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Doctor insights on: Breast Tenderness During Ovulation Or Early Pregnancy Symptoms

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Your breasts may provide the first signs to you that you are pregnant. Women's breasts often get extremely tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. These changes are preparing you for breastfeeding. The size may increase throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is important to wear a bra that fits and supports your breasts throughout your pregnancy. Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will darken early in pregnancy. By weeks 12-14, you may start leaking colostrum from your breasts. Colostrum is a fluid made up of water, proteins, minerals, and antibodies that you will feed your baby for the first few days ...Read more


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Would breast tenderness occur just 5 days after ovulation if pregnant? Would pregnancy happen this soon? Perhaps ovulation occurred sooner?

Would breast tenderness occur just 5 days after ovulation if pregnant? Would pregnancy happen this soon? Perhaps ovulation occurred sooner?

Possible: Breast tenderness is a result of Progesterone hormone production after ovulation. Pregnant cycles may have higher Progesterone production leading to more breast symptoms. However, these symptoms cannot be used as a pregnancy test. If you miss your cycle, make sure to check a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness and soreness disappear after ovulation is this normal?

Breast pain: Due to hormonal changes at the time of ovulation, sometimes women can experience breast discomfort. Have in mind that Progesterone levels start increasing around this time as well, and Progesterone has an effect on breast tissue. Patients your age should always have a mammogram done and physical exam to rule out other more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Can ovulation cause light depression and breast tenderness?

Can ovulation cause light depression and breast tenderness?

Yes: Definitely. Many symptoms are experienced differently by different women, but these are two big ones. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between pms breast tenderness of from ovulation? I used an opk this month without receiving a positive yet.

How do I tell the difference between pms breast tenderness of from ovulation? I used an opk this month without receiving a positive yet.

Check other symptoms: The breast discomfort from PMS, from ovulation, and from early pregnancy can all feel similar. Check other parameters of your body to help decide which is which, such as cervical mucous consistency, timing of your cycle, over the counter ovulation kits, pregnancy tests, etc. ...Read more

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Can I have breast tenderness and stretchy mucus after ovulation? If not how would I know?

Can I have breast tenderness and stretchy mucus after ovulation? If not how would I know?

Ovulation: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, SSRI's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period & pregnancy. Mucus can be quite variable. ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness a sign of coming ovulation after being of Depo-Provera prevera for 4 months?

Not on depo: If you're on depo (and by now you should have had your second shot) your body will not ovulate. (depo prevents ovulation.. Thats how it works). ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness a sign of coming ovulation after being off the Depo-Provera shot for 4 months?

Is breast tenderness a sign of coming ovulation after being off  the Depo-Provera shot for 4 months?

Maybe: Breast tenderness in this situation is due to resumption of some normal functioning of your ovaries. It doesn't necessarily indicate ovulation however. And remember, you might become pregnant even before you see your first period after stopping depop shots. It would be safest to check this possibility out. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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