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Doctor insights on: Are Sore Nipples More Common Before Or After Ovulation Occurs

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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


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Sore nipples before ovulation, what's wrong?

Sore nipples before ovulation, what's wrong?

Nothing: This is a common effect of hormonal changes that can occur during and around ovulation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have stomach cramps and sore nipples after 4-5 days of ovulation?

Is it normal to still have stomach cramps and sore nipples after 4-5 days of ovulation?

Yes: Symptoms you describe are a result of fluctuating normal levels as your monthly cycle progresses. Fluctuating weight, stress, medication, and die can also influence your hormonal levels. In general, what you are experiencing is quite normal ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 6/10/15, I ovulated 2 days after that. Now my period is 9 days late but I been getting cramps, frequently peeing, & sore nipples?

I had unprotected sex 6/10/15, I ovulated 2 days after that. Now my period is 9 days late but I been getting cramps, frequently peeing, & sore nipples?

Check pregnancy test: If you are 9 days late for your period, a home pregnancy test should be positive if you are pregnant. If it is negative, see doctor to evaluate your symptoms as they could be PMS related but could also be signs of a UTI or other infection. ...Read more

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When should a woman have sore nipples, befire or during ovulation?

Individual: Sorry there is no rule about nipple soreness or 'correct' answer could be either or not at all - an individual woman must get familiar with what her own body tells her about ovulation; relying on a rule is often misleading. ...Read more

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I am on day 15 of my cycle and i have sore nipples. Could this be because of ovulation?

Could be: Some women get sore nipples from hormone changes that occur around ovulation. Mechanical cause are more common I think (e.g. after exercise or sexual activity). If you want to keep track of ovulation, I believe most experts still recommend charting your body temperature. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Sore Nipples (Definition)

One's breasts may provide the first signs that she is pregnant. Women's breasts often get tender and begin increasing in size ...Read more


Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more