Tag: breast health
My grandma on my dad’s side had breast cancer (she’s fine now). Is there any chance of me getting breast cancer?Updated 17 January 2014 under Ask Us.
Breast cancer among teens is very low, but having a positive family history on either your mother or father’s side puts you and other females in your family at a […]Read more »
Is it true that having lumps on the breast is a sign of breast cancer?Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.
A breast lump can be concerning, but most breast lumps that teens have are not caused by cancer but rather from normal changes that happen during development. If you find […]Read more »
Does massaging your breasts everyday help them grow bigger?Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.
No. Massaging won’t help them grow bigger. Your genes and your weight determine the size of your breasts. If you got your first period in the last 2-3 years, your […]Read more »
I’m 15 and I have milk coming out of my breasts. I’m not pregnant or nursing. What could be wrong?Updated 10 March 2014 under Ask Us.
Your body could be making extra amounts of a hormone called prolactin, which can cause a white discharge from your nipples. It doesn’t have an odor. Occasionally teen girls have […]Read more »
Is it normal for my breasts to be red after a shower?Updated 26 March 2014 under Ask Us.
It’s normal for your skin to be pink for a little while after a warm shower, but if your skin is very red, your skin may be dry (especially if […]Read more »
I have leaking breasts. Should I worry or see a health care provider?Updated 10 March 2014 under Ask Us.
Yes. Although it’s not an emergency, you should make an appointment to see your health care provider any time you have any kind of breast discharge. A discharge from your […]Read more »
Is breast pain or tenderness normal?Updated 26 March 2014 under Ask Us.
You may feel a tingling or aching in your chest when your breast buds start to develop. After you start to get your periods you may notice that your breasts […]Read more »
What are the dark pink lines on my boobs?Updated 26 March 2014 under Ask Us.
Most of the time, dark pink lines on a women’s breast are stretch marks – which look like spoke-like lines. They appear on the skin during periods of rapid physical […]Read more »