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What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

Swelling: The breasts are a collection of cysts and ducts. Early on the cysts swell with fluid. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. ...Read more

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Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period (negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period (negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Too soon to test: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the 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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During my pregnancy and my breast feeding I've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?

During my pregnancy and my breast feeding I've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?

Yes: Pregnancy gingivitis.

But, you can do a lot to minimize the problem, which includes: more frequent professional teeth cleaning (every 3-4 months), perfect oral hygiene (quality electric toothbrush, floss, stimudents or rotapoints to "toughen" up the gums), good sleep, good diet, less stress, etc. ...Read more

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During the first weeks of pregnancy how will my breast look?

During the first weeks of pregnancy how will my breast look?

Nothing specific: Usually the areola around the nipple darkens and the small white bumps get more prominent. Veins in the skin may become more pronounced. Some women will notice all of those in early pregnancy while others will not. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under breast during pregnancy?

Sharp pain under breast during pregnancy?

Maybe normal: Some breast discomfort is normal during pregnancy as the breasts enlarged. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help decrease pain. Wear a supportive bra and eliminate caffeine. ...Read more

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What can I do if my breasts are sore during pregnancy?

What can I do if my breasts are sore during pregnancy?

Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 may help decrease breast tenderness in early pregnancy. Most of the tenderness later in pregnancy may be related to increased breast size without upgrading to a bigger, better bra. ...Read more

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Why does 1 breast hurt more then the other during 5 weeks pregnancy?

Why does 1 breast hurt more then the other during 5 weeks pregnancy?

Normal: You probably have more breast tissue on one side than the other. But since you are pregnant and will see an OB soon, they will feel your breast to make sure that nothing else is going on. Congratulations. ...Read more

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At what month do a females breast began to make milk during pregnancy?

At what month do a females breast began to make milk during pregnancy?

Lactation Start?: There is no definitive time that pre-lactation begins in a pregnancy; some women experience the onset of a unilateral or bilateral clear discharge as early as 13 weeks; others, as late as 32 weeks or beyond. Tho set of lactation is merely a sign that hormone levels that stimulate lactation have reached "operational" levels, and that you are rest to breast feed when the moment arrives! ...Read more

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My breast didn't grow at all during pregnancy. Most of my friends went up cup sizes. Is this because I don't have much breast tissue?

Possible: Growth of breast tissue depends on how many cells all responsive to the hormone available. Not to worry you can always augment to breast at a later time if you want to. ...Read more

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I have inverted nipples they come out only during cold or stimulation. I also hv saggy breasts. Is it normal? M a virgin. Will pregnancy correct this?

I have inverted nipples they come out only during cold or stimulation. I also hv saggy breasts. Is it normal? M a virgin. Will pregnancy correct this?

Normal: Normal to have inverted nipples. Common in women as well as men.
Not sure what HV refers to but 'saggy' breasts could be due to size or normal genetics. If it's a cosmetic issue you could address it with a plastics doctor.

Pregnancy will make your breasts fuller but generally with age and after pregnancy your breasts may develop stretch marks or lose more fat so might be worse, hard to say. ...Read more

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Post weight loss upper pole fullness of breasts gone. Age 23.will gaining weight reverse it? During pregnancy will the breasts fill in & become larger?

Post weight loss upper pole fullness of breasts gone. Age 23.will gaining weight reverse it? During pregnancy will the breasts fill in & become larger?

Probably, yes: Probably yes, as the breasts take on fat and glandular material to ready themselves for their designated function of future breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

Yes: Boy is it! One of the hormones of pregnancy stimulates the breasts to enlarge and start producing milk. This can make your breasts very sore. A good supportive bra can help. ...Read more

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I it normal for my breast to burn during pregnancy?

That can happen: Due to ^ fluid stretching the breast. ...Read more

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Does breast soreness come and go during pregnancy?

Does breast soreness come and go during pregnancy?

It may: That is not an uncommon experience. As your hormonal levels change and milk production begins you may experience soreness in the breast. ...Read more

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Why did I develop a mole on my breast during pregnancy?

Why did I develop a mole on my breast during pregnancy?

Mole and pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy will often cause character changes in existing moles and occasionally bring out new moles. If any question show the mole to your dermatologist ...Read more

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How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

Prep for lactation: In the first weeks of pregnancy there is breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola (the area around the nipple), darkening of the areola. Later in pregnancy the breasts enlarge. All of these occur in preparation for feeding the newborn. Every pregnant woman should consider these as welcome changes and an opportunity to provide her baby nourishment. ...Read more

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How do your breasts change before and after pregnancy?

How do your breasts change before and after pregnancy?

Breasts get swollen: Breasts get swollen and grow in size during pregnancy they start getting bigger around 6to8weeks and grow throughout the pregnancy, some women will even have stretch marks on the breasts.
After pregnancy if you breast feed the baby the breasts remain engorged with milk. After you stop breast feeding or do not breast feed. Your breasts may or may not return to size and shape as before pregnancy. ...Read more

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How soon in pregnancy can you see or feel a change in your breasts?

How soon in pregnancy can you see or feel a change in your breasts?

5-6 weeks is common: After a missed period, most women feel breast fullness and soreness. This may also start before a missed period and may be mistaken for the usual symptoms of a period that is about to start. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, what makes your breasts increase in size?

During pregnancy, what makes your breasts increase in size?

Breast Size: This occurs in response to hormonal changes in the body. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, what hormones/chemicals make your breasts increase in size?

During pregnancy, what hormones/chemicals make your breasts increase in size?

Estrogen: There are a ton of hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. The main culprit of breast tenderness is Estrogen. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

No: Drinking milk is good for you and the baby and most women's breasts usually become larger from the pregnancy. ...Read more