Changes in the size or shape of the breast can occur for many reasons, including hormonal changes, weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. In some cases, they can be a sign of breast cancer.
The symptoms of changes in breast size or shape can include a change in the size or shape of one or both breasts, dimpling or puckering of the skin, or a nipple that turns inward.
Treatment for changes in breast size or shape depends on the underlying cause. If the changes are due to hormonal changes or weight fluctuations, lifestyle changes like exercise and a healthy diet may be helpful. If the changes are due to a medical condition like breast cancer, treatment will depend on the stage and type of cancer.
Changes in breast size or shape can be a sign of breast cancer. Any new or unusual changes should be checked by a healthcare provider. Routine breast exams and mammograms are important for the early detection of breast cancer.