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Hello Mae, Thank you for your excellent question! At this time there is no link to genetics and tuberous breasts.
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So far, research would suggest that, no, tuberous breast deformity is not hereditary. Further research could change that understanding however. It does not appear likely that you would pass tuberous breast constriction on to your children.
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Is tuberous breast inherited?
Thanks for your inquiry and my training and some research into your question would be to say no..., but some patterns of inheritance have just not been identified.
Concern for breast deformity inheritance
As far as we know, there are no clear inherited genetic causes for tuberous breast deformity. We are unaware of any specific genes linked to the issue. Could there be a genetic tendency to form breasts in a similar fashion? Sure. But, it is likely to be a sporadic occurrence influenced by a variety of factors. So, do not worry over it.
Hereditary possibility of tuberous breasts
Thank you for your question.
Tuberous breast is a congenital abnormality that occurs during
puberty breast development in BOTH men and women due to strong attachment
between the chest wall and overlying skin, a constriction ring. It can be
classified by a combination of reduced breast diameter, underdevelopment of the
breasts, areolar overgrowth, protrusion of the nipple areola complex, breast
sagging, and breast asymmetry. Interestingly, it can often happen on only one side of the body.
The causes of tuberous breasts are still undefined and
Majority of the cases seem to be isolated cases, where the
mother and father have no prior problems. However, a recent study by Klinger et
al. titled “Tuberous Breast: Morphological study and overview of a borderline
entity” observed 2 cases of tuberous breasts in twin males with gynecomastia suggesting
a role of genetic influence and familial transmission.
However, more studies are needed to look into this and right
now it seems that the majority of cases occur sporadically during puberty
Hope this helps.
There is no known genetic tendency for this condition and the cause remains unknown so it would be unlikely for you to pass the condition on
That answer is unknown. The exact cause of tuberous breasts is unknown at this point. It appears to be something in the anatomy someone is born with in combination with the development of the breast at puberty. This can develop to varying degrees even on different sides of the same patient.