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Does Nursing Lead To Breast Lumps
It Can: Breast infections associated with breastfeeding may take the form of diffuse swelling (mastitis) and/or fluid-filled lumps that require drainage (abscess). Of course, the breast may get very "lumpy-bumpy" with breastfeeding without any infection. Either way, the lumps should resolve after treatment of the infection and discontinuation of breast-feeding. ...Read more
No: Cancer results from things that alter the chemistry of the nucleic acids in the epithelial cells and/or causes the cells to proliferate; fondling can no more produce this than it can give a woman a sunburn. If it's any reassurance, and not implying anything else -- breast cancer has historically been far more common among nuns than among prostitutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No size correlation: Other than for the 5-10 % of women with genetic mutations, breast cancer is derived from exogenous sources. The MMTV virus and other viruses such as EBV have a strong association . These viral infections into mucosal cells of the breast cant be controlled by diet or exposure. When the virus enters the duct epithelium it causes a transformation in WNT-1 gene regardless of breast size ...Read more
No: It is not a pre-malignant condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those times it may feel more engorged for some women. It may persist for many years, perhaps getting less prominent when you are postmenopausal and your breasts become fattier. ...Read more
It may or may not: Normally brests get bigger during pregnancy and stay big during breast feeding.Your breasts may or may not return to the way they were before pregnancy and breast feeding.Some wemens breasts may shrink and others may remain large.Or other effects like sagging or staying full depends on weight gain and genetics, age and may be some other unknown factors. ...Read more
Unrelated: In a 33 yo female the composition of the breast is mostly glandular and ductal so that mammo shows the breast to be composed primarily of firm tissue which doesn't tend to sag. As one gets older, much of the breast tissue is replaced by fat which has the potential of causing loss of conformity and is one of the factors leading to a sagging breast which is found in your case. ...Read more
Yes: Breast implants, either saline or silicone, can obscure mammogram images, decreasing the ability of mammograms to reveal breast cancer. Still, studies show that mammograms are an effective way to screen for breast cancer in women with breast implants. If you have breast implants, you can take steps to make your mammogram more successful, such as: Find a facility that sees many women with breast implants. Ask your doctor for a referral to a clinic where radiologists have experience performing and reading mammograms of women with breast implants. , Speak up about your breast implants at your appointment. , If you have noted changes in your breast or if you have concerns, tell your doctor promptly. . There's a slight risk that your breast implants may rupture during a mammogram. But the benefits of mammography in the early detection of breast cancer outweigh this risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The breasts go through changes related to hormone levels, stress and caffeine. The lumps will come and go. It is important to become familiar with your lumpiness and be able to distinguish your normal lump from something that feels abnormal. Anything abnormal should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children?
Possibly.: Depending on exactly what type of procedure is performed ( best discussed with your plastic surgeon), some patients are not able to breast-feed after any type of breast surgery that involves incisions around the areola. Again, best to check with your plastic surgeon for more specific advice/predictions. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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