There is a rare hormonal disorder that is called gigantomastia. It can happen when a woman is pregnant or when she is going through puberty. The hormone levels cause excessive [email protected] tissue growth and can lead to extremely uncomfortable [email protected] sizes. Not much is known about this disorder as it is so rare. Beaumont, Texas resident Kerisha Mark found out about the disorder the hard way.
Mark was in her mid 30s when all of a sudden her chest began to grow at a very rapid rate. She had already had a pretty large chest but it got out of control very quickly. She went up to a size 36NNN. Natural [email protected] that size are almost unheard of. Her chest hung down to her hips. That much weight on a woman’s back can cause a hunchback due to the way the weight must be carried. It can be extremely painful for a woman to stand up straight with this condition. The doctors have no idea what the cause of this was.
Mark suffered from migraines that she had never had before. She was scared thinking that she had cancer. She would get chest pains that were so severe that she thought she was having a heart attack. This past September she went to see plastic surgeon Franklin Rose. They talked about a [email protected] reduction surgery which at this point was really the only way to alleviate the migraines, chest pains, and poor posture. When she turned 40 she had the surgery and went down to a DD size. The doctor removed a whopping 15 pounds of tissue from her chest. She was so happy that she could finally go shopping for normal clothes and bras again.
One of the first known cases that was reported was way back in 1648. Since then there have only been less than 100 cases that have been reported and recorded. That is how rare this disorder really is. That also makes it very difficult for scientists to figure out why it happens and what the different triggers are. The treatment for this disorder is different for everyone but usually ends up with a [email protected] reduction surgery.