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

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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Do u bloat an get sore nipples during ovulation?

Do u bloat an get sore nipples during ovulation?

Possibly: Yes some people can have bloating and have sore nipples during ovulation but not necessarily everybody. ...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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I have a heavy thick white discharge after ovulation and sore nipples. No smell or itch. First time this happened. Is it ovulation symptoms or something else?

I have a heavy thick white discharge after ovulation and sore nipples. No smell or itch. First time this happened. Is it ovulation symptoms or something else?

Something else: Ovulation causes the mucus to be thin and watery but it still has stretch. The breast symptoms could be because of building estrogen levels leading to ovulation. We see a wide spectrum of findings so we cannot be sure of what happened. You might want to track ovulation carefully with opk, BBT or even doctor monitoring and compare with symptoms to know your body better. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am having these sore nipples few days after ovulation. I am 26 years old, trying to get pregnant. Could it be sign of pregnancy?

I am having these sore nipples few days after ovulation. I am 26 years old, trying to get pregnant. Could it be sign of pregnancy?

Wait till you miss p: You may be but you have to wait till you miss your period and than do a pregnancy test, but if you get your period than you can assume you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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4 days post ovulation. Had sex every day.  Now sore nipples, gassy, bloated, light spotting.  Possibly pregnant?  

4 days post ovulation. Had sex every day.  Now sore nipples, gassy, bloated, light spotting.  Possibly pregnant?  

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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severe cramps day after ovulation I am ttc via self insemination been bloated and sore nipples and nausea for 3day after ovulation am I pregnant?

severe cramps day after ovulation I am ttc via self insemination been bloated and sore nipples and nausea for 3day after ovulation am I pregnant?

Don't know: Do a pregnancy test if you miss your period by more than a week. Sure, test can be done earlier too, but if negative, you would have to do one anyway, when you miss your period ...Read more

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Abdominal cramping 5 days after ovulation, very sore nipples and 8 days after ovulation painful sex. Pregnancy symptoms?

Abdominal cramping 5 days after ovulation, very sore nipples and 8 days after ovulation painful sex. Pregnancy symptoms?

It's possible: You may request a serum/ blood pregnancy test from your oby to detect pregnancy at an early stage, earlier than what the urine or home pregnancy test/ hpt can do (usually at least 4 days prior to next natural cycle). Blessings! ...Read more

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How common are sensitive sore nipples? How do I treat them?

How common are sensitive sore nipples? How do I treat them?

Avoid stimulation: May need to place bandages over nipples to decrease pain ...Read more

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A week after ovulation my nipples have become very sore and IV been feeling some light cramping?

A week after ovulation my nipples have become very sore and IV been feeling some light cramping?

Symptoms: Well of course the question is where you trying to conceive? If so then these can be very optimistic signs of pregnancy. In ivf cycles when we carefully watch and control the environment, these are very often reported to us inpatients who were subsequently pregnant. If you are possibly pregnant, meaning you had intercourse, you can have a blood test in just a few more days. You do not need to wait until you actually miss. ...Read more

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