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Doctor insights on: What Hormone Makes Breasts Grow

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Is there any thing a man can take to grow breasts? Without going on hormones.

Is there any thing a man can take to grow breasts? Without going on hormones.

Identity change: Sounds as if you want to undergo gender identity change. I see 1-2 such patients a month but only on referral from a psychologist. If that is what you want you can be treated with female hormones. If that is not what you are looking for why do want bigger breasts? Let me know. ...Read more

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How much time is required for hormones to really start working. Will my breast really hurt when they start to grow?

How much time is required for hormones to really start working. Will my breast really hurt when they start to grow?

I don't understand: Your question. What hormones are you referring to that you expect to work in the future and enlarge your breasts? If you mean that you're pregnant, breast tenderness (if it occurs) usually begins at 4-6. Discomfort level varies significantly from one woman to the next, otherwise, you'll need to restate your question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can ask my doctor to prescribe me hormones to make my breasts grow?

Can you tell me how I can ask my doctor to prescribe me hormones to make my breasts grow?

Hormones won't: Necessarily do the job. Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). ...Read more

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If a man takes hormone treatments, how long should it take for his breasts to grow like girl's?

If a man takes hormone treatments, how long should it take for his breasts to grow like girl's?

Hormones and Gender: Hi

i would really like to know more information.

Are you asking about a man taking estrogen? Or testosterone?

If this man is transgendered or has some gender dysphoria then a good and expert health care provider and a mental health specialist should be working together to make sure this gentleman is ready for transition.

But, the growth of breast tissue can vary based on dose and other factors. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my left breast? It has no hormones at all like the right one does. And the right one is bigger and grow w/o the left one growing!?!

What is wrong with my left breast? It has no hormones at all like the right one does. And the right one is bigger and grow w/o the left one growing!?!

Natural variations: One breast is naturally larger that the other and the degree to which one is different than the other varies greatly from woman to woman. The differences in size are more pronounced in younger women going through puberty, as she matures. Breasts continue growing well into the early twenties. I would see my GYN and have her/him examine you and discuss with you the likely normal variation in size. ...Read more

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I'm 19 & my breasts are small compared to my mom & younger sister. Why? Periods were irregular until recently &hormone levels are fine. Will they grow?

I'm 19 & my breasts are small compared to my mom & younger sister. Why? Periods were irregular until recently &hormone levels are fine. Will they grow?

Maybe: We are all different combinations of genetic material from both sides of the family. You smaller breasts may be from "the other side of the family". Diet and lifestyle can affect growth as well.
My best recommendation is to see a chinese medicine practitioner as chinese medicine can balance our bodies and enhance growth in very natural ways. Your breasts may or may not grow any larger. Be happy. ...Read more

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Breast growth stunted by eating disorder, any hormones to make them grow?

Breast growth stunted by eating disorder, any hormones to make them grow?

Balance nutrition: The eating disorder has to be treated and get back on balance nutrition. Hormone treatment alone will not work unless hormone deficiency is also the problem. ...Read more

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I have anxiety- from hormones. My doc prescribed me birth control 1 yr ago. Should I take it? Also would it make my breasts grow since they're small?

I have anxiety- from hormones. My doc prescribed me birth control 1 yr ago. Should I take it? Also would it make my breasts grow since they're small?

I don't have: Any idea what your doctor meant by stating your anxiety was due to hormones. Bcp's are often used to control irregular menses. They may cause some breast enlargement for the duration of the time you take them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have hormonal problems, does the breast not grow?

Can you tell me if you have hormonal problems, does the breast not grow?

Possible but: This depends on your age. After puberty, there is very little breast tissue growth. Breast size increases with weight gain or a good plastic surgeon.
If you have concerns, see a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Does taking hormone pills help to enlarge breasts?

Wel....: Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). ...Read more

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Will taking estrogen hormones make your breasts larger?

Will taking estrogen hormones make your breasts larger?

Well: Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hormones can I take to make my breasts reduce milk?

Check w/: Your doctor about a drug called cabergoline. It's also important to evaluate why your breasts are producing milk. Were you recently pregnant or are the other potential medical problems that need evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for males to get breasts without a sex change and without getting fat or taking hormones?

Is it possible for males to get breasts without a sex change and without getting fat or taking hormones?

Yes: Nearly anything is possible naturally with certain hormone producing tumors (prolactinomas) or with plastic surgery (implants or fat injections) but I am not sure if I a answering your question correctly? ...Read more

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Are hormone receptive breast cancers worse than non-hormone receptive cancers?

In general: Triple negative breast cancer tend to have worse outcomes than receptor positive tumors. ...Read more

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What kinds of breast cancer are fueled by hormones?

What kinds of breast cancer are fueled by hormones?

Receptor Positive: Breast cancers that have receptors for estrogen and Progesterone are fueled by hormones. These are the so called er and pr positive tumors. Hormone therapy plays and important role in the treatment of these types of breast cancers. ...Read more

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How much does transgender surgery for hormones and breasts usually cost.

How much does transgender surgery for hormones and breasts usually cost.

May be covered...: Check with your insurance plan to see if transgender surgeries are covered. Many employers provide for trans surgeries and hormone treatment through insurance. Otherwise, breast augmentation may run $10, 000; genital surgery around $30, 000 for vaginoplasty and much more for transmasculine surgeries - depending on the surgery involved. Hormone management may be provided by your MD. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Started LoestrinFe 120 a week and a half ago. My breasts hurt intermittently. Will this side effect go away after my body adjusts to the hormones?

Started LoestrinFe 120 a week and a half ago. My breasts hurt intermittently. Will this side effect go away after my body adjusts to the hormones?

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Loestrin is a combination of the 2 female hormones – estrogen and progesterone – the estrogen will cause the breast to grow and develop – like it does in puberty. Once the full effect of the level of estrogen is reached – discomfort should go away. ...Read more

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Can hormones make your breast leak?

Can hormones make your breast leak?

That is possible: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Can hormones cause one breast to be larger than the other?

No one has: Breasts that are exactly the same. Hormones circulate through the blood and go to every organ in the body and affect both breasts equally. ...Read more

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Can I take hormones to get rid of an ovaryan cyst and also enlarge my breasts?

Not related: Ovarian and breast cysts are not caused by hormone imbalance. Ovarian cysts are left each month when you ovulate; breast cysts are common, but need to be evaluated when they occur. There is no hormonal balancing required. ...Read more

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If they attribute precocious puberty to animal growth hormones, will eating those foods make my breasts larger?

If they attribute precocious puberty to animal growth hormones, will eating those foods make my breasts larger?

No: Precocious puberty is not from animal growth hormones and no eating the meat of animals fed growth hormones won't change your breast size. ...Read more

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After having a partial hysterectomy about 6 months ago, I've started noticing extremely bad pain in both my breasts. I'm sure it's hormone related but?

After having a partial hysterectomy about 6 months ago, I've started noticing extremely bad pain in both my breasts. I'm sure it's hormone related but?

Get it checked: It may be hormonal. But partial hysterectomy without removing the ovaries will not have any affect on your hormones. We don't know how old you are. Since you are having bad pains in your breasts it may be a good idea to get it checked by your family doctor or gynecologist.Are you taking any meds including hormones etc, as that may be causing the pain. ...Read more

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Are shooting pains in breast normally related to hormones? Ovulation?

Are shooting pains in breast normally related to hormones? Ovulation?

Yes: The typical woman can have cyclic breast discomfort through her cycles. If the pain is independent of your cycles, or you have an unusual self-exam see a physician. ...Read more

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I'm taking female hormones. I would like to know how breast development was?

I'm taking female hormones. I would like to know how breast development was?

Sorry, but I: Don't understand your question. Which female hormones are you taking, and for what reason? Don't understand what you mean by "breast development was". Please rephrase your question. ...Read more

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What are the hormones someone should take if they have breast cancer?

What are the hormones someone should take if they have breast cancer?

Hormones/Breast CA: If I understand the question correctly you are asking about safe hormones for postmenopausal women with breast cancer? None, if the cancer is er/pr positive. We prescribe estrogen blocking drugs to decrease the risk of recurrence. We discourage hormone use in all breast cancer patients. ...Read more

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In what conditions mustn't I use hormone supplements? Breast cancer?

In what conditions mustn't I use hormone supplements? Breast cancer?

Yes, ER (+) breast ca: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt), which generally refers to estrogen and Progesterone replacement after a women has reached menopause, has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer if taken in combination for more than 5 years. If you are already diagnosed with a hormone positive breast cancer, we do recommend discontinuing hrt. ...Read more

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While breast feeding what happens to hormones and pcos symptoms?

While breast feeding what happens to hormones and pcos symptoms?

Many things: PCOS (poly cystic ovary syndrome) is a common endocrinologic disorder of unknown cause. It affects many hormones causing several illnesses. You need to consult with your OB/GYN or endocrinologist to get the best answer to your question. ...Read more

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Big breast size due to hormone or diet?

Big breast size due to hormone or diet?

Both: Obesity can increase breast size due to fat deposition. Hormones can also increase breast size. Hard to say without knowing your history or examine you. ...Read more

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Where can one buy female breast hormones?

Where can one buy female breast hormones?

No such thing: Estrogen is the natural hormone in a woman's body that stimulates breast growth. This is in conjuction with the genetic programming that you have inherited. When a female is pregnant, prolactin from the pituitary causes milk production. There is not a specific hormone on the market that will selectively cause breast enlargement. An extreme measure would be to start lactation to enlarge breasts. ...Read more

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Can I take estrogen hormone to make my breast bigger in size??

Can I take estrogen hormone to make my breast bigger in size??

Breast size: Most likely taking additional estrogen when your own production is normal will do more harm than good.
To make sure, please call your gynecologist and get advice. ...Read more

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Any hormones I can use to enlarge my breast size? And how I should use them?

Any hormones I can use to enlarge my breast size? And how I should use them?

Breast Augmentation: Hormone supplementation is not a proven safe or effective treatment to enlarge breast size. Breast augmentation with silicone gel breast implants, saline breast implants or anatomical breast implants has a proven record of safety and reliability. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, what hormones/chemicals make your breasts increase in size?

During pregnancy, what hormones/chemicals make your breasts increase in size?

Estrogen: There are a ton of hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. The main culprit of breast tenderness is Estrogen. ...Read more

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Hormone changes this month tender and heavy breasts feel like my body is ready to get pregnant?

Hormone changes this month tender and heavy breasts feel like my body is ready to get pregnant?

Your body doesn't: Get ready to get pregnant. If you're fertile, your body is ready for several days in-between each two periods. All you need is unprotected sex with a fertile male. He has to be ready as well, but men generally can get ready at the drop of a hat. ...Read more