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Doctor insights on: Congenital Tubular Breast Deformity

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What's tubular breast deformity?

What's tubular breast deformity?

It is correctable : Tubular or "tuberous" breast deformity is not uncommon. The breast develops typically with a narrow, constricted base, a high and tight lower breast fold and a large protruding areola. Correction should address all of these areas typically by releasing the tissues, placing an implant and modifying the nipple and areola with reduction and/or lifting. Sometimes a staged procedure is indicated. ...Read more

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Can tubular breast deformity be real?

Can tubular breast deformity be real?

Absolutely: Tubular breast deformity refers to a developmental breast deformation characterized by a small breast with a narrow base, elevated crease, and a large areola with breast tissue herniating into it. Treatment usually involved lowering of the inframammary crease, scoring the breast tissue to allow for expansion, implant placement, and often reduction of the size of the nipple-areola complex. ...Read more

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What is considered tubular breast? I heard that is a sign of pcos which i already have. My breast are long and saggy and pretty embarrassing being 19.

What is considered tubular breast? I heard that is a sign of pcos which i already have. My breast are long and saggy and pretty embarrassing being 19.

Breast exam: Before making a diagnosis yourself consider having an exam done by your doctor to confirm the findings. Tubular breasts are a possibility but breast size and shape is highly variable. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have tubular breasts?

How can you know if you have tubular breasts?

Tuberous Breast: Tuberous breasts are typically more narrow, with a higher fold under the breast. The breast looks as if it is hanging off the fold. Also the nipple tends to be stretched out and more full. You can have tuberous breasts on both sides but more commonly one side is normal so the differences I described are easier to see. Tuberous breasts can be corrected by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. ...Read more

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Can breast enhancement pills could correct tubular breasts?

No: I am not aware of any pill that can treat tubular breasts. This is an anatomic condition that requires release of constricted breast tissue with placement of implants or fat grafts. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some signs that i might have tubular breasts?

I was wondering what are some signs that i might have tubular breasts?

Mostly Shape: Tubular breasts have a different appearance, typically are not large in outside diameter shape and give appearance of oversized nipple-areolar compared to the outside diameter breast tissue. Narrow base leading to a more 'pointed' appearance is often seen. See your primary care doctor or breast surgeon for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Since I have tubular breasts, will breast feeding ever be an option for me?

Since I have tubular breasts, will breast feeding ever be an option for me?

Likely difficult: Tubular breasts, as sometimes seen with pcos, mean that the glandular tissue is underdeveloped. Therefore, although some breastfeeding is usually possible, most women will not have a sufficient supply to exclusively breastfeed. Remember any amount of breast milk you provide your baby is better than none. ...Read more

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My doctor said if i take progesterone it will enhance my tubular breasts. Is this true and how? Thanks!

My doctor said if i take progesterone it will enhance my tubular breasts. Is this true and how? Thanks!

Tubular breasts: A patient with a diagnosis of tubular breasts generally requires corrective surgery. See a plastic surgeon for a consultation. S/he can best advise you regarding your options to create balanced, symmetric, normal appearing breasts. ...Read more

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Is it common to find absence of breast on the side of congenital somatic hemiatrophy in a female patient?

Breast Absence: Absence of the breast (amastia) is a very rare occurrence, it's most likely associated with a condition called polands syndrome which may have varying degrees of deformity of the pectoralis muscles & ipsilateral upper extremity. Although common sense would say that it's more common in congenital hemiatrophy, i couldnt find specific rates and my guess is that atrophy, not absence, is more likely. ...Read more

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What congenital or metabolic disorders may be responsible for hyperhidrosis and hypoplastc breasts (hypomastia/tuberous breasts)?

What congenital or metabolic disorders may be responsible for hyperhidrosis and hypoplastc breasts (hypomastia/tuberous breasts)?

Seek Medical Advice: There is no conclusive information about exactly why some women do not develop breast tissue. A possible genetic component has been suggested. Regardless, you need to seek consultation with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the first signs of tubular breasts?

No real first signs: There are no real first signs of tubular breast deformity since all breast developing through puberty will look different. Some breasts may even look tubular to start and end up being completely normal. Tubular breasts are usually defined as follow:large areola, narrow base to the breast and a short nipple to fold distance. The breast will have a constricted base and may look like a snoopy nose. ...Read more

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Hiya, i think I have tubular breasts and it gets me down a lot, i casnt even get any bikinis/bras. Is surgery the only option?

Hiya, i think I have tubular breasts and it gets me down a lot, i casnt even get any bikinis/bras. Is surgery the only option?

Surgery best option: Yes surgery is probably the best option but this can be done with your own tissue rearrangement or with implants ( silicone or saline) or recently great results have been obtained with fat grafting using liposuction to obtain the fat through small needle like incisions and places with similar needle like incisions measuring 1/8 inch. See fattransferbreastaug.Com for results. ...Read more

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I have a tubular adenoma in my left breast can it turn into cancer and should I have it removed right away?

I have a tubular adenoma in my left breast can it turn into cancer and should I have it removed right away?

Rare but benign: These are quite uncommon. I don't believe they have any malignant potential beyond normal breast, but if the mass bothers you, feel free to have it excised. Since it's uncommon, see if your biopsy has been or can be looked at by two pathologists. ...Read more

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I have Fibrocystic breasts and new subtle small tubular lump that doc says may be overstimulated gland. Should I worry? Causes pain

I have Fibrocystic breasts and new subtle small tubular lump that doc says may be overstimulated gland. Should I worry? Causes pain

WATCH OUT: ANYTHING GROWS FAST, NOT NECESSARILY TENDER, MUST AT LEAST DO ULTRASOUND AFTER PERIOD. BEFORE PERIOD MAY SHOW CYST ONLY TOO YOUNG FOR MAMMOGRAM YET--BUT IF ULT SOUND SHOWED SOLID NODULE, MUST DO X-RAY AND BIOPSY SMALL CHANCE FOR CANCER AT 31YO BUT THERE IS CHANCE IF TOUGH LUCK! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF ...Read more

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Had breast ck. dr feels "tubular shape" pain w/touch,said poss overstimulated gland in tail of breast. Wants 1 month f/u. Could this be cancer? 31y/o

Had breast ck. dr feels "tubular shape"  pain w/touch,said poss overstimulated gland in tail of breast. Wants 1 month f/u. Could this be cancer? 31y/o

Breast mass: Any new breast mass should be worked up with a mammogram. Chances are is benign but better to be safe than sorry. Ask your doctor to get a mammogram or an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Pain in breast with small tubular lump. Very painful after doc pushing on it. H/o Fibrocystic breasts... Is this just par for the course?

Pain in breast with small tubular lump. Very painful after doc pushing on it. H/o Fibrocystic breasts... Is this just par for the course?

Maybe: But most cysts are diagnosed by ultrasound. Still fibrocystic changes are painful. Comes and goes with cycle. Stay off caffeine and acidic foods some have said have helped. ...Read more

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Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?

Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?

Yes: Complete pathology review following mastectomy surgery can often identify other small microscopic lesions. Dcis is a non-invasive early brsst cancer & would not affect the prognosis nor likely change her treatment plans. This is also an example of why additional treatment with hormone & radiation therapy is given if a person had only had a lumpectomy surgery. ...Read more