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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal For A 23 Year Old Female If Suddenly One Of The Breasts Is Getting Slightly Bigger Than The Other

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Hi I am a 26 year old female. People notice that my chest caves in and my breast is not normal. One is bigger then the other and they are small. Why is that

Hi I am a 26 year old female. People notice that my chest caves in and my breast is not normal. One is bigger then the other and they are small. Why is that

You: You are likely dealing with a congenital problem (meaning you were born with it) called pectus excavatum. This is a condition in which a the breastbone is sunken into the chest, giving it a caved in appearance. There are varying degress of this. Your doctor may wish to an an x-ray or other imaging studies in order to assure there is no damage or impending damage to your organs. If so, surgery may be recommended.
As far as your breasts are concerned, small breasts are not related and are based on genetics. Also one breast being bigger than the other is a common occurrence. Surgery is also an option.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Need to know I am a 41 year old female I started my period three weeks ago went thru the normal 5 days then I started spotting. Yesterday I restarted what is like my period I have sore tingaly breast specially the right one, weight gain, headachs, emotion

Need to know I am a 41 year old female I started my period three weeks ago went thru the normal 5 days then I started spotting. Yesterday I restarted what is like my period I have sore tingaly breast specially the right one, weight gain, headachs, emotion

If: If a patient has spotting and the symptoms described, and there is any possibility of pregnancy, then a pregnancy test should be checked. Sometimes other hormonal fluctuations (from physical stress on the body, weight (too high or too low)) can cause abnormal spotting. Perimenopausal patients get spotting at times though 41 would be considered very young for that. If spotting continued of the patient had other symptoms, then the patient should see their provider for an evaluation, and also to be sure that their pap is up to date. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old female and I'm wondering if it's normal to have hair on your breasts? About 1/2 inch thread like hairs that increase around areole

I'm a 16 year old female and I'm wondering if it's normal to have hair on your breasts? About 1/2 inch thread like hairs that increase around areole

Yes: People get hairs on and near their nipples. People are also free to yank the hairs out, if bothered by the hairs. They usually grow back again, and have to be plucked again. If a girl or woman thinks she is getting too much body hair, compared to her friends and classmates, she can see her primary care doctor to make sure all is well. ...Read more

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Why is one breast larger and one breast higher up than the other im a 19 year old female help!!

Why is one breast larger and one breast higher up than the other im a 19 year old female help!!

Breast asymmetry: Is generally regarded as normal unless the change has been abrupt. Scoliosis or other musculoskeletal asymmetries can also have an effect on the position of your breasts. Your primary care provider should be able to help you sort this out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Cam a 32 year old female wih a 36a bra size get breast cancrr?

Cam a 32 year old female wih a 36a bra size get breast cancrr?

Can happen but rare: Yes, especially in women with a strong family history or if they are brca gene positive. In most younger women though, the opposite is true that a lump is likely to be benign. See your doctor to ensure that all is well. ...Read more

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Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

It can be...: Without any other symptoms or information, this is likely normal. Body fat distribution (not just total mass) is determined by a very complex interplay between hormones that are very actively changing before, during and after puberty. So as the body changes/matures, the body fat (aka adipose) distribution may also change. If you're worried, though, go see your doctor, they can help. ...Read more

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Why does one of my breasts sag more than the other? Could this be related to breast cancer? 33 year old female.

Why does one of my breasts sag more than the other? Could this be related to breast cancer? 33 year old female.

Not certain cancer.: The left and right sides of our bodies are never perfectly symmetrical so the fact that the breasts are not mirror images of each other is not concerning. However, if you're saying that one of your breasts looks different than it usually would look, then you would really need an investigation including an exam and mammogram at least. ...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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Can only one chest xray cause harm to d cells? Can it effect d breast tissue or soft tissue in lungs? Is cancer possible? M 20 year old female.

Can only one chest xray cause harm to d cells? Can it effect d breast tissue or soft tissue in lungs? Is cancer possible? M 20 year old female.

No, not at all: One x-rays doe snot do any harm to anyone. So quit worrying. Medical use of x-rays is considered safe practice that is why everyone has them done without any concerns. ...Read more

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Is tamoxifen safe and can I take it? I am a 67-year-old white female living alone. Last year I had early catch stage-1 breast cancer. I next had a lumpectomy and only one treatment of chemotherapy. I was scheduled for four treatments. The side affects

Is tamoxifen safe and can I take it? I am a 67-year-old white female living alone. Last year I had early catch stage-1 breast cancer. I next had a lumpectomy and only one treatment of chemotherapy. I was scheduled for four treatments. The side affects

If: If your breast cancer was estrogen receptor-negative then you will not benefit from hormonal adjuvant therapy like tamoxifen (actually women who are past their menopause should be on Arimidex (anastrozole) not tamoxifen) either way you will not benefit from those since your mass is estrogen receptor negative. At 67 you should probably still get radiation as you still have a long life ahead of you...Especially with stage 1 cancer. You have to discuss these options with a breast surgeon... ...Read more

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Pain in lower belly hi I am an 22 year old female. I get my period regularly, but sometimes between periods, I got sort of light menstrual cramps and also swollen breasts. I thought it could be ovulation. But then again its not possible to have ovaulatio

Pain in lower belly hi I am an 22 year old female. I get my period regularly, but sometimes between periods, I got sort of light menstrual cramps and also swollen breasts. I thought it could be ovulation. But then again its not possible to have ovaulatio

Some: Some women do get cramping and swelling of breasts in-between periods. You are exactly right, it could be ovulation, but ovulation usually does occur just once in most women. Hormone swings for other reasons can cause these symptoms as well however. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I have axillary breast tissue in one armpit. Is that normal, and also is it meant to feel like little lumps???

I'm 18 years old and I have axillary breast tissue in one armpit. Is that normal, and also is it meant to feel like little lumps???

Yes: If you draw a line from your nipple to the armpit there can be islands of breast tissue anywhere along that line. It can really be uncomfortable if you decide to breast feed in the future and should be part of your monthly self exam process. ...Read more

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Why is one breast bigger than the other? How can I get them the same w/out surgery? Why are my nipples numb? I'm a 19yr. Old female&i just ended my period.

Why is one breast bigger than the other? How can I get them the same w/out surgery? Why are my nipples numb? I'm a 19yr. Old female&i just ended my period.

Uneven is common: Since you are only 19, your breasts are probably still developing. It is common for our breasts to develop unevenly. I do not recommend surgery for uneven breasts until after age 23 or 24. I recommend you see your gynecologist or find a breast surgeon for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is one breast bigger than the other? How can I get them the same w/out surgery? Why are my nipples numb? I'm a 19yr. Old female&i just ended my period

Why is one breast bigger than the other? How can I get them the same w/out surgery? Why are my nipples numb? I'm a 19yr. Old female&i just ended my period

It is normal...: ....For there to be some asymmetry of the breasts. Numb means without feeling. If you touch your nipples and you can feel yourself touching them, they are not numb. If you literally can't tell when something (your finger or anything else) is touching your nipple, then see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Acid reflux rebounded after one ounce of neocate mixed with 3 ounces of breast milk. Is this normal? How long does it get worse before it gets better (8 week old on neocate for milk protein allergy).

Acid reflux rebounded after one ounce of neocate mixed with 3 ounces of breast milk. Is this normal? How long does it get worse before it gets better (8 week old on neocate for milk protein allergy).

Vomiting not reflux: If your infant is truly cow's milk protein allergic & tolerated neocate & then vomited when breast milk was added the cause is likely an allergen in your breast milk (bm). Dairy in mom's diet almost always enters bm. This is a normal process & not "leaky gut". It's possible that your infant has other food allergies to other foods in your bm. Common culprits are egg, soy, and wheat. ...Read more

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34 yr old female. With twitching on left breast pain under it very gassy. 1 ekg showed enlarged left atrial. 2nd one two days later was normal.?

34 yr old female. With twitching on left breast pain under it very gassy. 1 ekg showed enlarged left atrial. 2nd one two days later was normal.?

Not to worry: It is the underlying pectoral muscle that is twitching. It is not your heart nor your breast. Most muscle twitches in that region are benign and go away on their own.
One EKG that was read as "possible" left atrial enlargement followed by a normal EKG would not worry me. Ask the ordering doctor if he/she is concerned. ...Read more

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Am a 23 year old female I weight170 pound two day am experiencing pain in the left side of my chest more like in the breast could sign of heart attack?

Am a 23 year old female I weight170 pound two day am experiencing pain in the left side of my chest more like in the breast could sign of heart attack?

Yes but not likley: Chest pain can be from heart but in your case this would be less likely given age. Other possibilities would be pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung), this is usually with shortness of breath, but not always. Also esophogeal reflux/spasm. Also, musculoskeletal causes are the most common. If it gets worse, or doesn't go away, or is with shortness of breath, seek immediate help. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

In: In a patient who is actively breast feading a palpable lump or cord can be indicative of a clogged duct. This condition is treatable by your physician or lactation consultant. However, if there is an identifiable "vein", your assessment may be correct. Regardless, you should report this to your primary doctor or your ob/gyn physician. Depending on their assessment, an ultrasound can be very helpful to futher evaluate whether it is a vascular issue or breast duct issue. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 23 year old to get breast cancer?

Is it possible for a 23 year old to get breast cancer?

Uncommon: But yes, young women can rarely get breast cancer. Most breast lumps in young womwn are benign, but needs an examination with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My gf is19 year old and she has 32b breast size. By 22-23 will her breast size be the same or get bigger?

My gf is19 year old and she has 32b breast size. By 22-23 will her breast size be the same or get bigger?

There may: Be some small increase, and if she goes on oral contraceptives there can be even more. However, if she's your girl friend as you state, I hope there's more to your attraction than just her breast size. You need much more than that to build a quality and lasting relationship. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son has larger than normal breasts... Not very conspicuous... Is this normal for his age? Should I be worried?

My 10 year old son has larger than normal breasts... Not very conspicuous... Is this normal for his age? Should I be worried?

Depends on situation: As many as 1/2 of males experience transient breast enlargement in puberty which generally fades in a year or less. At 10, its a bit early for that process.Overweight males tend to have fat accumulations that appear as breast enlargement & these persist as long as they are overweight. There are some other rare causes & a visit with the kids doc can sort out the problem. ...Read more

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I'm 40 year old female started with right breast pain today has had total hysteroctmy what could this be?

I'm 40 year old female started with right breast pain today has had total hysteroctmy what could this be?

Breast Pain: Are you on hormonal replacement therapy? If yes, then that explains. However, be careful with hrt and risk of breast cancer. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more