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My nipples are extremely sore and very protruding. Am I pregnant?

My nipples are extremely sore and very protruding. Am I pregnant?

Pregnancy test: Nipple protrusion is not linked with pregnancy. Do a home pregnancy test if you are concerned about being pregnant & see your pcp or ob/gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will my nipples remain protruding and sore throughout my preganancy?

Will my nipples remain protruding and sore throughout my preganancy?

Yes: Unfortunately the answer is yes. The hormones of pregnancy make your nipples more sensitive and more prominent in preparation for breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What do sore breasts and protruding nipples mean?

What do sore breasts and protruding nipples mean?

Cold Temperature: Breasts are modified sweat glands and respond to parasympathetic (ps) impulses. The ps system controls temperature, sweat gland secretions (sweaty palms when you're nervous, etc) and arousal response (protruding nipples and sensitive breasts). Breasts are most sensitive while lactating (breast feeding) and menstruation. ...Read more

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What do sore breasts and sore protruding nipples mean?

What do sore breasts and sore protruding nipples mean?

Many things: This could mean a variety of things including hormonal stimulation that occurs with pregnancy, menses, hormonal supplementation or endocrinologic disturbances. ...Read more

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I'm four days late. I have clear discharge. An my nipples have been extremely tender. Can I be pregnant? I see no signs though?

I'm four days late. I have clear discharge. An my nipples have been extremely tender. Can I be pregnant? I see no signs though?

May check preg. Test: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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For the past week my nipples have been hard and tender, which has never happened before. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, what could it be?

For the past week my nipples have been hard and tender, which has never happened before. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, what could it be?

See a doctor: You're right that pregnancy is a possibility. There are others, though, including infection, hormonal abnormality, medication side effect, mass, etc. If it doesn't resolve, you'll want to be examined. ...Read more

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My nipples have been tender. Does it mean I could be pregnant? Ttc, 30

My nipples have been tender. Does it mean I could be pregnant? Ttc, 30

Sure: But there are many reasons a nipple can be sore. Generally, the breasts are the most tender not just the nipples, but checking a pregnancy test is very reasonable and simple to do. Infections including yeast infections are also common casues. Trauma is also a a cause. A breast exam and possible imaging study like mammogram or ultrasound or ductal evaluation may be required. ...Read more

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Nipples are a bit sore and are sticking out more even thought they are normally flat, could this be a sign of early pregnancy?

Guessing in Medicine: There is no concrete history here to comment on. Any advice would be based purely on guessing.

When was your last period? Have you missed a period? Where you sexually active during the days of your fertility period? Are you on birth control? ...Read more

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Hello I am 4 DPO & starting yesterday, my nipples have been constantly hard and very tender to touch. Could this be an early pregnancy sign?

Hello I am 4 DPO & starting yesterday, my nipples have been constantly hard and very tender to touch. Could this be an early pregnancy sign?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My nipples have been hard for 3 days and tender, does it mean that I'm pregnant?

Check a pregnancy test: Pregnancy tests are very reliable and available at any pharmacy. In just a few minutes you'll have the answer and you won't have to stress out about this question. ...Read more

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I have dark and tender nipples and its hurt a lot when I touch might be pregnant?

I have dark and tender nipples and its hurt a lot when I touch might be pregnant?

Yes: What else can I say? I assume you've had unprotected sex with a healthy male at some time in the recent past. Stop smoking or drinking alcohol if you do these and verify whether or not you're pregnant. If you are your doctor may want to start you on prenatal vitamins and discuss this whole subject in detail. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tender nipples only, it possible early sign of pregnant my period not until feb 15. Help pls..

I have tender nipples only, it possible early sign of pregnant my period not until feb 15. Help pls..

This is not a: Sign u are pregnant. You likely just ovulated and there would not be sufficient time for an embryo to create sufficient hormones. That's rarely a sign anyway, it's mostly nausea ANS fatigue. It sounds like u r worried though and we never discourage a pregnancy test; likewise the pill can help breast tenderness and prevent unplanned pregnancy if concerned. ...Read more

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I think I might be pregnant. I have tender nipples, back pains, headaches, I'm always tried and I am spotting when I started it I had mild cramps but

I think I might be pregnant. I have tender nipples, back pains, headaches, I'm always tried and I am spotting when I started it I had mild cramps but

It is possible!: The symptoms you describe may be related to pregnancy, but it's hard to know unless you do a pregnancy test. I have had patients with ALL the classic signs of pregnancy (breast tenderness, wt gain, morning sickness etc) and it ended up being a virus! (I have also had patients that thought they had a virus and were pregnant!). Best thing is to check your suspicion with a home pregnancy test! ...Read more

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Atleast a month late for period tender nipples 4 negative pregnancy tests what s going on?

Abnormal cycle: It is likely you did not ovulate this month and therefore have not had a period. Estrogen symptoms, such as tender nipples, are common in times of
anovulation. Further evaluation may be necessary by your doctor. A repeat pregnancy test for sure in about a week. ...Read more

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My last period was 12/28 til 01/5 then a wk later I was spotting now my nipples are tender could I b pregnant?

My last period was 12/28 til 01/5 then a wk later I was spotting now my nipples are tender could I b pregnant?

Sure: Sure you can, if you had sex at the right time. Take a pregnancy test or go see your doctor for one. ...Read more

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Nipples tender to the touch 2 days after ovulation and still are now day before AF. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Nipples tender to the touch 2 days after ovulation and still are now day before AF. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

It could be: If it was started 10-14 days after conception. Starting 2 days after is early and makes me thinks that possibly you did not ovulate and your nipples under the effect of unopposed estrogen hormone. We will know what is happening if you miss your period and take a pregnancy test. If you get your period it means you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Very very very sore nipples for almost 2 weeks. Sticking out. I've had the mirena IUD for one year now. What can it be?

Very very very sore nipples for almost 2 weeks. Sticking out. I've had the mirena IUD for one year now. What can it be?

Not to: Alarm but these IUD's have a very small but nonetheless present FAILURE rate!
Get a Pregnancy test just as a PRECAUTION and remmber that your IUD does not affect your own hormone levels and an increase in estrogen can affect your breasts.
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am 44 yrs old, last period was march 20. I have some cramps on and off for past 2 weeks and now tender nipples. Never pregnant before could I be?

I am 44 yrs old, last period was march 20. I have some cramps on and off for past 2 weeks and now tender nipples. Never pregnant before could I be?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I'm 53 yrs old I haven't had a period since july and my nipples are feeliing tender could I be pregnant? I have been sexually active with my spouse.

Most: Most women do not have viable eggs at that age. I looked at a variety of fertility charts and none listed conception rates after age 44 years old. There are rare cases of natural conception at age 53. (very, very rare).
With that said, if you were six months pregnant, you likely would have had more symptoms than nipple tenderness. I suggest that you see your gynecologist as you may be menopausal. ...Read more

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Only about a week in of possible pregnancy, dark tender nipples, peeing a lot, could I get these symptoms so quickly? Could I be pregnant? Been trying

Only about a week in of possible pregnancy, dark tender nipples, peeing a lot, could I get these symptoms so quickly? Could I be pregnant? Been trying

Not too likely: Usually you do not get symptoms of pregnancy so early. Occasionally you will have some light bleeding that you think is a period but really you are already pregnant. If that happens then you can be having symptoms if you are a month farther along than you think. If your pregnancy test is positive please take a prenatal vitamin daily and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 10 days late for period and have brown strechy like discharge only when I wipe-also sore nipples--I took a pregnanct test 4 days ago it was negative. Discharge started last night--its a very very little amount?

Neg test = not preg: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had missed my period but had a day or so of pure clotting. My nipples are tender and I'm nauseas am I pregnant!?

I had missed my period but had a day or so of pure clotting. My nipples are tender and I'm nauseas am I pregnant!?

Am I pregnant?: There is a quick way to find out - let's have you take a pregnancy test. Fortunately the over the counter products are pretty accurate. Also, it is very acceptable to go to your pcp's or ob/gyn's office to be seen for this as well. ...Read more

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Period was 12 days early, very light and lasted less then two days. Also my breasts are tender and nipples are sensitive and hurt. Am I pregnant?

Period was 12 days early, very light and lasted less then two days. Also my breasts are tender and nipples are sensitive and hurt. Am I pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Haven't gotten my period since Dec. 2016. My nipples have been tender for a week. I have no history of cyst and took 2 pregnancy test, both negative?

Period will be soon: Most people with tender nipples not more than two weeks before period start The longer they tender, chances of extremely heavy flow especially they been hurting off and on since dec 16! repeat pregnancy test if no period over 2 weeks and breast still tender
The condition is not too dangerous so far
In case very heavy bleed, drink fluids and eat salt so not get dizzy ...Read more

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Last period 8th feb ended 14th feb next was due 6th march 3days late tender nipples done 3 diff tests very very pale pink positive line am I pregnant?

Last period 8th feb ended 14th feb next was due 6th march 3days late tender nipples done 3 diff tests very very pale pink positive line am I pregnant?

Maybe.: Wait a few more days and re check a pregnancy test. Most over-the-counter home pregnancy tests will be positive 1 week after a missed period if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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55 days, spoting 35 to37th day, withdrawn progestron 38thday, no periods tho, neg pregnant tests, doc says can wait, can we have ic, nipples tender, pregnant chances?

55 days, spoting 35 to37th day, withdrawn progestron 38thday, no periods tho, neg pregnant tests, doc says can wait, can we have ic, nipples tender, pregnant chances?

Negative test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. See a doctor to discuss irregular periods. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more