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Why Are My Breasts Unequal
More glands and fat: One breast formed more glands (allowing for more milk engorgement) and fatty tissue, so ended up bigger than the other. If a woman's breasts were always equal in the past, and one recently got bigger, she should have the doctor examine the breasts to be sure that there is not a more serious problem going on, such as a tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical correction: Most women have some breast asymmetry. You didn't say if this was a recent change or if you have been dealing with this for your whole life. Recent changes in the size of a breast may indicate an underlying problem such as a tumor that should be investigated. Otherwise, plastic surgery correction is the treatment of choice. Best results from a plastic surgeon who does a lot of breast surgery. ...Read more
More information: Much more information is needed in order to answer this question. Your age, caffeine intake, medication use, illnesses,and any other symptoms are all important. The good news is that breast cancer seldom causes pain. This is also the bad news because we usually respond to pain faster than other symptoms and it might help increase the rate of early diagnosis if it caused pain. ...Read more
Good question.: Are you pregnant? Are you on the pill? Are you wearing a bra that's too tight? Are you on depoprovera for birth control? Do you play rough sports (volley ball, etc.)? Many things can make breasts sore. The top of the list is the birth control pill and pregnancy. If you're on the pill talk to your doctor about a different pill or maybe an iud. If none of the above applies, then see your dr. ...Read more
Not bad: Some women have inverted nipples. When and if they breast feed, usually the nipples become more erect to get the job done. You don't need to do anything - all women's breasts are different. What is not good is if one nipple that previous was not inverted becomes inverted over time (that can sometimes be related to a tumor). ...Read more
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www. ...Read more
Not problematic: Not usually problematic. If your breasts are also painful, see a Provider and check it out. ...Read more
Unbalanced hormones: Implanon is progestin only and that can unbalance hormones. Estrogen is a growth hormone and too much can make all of you "grow", and even too much synthetic progestin can block your own natural Progesterone function and cause weight gain. Unfortunately breasts and then waists get weight storage first it seems. This is a common side effect and should have been explained before implantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably Normal: Blue veins can be seen in fair skinned or thin individuals. This in normal. There are a few relatively rare medical conditions that can cause veins to become engorged or more prominent on the chest. These rare conditions usually have other symptoms associated with them. So if it is on both breasts and no symptoms it is probably nothing to worry about. To be safe you should check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Pain: Cyclic changes in hormone levels are the most common cause of breast pain (prior to menopause). When this "flies above the radar", we give it fancy names like "mastalgia" and "fibrocystic changes". Some women respond to caffeine avoidance, vitamin e, oil of primrose, or even occasional nsaids. Please discuss your concerns with your gynecologist--they should be able to reassure you not to worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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