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Physiologic breast engorgement of newborn
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Physiologic breast engorgement of newborn

Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH
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Synopsis

Maternal estrogens circulating during pregnancy can cross the placenta and cause breast enlargement of the developing fetus. Breast enlargement can be obvious at birth or several days within delivery of the newborn. Breast enlargement is short lived and should decrease to normal within 2 weeks after birth. Both boys and girls can be affected.

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ICD10CM:
P83.4 – Breast engorgement of newborn

SNOMEDCT:
34831003 – Breast engorgement in newborn

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Last Updated:12/15/2021
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Physiologic breast engorgement of newborn
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Breast tissue in a newborn.
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