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My left nipple is smaller than my right is that bad?

My left nipple is smaller than my right is that bad?

Nipple size differen: Most women have one nipple not identical to the other, so this is normal and not bad. ...Read more

Myelogram (Definition)

A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several ...Read more


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My left breast is getting more larger then my right?

My left breast is getting more larger then my right?

Breast: If you are in your 30s and this is happening as it would seem to be based on your profile, then this is something to be concerned about. I would start with a good examination by skilled doctor. Then i would have either a mammogram or a ultrasound. ...Read more

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My left ribcage is bigger than my right. Is it normal?

My left ribcage is bigger than my right. Is it normal?

Possible scoliosis: It is not terribly common for one rib cage to be noticeably larger that the other, but what is fairly common is to have some degree of what is known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. The trunk is rotated making one side appear larger that the other. It is often associated with scoliosis of the spine so you may want to be seen and checked for that. ...Read more

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My left breast is too bigger than the right. Breast.The right breast is totally. Flat?

My left breast is too bigger than the right. Breast.The right breast is totally. Flat?

It depends: Has it always been like that? If yes, it's normal from some. If it changed, it could be bad news. Talk to a dr. In person. ...Read more

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My left rib is bigger than my right, and I have a chunk of fat under my left breast. But not under my right breast. What is wrong?

My left rib is bigger than my right, and I have a chunk of fat under my left breast. But not under my right breast. What is wrong?

Asymetical: You can get an enlarged rib from processes that deposit bone onto ribs. Paget's disease would be one possibility. Possible some type of tumor. If you are noting fat a lipoma could be possible. ...Read more

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My left breast is bigger than the riight one?

My left breast is bigger than the riight one?

Or is right smaller: This is not uncommon and doesn't mean anything is wrong. If you're young, just wait. If you are done growing, a surgeon can do an implant (maybe 2) to even things up. ...Read more

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Why is the right side of my abdomen lower than my left, and why is my right nipple lower than my right?

Why is the right side of my abdomen lower than my left, and why is my right nipple lower than my right?

See Your Doctor: 16 yrs has asymmetry of chest/abdomen. Mild asymmetry of the body can be normal however a condition called Scoliosis (curvature of spine) can cause the findings that you observe. It is common in teens & with the normal growth spurt seen at this age, a spinal curve can progress & cause back pain, deformity, & more. Proper treatment can slow progression. See Doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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My 12 y/o daughter's right breast looks smaller than usual whilst her left breast has stayed the same size. And now her left looks bigger than right.

My 12 y/o daughter's right breast looks smaller than usual whilst her left breast has stayed the same size. And now her left looks bigger than right.

Normal: body asymmetry and breast asymmetry specially at this growing age is normal. Please check with her pediatrician during her next visit ...Read more

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My right armpit looks fatter than the left. Is this normal?

My right armpit  looks fatter than the left. Is this normal?

Maybe: If this is new it is not normal, but not necessarily anything bad. Swollen lymph nodes can give this appearance and need to be watched or evaluated. A fatty tumor could also do this and is benign. There are other things that could be there, but likelihood is lower. If this is not decreasing in size see your doc. ...Read more

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Hi, I have lumps behind my knees. My right one is larger then left. Size 2inches be 3 1/2inches on the right. Left half that size. Very painful.

Hi, I have lumps behind my knees. My right one is larger then left. Size 2inches be 3 1/2inches on the right. Left half that size. Very painful.

Cysts: These lumps may be baker's cysts and can be best evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and /or an ultrasound. Since you're experiencing discomfort, I recommend that you look into checking these lumps out by a specialist. ...Read more

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My left side breast is smaller compared to right one! wassup with that?

Normal: It is normal. In most people both breasts are not the same. Most people do not notice the difference. In your case it appears to be more of a problem|. ...Read more

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I have a dull, tender to the touch pain. It is located under my armpit, outside of my breast. Only on my left side. Left side seems a bit larger than ?

I have a dull, tender to the touch pain. It is located under my armpit, outside of my breast. Only on my left side. Left side seems a bit larger than ?

Your age?: Answers to questions like yours, can vary based on your age. Please update your profile and include your age, any medicines you take. Then ask your question again, and tell us how long you have had the pain and how severe it is. Then we will be able to give you better advice. ...Read more

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My 11mo son prefers nursing from left breast& now my left breast is bigger than the right. Is this a permanent change? I only get engorged on left.

Not likely: most women have one breast that gets fuller and is easier to feed from. While some women do have some breast asymmetry that gets more prominent with breast feeding, it will likely improve after breast feeding done. I sometimes see breast sizes over a cup size difference between left and right even before pregnancy. ...Read more

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My right areola has become considerably larger than my left areola. Is this normal?

My right areola has become considerably larger than my left areola. Is this normal?

Normally different: Although most parts of our body have left and right counterparts, their size may vary. ie. Ears may be slightly higher on one side than the other. It is normal to have areolas different in size. It is a normal variant if this is not a new change. ...Read more

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Why is my right breast bigger than the other?

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Right/Left: Asymmetry exits naturally in many parts of either side of the body. ...Read more

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I'm 17 my left breast is 2 sizes larger than my right, I'm scared I have cancer or something. They do not hurt but it's very noticeable, pls help!! ?

I'm 17 my left breast is 2 sizes larger than my right, I'm scared I have cancer or something. They do not hurt but it's very noticeable, pls help!! 
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Usu. Normal Variant: Breast asymmetry is fairly common but when pronounced is understandably anxiety provoking and may benefit from corrective surgery when appropriate. Some think there may be a slight increase in likelihood of future cancer, http://www.birpublications.org/doi/abs/10.1259/bjr.70.838.9404205 But this is very slight. A cancer now would not be expected to present this way. ...Read more

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Im 16 and not sexually active but my left breast is larger than the right amd the nipple is darker. what does this mean?

Im 16 and not sexually active but my left breast is larger than the right amd the nipple is darker. what does this mean?

Asymmetric breasts: Asymmetric or uneven breasts are common. Check out http://magazine.foxnews.com/style-beauty/docs-say-jennifer-lawrences-uneven-breasts-are-level (not my usual source of medical info) then see your Family Doc to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Left breast is larger than normal w/ pain. Had mammo/sonogram, found small cyst, told to come back in 6 mos. Breast noticeably larger now. Causes?

Dr. Kris Gast Dr. Gast
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Left breast is larger than normal w/ pain. Had mammo/sonogram, found small cyst, told to come back in 6 mos. Breast noticeably larger now. Causes?

Enlarging breast: Please go get it checked again. I have had pts who had mamm, us one month and a month or two later noticed a change in their breast that was of course cancer. It did not show up on mam/us. One out of three breast cancers won't show up on anything except exam. Go back and see your md. Better to be a worry wart or pest than to miss a breast cancer! ...Read more

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For awhile my left breast is larger then my other. I feel no lump just feels firmer then the other. No history of breast cancer. Likely possibilities?

For awhile my left breast is larger then my other. I feel no lump just feels firmer then the other. No history of breast cancer. Likely possibilities?

Hard to tell: It is not uncommon for women to have one breast larger than the other but if this is a new thing and if as you say it feels "firmer", i would advise you visit your pcp or gyn as soon as you can for a good exam. ...Read more

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My left breast is getting more larger then my right?

Breast: If you are in your 30s and this is happening as it would seem to be based on your profile, then this is something to be concerned about. I would start with a good examination by skilled doctor. Then i would have either a mammogram or a ultrasound. ...Read more

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What can I do about my rigt breast being larger than my left breast ?

What can I do about my rigt breast being larger than my left breast ?

Not much: The size of your breasts is determined by your genes. Most women have one breast slightly larger than the other.Very few of us are perfectly symmetric. In some women, the difference is quite noticeable. Except for surgery, i don't know of anything that will permanently correct this. ...Read more

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My right breast is 1 cup larger than my left, is there anything i could do to make my left breast grow naturally?

My right breast is 1 cup larger than my left, is there anything i could do to make my left breast grow naturally?

Breast size: It is very common for women to have one breast a different size than the other. This is normal and not usually of any concern. ...Read more

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Good evening. I have been experiencing a large hardened lumpy area in my left breast that is very painful. What could be the cause?

Good evening. I have been experiencing a large hardened lumpy area in my left breast that is very painful. What could be the cause?

Breast mass ?'s: "Large, hardened lumpy areas" in the breast should be evaluated by biopsy. A digital mammogram can provide additional information, but most masses as described should be investigated thoroughly by your gyn or surgically consulted surgeon. ...Read more

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How big is a fibroadenoma on my left breast...1.7cm..1.2cm? Is it due for removal?

How big is a fibroadenoma on my left breast...1.7cm..1.2cm? Is it due for removal?

Complicated question: Many patients with needle biopsy proven fibroadenomas are followed with serial mammograms or ultrasounds to verify stable size and are never removed. Others with unusual characteristics or cause patient concerns are removed. Speak with your doctor about your individual case. ...Read more

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My left breast big sagg and the aerole big my right breast small don't sagg and the aerole small why my breast different sizes?

Breasts aren't twins: Breasts are usually cousins, sometimes sisters, rarely twins and sometimes they don't even know each other! almost every woman has non-identical breasts. Differences as you are describing are rare but do occur. I have had to, on occasion, perform a reduction on one breast and an augmentation on the other. Your plastic surgeon should be able to improve your particular asymmetry. Good luck! ...Read more

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My left breast has some pain while i wear bra.But don't have when am not wearing a bra.Plus my left breast is bit larger than the right one.

My left breast has some pain while i wear bra.But don't have when am not wearing a bra.Plus my left breast is bit larger than the right one.

You've answered ??: You answered your own question. A majority of women have asymmetric breast size. If you are wearing a bra when you have pain in the larger breast--makes sense. The least expensive solution is by buy one cup size up. ...Read more

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I have red dots all over a big clump on my left breast, some redder than another. It's about 2 inches long, half an inch wide. It's painful to touch.

I have red dots all over a big clump on my left breast, some redder than another. It's about 2 inches long, half an inch wide. It's painful to touch.

See doctor: You need to see doctor right away. Without seeing the rash by your description a few diagnoses come to mind. You need the attention of a doctor right now ...Read more

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My right breast is leaking a cloudy fluid. It is also considerably larger than my left breast, is this normal?

My right breast is leaking a cloudy fluid. It is also considerably larger than my left breast, is this normal?

Yes and no: It's normal that one of your breast is bigger than the other but not if you notice a growth. Also if you are having some leakage and you arw sure you are not pregnant then it could be some medications, also a condition called galactorrhea which is an imbalance of hormones, or even contraceptive medications. Get checked if that continues! :). ...Read more

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I know it is normal to have uneven breast, but my left breast is quite larger than the right. Should i be worried about cancer?

I know it is normal to have uneven breast, but my left breast is quite larger than the right. Should i be worried about cancer?

See Breast Surgeon: If the change in size of the breast is recent then you should see a breast surgeon and/or get a mammogram. ...Read more

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18f. Pain in left breast and is quite larger than right breast. I was "self examined" by a doc and was told nothing is wrong but I still have pain?

18f. Pain in left breast and is quite larger than right breast. I was "self examined" by a doc and was told nothing is wrong but I still have pain?

Decrease caffeine: and try an otc nsaid ( alieve or ibuprofen if no contraindications) and if not better in a month go back to the doctor. ...Read more

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I have got a lump in my left breast , it was big ,it got smaller and it has been on same size for 4 months now do I need to worry or that is normal?

I have got a lump in my left breast , it was big ,it got smaller and it has been on same size for 4 months now do I need to worry or that is normal?

Better safe: The fact that it changed size from bigger to smaller makes me immediately think of a non cancerous process going on, however, it is better safe than sorry. I would recommend evaluation by a health practitioner. Depending on the history and exam they might recommend mammogram, ultrasound, MRI, or biopsy ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old female and lately my left breast has been giving me a lot of discomfort and pain, I have rather large breasts too and I'm worried.

I am a 16 year old female and lately my left breast has been giving me a lot of discomfort and pain, I have rather large breasts too and I'm worried.

Not to worry.: Breast tenderness is quite common, for girls AND in boys during development. For many teens, breast tenderness decreases as you complete puberty. If your pain is associated with your periods, though, you may have something called "fibrocystic changes" which can be worsened by diet, such as caffeine, but this is uncommon in girls. See your pediatrician or gynecologist if it continues to worry you. ...Read more

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Ct Myelogram (Definition)

A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several ...Read more


Early Breast Development (Definition)

Is the technical name and means breast development earlier than "normal". Breast bud development can begin as early as 8 years old in some girls and is more usually between 10 and 12 years old. If there is actual breast development before age 8 then it can indicate a hormone problem (precocious puberty) and an endocrine appointment ...Read more