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What Causes Leaking Breasts
Sore breasts: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more
Stim or trouble: Regular stimulation can conceivably cause milk production - this could be oral, clothing, or direct. If you are post-partum, just the sound of a crying baby may cause your milk to "let loose." if the discharge is bloody, that can be cancer and must be checked out with mammogram! if the discharge is just yellow/green, then it could just be regular breast cyst/gland production. Worry about pain... ...Read more
Puffy? : I am not sure i understand what is meant by puffy nipples. However, if it occurs cyclicly it could be related to breast enlargement that can occur in relation to your periods. I'm not sure if i actually addressed your question, if not, you can consult with your physician. Take care. ...Read more
Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women in their forties tend to be relatively Progesterone deficient, leading to imbalance between estrogen & Progesterone especially late in the menstrual cycle. This produces an estrogen dominant effect which may cause breast tenderness. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Inversion of nipple can happen physiologically. In this situation you should be able to evert it by manipulation. If inversion is more fixed and constant but long atanding, it may be due to previous episodes of infection or mastitis. If it is more recent and progressive there is cause for concern. Since it may be due to an underlying malignancy. So, if you notice a new change in your nipple such as inversion, irritation or discharge you definitely need to have a medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin/winter: Itchy nipples is common this time of year. The skin becomes dryer and nipples take the brunt of it. Use a heavy lotion or cream to moisterize. If there is breakage in the skin, then you need to be evaluated for a rare form of breast cancer called paget's disease. A skin biopsy is needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
What causes very visible veins on boobs , nipple, shoulders and pelvic belly area ? What could be the causes ? Thanks
Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more
Tumors, Cysts, etc.: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read more
Our planet's gravity: Gravity pulls on breasts and makes them sag. Some people have more of a "connective tissue" framework in their breasts, their skin, etc. (likely familial or genetic). Having had large fatty breasts or milk-engorged breasts can stretch out the connective tissue and leave a weaker framework, leading to sagging once breasts shrink. Exercising to keep pectoralis muscle bulk may help one's appearance. ...Read more
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