Breasts are glands contained within the front of the chest wall. The average breast weighs between seven and 10 ounces and is primarily composed of 12 to 20 lobes that spread out from the nipple like the spokes in a bicycle tire. These triangular lobes each have one central duct that opens at the nipple, through which milk exits.
Barry J. Jacobson, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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What are breasts composed of?
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Do I need to see a gynecologist if I am a teenager?
HCA Virginia answeredIf you are in your teens, you should establish a relationship with an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) with whom you feel comfortable and can discuss health issues honestly. Her or she will address your concerns regarding menstrual issues, contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Your OB/GYN will also discuss appropriate vaccinations, including prevention options for human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer. Internal pelvic exams are unnecessary at this stage unless needed to address a specific problem. Open and honest dialogue with parents or guardians is a good idea at this time as well.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Is it okay to have sex the night before my ob-gyn appointment?
Lauren Streicher, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredHaving intercourse without a condom the night before a Pap will not make a normal Pap smear abnormal, but it might obscure cervical cells so that it cannot be accurately read.
Should you cancel if you “forgot” the night before? Realistically, after waiting two months for an appointment, asking for the afternoon off work or desperately needing a refill on your birth control pills, it may not be practical to take a pass. Be sure to mention to your gynecologist that you had sex, and be aware that you may get a call back if the Pap can’t be read accurately.
On the other hand, if you are coming in specifically to check out an abnormal discharge or odor, you should probably reschedule. It’s pretty much impossible to figure out what is going on if you had intercourse hours before your visit.
If you are coming in for another problem, say abnormal bleeding, an STD check or pelvic pain, it really doesn’t matter.
Is it ever a good thing to have sex before your appointment? Actually, yes. If someone tells me they bleed every time they have sex, it is helpful to see where it is coming from -- the uterus, cervix or vagina.
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