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Large Tubular Breasts
Tuberous Breast: Tuberous breasts are typically more narrow, with a higher fold under the breast. The breast looks as if it is hanging off the fold. Also the nipple tends to be stretched out and more full. You can have tuberous breasts on both sides but more commonly one side is normal so the differences I described are easier to see. Tuberous breasts can be corrected by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. ...Read more
No real first signs: There are no real first signs of tubular breast deformity since all breast developing through puberty will look different. Some breasts may even look tubular to start and end up being completely normal. Tubular breasts are usually defined as follow:large areola, narrow base to the breast and a short nipple to fold distance. The breast will have a constricted base and may look like a snoopy nose. ...Read more
Mostly Shape: Tubular breasts have a different appearance, typically are not large in outside diameter shape and give appearance of oversized nipple-areolar compared to the outside diameter breast tissue. Narrow base leading to a more 'pointed' appearance is often seen. See your primary care doctor or breast surgeon for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
Hiya, i think I have tubular breasts and it gets me down a lot, i casnt even get any bikinis/bras. Is surgery the only option?
Surgery best option: Yes surgery is probably the best option but this can be done with your own tissue rearrangement or with implants ( silicone or saline) or recently great results have been obtained with fat grafting using liposuction to obtain the fat through small needle like incisions and places with similar needle like incisions measuring 1/8 inch. See fattransferbreastaug.Com for results. ...Read more
I have tubular breasts, the appearance has affected my overall confidence and upsets me on a daily basis. What treatments are there in improving this?
Counseling: And if all measures exhausted then perhaps plastic surgery ...Read more
No: I am not aware of any pill that can treat tubular breasts. This is an anatomic condition that requires release of constricted breast tissue with placement of implants or fat grafts. ...Read more
Likely difficult: Tubular breasts, as sometimes seen with pcos, mean that the glandular tissue is underdeveloped. Therefore, although some breastfeeding is usually possible, most women will not have a sufficient supply to exclusively breastfeed. Remember any amount of breast milk you provide your baby is better than none. ...Read more
My doctor said if i take progesterone it will enhance my tubular breasts. Is this true and how? Thanks!
It is correctable : Tubular or "tuberous" breast deformity is not uncommon. The breast develops typically with a narrow, constricted base, a high and tight lower breast fold and a large protruding areola. Correction should address all of these areas typically by releasing the tissues, placing an implant and modifying the nipple and areola with reduction and/or lifting. Sometimes a staged procedure is indicated. ...Read more
Absolutely: Tubular breast deformity refers to a developmental breast deformation characterized by a small breast with a narrow base, elevated crease, and a large areola with breast tissue herniating into it. Treatment usually involved lowering of the inframammary crease, scoring the breast tissue to allow for expansion, implant placement, and often reduction of the size of the nipple-areola complex. ...Read more
I have tubular breast deformity in both breast.. I fill a c cup. But i want to get them fixed. Will i be able to?
Yes: See your plastic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a tubular adenoma in my left breast can it turn into cancer and should I have it removed right away?
Rare but benign: These are quite uncommon. I don't believe they have any malignant potential beyond normal breast, but if the mass bothers you, feel free to have it excised. Since it's uncommon, see if your biopsy has been or can be looked at by two pathologists. ...Read more
I have Fibrocystic breasts and new subtle small tubular lump that doc says may be overstimulated gland. Should I worry? Causes pain
ANYTHING GROWS FAST, NOT NECESSARILY TENDER, MUST AT LEAST DO ULTRASOUND AFTER PERIOD. BEFORE PERIOD MAY SHOW CYST ONLY
TOO YOUNG FOR MAMMOGRAM YET--BUT IF ULT SOUND SHOWED SOLID NODULE, MUST DO X-RAY AND BIOPSY SMALL CHANCE FOR CANCER AT 31YO
BUT THERE IS CHANCE IF TOUGH LUCK!
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF ...Read more
What is considered tubular breast? I heard that is a sign of pcos which i already have. My breast are long and saggy and pretty embarrassing being 19.
Breast exam: Before making a diagnosis yourself consider having an exam done by your doctor to confirm the findings. Tubular breasts are a possibility but breast size and shape is highly variable. ...Read more
Had breast ck. dr feels "tubular shape" pain w/touch,said poss overstimulated gland in tail of breast. Wants 1 month f/u. Could this be cancer? 31y/o
Pain in breast with small tubular lump. Very painful after doc pushing on it. H/o Fibrocystic breasts... Is this just par for the course?
Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?
Yes: Complete pathology review following mastectomy surgery can often identify other small microscopic lesions. Dcis is a non-invasive early brsst cancer & would not affect the prognosis nor likely change her treatment plans. This is also an example of why additional treatment with hormone & radiation therapy is given if a person had only had a lumpectomy surgery. ...Read more
Weight/hormones/both: Many factors may influence the size of your breasts with weight being one of the more common contributors. Hormone alterations particularly with pregnancy or menarche or menopause are also frequently the cause. There are a variety of other exogenous bio identical type products that may also promote breast size. Sudden changes should be reported to your physician esp if associated with lactation. ...Read more
Yes: I have seen many women with large breasts complain of back pain particularly in the middle part of the spine and often in the neck and upper thoracic spine. It is important to have a well fitting bra to support thebreasts.Also, I have found that women do better when the straps of the bra that rest on the shouldersare thicker and more padded so they do not dig in. Pt can help. Breast reduction last. ...Read more
Probably not: Large breasts can cause symptoms of cervicalgia or muscular type neck symptoms to the point that breast reduction surgery has been done successfully to treat this type of neck symptomatology ...Read more
No selective ^: Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy & possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise & weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more
They can: Each mother makes enough breast milk for her baby or babies. The size is not a problem. ...Read more
No: Nipple size and color vary a lot. ...Read more
Yes: 'jock itch' is actually a fungal infection and can be found in any warm, moist area. Keeping the area clean and dry and applying topical antifungals usually cures. If chronic and recurring issue, you may want to consider evaluation for a breast reduction to provide long term relief. ...Read more