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Breast size increased from 34c to 34d. Normal?

Mar 2013
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hi am really concerned as my breast size has increased from 34c to 34d in a year

is that normal
Posted Sun, 23 Jun 2013 in Breast Cancer
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 27 minutes later
Thanks for your query.
Statistics say that your breasts will likely change in size and shape six times over the course of your lifetime.
Leading causes are :

1. Weight loss or gain can occur at any point in a woman’s life and, depending upon how the body stores fat, there may be resulting fluctuations in bra band and/or cup size. If you notice that you’ve lost or gained weight in your breasts, purchasing a shaping camisole can be a great option to help you adapt to the change. Shaping camis without underwires are typically sized according to the bust’s band measurement (34, 36, 38, etc.). So even when your cup size grows or shrinks, the garment will continue to fit you comfortably.

2. Breast augmentation and reduction surgeries, along with mastectomies, also obviously alter cup size and breast shape.

3. Increases or decreases in exercise produce growth or atrophy, respectively, in various muscle groups. The size of the lats, located on the back, and that of the pecs, located underneath the breasts, directly contribute to band size and breast shape. Therefore, changes to your exercise regimen involving these groups can change your bra and upper-body-shapewear sizing needs.

4. The use of birth control pills, or water retention resulting in a change in breast size. As this type of size change can be somewhat variable, a good intimates-adaptation strategy is to look for bra and shapewear cups designed to provide a lot of adjustability. Such flexibility is available with seamed and soft cups; molded cups are rigid and won’t be able to adjust.

5. Of course pregnancy and nursing drastically change a woman’s breast size. But keep in mind that, in addition to the obvious changes in cup size, changes in band size can occur as well if a large amount of weight is gained concurrently.

Regardless of one’s success in maintaining a constant weight or exercise regimen, or one’s medical needs, basic biological transitions, connected to puberty, childbirth, and menopause, invariably influence the size and shape of the breasts. So you can be sure that you’ll need to change the size of your bras at least a few times during your life.

So please do not worry.
Take care, and feel free to discuss further
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