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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

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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Dizziness headaches increase cervical mucus breast tenderness. What are these symptoms of?

Dizziness headaches increase cervical mucus breast tenderness. What are these symptoms of?

PMS or pituitary: If these symptoms occur before periods it could all be due to pms. If not, a pituitary tumor (prolactinoma) could be the cause. Blood test for prolactin and a brain MRI is the way to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got off birth control last month abd ever since then my period hasn't started yet I have all the symptoms breast tenderness i'm not pregnant?

I got off birth control last month abd ever since then my period hasn't started yet I have all the symptoms breast tenderness i'm not pregnant?

No period no period: It is very common not to get your regular period after stopping bcp's. If you have used contraception each and every time from that point on; then it is unlikely you're pregnant. Wait another cycle or two, and if you don't have a period see your gyn for an appt. He/she may have to bring on your period. ...Read more

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Extremely tender breasts, period symptoms for 1 wk, took pregnancy test last fri. Negative. Period not due for 11 days, on birth control. Help?

Extremely tender breasts, period symptoms for 1 wk, took pregnancy test last fri. Negative. Period not due for 11 days, on birth control. Help?

Hormones: Very tender breasts can be caused by a change in your normal hormones, by the hormones in birth control pills, occasionally by more caffeine or chocolate than usual, and by pregnancy. If it is due to hormones this will go away on its own by your period. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is breast tenderness a symptom of breast cancer?

I need your expertise, is breast tenderness a symptom of breast cancer?

Possibly: Breast cancer sx's can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of the breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under the arm(s). For risk factors seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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