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A 36-year-old member asked:

How to alleviate extreme breast tenderness and swelling during pregnancy?

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Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Breast tenderness: This is a common symptom of pregnancy. There is no magic solution. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen ( maximum 1 gram every 6 hours ) . Wear a sports bra. Your symptoms should improve as the pregnancy progresses. Don't take motrin, alleve, or Aspirin in pregnancy.
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Aurora, CO
A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for my breast tenderness and swelling to fluctuate during early pregnancy ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes.: The hormonal changes of pregnancy are massive and can cause unpredictable effects on the individual woman. Fluctuating breast tenderness and water retention are certainly anticipated in early pregnancy and beyond. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck!
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