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Conditions

Tubular Breasts

Getting a bra that fits is enough of an ordeal as it is without being told that your boobs are a funny shape. Tubular breasts are in fact pretty common, though shouldn’t be confused with Tubular Bells – everyone’s favourite 1973 concept album. Tubular breasts are caused by a lack of development in the breast tissue during puberty which leads to the aesthetically bizarre malformation that can see breasts grow asymmetrically as well as been particularly droopy and unusually far apart. The term ‘tubular breast’ comes from the tube-like appearance that afflicted breasts may take. In contrast to the cone-shaped Madonna-style bosom that is deemed regular the base of a tuberous breast is very narrow with a long skin envelope. The malformation can affect one or both breasts and is only cosmetic in its irregularity, but can often cause low self esteem which could lead to other mental health related problems. The condition is most commonly corrected with a surgical procedure that typically involves either implants or tissue expansion. Breast surgery is a major operation which will take weeks to heal and goes with all the usual risks of major surgery, so no decisions should be gone into lightly.

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I'm 14, nearly 15, and I think I suffer with tubular breasts. It makes me SO self conscious and it's horrible. They don't sag down like the boobs in the picture, they stick out weirdly but the arealo goes right down to the bottom. My areolas are really big and I think it's pretty gross. My boobs are slighty different in shape and size and my left breast is worse than my right. I hit puberty when I was about 10. Everything else has developed fine but it's just my boobs that I HOPE haven't finished developing yet because I'm only a B. I don't know anyone else with boobs like me and I never even knew boobs could be like this until I noticed how weird mine are. I did show my mum about 2 years ago and she said her boobs were the same when she was younger but I know that hers are normal now. I did some research and my boobs might just be like this because of hormones and puberty and might sort themselves out when they're developed but they've been like this for over a year! I'm not confident with them at all and I really don't like them but if a boy were to say to me he doesn't care then I probably wouldn't care anymore either. I would still like to have nice circular breasts though...





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I'm 14 and I think I have tubular breasts. I noticed it about 2 years ago and it's made me so self conscious. I plucked up the courage to show my mum and she said that it's normal and her breasts were the same when they were developing. I did some research found out that they might sort themselves out when they're fully developed but they've been this way for over a year and I'm nearly 15. I really want to know what's wrong with me...





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I am 35, and have the same problem. The worst part of having this condition is that I wasn't able to breastfeed. With my daughter, I took it as a tragedy, I felt like being a poor excuse for a mother. But, eventually, I saw that she will be fine with the bottle, she didn't even notice. So that, wnen I had my son, I was relaxed and I took my shots to stop my milk straight away. Esthetically, I felt my breasts to be a problem when I was younger, but I learned to accept them as they are. My only worry is now for my daughter- I wouldn't like her to experience sth like this. She is already very unsecure and selfconscious as it is, she would most certainly be much more affected by this than I ever was. All I can do is pray and keep my fingers crossed...





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I'm 21 y/o and found out last year that my breasts fit the bill. I was really upset in that moment, hearing my body labeled "deformed." But one amazing woman had commented and reminded me that beauty is defined by society. At some point, someone decided that blondes were more desirable than brunettes or black-haired people. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes too, and someone decided that our breasts aren't as beautiful as others. Well, I'm not going to spend thousands of dollars trying to look like a jillion other women. Partners in the past have never said anything about it and, if anyone has an issue with it in the future, they won't be an interest of mine for long. This is me. I am NOT deformed.

I'm 13 and I'm starting to really get self conscious because i think i have tuberous breasts, it is also really embarrassing because i have the smallest boobs in my class. I really hope i dont have tuberous breasts





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It's so sad. I'm 13 too. And I don't like how my body looks. I think I might be suffering from Tubey boobies. I always wish I just had a normal body.

I'm pretty convinced that I have tubular boobs though not to the same severity as others. They're small and they make me sad and I don't know what to do. I'm 16 (almost 17) and I feel like I'm constantly waiting for them to fill out. Can hormones contribute to this is? cause I got my first period when I was 12 and I've only had maybe 10 periods since then.





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go to your doctors because i had a period every three months and i have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and because its to do with hormones i believe it has given me a less severe than others.

Hey ladies, I am a sufferer of tubey boobies. Its like they are flat skin then a bit of tissue in the bottom. They feel like water baloons! cute when cold is the only good thing about them! I am 27 years old and never get my boobs out, only on special occasions for my b.f. We have been together for 8 years and he couldn't care less! I think men don't even notice, and are happy to just see some boobies! I spend a lot of time (especially when on the beach) looking at other ladies thinking, I wish I had big full breasts, but over the years I am slowly learning to accept my boobies just the way they are. I try to hone in on the more important things like my health, and the fact I am lucky enough to be in working order with fully working limbs e.t.c They are boobs you can hide them,it's not like we have to walk around naked all the time, could be so much worse. Also I always think when Im an old lady, I will look back on my body when I was young and think what on earth was I being so ridiculous about! We are all different in our own special way, so lets all relish our bodies and make the most of what we got!! Tubuler boobies for ever!! AMEN!





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I'm 26. I feel the exact same way as you do! I'm always looking at other women's breasts and wishing things were different for me. I have low self esteem because of my breasts. They don't fit into a bra right, even shirts are loose and funny looking on top. But I think the same as you do in the future, our boobs will still be perky. Thank you so much for your comment. It makes me not feel so awkward about my boobs

I am 18 years old. And i have this problem. It never really got to me untill i started being in relationships and haveing sex. Not one of my boyfriends ever said anything about them. But i could just tell by the look on their face that they imagined way different. I wont take my bra off. Usually i wont even take my shirt off. I have more of an athletic build and wiegh around 135. I was at 170 last summer and was in a D cup. Now im in a B cup. But ive noticed when i get cold my breast take more of a round shape. I wish i could fix this problem without surgery. But that seems impossible. But the way ive always been about the rest of my body is how ive decided to be about my breasts. If they dont like them they can look away. If they love you and care about you they wont care. I have many friends getting boob jobs. Because their breasts are to small. And like I always say to them and myself. If I was a guy i wouldnt care what size or shape your boobs are. Natural is just better! Just everyone know your not alone! Your breasts are beautiful! And you are beautiful!





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Im 13 years old. I hit puberty when i was 11, i just recently noticed that my boobs are not normal on any level. The more and more i noticed it. I started looking at other girls breasts not in a sexual way but in a longing sorta way. Like all my friends in gym have beutiful round underboob, and mine are just pointy... it really sucks. I cry myself to sleep at night sometimes just because its terrible to live with. Im in a bit of a debate with myself.. my Mum died when i was six years old and all i have is my Dad... you must know what thats like. So i dont know if i should ask to go see a doctor or what... but im really worried im positive that im ganna save up my pennies and get a breast accusation when im older.





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I'm 22 and I have one side as an A cup and one side as a C and neither is a round shape at all. It bothered me for awhile I definitely have to shop a little differently then my friends. I have definitely considered surgery but if it makes you feel any better I have never had a boyfriend or anyone else for that matter be bothered by it at all. It is after all your choice but never let it hold you back. I had Drs tell me that it could fix itself but a the age I am now it probably won't anymore. It doesn't scare me anymore I am who I am and I love myself.

Hi guys. I'm 16 going on to 17. From a younger age i realized that my breast were not "normal". My right breast is SLIGHTLY bigger than my left. One would have to stare to realize it. Finding bras are not a challenge. My only problem is my puffy areolas! My mom and aunts have normal breast. I asked my mom about it and she said I'll grow into it *sigh*. I enjoy cold weather as it causes erect niples and my breast look normal. Reading the post and comments opened my eyes to see that I am not alone. I try not to think of them and think about the good things in life that I should be thankful for. I just hope different method other than surgery is found soon.





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I have the same problem. I'm a B cup and my puffy areolas can grow to pretty much the same size as my boob. I'm so self conscious about it. I'm 20 and I avoid intimate situations because I'm so embarassed. They only look normal in the cold; i wish i could freeze them in that position. I'm all for loving myself the way I am; I have no problem with my boobs being small bordering being non existent, but it sucks when you seem to be the only female in your family dealing with this silly deformity.

I am 38 and have tubular breasts. I have hated them my entire life..I felt like i waited from the time I was 12 until i was 18 for them to "round out" and get normal like my mother said they would do..lol..It caused me self esteem problems that you can't even imagine. My life would have honestly been different if I would have had corrective surgery at a young age. NOW on the other side of this...my husband..could care less..never once has any man commented on them other than...YAY BOOBS!! Guys don't care girls.not really..they are just happy to have boobs to play with...NOW...my daughter who is 12 has the same thing.this makes me want to CRY!!!I'm seeing her go through the same emotions as myself...BUT hers is worse..she's not a full cup size bigger on one breast than the other...so my husband and I have agreed to consult with a doctor about what we can do to help her as far as surgery goes once she is finished with puberty...the point i'm trying to make is...some of us can live with it, some of us can live through it and some of us need help to change it...But..we are all still beautiful..so don't be down..buy yourself a pretty padded bra and hold your head up and remember..it's just boobs...*big hugs*





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Thank you so much! As a teenager, there's already so much to feel self-conscious and stressed about; I hate that my breasts are at the top of the list. But this comment made me feel a little better about it. If I find someone special enough, they won't mind. I'm just so glad I've finally heard someone say that they're still boobs, no matter their shape and size. :)

I'm 26 with tuberous breasts and daughters. I had no idea this could be passed down :( I myself still struggle with being ok with my boobs. It has bothered me my whole life. I don't want that for my girls. They haven't hit puberty yet tho so I guess well see... Thank you for sharing





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