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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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The past 2 weeks I've had on/off pain on my left chest by my 1-2nd rib and under my breast. Quick stabbing/pressure pain. I have pain in my upper back same spot. Could this be from a herniated disk?

The past 2 weeks I've had on/off pain on my left chest by my 1-2nd rib and under my breast. Quick stabbing/pressure pain. I have pain in my upper back same spot. Could this be from a herniated disk?

Herniated disc: Though not one of the more common presentations for a herniated disc, chest pain can be caused by a herniated disc. Cardiopulmonary problems are much more common (and serious) and need to be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Can big breasts cause herniated disks?

Can big breasts cause herniated disks?

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

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I have large breasts–approximately 42d– for a man. Should I have a mammogram done western mark

I have large breasts–approximately 42d– for a man. Should I have a mammogram done western mark

Male Mammo: You don't need a mammogram simply because you have large breasts/gynecomastia. However, approx. 1% of breast cancer occurs in men, so if you have a lump or other symptom, see your doctor, a mammo may be appropriate in that situation. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture help much with back pains caused by large breasts?

Does acupuncture help much with back pains caused by large breasts?

See below: Although the acupuncture is likely to help alleviate your back pain - it won't solve the underlying problem - so the pain will eventually return. ...Read more

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Could there be a difference between the sensitivity between small breasts and large breasts?

No: Your sensitivity is a personal perception, and everyone is different. But it is not related to the size of any body part. ...Read more

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Puss filled bumps under large breasts? I have very painful bumps under my breasts, what could they be?

Infection: Pus is a sign of an infection and should be evaluated and treated by your doctor. Don't hesitate as infections can spread an worsen. ...Read more

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I am 30 and have very large breasts, is it normal to feel a lot of lumps in it?, I do self exams and no changes just it feels like peas in both

I am 30 and have very large breasts, is it normal to feel a lot of lumps in it?, I do self exams and no changes just it feels like peas in both

Tough to say: At 30, you should be seeing a gynecologist regularly, which would include a breast exam. Fibrocystic beast tissue is common in normal healthy young breasts, but it is recommended for you to see the gyn as stated to get a professional examination and opinion, and if necessary a diagnostic mammogram to assure all is well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I like my figure except the flab on my stomach and bum how do I remove this but maintain my large breasts?

I like my figure except the flab on my stomach and bum how do I remove this but maintain my large breasts?

Lets blab about flab: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal & butt fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, . ...Read more

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What can I do about large breasts while being a teen?

What can I do about large breasts while being a teen?

Supportive garments: Make sure there is a well fitting, supportive bra-maybe even two at the same time. They should have wide, cushioned shoulder straps if possible. A sports bra might offer some compression, if that is a concern, but i would be more worried about back pain and shoulder problems. ...Read more

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Can large breasts cause back problems?

Can large breasts cause back problems?

BACK PAIN: See your doctor to have a discussion if your breasts contribute to back pain. Most of my ladies complain of shoulder and cervical pain, . ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman get jock itch under large breasts?

Please tell me, could a woman get jock itch under large breasts?

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

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Can you please explain why women with large breasts have reduced sensitivity?

Can you please explain why women with large breasts have reduced sensitivity?

Nerve injury: It is not unusual for women with large breasts to experience stretching and reduced sensitivity of the nerves. ...Read more

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Should i be concerened about pain in my large breasts from a pulled ligament?

Should i be concerened about pain in my large breasts from a pulled ligament?

Probably not: While there are so called "cooper's ligaments" in the breast, they are not true ligaments (tendon like tissue between two bones). More likely is a strained pectoralis major or minor muscle or rib pain. Try Ibuprofen (if not allergic or other medical reasons not to take) for a few days. If not better, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

A herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. ...Read more


Breasts Enlarged (Definition)

increase in size of the breast or breasts would be considered an ...Read more