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The 411 On Breasts, Periods And Puberty! (Pg. 2)

When breasts grow at different rates, it is called differential development.
Dealing With Puberty
The tiny bumps around your nipple are called Montgomery glands.
Breast Health

My Breasts Are Different Sizes!

I need advice on what to do about my breasts! They are different sizes. I also have little dimples on my nipples. Can you help?
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What's Normal - Breast Facts

A girl's breasts continue to grow well into their late teens. Often during this time, your breasts will grow at different rates. Sometimes full development isn't reached until you are in your early twenties. Breast growth is often hereditary so chances are your sister, mom or grandma has experienced the same thing when they were your age. Talk to a female, family member and they should be able to put your mind at ease about your breasts. If you're not comfortable talking about this with your family, but want the 411 on what's going on with your bod, stop in at your doctor's office or local drop-in clinic for a quick exam.

The "Dimples" On Your Breasts

As for the "dimples," they could be a number of things. First, you could have inverted nipples, which just means that the nipple faces inward, rather than outward. Some women's nipples only stay inverted during the time their breasts are growing, while others live their entire lives with inverted nipples - either way, it's entirely healthy and normal. More likely though, you are talking about Montgomery glands. These appear like small bumps around your nipple and are there to secrete an oily substance to protect your breasts when you breast feed. If you still have concerns, you can ask a trusted doc or fam member about that too.

Breast Quick Facts

  • Differential development is the medical term
  • 40 % of all women experience breasts that are different sizes
  • Exercise and diet won't help your breasts grow faster or even them out.
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