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Saggy Breasts

Is it possible after having a baby 5 years ago and after losing 20 kgs in the last 18 months, that my breasts look saggy and floppy?  My husband says they have looked like that since I had the baby 5 years ago.  Especially when I lay down they look saggy and floppy skin.  I have done all the self exam tests for dimples and they look fine, there is no lumps.  I am being paranoid.  Any comments would be appreciated.
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587083 tn?1327120262
God bless your heart Kat,
I hope that  the message you are trying to convey here, will be fully understood.That the family's welfare and their mental peace, comes before everything else, even when we are facing the hardest time of our lives,let alone the worrying about ,as you say, "little imperfections" that don't really matter at all....
Thank you kat for sharing this unselfish touching message...It is truly heartfelt!... :)
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492898 tn?1222243598
When I got breast cancer, all i thought about was really my family and how much my illness would hurt them. to this day I feel so grateful that I was the one who got cancer, and not my sister, or mother, or one of my still young children.. It would be so much harder/painful for me, and I don't think that is just so for myself. It's just plain painful to be around a sick person all day, and you feel guilty, and sometimes you feel that you yourself don't have a right to exist, i.e. even a young child.  not to mention that my kids have been aware that I will not be around much longer. but at least that is one thing I have attended to, talking and listening to my kids and the fears they have and how they cannot live without me.

Then, there are mothers who are not that ill and this may be worse for a child because they cannot figure out why nobody really tunes in to them, and everyone is more interested in their little imperfections, and worries?

What about ME?
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739091 tn?1300666027
STOP THE INSANITY!!! I think that sentence was maybe overused for a while by Susan Powter. Do you all remember her? Anyways... CLICK
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Thanks for your information and wishes.

Back to the breasts.  Is it normal to have indents or creases in your armpits.  I have just noticed I have got one on both sides where the arm joins the body, there is one on both sides, but the one on the side with my lslightly arger breast is a tad bigger.  Is this normal?  I am really scared I have breast cancer.  I know it is my OCD but I don't know what I am seeing or feeling now.
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962875 tn?1314210036
You appear to be suffering from OCD (Obsessive-Compulsiuve Disorder).  This disorder
is sometimes called "the doubting disease" because it can make you worry about all sorts of things and be unable to accept and benefit from reassurance in regard to symtoms even after they have been appropriately medically evaluated.

OCD can completely disrupt someone's life and eventually tire and frustrate those, such as family and friends,  who try to reassure and convince the individual  of reality in regard to the things they doubt, but it responds well to pyschiatric medication and a form of therapy called cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.

If this sounds like what's going on with you, please seek the help of a mental health professional. You might also obtain support from the OCD Forum.

Best wishes...
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Absolutely everything!  It goes from one thing to another.  I seem to get over one thing and then it moves onto something else.  Twelve months ago I thought I was having a heart attack, guess what I am still waiting!
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492898 tn?1222243598
Hey, this is a serious question and one nobody can answer but you. It's really something that may take a little time processing.

So, if you weren't worrying about your breasts and how every little aspect of them sticks out, what else would you be worrying about? What else is your obsession with your boobs covering up?

KAT
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Thanks.  It is definately not a dimple - from what I read about dimples.  It is definately saggy!  My husband even says that is what it is, he said it has been like that since I breastfed my daughter 5 years ago.  I have never noticed it before, but since I have noticed it with my anxiety I naturally assume it is cancer.  But there is no lumps and no dimpling, so I am just gong to ignore it!  Thanks again.
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739091 tn?1300666027
I don't think there is anything that works on that except plastic surgery. Gravity will eventually cause everything to droop. Isn't that a lovely thought? LOL :)
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Sue,
Thank you so much for telling me this is normal.  How can I make them perky again.  When I was 20 kilo heavier they looked wonderful!  Is there any exercise that will tone then up.
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739091 tn?1300666027
If they didn't sag I'd wonder why :) There was a time in my life that I thought mine would reach my waist and then I could just tuck them into my skirt or slacks and never wear a bra again!

Have you thought of taking up a healthy hobby? Gardening or making childrens clothes or toys or donating your time to maybe at a local childrens hospital or at an old persons home? It would help with that OCD you keep mentioning.

Best wishes for a healthy year.
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Probably not an indent, more the nipple is protruding more than the breast.
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Especially when laying down!
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I know I have OCD, but is it possible with saggy breasts, that they look really saggy around the nipple, as though the nipple is too big for the breast and gives the impression of an indent, it is not a dimple?
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Thanks Katrin.  I was starting to think I had breast cancer or something.  Thanks for your reassurance.  Everytime you post a question on here everybody tells you to go to the doctor.  It is good to advise some advise like yours.  Like I already said, I have no dimpling on self examination by raising arms etc and no lumps, but I do have very small breasts.  Thanks again.
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492898 tn?1222243598
KB911 asks: 'Is it possible after having a baby 5 years ago and after losing 20 kgs in the last 18 months, that my breasts look saggy and floppy?

Yes, KB911, that is very possible and it happens top the best of us, especially with the additional large amount of weight you lost.

Some of us also get bad stretch marks, or we gain weight, and/or our hair changes.

I know this can be distressing and it doesn't happen top everyone, but to those it doesn't happen something else surely will?

It's best to realize that life doesn't always go  as we hope.

Best,

Katrin
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