauma is a more obvious cause but the good news is that bad things (like cancer) do not tend to be painful. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what would cause breast indentation?

If this is a new : Change to your breast - get medical evaluation. Sometimes this can be a sign of underlying malignancy. ...Read more