Jump to content
  • Welcome to the TransPulse Forums!

    We offer a safe, inclusive community for transgender and gender non-conforming folks, as well as their loved ones, to find support and information.  Join today!

After Breast development...


Saoirse 2

Recommended Posts

I am curious about how tender my breasts might be after they have stopped growing. I am about 11 months on HRT now, and mine have been tender off and on but seem settled at an A cup for about 6 months now. 

 

If that is it, that is fine with me! If there is more to come I am good with that too!I just love how they finally reflect who I am and are truly part of me!

 

But I do wonder after reading of so many experiences of tenderness during growth, what they are like afterwards. 

 

Looking forward to hearing from my sisters!

 

Saoirse 

Link to comment
  • Admin

Based on my own experience and those of many of my friends, chances are that after 24-36 months or so your breasts will stop being sensitive or tender and things will become stable.  That means that they will "just be there" and shouldn't cause any issues or concerns.  You won't think about them any more than any other body part, except of course that they will be breasts, with all that implies.  That doesn't mean that new growth spurts won't occur, or that if you bump them there won't be an "ouchie."

 

By that time, also, you (and they) will be eligible for a mammogram, which you should get every 1-2 years (depending on current medical standards).  That will temporarily cause you, and them, some discomfort.  But its something very few transitioning women ever mind, and most (including me) considered an interesting and affirming right of passage.

 

Carolyn Marie

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

I have certainly found a mammogram to be a confirming process.  I simply have had great chats in a place where it isan all female environment.  The squeeze isn't too bad but certainly not pleasurable.  

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

Link to comment

Thank you Carolyn Marie and Charlize, that is helpful. And I do love ok forward to mammograms, although my wife and friends think that is crazy.

 

Since my tenderness and sensitivity was never that extreme, I am not sure if things are still changing or not. But I do know changes can continue off and on for 2 to 3 years so I guess I will know after that!

Link to comment

Mine still get ouchy from time to time after 5 years.  I assume it is a random small growth spurt.  I think I may have gone from an AA to a genuine A in the last couple of years.  That would be good.  It is really hard to get a bra in a 38AA!  It would be nice to fill something off the shelf.

 

Yes, my first mammogram earlier this year was a very affirming experience.  In the interview before the X-ray, the tech asked all kinds of questions, including, "Do you still have your uterus?"  Wow, talk about affirming!  I told her that I had never had one of those, and then waited for the double-take before explaining why not.  It was nice that she didn't assume anything.

 

The actual procedure wasn't comfortable, but it wasn't painful either.

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Still pretty tender after 3 and a half years on E. I have a friend who mentioned that HERS are still growing at seven years. Your mileage may vary wildly.

 

Hugs!

Link to comment
  • 4 months later...
On 7/24/2022 at 7:04 AM, Jackie C. said:

Still pretty tender after 3 and a half years on E. I have a friend who mentioned that HERS are still growing at seven years. Your mileage may vary wildly.

Pretty scary, I seem to inflict an ouch moment on my breasts/nipples several times a day - never intentionally.  I was hoping it might only last a few months.  Oh well, focus on the rewards at the end of my journey - taken same approach with the roller-coaster ride of electrolysis.

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Perhaps walking into the edge of the door will never be as painless as before but the sensitivity has its pleasant aspects as well.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator
On 12/3/2022 at 1:25 AM, Trans22 said:

Pretty scary, I seem to inflict an ouch moment on my breasts/nipples several times a day - never intentionally.  I was hoping it might only last a few months.  Oh well, focus on the rewards at the end of my journey - taken same approach with the roller-coaster ride of electrolysis.

 

I think that's more about your chest being an exciting new shape that your brain isn't used to yet. I haven't accidentially bulls-eye'd myself in a while.

 

On 12/3/2022 at 8:52 AM, Charlize said:

Perhaps walking into the edge of the door will never be as painless as before but the sensitivity has its pleasant aspects as well.

 

Absolutely. IMHO the beneifts GREATLY outweigh the disadvantages.

 

Hugs!

Link to comment
5 hours ago, Jackie C. said:

IMHO the benefits GREATLY outweigh the disadvantages.

This sort of statement is true about everything related to my transition. 

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Who's Online   5 Members, 0 Anonymous, 39 Guests (See full list)

    • fable
    • Delcina B
    • Diane Neal
    • Confused1
    • Willow
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      77.8k
    • Total Posts
      732.2k
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      10,415
    • Most Online
      8,356

    Cmiles
    Newest Member
    Cmiles
    Joined
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Alex_
      Alex_
      (20 years old)
    2. Alisande
      Alisande
      (33 years old)
    3. Claire4now
      Claire4now
      (64 years old)
    4. Laura Michelle
      Laura Michelle
      (58 years old)
    5. Linda041w
      Linda041w
  • Posts

    • Delcina B
      Welcome Bo! Glad you're here. I can relate to someone trying to make me feel I was selfish for choosing to transition. My reality was, if I didn't I'd be drunk, dead, or both. I hope you find the wonderful support, advice & acceptance here as I have.   Hugs! Delcina 
    • Marcie Jensen
      Given this information, what she was a naked woman. Period. So...why is this even an issue? Which also begs the question, how on earth could the teen have known Ms wood was trans? This looks like an attention grab to me...
    • awkward-yet-sweet
      So, if there was no penis to see.... How exactly did the girl think she saw a naked male? Size of shoulders? Bone structure?  And without seeing genitals, how did she know this individual was naked in the first place?  Or am I a little bit dense?
    • CD Rachel
      Hello, sorry that I have been away for awhile but life sometimes has a way of getting interesting. So I have been seeing someone for the past 4 months now. We have been having a wonderful time together and I almost feel like my past life was a dream. Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family went very well. I feel so much like this is the life that I should have always had. I am totally out as Rachel and though I am not passing being fearless has led to meeting many new and wonderful people that accept me.    I have been surprised that I am also now being seen as the person that I had always wanted to be. Several times over the past 2 month people have  complimented me for being brave, generous, kind, loving, honest and open. Honestly when I started my transition these are the characteristics that I had written down describing the person that I wanted Rachel to be. The one that I was not planning on was brave but apparently that is how I am seen. My transition has truly been a transformative experience.   I hope that it is ok if I share a couple pictures of myself.... one from work and one from home.   Well, I have a lot of reading to do in order to catch up.. Hope everyone is doing well!  
    • Chanelta L.
      Hi Ivy,     It was a different time back 50's, 60's, and even 70's. Trans definitely wasn't a thing back then. Female impersonators, now that was the term. Now that I look back, my parents knew my tendencies, and I remember one conversation they had with me once about a supposed friend of my dad. There was a club near us for a while that had Female Impersonator shows and they told me about how his friend had a son who performed there and they were so proud of him.    I was oblivious at the time, but even if I knew it was a way to out myself I would have been too afraid to do so. I did not want to be different I guess.   Well I am much less afraid now, and am going to explore and embrace this side of me for sure. And you're right, it is never too late.    Chanelta
    • Ivy
      Saw a bit more on this: https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-a-santee-california-ymca-locker-room-freakout-became-an-anti-trans-crusade?ref=scroll   Thought this part was interesting. "In quick succession, the story traveled from KUSI to the New York Postand Daily Mail. A game of telephone played out in the process, with Mail, OAN, and The Daily Wire reporting that Phillips had seen a penis in the locker room. But Phillips herself had said in her city council comments only that she had seen a “naked male.” On local TV, she got a bit more specific, saying that she “did not see the man’s front side.” In fact, it would have been impossible for the teenager to see a penis, because Wood underwent gender-affirming surgery in 2016."
    • Maddee
      Sorry lame comment. I am surprised and happy to hear your good news Heather! Best to you going forward 🌈🌈
    • Jackie C.
      I know a AFAB NB who had some hormone therapy until their body had more-or-less the appearance that made them comfortable in their own skin. I presume they went through one of the informed consent clinics. I don't see them going cowboy route and just self-medicating though I've never asked.   Hugs!
    • Ivy
    • VickySGV
      Fully agree with @Carolyn Marieon locking this one.
    • awkward-yet-sweet
      I grew up Orthodox... church was mostly a ritual.  I joined my current faith community and actually began to believe because of my husband's first wife.    I'm strangely comfortable with my community, even though patriarchy is even more intense than where I grew up.  Sometimes you find out that you belong in a very unexpected place.
    • Mmindy
      Congratulations, that's wonderful @Willow I was raised in a strict Southern Baptist Church, and appreciate the learning it provided me as a young adult. I left the Baptist Church, when I moved from Missouri to Indiana, attending a Missouri Synod - Lutheran Church. I liked their teachings, however I wasn't going to go through the requirements to be confirmed. I've settled in a Friends Church that is Quaker based, because they don't judge people and are more free will. When ask about my Faith? I say I'm from the Church of independent thinkers. I do consider myself to be Christian, and because most of the Christian Based Churches believe in the same basic tenants of Christ. His crucifixion, and rising three days later to pay for our sins. I'm more about my own personal relationship with the Trinity. I don't like how some churches spend more money on things, than people.    Hugs, I know you'll make a difference.   Mindy🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋 
    • Carolyn Marie
      Yeah, I think this thread has about run its course and has detoured onto unintended roads.  Let's move on, shall we?   Carolyn Marie
    • thoustan
      Hi, amab here has anyone who is also amab nb gone down the route of hrt?   I have some questions if you have?   Do you feel more validated as an nb, did you ever feel like it pushed you to far the other way?   How did you acquire the fem&ms or whatever shape you got the oestrogen in, did you have to diy it or were you able to get a prescription? If you got a prescription were you honest abt being nb or did you have to fake being full mtf?   Did you go on a full or reduced course and did you take testosterone blockers or no?   If you did go on a reduced course was there anything you weren't expecting or was it what basically what described with a full course just lessened (this is what I'd expect)?   Is this post more suited for the hrt forum?
    • Astrid
      As you know, the wait times for this in the UK via NHS are years away.  I have UK friends who have have the funds for the private route and were happy they did.  We do NOT recommend over-the-counter HRT, if you're considering that.  There are real health risks that need to be considered and monitored.   I am NB and began low-dose estrogen under the auspices of an excellent gender clinic here in Boston in December, 2019.  Physical changes did occur (at a slower rate), but I found low-dose did not offer me mental improvement of dysphoria, so under supervision we increased the dosage.  I'm very happy now with both the physical and mental changes that HRT affords.   I underscore what @KathyLauren recommended -- seeing a gender therapist was very helpful for me, and for many, many other folks who participate in TransPulse.  Finding an exact label for your identity is something many folks focus on at first, but the label is just a label -- finding the actions, whatever they may be, that make you happy turns out to be more important as we move forward with our journey.   Cheers,   Astrid
  • Upcoming Events

Contact TransPulse

TransPulse can be contacted in the following ways:

Email: Click Here.

To report an error on this page.

Legal

Your use of this site is subject to the following rules and policies, whether you have read them or not.

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
DMCA Policy
Community Rules

Hosting

Upstream hosting for TransPulse provided by QnEZ.

Sponsorship

Special consideration for TransPulse is kindly provided by The Breast Form Store.
×
×
  • Create New...