It can happen out of nowhere. There you are, standing in the checkout line at a grocery store, when all of a sudden your nipples become erect. Random nipple hardness is totally normal from time to time. The nerves in the nipple react to stimuli, both physical and psychological. So an arousing thought, change in temperature, or something as simple as the fabric of your shirt brushing against your skin can cause one or both of your nipples to become erect. However, there are some underlying health issues that can also lead to nipple hardness. Sometimes, the products we use on our breasts can make our nipples hard. Soaps, shower gels, and lotions can trigger an allergic reaction. So can certain laundry detergents and fabrics.
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There is evidence of early puberty leading to increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer — particularly breast cancer. Until now, unfortunately, scientists have poorly understood the processes that make some girls develop younger than others. But new findings from our research at the University of Glasgow solve a large part of the mystery and could have important health implications as a result. It is usual for girls to develop breasts around the age of ten, though plenty start earlier or later and this is often seen as normal and harmless.
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You and your boobs go way back. You probably know them so well by now that you could pick them out of a lineup if you had to. That's because boobs are a little like snowflakes—each with their own unique shape, texture, and characteristics. Even in the same set, one boob may be a little bigger or perkier than the other. The differences can range from being really subtle to being really Bevers, M. A lot of this is dictated by your genes, she says, and if your mom and grandmother have mismatched boobs, the odds are pretty high that you do, too.
Have you changed your contraceptive pill? This medication boosts your estrogen levels — in some senses that means that it mimics the side effects of pregnancy in the body. However, when you stop taking the pill, your levels of estrogen drop.