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Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Purpose of mammary gland removal in breast?

Purpose of mammary gland removal in breast?

Most of the time: The reason a breast is removed is cancer. The second largest reason would be in woman with many lumps who are tired of having to continually have them removed. Removing a breast for other reasons would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Jason Lichten
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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How can you increase the size of your mammary gland in your breasts?

How can you increase the size of your mammary gland in your breasts?

No natural augment: I suspect you are asking about ways to increase breast size without surgery. I've never seen any scientific literature or patient studies that show any real improvement without surgery. I thnk a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is the right place to start if you are thinking about breast enhancement. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
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What does the male mammary gland feel like?

Minimally glandular: Male breast has less glandular tissue, less fat, small areolae-r the rounded pigmneted skin around the nipple and small nipples . But when you suspect a lump causes are gynaecomastia is a condition in which a male has enlarged breast like a female breast, more pendulous for a male than less. Bilateral pgynaecomastia occurs in alcoholics, cirrhossi from more estroges. Cance needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. William Boelter
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What's the purpose of a man's nipple if he doesn't have mammary gland?

What's the purpose of a man's nipple if he doesn't have mammary gland?

Has glands: In utero, all parts are there to start, then differentiate, according to genes (xx female, xy male), hormonal triggers. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Board Certified, Urology
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Is it possible to transplant mammary gland in an amastia patient?

Is it possible to transplant mammary gland in an amastia patient?

Unlikely: When you say possible, it is a stretch. Not likely to happen due an imbalance in the risk of immunosuppression, and the benefit to have it done. This would trump the technical challenges of even attempting to do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Does a normal breast have lumps? A large lump at center of breast, when cupped, is mammary gland tissue or tumor?

Does a normal breast have lumps? A large lump at center of breast, when cupped, is mammary gland tissue or tumor?

See below: A normal breast should not have any clear lump or mass, provided you feel for it by using the flat part of your hand/fingers. Some women have 'lumpy'' breast, often due to fibrocyctic changes which are fairly common in otherwise healthy breasts. If you can feel any lumps in your breast, you must seek a medical examination by a health care professional who can do clinical breast examination for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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I lost 3 sizes of breast since I started to take contraception pills (more helping to control my crazy hormones). How can I get my mammary gland back?

I lost 3 sizes of breast since I started to take contraception pills (more helping to control my crazy hormones). How can I get my mammary gland back?

Your experience ..: ...is unusual. Most women increase their breast sizes when taking oral contraceptives. Typically, the higher the estrogen component in the pill, the larger the breast becomes. With lower dose pills such as you may be taking the effects on the breast are less striking. Weight loss could contribute to smaller breast size. Work with your doctor on the type/dose of your pills, as well as other causes ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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At 10 CM from nipple of right mammary gland is observed hardened area with non-homogeneous structure having microcalcifications.Doctors advise surgery

At 10 CM from nipple of right mammary gland is observed hardened area with non-homogeneous structure having microcalcifications.Doctors advise surgery

Yes for surgery: Today most lesions of the breast that are significant and defined on mammography and not on palpation. A small malignant lesion appears as a stellate lesion. The premalignant lesions are defined by the presence of microcalcium, that is very fine spots that are clustered and not scattered. If a cluster of 6-10 microcalciums are noted biopsy is indicated to rule out in-situ cancer. ...Read more

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