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painful breasts during breastfeeding

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
To med or not to med: You may not always need to resort to medications when having pain while breast feeding. If it's deep in the breast pain, massage and warm compresses ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Position the baby: This could be completely hormonal and you are having some strange one-sided breast reaction to this normal process. It could be, however, that your b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Exam needed: Breastfeeding can cause some women to get mastitis. Please go see your doctor if pain persists.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mastitis: This might be an early sign of a breast infection called mastitis, which is not uncommon. Call your ob/gyn and see if they think that you should be s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: That's very normal.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Tender maybe, maybe, but not swollen.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Brickman
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be normal: Sore breast are common in breast feeding, there is a chance that you might have a breast infection if you are experiencing deep burning pain. Also wh ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pre ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
An eczema- like rash: That persists after a few wks should be biopsies but it sounds like chapping.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Inverted nipples!: They invariably turn outward when the breasts are engorged with milk! it rarely is an issue!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Rising estrogen levels will cause an increase in breast tissue density and the inherent firmness of that tissue.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Roksar
24 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: An increase in Progesterone will cause tendernous.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winnie Polen
20 years experience Breast Surgery
No: A fibroadenoma is a solid benign mass. It can increase in size or become more sensitive/painful during pregnancy due to the increased hormone exposur ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very similar: The breast tenderness are very similar in menstruation and early pregnancy. Both are due to hormonal changes. However most women have more tenderness ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It can happen: Pms symptoms may begin one to two weeks prior to your period.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadini Verma
Specializes in Gynecology
Not necessarily: Lumpy or fiibrocystic breast are commonly seen pre period, with increased caffeine intake , not with menopause.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Common problem: You may be very sensitive. I would suggest being very gentle to your skin as well as aggressive in its care. Put your milk onto your nipples to give i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
If : If there is a possibility you could be pregnant, you should take a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Could be infection: Redness on the breast particularly in a wedge or pie shape could be a sign of infection. This is especially true if the red area is warm to the touch ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Some women have tender breasts especially during the pre-menstrual phase. Constantly sore breasts are not normal. You should be checked for engorgem ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Boy is it! one of the hormones of pregnancy stimulates the breasts to enlarge and start producing milk. This can make your breasts very sore. A good ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kurley
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed.
A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Need investigation: Most likely you are young ( age is important in assessment breast diseases ) malignancy is not the first one to think other benign causes ., cle ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clogged ducts: Breastfeeding women can develop clogged milk ducts which can make the breasts lumpy. It is important to get these out by completely emptying the breas ... Read More
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