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    Updated on May 7, 2019. Posted on Apr 24, 2019

    This Female Muscle System Photo Showing Milk Ducts Has Taken Many By Surprise

    The more you know.

    The female body is a beautiful and wondrous miracle — nobody argues with that.

    Trippyogi / Via giphy.com

    But this tweet is really shedding some light on what a female muscle system actually looks like.

    I just realized I never saw a photo of a female muscle system. This is NOT what I imagined milk ducts to look like.

    It reads: "I just realized I never saw a photo of a female muscle system. This is NOT what I imagined milk ducts to look like."

    And let’s just say most people had never seen this depiction.

    @lemonadead @Flaminhaystack Ah——nor me.

    The reactions were quick to come in.

    This person wrote: "I just winced there."

    I mean, to say this image was a new thing for some people is an understatement.

    TBH, they were taken by surprise.

    @lemonadead @katiieemily I'm so uncomfortable now

    It's one of those things that once you see it, you can't look away.

    There's was even a comment about how the milk ducts legit look like a flower.

    @lemonadead God: why don't we stick some flower looking muscles somewhere...

    We spoke to Sylvia Kim, a nurse practitioner who works for City of Hope in Duarte, California, who clarified that "the breast lobules and ducts are actually not part of the muscle system," so they're not technically the same.

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    Sylvia also explained that when breast cancer occurs, it is usually when either the lobules or ducts (yep — that freaky-looking flower part) are affected, not the muscle or fat.

    Alas, whether or not this image makes you feel any sort of way, the female body continues to be a thing of beauty.

    Will Kim / Via giphy.com

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