I know the boobie jokes are inevitable, but I really am hoping for an honest, medical, GQ answer.
What are the medically accepted causes for an adult female’s breasts to get bigger? Is there any reason going OFF hormonal birth control would cause that?
Here’s the background: I’m just shy of 30 years old … long past puberty. I was on various birth control pills for about a decade or so. Two years ago I got laid off and subsequently lost my health insurance. I stayed on the Pill until the Rx ran out, then didn’t renew. So I’ve been off the Pill for … oh, let’s say a year, more or less.
About four or five months ago, Mr. Horseshoe and I both noticed that the girls have gotten bigger. His reaction, naturally, has been one of unbridled joy. I went up a full cup size, so my reaction has been tempered somewhat by the annoyance and unexpected financial impact of having to buy new bras and shirts.
It’s been several months now, so I know it’s not pregnancy (Og forbid) or hormonal swings from my cycle. No tenderness or pain. My overall weight hasn’t changed, though I’m not much of a scale-hopper. But my pants fit the same.
Soooo … I’m out of ideas. Doctor-y and medically inclined Dopers, do you have any others? If nothing else, I’d like to bottle whatever happened - I’d make a bloody friggin’ fortune. I’m still uninsured, so I can’t afford to go to a doctor for this, but I’d like to know if there’s any reason at all I should be concerned. I know that going ON the Pill often makes boobs get bigger, but going OFF the Pill? (FWIW I never noticed any differences at all in the girls while I was on the Pill.)