Posted by: MM | 2009/09/04

Puffy/Swollen Breasts


a couple of days ago the area around my nipples puffed up. not my whole areola, but just a part of it. you can see a distinct puffy circle. I went to the doctor, and she did a breast exam and ruled out any form of lumps or bumps. also did a pregnancy test and it was negative.
Do i just put this down to hormones?
I'  m on the ortho-evra patch, never had any side effects, but did take it off on the wrong day last month by accident. since then my periods have also been slightly irregular, i dont know if i'  ve just messed up my hormones?

Any one else had this or have any ideas?

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It is possible that it is hormonal. A small punch biopsy by your doctor, will give a histological diagnosis of your problem.


Dr Anrich Burger

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