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A 22-year-old female asked:

Breasts have been sensitive and sore for about two months now.they also seem a lot more fuller. im 22 years old so it's not growing pains and i don't think i'm pregnant bcause i get my period.why?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Hormones: Weight changes are likely the #1 answer to your question. If you've recently gained weight then this type of soreness can be normal. If you haven't gained weight, then likely the increased soreness due to more exposure to progesterone. Your brain tells your ovaries to release estrogen and Progesterone and sometimes these hormones cause changes in breast tissue. See your doctor if bothers you.
Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Hormones: Fluctuations in hormones can make your breasts tender and increase in size, especially he week before your period. However, i recommend doing a pregnancy test as you can have spotting/periods during the first couple months of pregnancy.

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