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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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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. James Lin
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