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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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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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17 years old and I still have breast buds and getting breast development a lot more intense lately. What's wrong?

17 years old and I still have breast buds and getting breast development a lot more intense lately. What's wrong?

Probably nothing: Everyone goes through puberty at different ages and with different rates of physical change. Some begin as early as 11 or 12 some are delayed until later teen years. Its a great sign that your breasts are changing now, it means you are releasing estrogens and the body is changing as expected. If there isn't as much change or things don't seem right see a gynecologist they can check hormone levels ...Read more

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Help please! is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter?

Help please! is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter?

Usually: Breast budding as an initial visible sign of puberty usually occurs around 10-11 yrs . It occurs earlier and later in some. It generally precedes the onset of menses by 2.5 years. ...Read more

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Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

It can be.: Talk to your pediatrician about your child's development. Puberty can hit some children as early as 9 years old, while other lag behind. The use and fitting of bras is something that you will have to play by ear. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has been telling me that that the lump under her nipples (the one you get from breast development) has been very sensitive.

My 11 year old daughter has been telling me that that the lump under her nipples (the one you get from breast development) has been very sensitive.

Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch & one side may emerge before the other.I see 3-5 /yr come to my office for the same question.Menses is expected to follow in 2.5-3yrs. ...Read more

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16 year old with Crohn's disease, treated with estrogen patch for primary amenorrhea. How long before breast development and periods?

16 year old with Crohn's disease, treated with estrogen patch for primary amenorrhea. How long before breast development and periods?

No first period?: If the md has "worked up" the diagnosis and is using an adequate amount of estrogen in either pill or patch, then development should occur within six months and periods when Progesterone is added. ...Read more

Breast Development (Definition)

Breast development is the normal condition in which a girl develops breasts during puberty, for the future purpose of breastfeeding her children. Breasts development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). There is much normal variation, such as asymmetric breasts, large/small breasts, or ...Read more