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What is the definition or description of: early breast development?

What is the definition or description of: early breast development?

Premature thelarche: Is the technical name and means breast development earlier than "normal". Breast bud development can begin as early as 8 years old in some girls and is more usually between 10 and 12 years old. If there is actual breast development before age 8 then it can indicate a hormone problem (precocious puberty) and an endocrine appointment is needed to evaluate. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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I am 18 years old and I still have early preteen breast development?

I am 18 years old and I still have early preteen breast development?

Needs clarification: It is not clear if you barely started a breast development or its development halted at same stage for a long period. In either case, you may need thorough evaluation especially if you have not developed subsequent pubertal events, e.g., pubic hair, growth spurt, and menstruation. ...Read more

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Can early breast development lead to higher risk of breast cancer?

Can early breast development lead to higher risk of breast cancer?

Indirectly: People who go thru puberty at an early age and/or menopause late in life have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. We believe this is due to prolonged exposure to high estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Daughter is 7 and starting to have breast development and needs a training bra already!!!! Is this to early? Does this mean she will start young?

Daughter is 7 and starting to have breast development and needs a training bra already!!!! Is this to early? Does this mean she will start young?

Not necessarily: It depends. Concern about precocious puberty is very valid. Stages of development and when it occurs vary from child to child. There are some genetic factor (e.g. if you developed early, your child might too). Besides secondary sex characteristics, other factors e.g. weight & height growth also need to be considered. If concern, consider seeing a pediatric endocrinologist & speak w/pediatrician ...Read more

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Does the development of the breasts depend on how mature the person is?

Does the development of the breasts depend on how mature the person is?

Emotional/physical?: Are you referring to emotional or physical maturity? Emotional maturity does nit typically effect breast maturity. Generally speaking the breast is usually mature by 18 years of age in most women. However, weight gain, endogenous or exogenous hormones ( menopause/pregnancy or birth control pills) , etc. ...Read more

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What should I do to speed up development of breasts?

What should I do to speed up development of breasts?

Be patient: However at your state age of 33, i would not expect that your breasts will develop any further other than the changes seen with pregnancy, weight gain/loss, exogenous hormone supplementation or menopause, . ...Read more

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Is there something to help breast development?

Is there something to help breast development?

Help breast develop: Healthy life style with a very nutritious diet. ...Read more

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Describe some breast development problems.?

Describe some breast development problems.?

Lack of normal: Breast development for most women begins a puberty when the nipples and areola begin to enlarge. Next the entire breast begins the thicken and the nipple begins to come to a bit of a point. Finally as estrogen levels increase with the onset of the menstrual cycles, additional fatty tissue and mammary tissue develops giving the breast an adult appearance. ...Read more