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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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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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Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy ?

Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy ?

None: Before you have actually missed your period there is no qualitative difference in breast tenderness, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Meaning of protruding nipples in early pregnancy?

Meaning of protruding nipples in early pregnancy?

Hormones: When you're pregnant the hormones Progesterone and estrogen go up, your breast gland will swell as well as the tissue and the nipple. This will cause protruding nipples. This is completely normal. ...Read more

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What are the characteristucs of the early stages of breasts cancer?

What are the characteristucs of the early stages of breasts cancer?

Subtle: The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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Does progesterone promote development of the breast?

Does progesterone promote development of the breast?

Maybe: There are those that think so. The late john lee, who extensively studies progesterone, believed Progesterone placed topically would enhance breast tissue. ...Read more

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What are the effects of precocious puberty? Early pregnancy?

What are the effects of precocious puberty? Early pregnancy?

Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty is pubertal development before age 8 in girls . The causes are divided into gdpp) early signals from the brain, and gipp) abnormal steroid levels, such as from tumors or hormonal medication. In over 80% of gdpp in girls no cause is identified. The effects depend on the cause, but early pregnancy requires age sexual intercourse begins (which certainly shouldn't be age 8.). ...Read more

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Is early puberty associated with early menopause?

Is early puberty associated with early menopause?

Not necessarily: Early puberty signals the onset of sexual organ maturation sooner than the average age. While this can occur, it does not necessarily mean that menopause will occur sooner. The number of reproductive years reported is an average, as every woman is different. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of breast cancer?

What are some early indicators of breast cancer?

Signs+symptoms: The signs and symptoms of breast cancer include: a lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle; change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast; blood-stained or clear fluid discharge from the nipple; change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed). ...Read more

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Is tender/sore/sensative breast and nipplea a sign of earlt pregnancy?

Is tender/sore/sensative breast and nipplea a sign of earlt pregnancy?

Maybe: It could be, but if your period is late, a pregnancy test will answer your question. ...Read more

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Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Possibly: Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. ...Read more

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Exercise in the early stages of pregnancy ok?

Exercise in the early stages of pregnancy ok?

More than OK: Exercise is very beneficial through pregnancy and can have many positive benefits.The key is moderation. Moderate exercise is good, extreme exercise should be avoided. See your OB for more personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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At what usual age does a woman start noticing the early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

At what usual age does a woman start noticing the early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Older: The older a woman becomes the risks of breast cancer can increase there are no early symptoms of breast cancer. Early breast cancers are only seen on mammogram and are too small to feel and cause no symptoms. Start yearly mammograms at age 40 and have yearly physical exams. ...Read more

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Are sore nipples a sign of developing breasts?

It could be.: Increased estrogen levels may be making the nipples more sensitive. ...Read more

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Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Perhaps: By the time you experience breast tenderness, your urine pregnancy test should be (strongly) positive. ...Read more