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My nipples are extremely sore and very protruding Am I pregnant

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be. Check Test: Breast soreness, tenderness and nipple changes can be an early sign of pregnancy. Best thing to do is to take a home pregnancy test and see. The breas ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collette Dominic
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Unfortunately the answer is yes. The hormones of pregnancy make your nipples more sensitive and more prominent in preparation for breastfeeding.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Carbonell
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cold Temperature : Breasts are modified sweat glands and respond to parasympathetic (ps) impulses. The ps system controls temperature, sweat gland secretions (sweaty pa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
Engorgement: Your breast is engorged with milk or fluid from inflammation.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Nipple discharge: A nipple discharge, when not pregnant, needs to be evaluated by a health care provider. Hormonal issues and irregularities can cause this as well as ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prolactin level: If you have recently weaned a baby, you may continues to leak for some time. Certain medications can increase your prolactin level, causing you to lea ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No: Make sure to check with your GYN- leg numbness and soreness is not a part of a normal menstrual cycle.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wiebe
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Typical: Pregnancy hormones cause many body changes, including painful or itchy nipples. They may also swell or darken. Consider getting a book about pregnancy ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Sore nipples: Sore nipples occur in many women at some point in their lives.They can occur in women of almost any age.What makes the breasts and nipples tender is t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You'll know soon, of course. It's also possible you are just having more hormonal effect than usual in your cycle. Good luck!
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: These symptoms can be related to pregnancy. If you have missed your period and are sexually active, please check a hpt.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Premenstrual: This could be just normal physiology before menstruation.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience Family Medicine
Not pregnant: It is highly unlikely you are pregnant while having a period. Sore breasts are probably from hormone issues relating to your cycle. If they continue ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Congratulations...: You are having a normal pregnancy symptom. The hormone changes lead to a multitude of symptoms and sore breasts are one of them.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Dermatitis: You could have a dermatitis or other skin problem. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Fibrocystic disease: It could be fibrocystic breast.
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: But since you are sexually active, would start by taking a home pregnancy test now. Take care.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Take a preg test: Could be? Need to know when your last period was and last unprotected sex. Take a urine pregnancy test to be sure.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluid retention: You are describing fluid retention which can happen whether you are using hormonal contraception or not.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Heid
28 years experience Family Medicine
Red bumps: This could be a few different conditions. It may be irritation of the hair follicles which can happen from shaving or friction. It could be a yeast i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
12 years experience Dermatology
Consider bra allergy: It is possible you could be allergic to a material in one or more of your bras. It could also be just irritation from rubbing while you're running. If ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It happens: Nipple changes to include tenderness and back discomfort are not uncommon during pregnancy.. Wear a supportive bra to reduce friction.

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