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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


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Had sex on 2/9. Lmp was 2/2. Now is it 3/9 and no period. I had 4 pregancy test all neg (4 days late). Could I be preg? Exp: breast tenderness/cramp

Had sex on 2/9. Lmp was 2/2. Now is it 3/9 and no period. I had 4 pregancy test all neg (4 days late). Could I be preg? Exp: breast tenderness/cramp

Unlikely: Given 4 negative tests it is unlikely you are pregnant, especially if they were taken with an early morning urine. These could be premenstrual symptoms. If you have still not gotten your period in a week you should retest. ...Read more

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Does breast tenderness come and go in early pregnancy? I'm 7 w 2 d

Does breast tenderness come and go in early pregnancy? I'm 7 w 2 d

Yes: It can linger throughout pregnancy. If one breast becomes more painful or swollen speak to your doctor, ultimately, don't hesitate t obring this up. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breast tenderness and swelling to fluctuate during early pregnancy?

Is it normal for my breast tenderness and swelling to fluctuate during early pregnancy?

Yes.: The hormonal changes of pregnancy are massive and can cause unpredictable effects on the individual woman. Fluctuating breast tenderness and water retention are certainly anticipated in early pregnancy and beyond. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy?

Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy?

None: Before you have actually missed your period there is no qualitative difference in breast tenderness, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between hormones controlling early pregnancy and that controlling PMS (causing headache, breast tenderness)?

Is there a difference between hormones controlling early pregnancy and that controlling PMS (causing headache, breast tenderness)?

Hormones: There are two major hormones in the non-pregnant women that are responsible for her symptoms during the cycle - estrogen and progesteron. During pregnancy again estrogen and progesteron are present and playing important roles, but there are other hormones present that are not present in a non-pregnant woman such as HCG - human chorionic gonadotropin. That's why pregnancy has different symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it common to have breast tenderness & tiredness as early as 6 days after having sex? What's the earliest you can have pregnancy symptoms?

Is it common to have breast tenderness & tiredness as early as 6 days after having sex? What's the earliest you can have pregnancy symptoms?

Uncommon: It would be very unlikely after only 6 days. It days 2-7 days for the fertilized egg to implant, then several days for the pregnancy hormones to start increasing - hcg, progesterone, etc. Most people don't have symptoms until 2-4 weeks post-sexual activity.

Good Luck!

Dr. S ...Read more

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Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Fibrocystic: This is most likely fibrocystic breast changes. Limiting caffeine may reduce tenderness. Obviously if you miss a period, check a pregnancy test ...Read more

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No period for months, tender breasts, pregnanacy tets negative?

No period for months, tender breasts, pregnanacy tets negative?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex on 3/29 took Plan B 3/30 got early short period 4/6 full of clots soaked a couple tampons now 4/16 nauseas and breast tenderness?

Had unprotected sex on 3/29 took Plan B 3/30 got early short period 4/6 full of clots soaked a couple tampons now 4/16 nauseas and breast tenderness?

Test: Please do not ask us to guess. Physicians never guess when it comes to pregnancy. If you are worried, go get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What would cause one sided breast pain? My period is late, neg pregnancy test, and sore left breast. Breast soreness feels similar to PMS type pain.

Need for examination: There are many causes of breast pain, including: abscess, fat necrosis, fibrocystic disease, ductal dilatation, breast cancer etc. It would be prudent to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for pregnancy symptoms to go away around nine weeks (like n/v and breast tenderness?)

Is it normal for pregnancy symptoms to go away around nine weeks (like n/v and breast tenderness?)

Yes: Frequently pregnancy symptoms are worse very early in pregnancy and tend to improve as you get close 14 weeks and beyond. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Breast tenderness down the side of only one breast? What could be causing this? Pregnancy unlikely.

Breast tenderness down the side of only one breast? What could be causing this? Pregnancy unlikely.

Pulled muscle: If only pain and no masses are felt, this could be due to a pulled muscle. If you are able to reproduce the pain by either moving your arm a particular way or massaging the tender area; it is most likely a pulled muscle. If it does not improve, see you doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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How to alleviate extreme breast tenderness and swelling during pregnancy?

How to alleviate extreme breast tenderness and swelling during pregnancy?

Breast tenderness: This is a common symptom of pregnancy. There is no magic solution. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen (maximum 1 gram every 6 hours). Wear a sports bra. Your symptoms should improve as the pregnancy progresses. Don't take motrin, alleve, or Aspirin in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What makes breast tenderness or sore beside pregnancy?

What makes breast tenderness or sore beside pregnancy?

Reasons: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period ; pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are slight nausea and breast tenderness pregnancy symptoms?

Are slight nausea and breast tenderness pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: That being said, many other conditions may cause this combination of symptoms. ...Read more

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Common reasons for breast tenderness besides PMS and pregnancy?

Common reasons for breast tenderness besides PMS and pregnancy?

Fibrocystic changes: Breast tenderness is a common symptom of fibrocystic changes. Try reducing caffeine and chocolate and taking extra vitamin e. ...Read more

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Is it ok not to see too much vaginal discharge just finish 9wks of pregnancy and sometimes no breast tenderness please answer?

Is it ok not to see too much vaginal discharge just finish 9wks of pregnancy and sometimes no breast tenderness please answer?

Normal: It is perfectly acceptable to not have unpleasant symptoms during pregnancy. Many people have wonderful nice pregnancies. ...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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I'm 9 days late, cramps and breast tenderness (usual) but very mild and 2 negative pregnancy tests. What is the chance that I am pregnant?

I'm 9 days late, cramps and breast tenderness (usual) but very mild and 2 negative pregnancy tests. What is the chance that I am pregnant?

Maybe maybe not: See your gyn and do a blood preg test that way u will know for certain or if u need to know this wkend go to an urgent visit center or er that can run the test today. ...Read more

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I have always had breast tenderness a week before period but not this time and I am suppose to start today. Can this be a sign of pregnancy?

I have always had breast tenderness a week before period but not this time and I am suppose to start today. Can this be a sign of pregnancy?

Doubtful: Pregnancy is noted for causing an increase in breast tenderness so it is not likely that decrease breast tenderness would herald a pregnancy. But a pregnancy test can be done now and would answer the question for sure. Good Luck. ...Read more

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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


Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more