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how do your breasts change in early pregnancy

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Swelling: The breasts are a collection of cysts and ducts. Early on the cysts swell with fluid.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I do not consider: That normal, you need an exam by your obgyn and may need a mammogram with shielding of the fetus and a breast ultrasound or one or the other, bilatera ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Tender: Usually very tender and full.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May feel no : Different. May be engorged ; tender.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes take place. The breasts may be swollen and tender.
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
H-O-R-M-O-N-E-S: Yep. Hormones rule, even during pregnancy. In fact, there are even hormones produced by the placenta! so women should be expecting not only a baby but ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Very common - red bumps, often like acne, are very common. If they seem different or strange to you, have your doctor check them right away.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Early changes in pregnancy and estrogen levels will make your breasts feel more sensitive and sore. These changes are normal in early pregnancy.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: Could be many different things , call your OB now u need an evaluation and will prob need breast studies if the pain is coming from your breast and no ... Read More
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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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