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I had a bub 5 months ago an breast feed for the first two months now my breasts have shrunk to nothing! I have no breast tissue what can I do to help?

I had a bub 5 months ago an breast feed for the first two months now my breasts have shrunk to nothing! I have no breast tissue what can I do to help?

Well: They are smaller than when you got pregnant, i presume. There is little to do, i'm afraid. Have you been losing a lot of weight? Perhaps gaining some back would help. I can't think of a medical way to help; there is always the surgical if it's a big issue, which it sounds like. Perhaps better advise will come through. Gd luc. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Dr said it takes 3 months for breast tissue to go back to normal after stopping breastfeeding which is why I have to wait for mammogram. True?

Dr said it takes 3 months for breast tissue to go back to normal after stopping breastfeeding which is why I have to wait for mammogram. True?

True: This is true but if you have an abnormal lump, the an ultrasound can be done. At 25 (if this is your real age), you should not need a mammogram unless you are high risk. ...Read more

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If higher estrogen dose is prescribed in addition to HRT therapy in peri/menopause will this help with breast tissue loss? A short time - wean off?

If higher estrogen dose is prescribed in addition to HRT therapy in peri/menopause will this help with breast tissue loss? A short time - wean off?

Confusing Q: Hrt is by definition estrogen. Are you suggesting that your doctor is going to increase the estrogen portion of your hrt? To my knowledge, i haven't heard of estrogen being used to help with breast tissue loss. Hrt should be used primarily to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause like insomnia, hot flashes, vaginal dryness. If breasts are your prime concern, how about implants? ...Read more

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Are they sure i will loss weight if i breast feed.

Are they sure i will loss weight if i breast feed.

Balanced nutrition: If you eat a well balanced diet based on your pre-pregnant weight ( calorie wise) & simply breast feed, you can lose a pound every week or two.Make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins & plenty of fluids. The loss will be slow but natural. The books that say to up your calorie intake to bf are assuring that you won't lose weight. ...Read more

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What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

Healthy Habits.: Stay well hydrated. Get regular exercise, and continue to breast-feed. Also make sure that you eat a healthy well-balanced diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What does scattered breast tissue mean?

What does scattered breast tissue mean?

Scattered tissue: This is usually a statement put on a imaging report. There is nothing unusual about this phrase by itself. However if you would like further clarification in your case then return to your ob.Gyn for details. ...Read more

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Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

Men have: Breast buds and pre-cursors that will respond to estrogenic stimulus: gynecomastia, and there are 0.1-1% of breast cancer occurs in males. ...Read more

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Asymmetric breast tissue is seen bilaterally, what to do?

Asymmetric breast tissue is seen bilaterally, what to do?

Breasts are often: Not completely symmetric. If there is a large disparity - evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more