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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Breast Firmness

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What causes my breasts to not be firm and smooth?

What causes my breasts to not be firm and smooth?

Normal: Breasts are lumpy, bumpy, which is normal for most women. If there is something that does not feel normal or a lump is present, then you should contact your doctor for an examination.

Breast Firmness (Definition)

Firmness = resistance to deformation. Breast firmness refers to firm/ solid breast tissue. Firm breasts ...Read more


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When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients.

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What is mastitis, what causes it and can a 18 year old have it? I have inverted nipples and breast firmness

What is mastitis, what causes it and can a 18 year old have it? I have inverted nipples and breast firmness

Mastitis: Mastitis is inflammation of the breast glandular tissue. Most commonly it is seen in lactating women in whom due to inadequate milk evacuation and superimposing infection an inflammation develops. Otherwise, mastitis is not that common. Traumas to the nipples (piercing, excessive rubbing, etc.) may potentially predispose to mastitis but those are much less frequent than in cases of lactation.

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Any excercizes that are aimed at breast firmness?

Exercise: Any chest/pectoralis exercises may help to improve the shape of your breasts. None are specific for it.

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How can you increase your breast firmness naturally?

Exercise: Any chest/pectoralis exercises may help with breast firmness. None are specific or any more than others.

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What is the definition or description of: Breast firmness?

What is the definition or description of: Breast firmness?

Breast firmness: Firmness = resistance to deformation. Breast firmness refers to firm/ solid breast tissue. Firm breasts are not saggy breasts.

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How long does breast firmness associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast firmness associated with mastitis last?

Abscess: Please make sure your doctor has you on antibiotics. You should improve in 1 week. Continue breast feeding or pumping. If it becomes more red, hot and firmer, you may have an abscess. This needs to be drained in order to see improvement.

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How long does breast firmness associated with breast abscess last?

How long does breast firmness associated with breast abscess last?

Can be: Several weeks. Depends on the size of the infection, healing of an open wound, etc. If there is increasing pain or swelling at the site, see your doctor to be sure it is healing properly.

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How do you increase your breast firmness naturally by breastfeeding?

How do you increase your breast firmness naturally by breastfeeding?

Milk ducts: Breast firmness occurs by the increase in breast volume by the production of milk and the storage of the milk in the glands. Furthermore an increase in water volume as a result of pregnancy also increases breast mass. Thus the breast skin becomes more taut and firm as a consequence.

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I am experiencing nipple discharge. The following also describes me: Breast firmness. What should I do?

I am experiencing nipple discharge. The following also describes me: Breast firmness. What should I do?

See a MD: Breast nipple discharge can occur from an elevation of a hormone called prolactin or from a growth in the breast itself. See a MD who can sort out the problem and even provide medication to stop a breast milk discharge from prolactin.

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I am experiencing breast swelling, breast firmness, breast tenderness to touch and nipple discharge Last month I had a period for 9days am I pregnant

I am experiencing breast swelling, breast firmness, breast tenderness to touch and nipple discharge Last month I had a period for 9days am I pregnant

Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms.

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Can squeezing a breast too hard cause damage?

Can squeezing a breast too hard cause damage?

Sure: Squeezing any area too hard could potentially cause injury.

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Pimples between my breasts including a new one which is hard and not movable. What could cause this?

Pimples between my breasts including a new one which is hard and not movable. What could cause this?

Needs doc visit: It might be a sebaceous cyst if it is not painful, which is caused when the duct of the sebaceous gland is blocked. Occasionally it can become infected. If it was another part of body I would not worry but because it between breasts I would get it checked to rule out other breast diseases.

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For the last few months, my breasts have been itching really badly. I've scratched so hard I've bled. What could be the cause?

For the last few months, my breasts have been itching really badly. I've scratched so hard I've bled. What could be the cause?

Checkup: This can be either a breast skin reaction or an infection. Try changing to cotton bras. And use a gentle cortisone cream over the counter until you cn be examined.