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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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I am experiencing breast tenderness to touch. My period is 1 week late but I have taken 3 pregnancy test all which came back negative.

I am experiencing  breast tenderness to touch. My period is 1 week late but I have taken 3 pregnancy test all which came back negative.

Hormonal effect: I suggest a GYN breast exam and evaluation of your female and thyroid hormones. Additionally, this may be the result of wearing tight or push up bras. I would also suggest a blood pregnancy test and a prolactin level. ...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


Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more