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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Doubtful: I am not saying you are or aren't pregnant, but 5 days after conception is way too early for reliable symptoms. If you conceived earlier, then it's po ... Read More

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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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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Guess what? ALL of the breast is responding to the increased hormones of pregnancy, not just one spot.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Foot pain: Likely fluid retention common with pregnancy.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After pregnancy: After pregnancy if engorged with milk, maybe. Breasts don't always "hurt" during pregnancy, even though they get larger.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: Changes in ipple sensitivity are normal in the early stages of pregnancy.
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Pregnancy: The abdomen begins to get bigger starting at about 12 weeks of pregnancy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May feel no : Different. May be engorged ; tender.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wilson Huang
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Implantation bleed: Some women may experience menstrual cramps in early stages of pregnancy as result of 'implantation bleed', as the embryo implants into the lining of t ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Pregnant women experience breast tenderness in different ways. For some it is intense. For others not so much. You did not mention if you are actually ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy: The most important issue is missing your period and all other symptoms can be associated with numerous conditions. If you feel unusual and you are wor ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fairly early: as response to hormonal changes.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please clarify: They don't in many women and are not in any way an early sign of pregnancy.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be pregnant: Certainly could be pregnant. Missed period, "back" pain, fatigue, sore breasts and frequent urination are most common symptoms.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: it isnusually more noticeable in women who have smaller waistlines to begin with but usually by early in the second trimester you will have some expan ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Progesterone: Your Progesterone levels rise when you are pregnant and high Progesterone causes breast swelling and tenderness.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please clarify: Your stomach never gets hard during pregnancy, Your uterus feels tight for about 30 seconds at a time, about 3 to 5 times an hour around 16 to 20 week ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Normally: There is not ovarian pain when first pregnant.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Everyone's different: Everyone will "show" differently depending on their body type. There is no real normal. At 12 weeks the uterus is just above the pubic bone. At 20 wee ... Read More
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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 member asked:
Dr. Jacob Tal
Dr. Jacob Tal answered
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy changes: As the uterus enlarges with progressing pregnancy, the person may experience a variety of "aches and pains" in the pelvic region. The majority of thes ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Neither should affect your baby.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Later in pregnancy when you can feel the uterus, it is not uncommon for you to feel occasional tightening of the uterus. If you are concerned about r ... Read More

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