Tubular Breasts Symptoms:
You may have noticed that your nipples are not the same color as they were when you had them before puberty. You might even think that you have lost some of their size. This is because there are several causes for this condition. The most common cause is hormonal changes during puberty. Other possible causes include:
Excessive exercise or dieting (especially eating too much sugar)
Certain medications such as birth control pills, anti-depressants, sleeping pills, pain killers and other drugs used for back pain or arthritis. These medications may affect hormones affecting the growth of the mammary glands.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – which includes the use of estrogen and progesterone creams and gels. HRT is usually prescribed after menopause to prevent osteoporosis.
Other conditions such as polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and cancerous tumors.
The first symptom of tubulars is a change in the shape of your nipples. Your nipples will now appear smaller than they did before puberty. In some cases, one of your nipples may point downward, instead of straight ahead. The most common symptom of tubulars is a dimpling of the areola or the skin around the nipples, which is caused by the formation of scar-tissue or adhesions between the skin and the mammary glands. This causes an indentation on the areola.
Your nipples may also be more difficult to keep erect. While this symptom is not common, it may be an indication of a serious underlying medical condition.
You may notice a bit of soreness or itchiness of the areola. This is usually caused by an irritation of the nipples due to sweat and environmental changes such as temperature or humidity. Antiperspirants or deodorants may also cause this irritation, so be sure to check the labels on all your garments and hygiene products.
Tubulars may also cause complications in your life. You may be embarrassed to go to the beach or topless clubs. You may find that your nipples are so retracted that you have difficulty finding clothing that properly fits you. This can lead to feelings of low self-esteem and depression. If you suffer from tubulars, then you will also find that your nipples are more susceptible to cold and may even turn black if the air temperature drops below freezing.
Tubulars may be caused by any of the medical conditions listed above. Each condition has its own set of symptoms and causes, which must be identified by a physician. If you suffer from any of these conditions, then you should immediately consult with your family physician or gynecologist. Together you can come up with a treatment strategy that is right for you.
Although rare, some women may suffer from tubulars due to an injury to the chest area. If this causes you to suffer from tubulars, then it is important that your physician treats your injury as soon as possible. In some cases, the use of steroids may be necessary to help treat the injury as well as the tubulars. If you do suffer from an injury, then you should also try to avoid taking part in any strenuous activities that may put additional pressure on the chest or abdomen. This includes sports such as football and aerobics.
If you are a sufferer of tubulars, there are some easy steps you can take at home to help relieve the symptoms. Try not to wear constrictive clothing such as bras or other tight-fitting undergarments. These will only put more pressure on your chest and make matters worse. Also, avoid taking hot shower or baths as this can cause your chest area to retain moisture and cause an environment for fungus or bacteria to grow. If you are a sufferer of tubulars caused by an underlying medical condition, then your physician may be able to prescribe you some medication to help relieve the symptoms.
There are some other rare conditions that can lead to tubulars. One such is known as Lipoatrophia Overendi, also known as “rolls”. This condition is genetic and can begin at any time from infancy to old age. It begins as small lumps under the skin of the chest that grow in size until they resemble large goosebumps. Affected individuals can develop a maximum of five rolls.
Although the condition is rarely life-threatening, those suffering from it tend to have a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. This condition affects men and women in equal numbers and there is currently no known cure.
In conclusion, tubulars are a very common condition that affect many people around the world. Although rare, there are several medical conditions that can lead to tubulars formation. If you are a sufferer of tubulars, there are several ways in which you can try to treat the condition. You should consult with your doctor who will be able to provide you with treatment options that are right for you.
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