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Swollen breasts nipples?

Bra fit: Too much friction from poorly fitting bras can cause this. If its one side or doesn't improve, you should have it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Breasts Engorged (Definition)

Breasts are swollen and firm due to breast milk excess. This often happens when milk production exceeds amount of milk baby is taking. Engorgement also occurs when "milk comes in" switching from colostrum to mature milk ...Read more


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Will breast pumping make my boobs perky?

Will breast pumping make my boobs perky?

Temporarily: After breast feeding is gone, usually so is "perky". ...Read more

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Are breast veins prominent during menstruation?

Are breast veins prominent during menstruation?

Yes: Changes in hormones can cause enlargement of the breast and dilation of the veins, making the veins more visible. Totally within the spectrum of normal. If they bother you, a vein specialist or phlebologist can perform sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Boobs veiny and tender through ovulation?

Boobs veiny and tender through ovulation?

Although probably: Normal, see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive and sore nipples. Here you will find many answers on this subject. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/sensitive-nipples. ...Read more

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Are larger breasts softer than smaller breasts?

Probably: Most of the mass of the breast is fat, so larger breast are generally more fatty tissue. Hence softer. Though I am not aware of any studies that confirm my impression, i believe it is true. ...Read more

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Can women with inward nipples breastfeed?

Inverted nipples!: They invariably turn outward when the breasts are engorged with milk! it rarely is an issue! ...Read more

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Underwired bra causing inflammation under breast?

Underwired bra causing inflammation under breast?

That can happen.: This may mean that you are wearing the incorrect bra size or a design that isn't right for you. If the bra is worn out -it can also cause more pressure. Up to 85% of american women are wearing an incorrect cup or band size (or both). Encourage you to go to a specialty bra stop for a fitting ; consultation. Having the correct support will add to your comfort ; breast health. ...Read more

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Nipples swollen, breast feel heavy, viens in breast, mood swings, backache. Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Nipples swollen,  breast feel heavy, viens in breast, mood swings, backache.  Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Most likely: Why don't do you do pregnancy test to be sure you can do at home if positive than schedule with your physician. ...Read more

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Cramping, sore breasts and nipples from birth control?

Cramping, sore breasts and nipples from birth control?

From hormones: Any hormonal method of birth control could possibly cause cramping, sore breasts and nipples. Both the estrogen and Progesterone in bcp can cause this. When this happens to my patients i switch to lower estrogen dose pill and/or to a pill with a different progesterone, and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Could dimpling breasts always signal breast cancer?

Could dimpling breasts always signal breast cancer?

Not always: But it can be, so if you notice new dimpling in your breasts, please see your doc asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breasts engorged?

What is the definition or description of: Breasts engorged?

Breasts engorged: Breasts are swollen and firm due to breast milk excess. This often happens when milk production exceeds amount of milk baby is taking. Engorgement also occurs when "milk comes in" switching from colostrum to mature milk several days after birth. ...Read more

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How can I relieve engorged breasts due to prolactinoma when can't take medication?

How can I relieve engorged breasts due to prolactinoma when can't take medication?

Endocrinologist: You may want to check with an endocrinologist. There are a variety of different medications, many that are new for the treatment of prolactinomas. Also, depending on the location of the prolactinoma you may consider surgery. For example, prolactinomas of the pituitary gland are very effectively and safely treated with neurosurgery. It is something to investigate. ...Read more

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Im 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal?Plz advice

Im 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal?Plz advice

Normal: A bit unusual, but definitely normal. If this is not your first baby, it is much more common. Nevertheless, it's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Presently having a heavy period with clots, on 4th cycle day, engorged breasts, bloating, fatigue.Could i be pregnant? Should i take a hpt?

Presently having a heavy period with clots, on 4th cycle day, engorged breasts, bloating, fatigue.Could i be pregnant? Should i take a hpt?

Period: If you are having a period, you would not be pregnant. If you are more concerned about the period being heavy, see your gyn dr. For eval. If you were not due for your period, or the period was very late with heavy bleeding, than that is a different story, and you should still see the gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

Evaluation: Get it checked out by your PCP as soon as possible more importantly because of your significant family history and don,t delay. Good luck and happy new year in advance ...Read more

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Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat.Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs & you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 15 age boy ,my breast swelling?

What to do if I'm a 15 age boy ,my breast swelling?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. Let your parents know about this. ...Read more

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Pls can ovulation cause breast swelling?

Pls can ovulation cause breast swelling?

That is possible.: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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If I am pregnant why isn't my breast swelling and why am i not having morning sickness?

Not everyone: Not all women will have noticeable pregnancy symptoms. It also depends on what gestational age the pregnancy is. Breast tenderness and morning sickness are most common between 6 and 12 weeks gestational age. ...Read more

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Is breast swelling during my period normal.?

Is breast swelling during my period normal.?

Very common: Breasts swelling +/- tenderness is very common around the time of menstruation and is rarely to worry about. Swelling and bloating is usually lowest right after your period is done. ...Read more

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How much time does breast swelling last after menustration?

How much time does breast swelling last after menustration?

Usually a week: This is related to the preovulatory estrogen surge from the ovaries, after ovulation progesterone becomes dominant. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breast swelling after pacemaker surgery?

Is it normal to have breast swelling after pacemaker surgery?

Not usually: There can be some swelling around the area where the pacemaker was placed. If it extends much beyond that area, i would discuss this with the doctor who placed the pacemaker. Certainly, the entire breast should not be swollen. ...Read more

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How early can you feel pregnancy symptoms like breast swelling?

How early can you feel pregnancy symptoms like breast swelling?

Fairly quickly: Everyone is different, but some symptoms may be apparent when you are even a couple of days late. They will become most noticeable starting a week or two later. ...Read more

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What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

Mastitis: Mastitis is almost always associated with redness and tenderness of the skin of the breast. It may involve a small or large area of the breast. A fever may occur. These symptoms will persist even after breast feeding. Treatment usually requires oral antibiotics and continued breast feeding. ...Read more

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Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

No: Your body's hormone production that begins the lactation process does not just shut off after an abortion, and may get activated somehow by the process. This effect has nothing to do with the success or failure of the abortion itself ...Read more

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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