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I have big breasts ,with striae, I'm newly married, feel

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i have big breasts ,with striae, I'm newly married, feel embarrassed
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 10 months ago.

Hello

Are you obese?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
nop, I've been checked for PCOS, LH /FSH/ prolactin were normal
i had US which did showed few small ovarian cysts, not big enough,, but one doctor did advise me for laparoscopic surgery to puncture the cysts...
would the presence of cysts would cause enlarged breasts?
i also had Hx of having cortisone shots for 1.5 years for vitiligo...
im not sure what to do
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for your response.

Ovarian cysts are not related with enlarged breasts.

Is your prolactin level checked?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
was normal...i thought the cysts even though were small would release oestrogen which might make my breasts bigger,,,
or shows striae/..
so why striae are there ...even with no major changes in my weight?
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 10 months ago.

Thanks

Yes sometimes estrogenic ovarian tumor may increase the estrogen level.

But the most common cause for strie is excess body weight.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
but they're not large cysts,,they're 3-4 , and my doctor did advise me to have laparoscopic surgery..not sure what exactly but according to him he'd puncture the cysts in order to get rid of them...theyre there for long time according to him..
does it make any sense?
shall i go with what he says? would that make any difference to my breasts or striae? they're on the breasts itself...on upper parts
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 10 months ago.

what are the sizes of the cysts and how many in number?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
3-4 in number.
less than 5 cm
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 10 months ago.

Your doctor is right that puncture of ovary will correct the endocrine problem.