Whether your busts are big or small, they have become one of your focal points since you’ve hit puberty. Busts get so much attention, but yet they remain a mystery to many — including those who own them. Here are these common breast questions to rest by answering the most embarrassing ones you’re probably too afraid to ask your doctor, in the new video “Are Your Boobs Normal?” Chances are they are normal.
1. ONE OF MY BOOBS IS LARGER THAN THE OTHER. IS THAT NORMAL?
Yes: Most women’s breasts aren’t identical in size. However, if finding bras is a struggle, it’s best to find a bra that fits your bigger boob and find a silicone insert for the other.
2. IS THAT NORMAL TO HAVE HAIR AROUND NIPPLE?
Yes: It’s normal to have a few hairs on the dark skin around your nipple. If they bother you, it’s good that you cut them. Avoid plucking or shaving them to prevent ingrown hairs from growing.
3. CAN I MAKE MY BREASTS BIGGER?
No: Doing workouts that engage your pectoral muscles can give your boobs a bit of a lift. They won’t actually make the boobs bigger, though.
4. MY NIPPLES LEAK. SHOULD I BE WORRIED?
Maybe: If your nipples are leaking while you’re pregnant or after recently giving birth, that is usual. Any other time you experience leakage you should consult your physician to ensure you don’t have a thyroid or hormone problem.
5. IAM WORRIED THAT MY AREOLAS ARE TOO BIG AND DARK?
No: Aerolas, just like breast size and shape, vary. They also come in different colors.
6. I HAVE STRETCH MARKS ON MY BOOBS. WILL THEY EVER FADE AWAY?
Yes: Stretch marks form on your boobs during growth. They vary from person to person depending on your genes and your skin’s stretchiness. These marks are completely normal and often fade over time.
7. IS IT NORMAL IF MY NIPPLES POINT IN?
Maybe: It is estimated between 10 and 20 percent of women have inverted nipples. As long as it has always been this way and your nipples don’t mind, it’s just fine.
8. MY BOOB HAS LUMPS. SHOULD I BE WORRIED?
Maybe: Breast tissue is originally bumpy and therefore, some women have lumpy breasts. If the lumpiness feels consistent throughout the breast and both of them feel the same, it’s probably nothing to worry about. You should certainly check in with your doctor if you notice any new lumps that feel hard or different from the rest of your breast.
An ABC News poll found when it comes to breast cancer screening, uncertainty is rampant, as 86 percent of women say mammograms should start at age 30 or 40, and 65 percent say they should be done annually. Therefore, women should not forget to plan a breast exam once a year and regularly perform breast exams at home.