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Very Firm Breasts
No: Breasts are unique to each individual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Support & stable wt: There is no magic wand to make or keep your breasts firm. However pregnancy with nursing are the primary causes of breast laxity and ptosis followed by fluctuations in weight. If you already have large breasts, there is weak evidence to suggest ongoing supportive wear (even at night) may help to minimize laxity of the breast ligaments responsible for breast support. Read more
When one is normal..: This is, admittedly, a unique question. There is nothing medicine has to say to this either one way or the other. It sounds like at 18 you are fully normal. There is no condition or disease here. Read more
Nope! Really!: If this existed, we would all know about it, since surgery and skin removal with scarring is needed to tighten and firm the breasts, or placement of implants to better fill the loose, deflated skin. No cream, ointment, or medicine exists that does this task, but lots of snake oil is for sale out there! (and lots of gullible buyers) beware! Read more
Sore breasts: You sound like you are in distress. Consult your ob/gyn for exam & testing. Read more
Can be: Several weeks. Depends on the size of the infection, healing of an open wound, etc. If there is increasing pain or swelling at the site, see your doctor to be sure it is healing properly. Read more
Milk ducts: Breast firmness occurs by the increase in breast volume by the production of milk and the storage of the milk in the glands. Furthermore an increase in water volume as a result of pregnancy also increases breast mass. Thus the breast skin becomes more taut and firm as a consequence. Read more
I am experiencing nipple discharge. The following also describes me: Breast firmness. What should I do?
I have sore firm breasts. I've never had sex. The closest was him rubbing it on me but he never came. Is there anyway that I could've got pregnant?
Pregnancy unlikely: Humans need sperm and an egg in order to get pregnant. If one looks back at the course of events, and doesn't see any time when there was both an egg and sperm in the same location, then pregnancy is not possible. That being said, life can surprise you sometimes. That's why fertile couples having sexual play activities have to be ready for that rare "surprise baby". Read more
What is mastitis, what causes it and can a 18 year old have it? I have inverted nipples and breast firmness
Mastitis: Mastitis is inflammation of the breast glandular tissue. Most commonly it is seen in lactating women in whom due to inadequate milk evacuation and superimposing infection an inflammation develops. Otherwise, mastitis is not that common. Traumas to the nipples (piercing, excessive rubbing, etc.) may potentially predispose to mastitis but those are much less frequent than in cases of lactation. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing breast swelling, breast firmness, breast tenderness to touch and nipple discharge Last month I had a period for 9days am I pregnant
Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. Read more