7 Unexpected Things That Can Happen To Your Boobs After Puberty

Most of us think of puberty as the time when our bodies go through some surprising and sometimes pretty random changes. Well, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but did you know that your body can still experience changes are puberty? Yup, it’s true. If you want specifics, your boobs can actually change long after you’ve been through the roller coaster of puberty.

You might expect your boobs to get bigger or smaller depending on whether you gain weight or you undergo an intense muscle-building regimen. Pregnancy can also obviously affect your girls. More rarely, your boobs can change because of some underlying issue. Even birth control pills can affect them. What’s more, your boobs can just change as you get older, just because. Here are seven unexpected things that can happen to your boobs after puberty.

They Change Size

I previously mentioned this in the introduction, but it's worth repeating. It would be handy for bra shopping if your boobs grew during puberty and that was what. Of course, there are many factors that can impact the size like weight, muscle mass, medications, and even age. Sometimes, breasts can also change size on their own because of tissue development with age. Remember that the next time you need a new bra.


They Can Excrete Discharge

You might be pretty surprised if you look down one day and find discharge coming out of your nipples. The discharge can come in a variety of colors from clear to yellow to green to red and it can be caused by a number of things both normal and abnormal. Stimulation from rubbing or even exercising can cause discharge along with infections, breastfeeding, and sometimes cancer. It will often go away, but it's a good idea to go to a doctor to get it checked out and see what the cause could be.


Nipples Can Change Shape And/Or Size

Nipples will change size and shape when a person is pregnant and breastfeeding. It's rarer, but sometimes they can change shape on their own. If they go from innie to outtie or vice versa, or only one nipple does, it's important to get it checked out because sometimes it could be a signal something serious, like breast cancer.


You Can Get Lumps In Your Breast

When you think of lumps, you probably think of cancer, right? Well, Best Doctor reports that lumpiness in breasts in actually common for people in their 20s. It can be caused by hormonal changes and fibrocystic changes where lumps of benign tumors are formed. Breast cancer is still a possibility. That's why the best thing to do is to conduct self-breast exams about once a month. If you feel anything different, you can schedule an appointment with your doctor for a checkup.


Hair Can Start Growing On Them

Hair can start growing on almost any part of your body. Rest assured it's normal for a few stray hairs on your boobs and other places. They might be fine and light, or they could be dark and thick. They're all completely normal so don't be upset that something is wrong. If you want to remove them, plucking is normally the best way to go.


They Can Get Fattier

This actually doesn't have to do with gaining weight. Cosmopolitan reports that boobs are made up of milk glands, fat, and collagen. As the body ages, the glands and collagen shrink and are replaced by fat. This is also what makes breasts sag.


They Can Become Dry

Here's an interesting fact for you: Did you know that boobs can become dry just like the skin on your face? The skin on boobs is thin which makes them more susceptible to dryness compared to other areas on your body. If you do notice dry skin down there, don't freak out. Resist the urge to pick it. Instead, switch to a moisturizing body wash and try to limit the number of hot showers you're having because they're sucking the moisture form skin.


What changes in your boobs have surprised you? Let us know in the comments!

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