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Another Breast Reduction Query

(7 Posts)
Paddie Sat 22-Mar-14 14:42:06

Since puberty I have been a 34B, have gone through three pregnancies and bf two of dcs, each time my breasts returned to the 34B size. Until about three years ago, coming up to my 40th birthday and suddenly they started to grow.
They hurt all the time, at the last measurement they were 36DD and are bigger now. I'm fed up with them hurting even if I just go over a bump in the road when driving, don't even ask about running or cycling....
And I feel like a freak......they don't fit....they are these lumps that stick out of my chest that were never there before....I hate them, I wear baggy tops to hide them and am so embarrassed if anyone comments on the increase in size. I don't like my partner seeing or touching them.
I've seen my GP, had bloods and a mammogram to rule out any growths, hormones etc and have just been left to deal with them. I take high dose evening primrose and starflower to see if that help (it doesn't) and painkillers. If I could cut them off myself I would.....
Does anyone know if I would qualify for a breast reduction on the NHS

HolidayCriminal Sat 22-Mar-14 15:02:47

Are you a healthy weight otherwise?
Even if you did qualify for reduction on NHS, you'd be on a long waiting list. So as much as I don't buy into the bra intervention threads, you sound like a good candidate for one.

Paddie Sat 22-Mar-14 16:29:32

5' 5" and 120 yes a healthy weight, breasts look enormous on my frame which is quite slight

HolidayCriminal Sat 22-Mar-14 17:21:31

Wow, yeah, I bet.
Is the pain just in the breasts or in your back? I would have thought chronic pain makes a medical need.

Paddie Sat 22-Mar-14 19:14:26

Breasts hurt all the really bad pmt.....if I turn over at night it wakes me up...

Mygoldfishrocks Sat 22-Mar-14 22:47:40

I had a reduction 8 years ago on the nhs

unfortunately rules have changed since then and a DD cup would not qualify. my friend recently tried with a measurement of 30H and was rejected twice at panel, despite having her GP s support.

I'd look into private - they do payment plans

antimatter Sat 22-Mar-14 23:11:08

Have you had bra fitted in paces such as Bravissimo?
You are quite slim and I think you should not be more than 30-32in and perhaps G or H cup.

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