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are hard breasts a sign of pregnancy

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Not necessarily: Tender breasts is common in all women of all ages. It is most commonly seen during the menstrual cycle. It can also be seen in fibrocystic changes. ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fullness, tenderness: One of the early symptoms of pregnancy is a feeling of fullness of the breasts. One of the early signs is prominence of the bumps in the areola around ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, : Yes, breast tenderness can be a sign of pregnancy. Please take a test and if it is negative, repeat the test in several days if you haven't gotten yo ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benner
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Change is inevitable: Even without a pregnancy, time and gravity will always win in the end. Pregnancy and nursing will nearly always affect the breast size and shape. Afte ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not always: Although it is considered normal to have breast tenderness in early pregnancy, not having it does not always equal unsuccessful pregnancy or impending ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A fetal heartbeat trumps concerns over pregnant breast size.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Symptoms of early pregnancy include breast tenderness or fullness, nausea and or vomiting, fatigue, needing to urinate frequently.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Maybe not.: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine preg ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Don't: Breast changes are not an objective method to determine pregnancy status. A pregnancy test, whether over the counter or at the doctors office, is a fa ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Veins on breasts: Breast changes can occur early. So, perform a pregnancy test to make sure.
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