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A 29-year-old member asked:

What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Swelling: The breasts are a collection of cysts and ducts. Early on the cysts swell with fluid.
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Tender and swollen: The breast often get more swollen and tender during pregnancy due to the influence of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone in preparation for breast feeding.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple.

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