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20 Things Everyone With Boobs Needs To Know

posted in Health & Fitness
12/06/2015
  • 1. Most people have lumpy, bumpy boobs.

    The fancy medical term for this is fibrocystic breast changes, and it refers to breast tissue that's particularly lumpy, with little fluid-filled cysts.
    It's actually something that affects more than half of women at some point, so doctors dropped the word "disease,"
    You'll probably notice more lumps, breast pain, and tenderness as you approach your period, and it's most common between the ages of 20 and 50. Basically, it's totally normal and nothing to worry about. But if the pain gets worse or you notice new lumps you should give the Doc a call!

  • 2. Coffee Makes Your Boobs More Sensitive!

    There is some evidence that caffeine may increase breast pain and tenderness, especially in people with fibrocystic breast changes.
    But dedicated coffee drinkers might choose a little boob pain over living life uncaffeinated. So basically, do with that what you will.
    One cup never hurt! (10 cups later...)

  • 3. Your workout could give you boob pain.

    That achy breast pain might actually be muscle soreness behind your boob, says Pruthi. So if you've been doing lots of pushups or chest exercises, it could be your pectoral muscles that are really hurting.
    We all hate the jigglybob run so to help with this try and wear a sexy sports bra not only during PE but on those lazy days or even those long study days!

  • 4. Or They Could Hurt For A Million Other Reasons...

    Hormones are the common cause — whether it's a normal fluctuation from your cycle or pregnancy or a sensitivity to the estrogen in birth control pills or hormone therapy, says Pruthi. Some people are more sensitive to estrogen's effects than others, so it really depends on the person.

    But boob pain can also be caused by a lot of movement with an unsupportive bra, or you might be mistaking breast tenderness for pain on the chest wall or ribcage. If it persists, gets worse, or only occurs in one breast, check that out with your doctor.

  • 5. Nipplegasms exist.

    "Some people do experience orgasm from nipple stimulation alone," Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., author of The Coregasm Workout, previously let it slip.
    "It's rare, but it happens."

  • 6. Boob size is pretty much all genetics and weight.

    Whether you're an A cup or DD cup typically comes down to DNA and overall body size, says Pruhti. Since breasts contain fatty tissue, their size tends to go up and down when you gain and lose weight.

  • 7. Anyone with breast tissue can get breast cancer.

    Women, men, cisgender, transgender — anyone with breast tissue can get breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women will get some form of breast cancer at some point in life, and the rate for men is about 1 in 1,000, according to the American Cancer Society. Male breasts are very similar to female breasts, though they typically have more fatty tissue than connective tissue because they're producing less estrogen.

  • 8.. The side of your boob could be more sensitive than your nipples.

    Nips aren't always the star of the show. Sometimes its the tops, sides, or bottoms of the breasts.

  • 9. Nipples and areolae can come in all shapes, colours, and sizes.

    Whether your nips are big, small, dark, or light — they're normal! Your areola (the colored skin around your nipple) can also totally vary. Some people also have inverted nipples, which means they indent into the skin instead of pointing out. Basically, nipples are not one-size-fits-all, and they're all totally normal and great. (If you ever have a change in the appearance of your nipples though, that's something to see a doctor about.)
    Next time you're reading THOSE BOOKS, don't be freaked if you notice a colour difference!

  • 10. Your boobs won’t automatically get bigger with birth control.

    Some people notice an increase in size while others stay the same. Again, it depends on your weight, genetics, and how sensitive you are to the effects of the hormones in your birth control (or if your birth control method contains hormones at all). So don't expect a "create a sim" moment

  • 11. Your boobs are made up of a few different things.

    Your breasts have a lot of functioning tissue, which includes the milk ducts and the lobules, says Port. There's also fibrous connective tissue to help hold everything together, and everything else is basically fat.

  • 12. Most boobs aren’t the exact same size.

    It's totally normal if your breasts aren't perfectly symmetrical, says Pruthi. It could even vary as much as a cup size. But really, it's not uncommon. Whatever size/shape/color your boobs are, they're fucking awesome, we promise.

  • 13. Saggy boobs are pretty much unavoidable.

    Again, blame aging. As you get older and stop producing estrogen, most of your milk glands and milk ducts regress and change into fatty tissue. This makes your breasts less dense, and it may even make them smaller and less firm. Add to this the fact that your skin gets more elastic as you get older, and you're left with saggy boobs. Basically, gravity can be a cruel bitch.

  • 14. Chest exercises won’t actually give you a perkier pair.

    Sure, this could build up the pectoral muscles, which sit behind your breasts. This ~could~ lift the chest wall (and maybe make your set appear a little larger), but there's no proof that it can actually affect perkiness. Sorry Nicki!

  • 15. Breastfeeding isn't always easy and chill

    People expect it to be natural and easy, but more patients than not have a lot of difficulty with it, which can leave them feeling really discouraged." If you're having trouble and want to make it work, lactation consultants at hospitals can help.
    Oh yeah, and breastfeeding can come with cracking, bleeding, and soreness on your nipples. I suggests Lanolin (or a similar ointment) to stay moisturized between feedings, but if that's not helping, you might want to check with your doctor since it's possible to get a yeast infection while breastfeeding

  • 16. Your nipples can leak even if you’re not breastfeeding.

    YUP, that can happen. It may be a normal response to getting your breast or nipple squeezed really hard (like when you're getting a mammogram). But it could also be a sign of trouble, so see your doctor if it happens randomly, if it's bloody, or if it only happens on one breast.

  • 17.Feeling Yourself

    Most breast cancer experts strongly suggest feeling yourself up to know what your normal is. This is called breast self-awareness, and it's all about knowing what your boobs typically look and feel like throughout the day and throughout your menstrual cycle.

    There are a few ways to do this, but Pruthi suggests making a sweeping motion towards your nipple in a clock-face pattern. So starting at your collarbone (ie. 12 o'clock) and sweeping down to your nipple, then 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock ect.

  • 18.. Breast cancer screening isn’t always done by mammograms.

    Mammograms are the most common screening tool, but they're not always the best or only choice. In women with dense breast tissue, it may be harder to find a tumor on a mammogram (because both tumors and dense breast tissue appear white on the test). In some cases, your doctor may also suggest an ultrasound, which has been shown to pick up on more cancers as well as more false positives. Women at a higher risk of breast cancer may also need to get an MRI, which may be able to pick up some cancers you could miss with the mammogram.

  • 19. Drinking less alcohol and maintaining a healthy weight are two major ways to cut your risk of breast cancer.

    Research shows that the more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk of breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Another way to lower your risk is to stay at a healthy weight, since obesity increases the risk of getting breast cancer and the risk of recurrence if you've already had it. Sorry but it's true.

  • 20. More than 80% of people who get breast cancer don’t have any family history.

    They are their family history. So don't assume that genetics are the be-all and end-all of breast cancer. You may or may not get it. Chill!

  • Thanks for reading. Don't forget to share like and follow! That's all duckies bye bye!

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