Chances are, the answer is yes — you have normal boobs! But maybe you can't help but wonder if that little bump or tiny hair on your boob is concerning. First things first: breasts come in all different shapes and sizes, and all kinds are beautiful.
Breast development happens in certain stages during a woman's life: first before birth, again at puberty, and later during the childbearing years. This starts with a thickening in the chest area called the mammary ridge or milk line. By the time a baby girl is born, nipples and the beginnings of the milk-duct system have formed.
Your breasts can communicate a lot about what's going on inside your body. Use these signs to learn what your breasts are telling you — and see your medical care provider if you suspect something is up. A quick note for hypochondriacs who are concerned about breast cancer: Generally speaking, symmetry is good and change that exceeds that of your normal cycle could be cause for concern.
Lumps, pain, and other abnormalities affect most of us at one time or another. Below are the top five breast concerns that patients ask me about. Yes, they can be indications of breast cancer, but also many other non-cancerous conditions. So, always tell your doctor and get checked if you have the following.
Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. No two people have breasts that look exactly the same. If you need more convincing, read on to learn about the many variations of breast shapes and how to identify yours among them.
In fact, boob variation is pretty typical from woman to woman. Some women just have lumpy breasts. Therese Bartholomew Bevers, M.
Shape, size, colour and even texture can all vary from person to person, as can the presence of nipple hair or stretch marks. It is perfectly natural for your breasts to change over time too; the ageing process can cause your boobs to sag as you get older, while hormonal imbalances, periods or pregnancy can all cause swelling or soreness. To maximise your chances of spotting a symptom, you should try to familiarise yourself with the warning signs, and practice breast awareness.
Apologies if this has been posted here before. I remember finding this website a couple of years ago and it made me very happy and even lessened some insecurities I had at the time about my breasts. Disclaimer: This post was written by a Feministing Community user and does not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director.
Getting to know how your breasts look and feel will help you know what is normal for you. You will then be more confident about noticing any unusual changes that might be a symptom of breast cancer and reporting them to your GP local doctor. Some people have lumpy breasts, or one breast larger than the other, or breasts that are different shapes.