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Old 02-23-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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Unusual Breast Growth

I am a 27-year-old woman, of normal height and body structure. However, my breasts have been growing about 1 cup size per month for the last year or so. I am now in a 36JJ bra, and my insurance is evaluating my request for breast augmentation (reduction) surgery. Could this be a problem of my breast tissue, or my pituitary gland? Are there any specific tests I can ask my physician to perform? If so, what tests? She has never experienced anything like my case before, and has made inquiries but this is extremely strange. Please help.

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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Re: Unusual Breast Growth

Have you had a mammogram to rule out cysts or tumors? No chance you're pregnant? Are you taking any medications? Some meds/herbal supplements have breast hypertrophy as a side effect. It's also called macromastia.

Get your gynecologist or an endocrinologist to test your prolactin levels to rule out pituitary adenoma. A TSH level (for starters) to test for hypothyroidism.

Good luck ~ and I thought my D cups were giving me headaches!

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:59 AM   #3
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Re: Unusual Breast Growth

None of my physicians will allow me to have a mammogram because of the size of my breasts. I have had an ultrasound done, but nothing unusual showed up.
There is no chance I am pregnant as my Husband is deployed, and has been for quite awhile.
I am on the same bc (birth control) pills that I have been on for over 4 years, and just within the last year have "the twins" noticably increased on a regular basis while the rest of my body stays the same.
I wish I were a "D" again. The last time I remember being that small was as a Freshman in highschool. The surgery I am waiting for will bring me back down to a high B/low C (within the normal range).
I will contact my physician and request these tests. She is a small-town family doctor, and, like I said, my case is extremely strange to her 30+ years experience. Thank you.

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Old 12-17-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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Re: Unusual Breast Growth

I am a 45 yr old woman 5'3" and normal weight. Last year at this time my breast size was a 36B now I'm up to a 44 DDD and growing. They tested my hormones and thyroid and everything was normal. This isn't normal. I haven't had breasts this size in my whole life. I'm on different kinds of meds but none of these show this as a side effect. It's driving me crazy, I don't like it but can't seem to find. HELP


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