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A 35-year-old member asked:

is it normal to have tender breasts while pregnant?

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Dr. Braden Richmond
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: The increased blood flow to the breasts, along with hormone stimulation, and therefore, hypertrophy of the tissue, lead to the tenderness.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: This is normal due to hormonal changes. If you have a mass or other abnormality, please contact your gynecologist for evaluation.

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