Women > Uneven Breasts
If you look closely, no two
breasts are identical.
The typical amount of unevenness is unnoticeable
and unevenness is not a health problem. It's an anaesthetic difference that most
women accept with good grace.
The size and shape of breasts will change over time as one passes into
adulthood, menstruates and has children. The unevenness rarely affects milk supply or
the ability to lactate.
No one really knows why breasts sometimes develop unevenly,
it maybe hormonal changes or injuries as a result of injuries to the breast bud area during
It is possible that an underlying medical or skeletal condition may cause asymmetrical
breasts. One such condition is called juvenile hypertrophy of the
breast. This is a rare problem in which one breast grows significantly larger
than the other, leading to physical and psychological problems. It is also
possible that underlying fibroids or non-cancerous tumours may cause of
However, if there are sudden or recent differences in breast size due to underlying breast
masses, these should be immediately evaluated by your doctor. Other possible causes include
scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, and deformities in the chest wall.
If your breasts are uneven, you have several choices:
- Live with it as there is no harm or health risk.
- Most bra's camouflage the imbalance so that in day to day life, few people
will notice. However, wearing a bra has been
scientifically proved as unhealthy and may contribute to poor breast health.
- If the imbalance is a real problem, there are two solutions:
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