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How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

Can be permanent: But I would suggest that you wait a minimum of 4-6 months following cessation of lactation prior to drawing any final conclusions'. Large differences during engorgement may be less noticeable when the swelling resolves and involution is complete. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Webb
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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as ...Read more


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Done twice abortion on last year 3Aug and 9Dec. I am experiencing breast swelling, leg hair became longer and more. Irregular menstrual periods.

Done twice abortion on last year 3Aug and 9Dec. I am experiencing breast swelling, leg hair became longer and more. Irregular menstrual periods.

Symptoms post AB: After those abortions, it takes time to regularize your hormonal regulation. It can take months to reduce breast swelling, irregular periods and hair development that comes from the previous surge of hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. This should all resolve in time. No worries...If symptoms persist or worsen, see GYN MD. ...Read more

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How can I relieve engorged breasts due to prolactinoma when can't take medication?

How can I relieve engorged breasts due to prolactinoma when can't take medication?

Endocrinologist: You may want to check with an endocrinologist. There are a variety of different medications, many that are new for the treatment of prolactinomas. Also, depending on the location of the prolactinoma you may consider surgery. For example, prolactinomas of the pituitary gland are very effectively and safely treated with neurosurgery. It is something to investigate. ...Read more

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How much time does breast swelling last after menustration?

How much time does breast swelling last after menustration?

Usually a week: This is related to the preovulatory estrogen surge from the ovaries, after ovulation progesterone becomes dominant. ...Read more

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I'm 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal? Plz advice

I'm 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal? Plz advice

Normal: A bit unusual, but definitely normal. If this is not your first baby, it is much more common. Nevertheless, it's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Presently having a heavy period with clots, on 4th cycle day, engorged breasts, bloating, fatigue. Could I be pregnant? Should I take a hpt?

Presently having a heavy period with clots, on 4th cycle day, engorged breasts, bloating, fatigue. Could I be pregnant? Should I take a hpt?

Period: If you are having a period, you would not be pregnant. If you are more concerned about the period being heavy, see your gyn dr. For eval. If you were not due for your period, or the period was very late with heavy bleeding, than that is a different story, and you should still see the gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in.?

BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in.?

Evaluation: Get it checked out by your PCP as soon as possible more importantly because of your significant family history and don, t delay. Good luck and happy new year in advance ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast swelling, breast firmness, breast tenderness to touch and nipple discharge Last month I had a period for 9days am I pregnant

I am experiencing breast swelling, breast firmness, breast tenderness to touch and nipple discharge Last month I had a period for 9days am I pregnant

Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

Mastitis: Mastitis is almost always associated with redness and tenderness of the skin of the breast. It may involve a small or large area of the breast. A fever may occur. These symptoms will persist even after breast feeding. Treatment usually requires oral antibiotics and continued breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can an early period cause breast swelling and tenderness?

Can an early period cause breast swelling and tenderness?

Yes: Our breasts respond to hormone changes. Around your menstrual cycle, the breasts fill up with fluid (called cysts) which causes swelling and in turn tenderness (pain for some). The breasts will feel lumpy and tender during this time. It is important to perform breast self exams 10-14 day after the start of your period. ...Read more

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Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat. Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs & you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 15 age boy, my breast swelling?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. Let your parents know about this. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breast swelling after pacemaker surgery?

Is it normal to have breast swelling after pacemaker surgery?

Not usually: There can be some swelling around the area where the pacemaker was placed. If it extends much beyond that area, I would discuss this with the doctor who placed the pacemaker. Certainly, the entire breast should not be swollen. ...Read more

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How early can you feel pregnancy symptoms like breast swelling?

How early can you feel pregnancy symptoms like breast swelling?

Fairly quickly: Everyone is different, but some symptoms may be apparent when you are even a couple of days late. They will become most noticeable starting a week or two later. ...Read more

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Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

No: Your body's hormone production that begins the lactation process does not just shut off after an abortion, and may get activated somehow by the process. This effect has nothing to do with the success or failure of the abortion itself ...Read more

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What is best natural supplement to help with muscle pain, breast swelling and help with digestion?

What is best natural supplement to help with muscle pain, breast swelling and help with digestion?

May not be any: There may be no such a natural supplement. You need to discuss these issues with your physician and see what medical issues need to be approached ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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