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why are there veins along my breasts?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Probably Normal: Blue veins can be seen in fair skinned or thin individuals. This in normal. There are a few relatively rare medical conditions that can cause veins to become engorged or more prominent on the chest. These rare conditions usually have other symptoms associated with them. So if it is on both breasts and no symptoms it is probably nothing to worry about. To be safe you should check with your doctor.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics.

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Can certain breast pumps help me pump more milk?

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Yes: An electric double breastpump can help you pump more (may only be slightly more), but in a shorter period of time than hand-expressing or using a manual pump.
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How long will my breasts be swelled and tender?

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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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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.
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Why are my breasts no longer sore?

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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.
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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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can the size of boobs increase due to pressing during lovemaking?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: The size of your breasts will not increase from sexual activity.

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