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Late Breast Growth
by Sarah Brown (auntysarah)
at June 12th, 2011 (11:42 pm)

OK, some background. Started HRT in January 2006, SRS in January 2007. Breasts grew to 34C and stopped sometime in 2008. Since then they have been quiescent. No tenderness, no hardness, just perfectly well behaved breasts kinda sitting there and minding their own business.

2 months ago I went to get my regular repeat prescription - 2mg Progynova (estradiol valerate) pills, to be taken twice daily. The pharmacy didn't have them in stock and gave me Zumenon instead (estradiol hemihydrate).

Towards the end of that month, my breasts became tender. I also started to gain weight. Fast forward to now - I'm back on my usual drug, but my nipples are as tender as they were at the height of transition and the characteristic hard discs are there behind them. They are also definitely bigger.

But I've been on HRT for five and a half years, and I thought they'd finished. Now it's like I'm back in 2006, only starting from a C cup instead of a flat chest. While having cleavage (which now seems likely if they don't stop soon) will be nice, I'm slightly worried about where they might end up! I like my spine in working order!

Anyway, has anyone else experienced anything like this? Sudden unexpected breast growth years post transition and post op, after a prolonged period of them being completely static?

Oh, I should also mention that back in 2008 I deliberately induced lactation for a while. That made me gain a cup size temporarily, but I lost it again when I stopped. It does mean I have developed milk ducts though.


Posted by: Lisa Harney (lisaquestions)
Posted at: June 12th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)

I grew to a C cup over a period of four or five years. I was up to a D about seven years after transition, and I am not sure where I increased to a DD, although I first really noticed in the past three years. I started in 1987.

Posted by: Sarah Brown (auntysarah)
Posted at: June 12th, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)

So twenty years of growth on and off? Wow.

Posted by: Lisa Harney (lisaquestions)
Posted at: June 12th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)

I know right?

I think some of it was weight gain.

I actually think I want a reduction.

And I am getting annoyed with everyone who is all "I BET YOU'RE HAPPY/YOU'RE REALLY LUCKY"

Not that you did. Thank you for not. :D

Edited at 2011-06-12 11:06 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Sarah Brown (auntysarah)
Posted at: June 12th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)

I have a number of friends who are ... beyond DD, by some considerable way, in some cases. If I called them lucky I would be in fear for my life! I certainly wouldn't want to be that big. I know some find the idea of trans women having reductions ludicrous, but it happens.

Also, I'd forgotten how sore this is. *grumble*

Posted by: Lisa Harney (lisaquestions)
Posted at: June 12th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)

Oh, you should check my recent posts... I put you on the correct filter, but you probably missed it.

I really don't know where I'd prefer them to be, but not quite where they are now.

Posted by: Sarah Brown (auntysarah)
Posted at: June 12th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)

I've been sort of away from LJ for a while. Monitoring this comm, but not much else. Will go and have a look now. Thanks.

Posted by: Lisa Harney (lisaquestions)
Posted at: June 12th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I figured. It's all good - I mean I don't have the expectation everyone will be waiting for my updates with baited breath. :D

Posted by: Billy Martin (docbrite)
Posted at: June 13th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)

I added you. Could I be on the filter? (If not, no problem)

Posted by: Lisa Harney (lisaquestions)
Posted at: June 13th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)

Yeah, certainly.

I don't remember when I even made that filter, but I first used it a couple of months ago, and then benign neglect.

The posts are labeled "gender filter" and are a bit down the page.

Edited at 2011-06-13 02:33 am (UTC)

Posted by: Agent Dani (agent_dani)
Posted at: June 13th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)

I've half-seriously considered the possibility of wanting a reduction in the future if I get much more growth.

Posted by: kittenmommy (kittenmommy)
Posted at: June 13th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)

The kitty in your icon looks like our Sugar, who we just lost over the Memorial Day weekend. Give the kitty a kiss from us!

Posted by: Patrick F (rainbowxgeek)
Posted at: June 13th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)

Aww, I'm so sorry for your loss!!

(sorry for going OT, but I can't not say that)

Posted by: kittenmommy (kittenmommy)
Posted at: June 13th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)

Thank you, I really appreciate it.

Love your icon, BTW!

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