A 20-year-old female asked:
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my breast are really sore my period is 8 days late i'm i pregnant or just having a late period?

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Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Test: You might be. There is only one way to tell right now - get a pregnancy test. A home pregnancy test, available in many stores, can give you the answer. Follow the directions carefully.
Answered on Jan 2, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. Take home pregnancy test to know.
Answered on Oct 31, 2015

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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Family practice : Yes you could be . You don't have to have breast soreness to be be pregnant. Perform a hpt. See your dr if needed.
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