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Doctor insights on: What Is Macromastia And What Causes It

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My wife has macromastia. Can she get a reduction?

My wife has macromastia. Can she get a reduction?

Yes: The question becomes if insurance feels she meets the criteria for a medically necessary reduction due to documentation of back, neck, shoulder pain, skin rashes, etc. If not, she still may be a good candidate for reduction as a cosmetic type procedure. Just need to find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Macromastia (Definition)

Excessive size of the mammary glands (woman's breast). This can be very uncomfortable and cause serious back problems. Many women find surgical ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: macromastia?

Very Large Breast: Excessive size of the mammary glands (woman's breast). This can be very uncomfortable and cause serious back problems. Many women find surgical reduction very much needed. ...Read more

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What number of cases of macromastia are there- macromastia is a medical condition?

What number of cases of macromastia are there- macromastia is a medical condition?

Macromastia: Macromastia or breasts hypertrophy could be a genetic/developmental/weight gain condition. Best to be seen in person by a boarded Plastic Surgeon. Is this a medical condition depends on your outlook. Some want large breasts while others do not????? ...Read more

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It be possible for a male to develop what women get called macromastia?

It be possible for a male to develop what women get called macromastia?

Male breasts: Males can develop breast tissue. It is referred to as Gynecomastia. It can be normal around puberty, and subside. It can be caused by a number of things including hormone imbalance, drugs/medications, excess weight. Generally treated with surgery usually a combination of liposuction and excision. ...Read more

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Does gestational macromastia impact the baby in any way or just the mom?

Does gestational macromastia impact the baby in any way or just the mom?

If you are: Referring to the engorged breasts, then they are only limited to the pregnancy and the period after when mothers are supposed to nurse their babies. So the macromastia is designed to give the baby more milk to nourish so he/she can grow. After the nursing period is over, the mother can find ways to reduce her breast size if desired. ...Read more

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Are there non steroidal and non surgical treatments for macromastia?

Are there non steroidal and non surgical treatments for macromastia?

Depends: If your breasts are too large and you are over weight, then losing weight will reduce your breast size. If your weight is in the "normal" range then surgery maybe your best option. ...Read more

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What causes nightmare?

What causes nightmare?

WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read more

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What causes shocking pains

What causes shocking pains

Nerve irritation: Usually "electric shock" type pains have a component of nerve irritation involved. ...Read more

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What causes my back pains?

What causes my back pains?

Many things: Herniated disk, strained/spasming muscles, kidney issues, lack of mobility, trauma etc. If you truly want an answer I would seek help of your local MD or chiropractor to have it looked at. No worries

Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. Http://htap. Us/28qexs ...Read more

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What causes a wound to weep?

Part of healing: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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What causes Ambras syndrome?

What causes Ambras syndrome?

Ambras Syndrome: Ambras syndrome is a very rare type of hypertrichosis (excess hair) a congenital skin disease characterized by excessive hair growth on the entire body, with the exception of the palms, soles, and mucous membranes. Werewolf Syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes wilson's disease?

What causes wilson's disease?

Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read more

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What causes fits in a child?

What causes fits in a child?

Immature behavior: I assume you refer to temper tantrums.
In young children, tantrums are a very immature way of expressing frustration, anger and in a way the toddler tries to demonstrate in a very awkward way, independence and will. ...Read more

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What causes Alstrom syndrome?

What causes Alstrom syndrome?

Alstrom syndrome: Alstrom syndrome is usually caused by mutations in the ALMS1 gene. ...Read more

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What causes Panner's disease?

What causes Panner's disease?

Panner's disease: Panner's Disease is also referred to as "Little Leaguer Elbow" & can be due to throwing a ball excessively. ...Read more

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What causes side sticker pain?

What causes side sticker pain?

Diaphragm spasm: Side 'stitch' is a common slang term for diaphgram spasm which occurs while running or during vigorous activitiy. The diaphragm expands and contracts during normal breathing. When you exercise, the movement is exagerated and a spasm may occur which feels like something poking you in your side. ...Read more

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What causes people to be midgets?

What causes people to be midgets?

Dwarfism: Dwarfism has multiple causes, including genetic defects, endocrine dysfunction involving either the pituitary or the thyroid gland, chronic diseases such as rickets, renal failure, intestinal malabsorption defects, and psychosocial stress, as in the maternal deprivation syndrome.

http://medical-dictionary. Thefreedictionary. Com/dwarfism. ...Read more

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What causes your cheeks to flush?

What causes your cheeks to flush?

Nerves: Signal originates in the brain, and might be influence by cortex (thought, visual, sense stimuli), hormones (estrogen, epinephrine, etc). ...Read more

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What causes sparkles in my vision?

What causes sparkles in my vision?

Retinal changes, etc: Sparkles termed photopsias, can occur from changes in the character of the vitreous in the back of the eye mostly due to aging, but can also be due to retinal detachments, and some inherited retinal changes. They can also be a thing that occurs with migraines. You should visit your ophthalmologist if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes your eyesight to change?

What causes your eyesight to change?

Many things: Early in life, the shape of the eye changes and this influences the refractive error and may lead to a possibility for glasses. Later in life, the lens changes and this can influence glasses prescription and may lead to the need for reading glasses at around the age of 40. Diseases of the eye (glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration.....) often develop later in life and can hurt visual performa. ...Read more

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Just wondering what causes coughing?

Just wondering what causes coughing?

Cough: Many different causes sometimes in the same patient. Asthma/ allergies/vocal cord dysfunction/ gerd/ infections/ heart problems are a few of the possible causes. ...Read more

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What causes cknb levels to be elevated?

What causes cknb levels to be elevated?

Heart Attack!: Ckmb is an enzyme that is elevated with damage to heart muscle. This should be investigated with ekgs, serial blood tests with fractionated cks, and primarily to rule out a heart attack or heart damage. ...Read more

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I am wondering what causes the coughing?

I am wondering what causes the coughing?

Irritation: Cough can come from your lungs or your throat. There are many different causes, including, but not limited to, infections, reflux irritation, chronic lung disease, cancer, and drug side effects.
If your cough persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes elevation of the hemidiaphram?

What causes elevation of the hemidiaphram?

Ans: There are several possibilities. Really need more history from you. For example do you get constipated? Do you have any other medical issues? ...Read more

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What causes hoarding and how is it treated?

What causes hoarding and how is it treated?

It's Complicated: For a thorough answer to your question, check out this page on the website of the international ocd foundation: http://bit. Ly/kqv4tl and for a sensitive look into the lives of people struggling with hoarding, see matt paxton's book "the secret lives of hoarders." hear matt speak about his book here: http://bit. Ly/lrdg78. ...Read more