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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.

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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.

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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?????

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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