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Doctor insights on: Am I Pregnant Or Is There Another Reason For Really Sore Swollen Breasts

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Sore swollen breasts and erect nipples, what could be the cause?

Sore swollen breasts and erect nipples, what could be the cause?

Pregnancy? hormones?: I would review your medications for possible hormone supplementation as well as make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm on Nexplanon (2yrs) and I've had extremely sore and swollen breasts for the past three weeks. NEVER happened before. What is going on?

I'm on Nexplanon (2yrs) and I've had extremely sore and swollen breasts for the past three weeks. NEVER happened before. What is going on?

Hormonal changes: resulting from the Nexplanon and/or any other type of hormonal birth control can cause swelling and/or soreness of your breasts. NSAIDs (eg. ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) should provide some relief, but taking these medications frequently on a regular basis may not be a good idea. Depending on how long you have had the Nexplanon, this is a side effect that may resolve in a few months. ...Read more

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What could cause sore, tender, swollen breasts 10 days after my period?

What could cause sore, tender, swollen breasts 10 days after my period?

Hormones: Assuming you have no breats lumps, etc, you may have fibrocystic breast changes which your gyn can diagnose so see your gyn. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do for sore & swollen breasts before & during my period?

Is there anything i can do for sore & swollen breasts before & during my period?

Normal process: These symptoms around the menstrual cycle are called fibrocystic changes. The breasts are filling up with fluid that are called cysts.Increased caffeine use can aggravate this (are you eating more chocolate around your period?). You can take an over the counter pain reliever to help with the soreness. ...Read more

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I have sore, swollen breasts. Veins poping out all the time, aereola larger than normal. No change during periods.c?

I have sore, swollen breasts. Veins poping out all the time, aereola larger than normal. No change during periods.c?

Possible pregnancy: First get a pregnancy test. Next examine your own breasts for lumps or tenderness. Thirs- avoid push up or underwire bras and certainly consult your GYN for hormonal evaluation. ...Read more

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Why 4 days after period which was light, red blood an lasted 3days do I have still sore swollen breasts an cramping?

Why 4 days after period which was light, red blood an lasted 3days do I have still sore swollen breasts an cramping?

Pregnancy?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Cramping, back pain, tiredness, sore and swollen breasts, and stomach pains after orgasm. What's the cause?

Cramping, back pain, tiredness, sore and swollen breasts, and stomach pains after orgasm. What's the cause?

Many issues: Without delay you MUST see a Gynecologist as soon as possible. It might take a while to go through the problems but things should eventually be controlled. Stay friends with your friend and before too long things will be OK. ...Read more

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11 DPO negative prgncy test. Sore/swollen breasts, cramping/twinges 2 days ago, lower backache, gas/bloating? All very unusual for me

11 DPO negative prgncy test. Sore/swollen breasts, cramping/twinges 2 days ago, lower backache, gas/bloating? All very unusual for me

Unprotected?: Have you missed and cycles? Missed periods, early morning nausea/vomiting, breast pain/fullness, weight gain are signs of pregnancy. If you have had unprotected intercourse, I suggest a repeat pregnancy test. I f you are protected, get a physical exam ...Read more

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