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Hi, I was wondering how long after conception does a woman experience pregnancy symptoms? I had my period on sept 30, 2011 and my husband and I had unprotected sex on oct 15, 2011. I have been feeling sick to my stomach throughout the day and my breasts

Hi, I was wondering how long after conception does a woman experience pregnancy symptoms? I had my period on sept 30, 2011 and my husband and I had unprotected sex on oct 15, 2011. I have been feeling sick to my stomach throughout the day and my breasts

The: The symptoms of pregnancy can start once implantation occurs. This typically happens about 8-10 days after ovulation. Based on your LMP of 8/30/11, you likely ovulated on or around 10/14/11, if in fact you conceived, then the timing for pregnancy symptoms is consistent. There are early prediction pregnancy tests in stores that can predict pregnancy a week before your next period is due. I suggest you take one to be sure, or you can always follow up with your primary care provider or gynecologist for testing.
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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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What could be the problem when a woman whom is not pregnant, has milk coming out of her breasts.

What could be the problem when a woman whom is not pregnant, has milk coming out of her breasts.

Could be an issue: This may or may not truly be milk. In some cases, discharge may not be worrisome, but in other instances it can signal more serious issues. If it continues, you should see a gyn. Read more

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Why do women's breasts grow in pregnancy?

Why do women's breasts grow in pregnancy?

Pregnancy: A woman's breasts enlarge during pregnancy because estrogen is stimulating the milk ducts to enlarge to produce milk to feed the baby. Read more

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Do women's breasts shrink back to pre-pregnancy size after having a baby?

Do women's breasts shrink back to pre-pregnancy size after having a baby?

Usually: For most women the breast enlargement associated with pregnancy and lactation is temporary. Within 3 to 6 months after delivery (if not breastfeeding) the breasts are back to their normal prepregnancy state. For breastfeeding moms, the breasts generally return to normal by about 6 months after stopping nursing. Read more

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How far along in a pregnancy does a woman have to be before her breasts hurt?

How far along in a pregnancy does a woman have to be before her breasts hurt?

After positive test: Some women have breast soreness quite early in pregnancy. However, breast soreness from pregnancy won't occur until after a positive pregnancy test, usually after a missed period. Read more

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Can a womans breast lactate without being pregnant?

Can a womans breast lactate without being pregnant?

Yes, but usually not: A woman's breast may lactate but usually this indicates a hormonal imbalance with the pituitary gland. If this is happening then you should be examined by a physician and may need blood test to check hormone levels. Read more

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Why do pregnant women have swollen breasts? What is the biological reason behind it?

Why do pregnant women have swollen breasts? What is the biological reason behind it?

Hormones: In the pregnant women, her ovaries and other organs will produce hormones to support the uterus and the pregnancy. These also tend to cause breast gland growth and engorgement over the time of the pregnancy to get her body ready to nurse the infant after birth. Read more

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What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

Prolactin: Breast milk is made in your breasts in response to a hormone produced in your pituitary called prolactin. Sometimes galactorrhea (milk production in the absence of a pregnancy) can be due to a tumor in the pituitary. Consider seeing a doctor to have your prolactin levels checked. Good luck! Read more

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Can you please tell me about the effects of a pregnancy on a woman's breasts?

Can you please tell me about the effects of a pregnancy on a woman's breasts?

Breast changes: During pregnancy breasts can become more tender which will diminish with time. The breasts enlarge and blood vessels on the breast may also become larger. The nipples and aveola become larger and darker. Read more

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Curious: why would breasts produce milk with certain medication in non-pregnant women and what would this mean?

Curious: why would breasts produce milk with certain medication in non-pregnant women and what would this mean?

It's benign.: Some medications may cause alteration in hormone production or secretion. This may lead to stimulation of milk producing cells or glands in the breast and causes milk production or secretion. This is benign (not pathological) and should not cause any medical problems or harm. It's more of an inconvenience than any serious health problems or issues. Read more

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Why do breast cancers grow fast in young pregnant women?

Why do breast cancers grow fast in young pregnant women?

Hormone driven: Some (but not all) types of breast cancer are driven (feed off) by hormones. Therefore in pregnant women with high hormones level, breast cancer may grow faster. It is analogous to how hormone replacement therapy has been linked to breast cancer in older women. Read more

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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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Can pregnant women take medications or will it affect their breast milk?

Can pregnant women take medications or will it affect their breast milk?

Varies with the med: Some medications will transfer into breast milk and some do not. Whether or not their use is safe during breastfeeding is specific to the medication and or the dose. Discuss anything you need to take with the doc, letting them know your concern. Read more

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If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

Possibly: In the old days "wet nurses" would breast feed another woman's baby for a prolonged period, but most of these wet nurses originally started lactating from their own pregnancies. Read more

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How to get rid of the breast itchiness of a pregnant woman.?

How to get rid of the breast itchiness of a pregnant woman.?

Breast itchiness: Expanding size can lead to itching. If skin is dry - try use of moisturizer. Read more

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