Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs inside the breast, which are usually not cancerous benign. You can have one or many breast cysts and they can happen in one or both breasts. They're often described as round or oval lumps with distinct edges. A breast cyst usually feels like a grape or a water-filled balloon, but sometimes a breast cyst feels firm. Breast cysts don't require treatment unless a cyst is large and painful or uncomfortable. In that case, draining the fluid from a breast cyst can ease symptoms.
Breast asymmetry: Causes, diagnosis, and mammogram results
As long as I've had breasts, they've been a touch uneven. I mean, their asymmetry has never been inconveniently severe. I don't have to buy special bras or anything, and unless you were to see me topless, you'd probably never notice any size or shape discrepancies between my boobs at all. I haven't lost any sleep over the fact that my boobs grew asymmetrical instead of turning out nice and even, but I have been curious about what caused them to grow into slightly different shapes and sizes in the first place. Actually, I've wondered about it a lot lately, because it seems like every woman I know deals with at least a little breast asymmetry. In fact, breast asymmetry is so common that even popular celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Keira Knightley have opened up about their own uneven boobs.
Based in Las Vegas, Tracii Hanes is a freelance writer specializing in health and psychology with over seven years of professional experience. She got her start as a news reporter and has since focused exclusively on freelance writing, contributing to websites like Wellsphere, Education Portal and more. Breast growth is a normal part of development for girls and women.
DrSugar is in the house! This week she tackles the topic of different sized breasts. This week on DrSugar, we round out our series on women's health issues with a discussion on breast size asymmetry — this is a surprisingly common concern among female adolescents and even adult women! Breast size asymmetry is when a woman's breasts are different in size and is defined as a difference of form, position, or volume of the breast, and it affects more than half of all women. Typically, the asymmetry is more noticeable during puberty and eventually breast size evens out during development.