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If an adult HIV -ve man sucks a HIV +ve woman's breasts can he get infected by HIV even if he's using a condom during sex?
No: There is HIV present in breast milk but adult transmission through breast milk is not documented. Breast milk from an hiv-positive woman can transmit the virus while breastfeeding infants. There are no recorded cases of HIV transmission via breast milk in adults. However, there is at least a very small negligible but theoretical risk. ...Read more
Possibly: I would imagine risk is much lower because of the mastectomies and removal of ovaries, depending on stage of transformation. ...Read more
Several reasons: There can be multiple reasons why men develop breasts. Certain medications can cause that. Also hormonal imbalances. Men do get breast cancer although infrequently. Please go see your primary care provider so that it can be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Get a new man: Unfortunately, there are men that are overly concerned wth appearance much as there are women that feel the same way. It is unfortunate that you are not satisfied by your surgery and I hope that you can find someone to correct it. I would be happy to consult with you. Either way, any man should be able to look beyond any breast asymmetry and love you. Feel free to call me. 609 957-5652. Be well. ...Read more
Genetics: An XX chromosome female is designed to undergo puberty with significant breast development. Males (XY) can develop fatty breasts through gynecomastia or excessive weight gain. There are also several genetic conditions that are called mosaicism that can give a "male" breasts that can produce milk if not surgically interrupted before puberty, however those conditions would look like a female. ...Read more
Lactation tissue: Lactational tissue is responsible for milk production, not the amount of fatty tissue. Hormonal stimulation to this tissue results in milk. ...Read more
Tissue transplant: Between individuals require tissue matching and immunosuppresant meds which can be complicated and sometimes even dangerous. So it is usually reserved for internal organs which are necessary to sustain life. Breast transplants are not worth this risk. ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?
Hello. I am a 48 yr old female. Have been having a problem with itchy breasts/ nipples for the past 6 to 8 months or so. I'm 48 yrs old with 2 kids/men. (22 and 25 yrs old) itchy nipples and scratching til they are raw and bleed is my problem having som
First: First of all, please be sure that your mammograms are up to date. I would recommend that you see your regular doctor, gynecologist or a breast specialist to have a complete evaluation. Of course if that is negative, then be sure that it is not your bra that may have something irritating in it, or that you haven't used new lotions/creams or laundry detergents. But I do advise that you have a complete breast evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Usually not.: For most women, breast augmentation is a personal choice wherein that woman feels that her quality of life would be enhanced. It should not be done on the basis of trying to please anyone except the patient herself. She may end up pleasing her husband or partner as well, and that is okay, but that should not be the motivating factor. ...Read more
Not totally correct: There are cancers that will obviously happen in one gender because the other does not have that particular organ (prostate, testicles, uterus, ovary, etc). Breast is more common in women probably because they have much more breast tissue and the right hormonal environment for it. Many other cancers are more common in men. Cancer is not mysoginistic. ...Read more
Yes: Breast cancer in men is rare, but it happens. Men over 60 are more likely to get breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or male breast cancer, you could have a brca mutation and should talk to your doctor about genetic testing. Men and women with a brca mutation have a higher chance of getting breast cancer and other cancers. ...Read more
Wondering if it's just women who suffer from breast cancer, or can men develop the cancer as well?
Both men ; women: Can develop breast cancer.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cancer: Do men get breast cancer at the same rate of incidence as women during most of their lifetime?
No the breast cancer in men is significantly less prevalence than women.
breast cancer does occur in men. In 2012 it was estimated that 2, 190 new cases in males would develop, with 410 deaths. It tends to occur at a later age in men than in women, with the male peak age being 71 years old as opposed to peaks at 51 and 71 years old in women.
Some men ignore breast lumps or think they are caused by an infection
or some other reason and they do not get medical treatment until the mass has grown
significantly. ...Read more
Can you please tell me if it's just women who suffer from breast cancer, or can men develop the cancer as well?
Pink w/ blue: I don't know of an official ribbon for male breast cancer. Many organizations use a ribbon with 1/2 pink and 1/2 blue. I refer you to an organization called men against breast cancer. ...Read more
Why do most athletic women have small breasts and why do some men have small penis? Is it hormones? Or is it just how we are made?
MANY FACTORS: Athletes develop more muscles than fatty breast tissues. Men with small genitalia have small built or hormonal influence. Let us ask the urologist, ok? ...Read more
What to do if I am full crossdressers most weekends but don't want theropy or that but can a male get female breast implants and still b a man?
I have had the opportunity to work with several men interested in breast implants (to feminize the chest wall). This is a different situation from trans gender patients in transition and from men who are looking to augment their chest walls (pectoralis implants).
This subset of patients is somewhat uncommon; very important to understand patient motivation clearly and to advise carefully... ...Read more
Not cosmetic: Women have many more active cells in their breast tissue resposible for milk production. All of these cells respond and change to the monthly hormonal changes that a woman experiences all the way from their first menstrual cycle as a teenager to menopause. Breast cancer most commonly forms in these active cells of the milk ducts or lobules. These breast tissue cells are much less prominent in men. ...Read more
Hi doctor, I'm a girl and I'm 18 years old. I want to grow my breast size. I've read about a man drink tea that includes: fenugreek, fennel seeds, saw palmetto, wild yam and his breast size has gone from 38" to 43". Will that recipe work for a female like
Negative: According to current concepts, fibromyalgia is a systemic illness. It is not organ specific nor can it occur over an isolated segment or region of the body. You either have the process or you don't. If you are having isolated breast tenderness for unexplained reasons upon touching or manipulation then, that is not fibromyalgia but rather would be referred to as "mastitis" until better defined. ...Read more
Because weight: Gain tends to occur through out the body. ...Read more
See below: That would depend upon the gestational age of the miscarriage and how quickly the pregnancy hormones leave her body. Presumably the hormones associated with pregnancy will cause breast enlargement and the hormones of pregnancy do not disappear immediately after a miscarriage. ...Read more
Many things: Cysts, other more concerning changes, infection, irritation from trauma are some possibilities. This needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
No: No, that would not be any riskier than having another person suck her breasts. Depending on the breast size, it may require quite a bit of neck flexion to lower the mouth to the breasts, so be careful not to strain the neck muscles. ...Read more