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What if your nipples are disproportionate with your breasts?

What if your nipples are disproportionate with your breasts?

If the nipples: Are too large or too long, a minor surgical procedure, called a nipple reduction, can be performed. See your local plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Breast Self Exam (Definition)

Breast self exam is a method in which a person checks her own breasts to help detect breast problems or changes. Breast problems can be first discovered by women themselves, often by accident. Breast lumps can be ...Read more


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How can you check your breasts for lumps/cancer?

How can you check your breasts for lumps/cancer?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but i think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read more

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What doctor recommend exercises make your breasts bigger?

What doctor recommend exercises make your breasts bigger?

None...: There are no specific exercises you can do to selectively lose belly fat. Strengthening your core will tone your muscles but losing body fat by creating a daily energy deficit is the only way to uncover your six-pack. Good luck! ...Read more

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What ?Makes your breasts grow bigger during your period?

What ?Makes your breasts grow bigger during your period?

Hormones: Your body prepares to carry a child with each period.Many hormones are acting on your body each cycle to prepare for that implantation.It is a very wonderful and very complex cycle of events. ...Read more

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At what age should you start checking your breasts?

At what age should you start checking your breasts?

Earlier is better!: And it is never too late to get in the habit of checking them. In the bath or shower when your hands are soapy, use your palms (not your fingers) and quickly go over them in a regular manner. You will quickly learn what is normal for you and will likely know early should something ever develop. ...Read more

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Can your period make your glands sore?

Can your period make your glands sore?

Which glands?: In general probably not, but during menses is usually when edometriosis (if one has the condition) is at its worst and if it's near a gland or what one thinks is a gland then conceivably yes it can make the gland(s) sore ...Read more

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What other than pregnancy & your period could make your boobs sore?

What other than pregnancy & your period could make your boobs sore?

Mastalgia: 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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At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

40 and above: Women should perform breast self checks every month and contact a doctor is there is anything abnormal. Yearly mammograms start at age 40. Many women get a baseline mammogram at 35, if there is not any high risk factor. If there is a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, contact your doctor or a breast surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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If you have breast implants, can you still breast feed your baby? Does it make your breasts look weird?

If you have breast implants, can you still breast feed your baby?  Does it make your breasts look weird?

Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec;sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more

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Does thyroid make your breasts tender?

Does thyroid make your breasts tender?

NO: Breast can become tender because of hormonal issues. And thyroid hormone does affect various other hormones in the body so indirectly it may be related. But there is no direct reason fro thyroid to causeyour breasts to be tender. ...Read more

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Do your nipples stand out more if your pregnant?

Definitely!: This is normal. With the increased blood flow, blood volume, and hormones, it's normal for your nipples to be more prominent. Everything will go back to normal a few weeks after you deliver. ...Read more

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Can internist doctor look at my breasts?

Can internist doctor look at my breasts?

Most internists I: Know are capable of breast examination. However, there may be some internists who do not wish to include this in their practice. ...Read more

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Can your areolas get darker before your period?

Can your areolas get darker before your period?

Not typically: The darkening of the areolar areas of your skin do not typically get darker related to your cycle. I would not say that this could never happen, but it is not typical. The main time that we see this happen is in pregnancy. Could you be pregnant? Regardless of the cause, it is not a sign of underlying problems in almost all cases. Good luck! ...Read more

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What else besides your period and being pregnant can make your breasts tender?

What else besides your period and being pregnant can make your breasts tender?

Several things.: Fibrocystic breast change is a common cause of breast tenderness in which your breasts may feel lumpy & painful. This is due to hormonal changes during your cycle. Avoiding smoking & caffeine may improve pain associated w/ this condition. Hormone replacement, large breasts, cysts, infection & inflammation can also cause tenderness. If you suffer from breast pain, see your dr to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can getting a blood test to check your hormone leeks also somehow check your electrolytes?

Can getting a blood test to check your hormone leeks also somehow check your electrolytes?

Don't fully: Understand your question, but electrolytes and hormones are totally different and would be ordered separately -- so one can't check the other. Both sets of tests would have to be ordered by your doctor before the blood draw. ...Read more

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Can excercise make your nipples sore?

Friction: If there is friction of the nipple against fabric (from a tee shirt or a bra) while moving or bouncing, that can lead to soreness. May need a bra that provides more supportection. ...Read more