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Does Breast Size Increase During Pregnancy?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Nov 2017
Question: what will make my breast go from a 36 to a 40 unless I was pregnant. your breast don't carry fat?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hormonal changes

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Breast size increases in hormonal changes like increased estrogen levels or any lump in the breast apart from the pregnancy.
Breast do contain fat, however weight gain do not have much effect on the breast.
Fat can increase the bra size as the fat in the back and underbust area is accounted in its size.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (5 hours later)
I have only gained weight in my stomach and boobs. I think I have an abdominal pregnancy. just no one is listening. my boobs are 4 sizes bigger. has to be baby or a serious horomonal issue..
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
An ultrasound advised

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
You should get an ultrasound done to confirm if any Pregnancy is there.
If there is no Pregnancy in ultrasound, then you should get your thyroid and cortisol levels checked.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (31 minutes later)
they checked my thyroid
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
cortisol levels and ultrasound

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Apart from thyroid levels, cortisol levels and ultrasound of the abdomen is advised to confirm the diagnosis.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Does Breast Size Increase During Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Hormonal changes Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. Breast size increases in hormonal changes like increased estrogen levels or any lump in the breast apart from the pregnancy. Breast do contain fat, however weight gain do not have much effect on the breast. Fat can increase the bra size as the fat in the back and underbust area is accounted in its size. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN