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Is there another reason other than pregnancy for breasts to swell?

Is there another reason other than pregnancy for breasts to swell?

Swelling: Breasts usually respond to hormonal changes especially to the hormone progesterone. Progesterone causes the body to retain water. For this reason , you usually gain weight after ovulation and before your periods. Occasionally swelling can be from an infection or rarely, a malignant process. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why do breasts become swelled and painful in early pregnancy?

Why do breasts become swelled and painful in early pregnancy?

H-O-R-M-O-N-E-S: Yep. Hormones rule, even during pregnancy. In fact, there are even hormones produced by the placenta! so women should be expecting not only a baby but also lots of changes in their bodies during and even after pregnancy in order to grow and nourish that baby. ...Read more

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What would cause breasts to swell and fill up other than pregnancy ?

What would cause breasts  to swell and fill up other  than pregnancy ?

Prolactine: If your breast are swollen with milk inside either you are pregnant or you are making extra hormone that produces milk and is called prolactin, you need to check with your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Before pregnancy, I was proud of my firm, b-cup breasts. Now they are saggy and gross. What’s happening? Will they ever be the same again?

Before pregnancy, I was proud of my firm, b-cup breasts. Now they are saggy and gross. What’s happening? Will they ever be the same again?

Tissue is damaged.: What makes young girls have those high shapely breasts is the amount of collagen in their skin and the amount of gravity they've been exposed to. When your breasts expand during pregnancy and lactation, the collagen is stretched and potentially damaged and there is more gravitational pull on the larger breasts. Invest in some really good bras and you will look just fine. ...Read more

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Will my breasts shrink after pregnancy?

Will my breasts shrink after pregnancy?

Gradually.: Maternal breast engorgement will gradually subside as the pregnancy hormones and lactation wind down. ...Read more

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Will my breasts get bigger in pregnancy?

Will my breasts get bigger in pregnancy?

Yes: They will, and i hope you will use them to breastfeed your baby. It is best for your health as well as your baby's. ...Read more

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Why do women's breasts grow in pregnancy?

Why do women's breasts grow in pregnancy?

Pregnancy: A woman's breasts enlarge during pregnancy because estrogen is stimulating the milk ducts to enlarge to produce milk to feed the baby. ...Read more

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Which size will my breasts be after pregnancy?

That is something : That can not be foretold. Breast size usually increases with pregnancy and there is usually some reduction after breastfeeding. However, the breasts often remain larger than they were prepregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I fix sagging breasts after pregnancy?

How can I fix sagging breasts after pregnancy?

Depends on timing: If you have recently given birth, or recently stopped breast feeding, give you body time to recover. Sometimes, waiting is all that is needed to provide edequate improvement. If you have waited, and still feel your breasts are too saggy see a board certified plastic surgeon. Many types of lifts exist, and which works for you will depend on your anatomy. Best to wait until you are done having kids. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more