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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my breasts to be sore during pregnancy?

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Dr. Lauren Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, this is quite common.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Sore Breasts: Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause increased blood flow and changes in the breast tissue, which may make your breasts feel swollen, sore, tingly, and unusually sensitive to touch. Some women describe the sensation as an exaggerated version of how their breasts feel before their period.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Boy is it! one of the hormones of pregnancy stimulates the breasts to enlarge and start producing milk. This can make your breasts very sore. A good supportive bra can help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are reasons why breasts would be sore besides pregnancy?

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Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
There are many: Reasons, but any breast soreness should be evaluated by a doctor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to soothe sore breasts during pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Moisturizer: Wear simple, nonlace bras. Apply moisturizers.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are possible reasons for sore breasts besides pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Mastalgia: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Hii so ive missed my period. I was spotting during the week that it was suppose to have come. My breasts feel heavy and my nipples are tender and kind of tingly. I have taken two pregnancy tests and they came out negative. Should i retest?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
I'm having hot flashes, lighter period than normal, painful cramping before my period, heartburn, and now tender breasts, and negative pregnancy tests?
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 53 years experience
Probably you are: having an anovulatory cycle. Estrogen is dominating to your cycle . See your gyn. Your cycle can be regulated with progesteron pills or bcp.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
My breast keep erecting and have bumps on them they are really sore but it comes and goes I'm on the implant and have numerous pregnancies all negativ?
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Hormonal: The implant could be causing breast soreness from the hormones it contains. Pregnancy is very rare with progesterone implant type of birth control.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it common to have aching breasts in early pregnancy?
Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Early changes in pregnancy and estrogen levels will make your breasts feel more sensitive and sore. These changes are normal in early pregnancy.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Are Aching Breasts A Symptom Of Pregnancy.?
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnant?: it is one of many symptoms of pregnancy I would not worry until your period lis late then check a pregnancy test
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Last updated Feb 25, 2013

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