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how are your breasts supposed to feel like? mine feel hard and tender.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Varies : Everyone's breasts are different. There is no normal. Depends on your size, weight, body type and many other factors.

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A member asked:

How long will my breasts be swelled and tender?

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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 25 years experience
After breast feeding: Breast engorgement is common when milk first comes in... That is a good sign for most new moms. If you don't want to breast feed, do not express milk. Wear a tight bra and apply ice. You can also take a pain reliever. Without pumping or feeding, no new milk is stimulated, and it should go away after a few days.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Why are my breasts no longer sore?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Probably hormones: It depends on why they were sore in the first place. If they were sore or tender before or at the start of your period this is a response to the hormones in your body at that time. These cycle throughout the month, making your breasts tender or sore at some times but not others.
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is also common for breast tenderness to occur in the first trimester of pregnancy, but it is normal for it to resolve.
Oct 31, 2011
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why is one of my breasts swollen and sore?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast sore: If only one breast is swollen and sore, see your doctor right away for a breast exam and possible mammogram and/or ultrasound. This could be a sign of breast cancer or infection.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Why are my breasts so sore all the time?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Tender breasts: Ofter women wear bras that are too small. You may have gained weight and stuck with your old cup size. Hormonal conditions and salt consumption may aggravate these symptoms. Sodium present and non-salty foods accumulates in soft tissue. Don't forget that caffeine in chocolate and energy drinks stimulates mammary glands as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What could cause breasts to become sore and enlarged?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Pregnancy: Pregnancy must always be a consideration. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat in a week.

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