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Doctor insights on: Fibrotic Breast Tissue

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What is asymmetrical breast tissue?

What is asymmetrical breast tissue?

Different: Asymmetrical breast tissue refers to an obvious difference in the contour of one area of the breast compared to the rest of the breast or it refers to an obvious difference between the two breasts. ...Read more

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Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more

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What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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Does a woman always have dense breast tissue?

Does a woman always have dense breast tissue?

No: This is more common in younger and smaller breasted women. ...Read more

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Is ancillary breast tissue the same as axillary?

Is ancillary breast tissue the same as axillary?

No: Axillary breast tissue is located under your armpit. Ancillary or extra breast tissue is found in addition to your breasts in an alternate location. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's fat or breast tissue?

How do doctors determine if it's fat or breast tissue?

Breast Tissue: In general as most women age the milk producing breast glandular tissue becomes less prevalent and there is more fat tissue present. This situation changes with pregnancy and lactation as breast glandular tissue increases. If your breasts change size with weight change then the change is due to fat. Radiology studies such as MRI scans can distinguish fat from breast tissue. ...Read more

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Please give me advice on male breast tissue enlargement?

This is : Called gynecomastia. It has several causes. See your doctor for a breast exam to make sure there isn't an underlying mass. Although relatively uncommon, guys also get breast cancer. Your doctor may order an ultrasound and/or mammogram. ...Read more

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When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients. ...Read more