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why are my breast painful and tender and am not pregnant or having my period

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Breast pain: May come in cyclical fashion and it starts around time of ovulation and dissappears with menses onset. Fibrocystic disease, caffeine consumption, larg ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: I would doubt it. Breast tenderness is very common after menses.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not likely, but: Not impossible. Wait until your period would be due normally and, if it does not arrive in a few days, do a test - at home or at a clinic/doctors. Whi ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually a pregnancy: test will be accurate by this point. Can always repeat in a week. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is re ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
HPT: A home pregnancy test will answer this question for you.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: If you did not miss a period, or did not have sex since your last period, you are not pregnant. If you miss your period by 4-5 days you should do a pr ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, really could be: Much of what you describe are symptoms consistent with early pregnancy. However, the cramping is a bit concerning. Sometimes you can have some minor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: There are many causes of breast pain, including: abscess, fat necrosis, fibrocystic disease, ductal dilatation, breast cancer etc. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Need pregnancy test: The only way to be as certain as possible is to apply a pregnancy test. I usually tell my patients to wait for at least 1 week after the period is du ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your gyn: Must r/o preg, and gyn can do other blood and hormone blood tests and an ultrasound and refer for dizzyness the gyn can not figure that one out.
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