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breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy sign

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: Before you have actually missed your period there is no qualitative difference in breast tenderness, pregnant or not.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later. Use first morning urine and f ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: When semen is introduced into the vagina pregnancy is often the result.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Doubtful: I am not saying you are or aren't pregnant, but 2-3 days after conception is way too early for reliable symptoms. If you conceived earlier, then it's ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Cramping before a period can be quite normal and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with a pregnancy.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibrocystic: This is most likely fibrocystic breast changes. Limiting caffeine may reduce tenderness. Obviously if you miss a period, check a pregnancy test
A female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Typically more sore: Women who are pregnant commonly report increasing soreness and breast swelling. Otc pregnancy tests are increasingly more sensitive and i would try on ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Usually can't tell: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Gombako-Amos
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Premenstrual syndrom: Having cramps and breast tenderness before menses can be a normal premenstrual occurrence esp if it occurs monthly and is resolved at the onset or jus ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood test: Sometimes, urine pregnancy tests are not always accurate. Do a blood test just to be sure. Also, keep in mind that many pregnancies (chemical pregn ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Yes.: Repeat your test in one week to be sure. If negative and no period, see your doctor for an examination.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is not a : Classic symptom of early pregnancy. Please take a home pregnancy test if your period is late.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily : if you think you have the flu call your doctor immediately
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Perhaps: By the time you experience breast tenderness, your urine pregnancy test should be (strongly) positive.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: A missed period alone does not indicate a woman is pregnant. The only way to be sure, though, is taking a pregnancy test.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Tenderness is common: Breast tenderness is common before, after and during one's period. Breast can also be tender during pregnancy. Tenderness occurs when there is an in ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Although hemorrhoids can occur during pregnancy - they are not a sign of pregnancy. The best way to find out if you are pregnant is to take a home pre ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pregnancy unlikely: If you did the test correctly at 13 days after a missed period and the test was negative, you are not pregnant. You may see your doctor for an evaluat ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
No: The cramping could just be part of ovulation pain, not necessarily indicating pregnancy.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Can be normal: Probably just normal. See what happens wiuth this period. If it doesn't come, check a pregnancy test.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It can but you could also be pregnant and it is just too early for the test you did to be positive. If your period still hasn't started in a couple of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
Yes cramping: Sore breast is not common but slight cramping can be from ovulation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not reliable: There is no way to determine for sure if you are pregnant between ovulation and the start of the next period, except with a sensitive pregnancy test. ... Read More
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