Q. 16 year old with no breast development. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jan 27, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 06, 2019

Hello doctor,

My sister is 16 years old and extremely worried about her breasts. There is no development in them at all, what so ever. There is no breast bump, they are the same size as they were when she was 5. She has had her period for two years and has pubic hair. What is wrong with her breasts? Could estrogen help in any way? It gets her down so much and it is all she can think about when she wakes up and when she goes to sleep. It makes her cry herself to sleep every single night and wake up wishing she had breasts. She feels horrible like this. She feels like a boy. Please help her. She is desperate. She went to a doctor but they were absolutely no help.

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetology Endocrinology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query and I can empathize with you.

Sometimes, a girl's breast can develop a bit later than most of the other girls her age.

You said that she is 16 and got her periods two years ago. That means at the age of 14 years. So, it was later than most girls her age. So, naturally, her breast can grow later too.

There is nothing to worry about. There are many options.

Firstly, we have to know whether all her hormones are normal or not and treat accordingly. Secondly, we can always have a breast implant surgery if nothing works on the medical side. Ask her to eat a well-balanced diet. Stop worrying.

For more information consult an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologist

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