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my breast are swollen and tender

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Suggest: if it is "possible" that you obtain an OTC (over the counter ) Pregnancy test. (and repeat in 7-10 days if your period does not arrive! Hope this is h ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: I would check a pregnancy test as your symptoms could be related to a new pregnancy. Otherwise it could be PMS symptoms that you are having.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast pain: If sexually active, it could be that you're pregnant. Some women have breast pain before their period or if they skip ovulation. Birth control somet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast tenderness: Breasts can normally be tender prior to the period especially if mammary dysplasia(fibrocystic breasts) are present. In the latter case, decrease your ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get it checked: Hope you do your self examination as recommended on regular basis and you have recently noticed this change. Please get yourself checked because it ca ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maria Gaviria
Specializes in Internal Medicine
New soaps, new bra?: Could be a local allergic reaction to new laundry soaps, creams or perhaps the fabric of a new bra.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Mastitis: It sounds like you have an infection. This needs to be evaluated today.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Unknown: Breast tenderness is not known to be associated with the use of Kineret (anakinra) but there are many other possible causes of breast tenderness.One r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: There are many potential causes. One may be medication - certain medication may cause this. Another could be due to pregnancy or hormonal shifting. S ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Sore breasts: Sore breasts can be a sign of pregnancy. Sore breasts are also common in the week before your period, and with estrogen dominance of perimenopause. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
You need tests: To check your enodocrine system, especially a hormone called prolactin. See an endocrinologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Could you be preg-: nant?? Check pregnancy test.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should see your dr: Unfortunately, your symptoms really require the benefit of an examination. If they are hot and red, it could be an infection, or possibly something e ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Has there been: Has there been recent trauma to your breasts? Are you pregnant? Please see your doctor for check up if continues.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Carrison
33 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hormones?: You should be checked by a physician. The "knot" could be a result of tissue stimulation by a hormonal imbalance. This would also go along with your ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
The lymph nodes: are likely swollen from the inflammation you described in your note.Be sure they go down after the inflammation is cleared.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Find out: You can find out by taking a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, it is still most likely related to hormone changes in your cycle.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Skin,infection: If the skin is irritated it could be rash from laundry detergent or fabric softener, if however the skin is normal than this coukd represent tendernes ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, pain, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help det ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: Tenderness can occur for some women just prior to their period or when they become pregnant. Not sure why your breasts are tender.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tender spots: Yes, you could have costo-chondritis especially if you exercise vigorously. Take ibuprofen for your pain

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