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Thyroid Problems And Breast Enlargement
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Can a slightly elevated ca15-3 indicate some other cancer besides breast? Nothing on two mammos. Have digestive problems and epi. Pancreatic cancer?
Nonspecific: Reference range is set so that many healthy people will fall somewhat above. It is intended to monitor the progress of a known or strongly suspected cancer, not as a prompt for a -- forgive me -- fishing expedition. With your epigastric pain, it would not be out of the question to have the area of your pancreas ultrasounded, regardless of the lab value. Best wishes. ...Read more
60yo mom's mammogram found an irregular shaped, enlarged, non-fatty lymph node near breast. Any reason not cancer related? 4 masses in right breast only too
Symptoms male breast: Male breast enlargement, or as we call it gynecomastia.Young men and teenagers get embarassed with large breasts.They are called and feel freaks, breast pain can happen frequently, some diseases and medications can cause gynecomastia.Anabolic steroids, tagamet, aldactone, (spironolactone) casodexand several other medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown??: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. And can not be proven SAFE. Be careful save ur $$$ see : http://nccam.Nih.Gov ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Pills intended to enlarge the breasts are often made from botanical sources (plants) that contain what are called phytoestrogens, or hormone-like substances. If they are actually strong enough to produce changes in breast size then they may have a range of unintended effects too. It is not reasonable to assume that because they are natural they are harmless. (hemlock is natural and fatal.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unrelated: In a 33 yo female the composition of the breast is mostly glandular and ductal so that mammo shows the breast to be composed primarily of firm tissue which doesn't tend to sag. As one gets older, much of the breast tissue is replaced by fat which has the potential of causing loss of conformity and is one of the factors leading to a sagging breast which is found in your case. ...Read more
Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?
Complex interaction: Gynecomastia can occur in hyperthyroidism due to an induced increase in peripheral aromatase activity leading to an increase in circulating estrogen levels, and thus decreased testosterone levels. Most of the estrogen in men is made from the peripheral conversion of testosterone and other androgens to estrogens. Other mechanisms are probably at play as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can multinodular goiter cause problems if hormones levels stay normal, began during pregnancy with palps, enlarges at times, fam hist of goit removed?
Worrisome: Becca, this can be a number of things. It can be inflamed milk ducts if you have been pregnant or have breastfed in the last year. Infection can cause this, as can lymphedema (blocked lymph glands causing fluid to build up). A blood clot in a vein in your chest or arm can cause this. Last, certain breast cancers appear like this, so please see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can only 1 breast be fibrocystic? And could it cause the size of the breast to increase? US & mammo are normal, besides dense tissue.
Possible: Typically fibrocytic disease is found in both breasts, but one breast can be affected more than the other and this is why possibly what is going on in your case. Fibrocytic disease usually fluctuates during the menstruation cycle. Typically mammography is normal and US shows cysts. ...Read more
Hi Dr, is thyroid mass lesion with no calcification and cavitation dangerous? While thyroid hormone also normal.
Depends: Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunity, benign tumors, or cancers. If you see an endocrinologist, this will be sorted out. You have Dr. Michael McDermott right there at CU School of Med, a great doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Age 55-menopause @ age 44-vaginal pain (not dry, no sex)-tired-breast enlargement-galactorhea-weight gain-normal thyroid test...??????
See your surgeon: If you have concerns, it is best to be seen and evaluated by your plastic surgeon who performed the surgery. ...Read more
How safe is mammorex for a man for breast enlargement? Increasing breast size , flat chested , don't like way look don't want surgery
Unknown: These types of herbal substances are not regulated by the fda and they do not go through the strict standards required of approved medications. Surgery could be an option but you should ask for referrals from friends/relatives. Get multiple opinions and ask to see pictures of results. ...Read more
?: Exercises typically strengthen muscle or reduce fat. Breasts are composed of fat and actual mammary glandular tissue. Exercises such as pushups, bench press can strengthen and bulk up the pectoralis muscle behind the breast gland. But these are not going to increase breast size and they may even decrease breast size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buyer beware: Any chemical used to stimulate breast tissue growth has the potential to stimulate abnormal growth. Given the fact that 9% of women are afflicted by breast cancer in their lifetime i would hesitate to use any breast tissue stimulant for fear of developing life threatening abnormal tissue growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gently and delicatel: Keep in mind that you may hurt her feelings, however she may have an interest in the surgery that she never brought up to you. Many small breasted women have thought about the idea and she might even like the fact that you raised the issue. Ask her if she's ever thought about it or wondered if she'd be happier in clothes or bathing suits. If her answer is no, i'd drop it and change the subject. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gynecomastia?: The first place to start would be in person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon; making the a correct diagnosis is important. If gynecomastia is the issue, usually partial resection of glandular tissue plus/minus liposuction surgery is helpful. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: This issue has been raised because of the presence of certain chemicals such as soy phytoestrogens and isoflavones that have an estrogen and anti-testosterone effects. This issue remains controversial with both male and female breasts particularly with breast cancer and has caused some physicians to recommend dietary restrictions. However this remains far from conclusive. See photo comments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Snake Oil: Breast enlargement meds or devices are myths to separate gullible people from their money ...Read more
Temporary: Use of suction pumps can provide a short term fullness increase due to engorgement of blood vessels in the area under pressure. This will not last, as the breast tissues typically quickly return to pre-existing levels. Some use brava pumps to help with breast reconstruction after mastectomies, but when suction removed, fat grafting is placed immediately to provide the structural support needed. ...Read more
Huh?: The same amount of time as it would've ... Before. ...Read more
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