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Doctor insights on: Can I Wear An Underwire Bra While Pregnant

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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My breasts are becoming bigger. In a space of a year I have had to wear bras a size bigger. Why is this so? I am not pregnant.

My breasts are becoming bigger. In a space of a year I have had to wear bras a size bigger. Why is this so? I am not pregnant.

Likely normal: How old are you? It is very likely that normal hormonal changes are affecting the size of your breasts. If you become bigger than dd, you may wish to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Condom fell off 6/9/15.. 3 day period 6/19/15 Boobs have been hurting since 6/30. Can't wear a bra! Can't sleep. Could I be pregnant?

Condom fell off 6/9/15.. 3 day period 6/19/15 
Boobs have been hurting since 6/30. Can't wear a bra! Can't sleep. Could I be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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My breasts feel sore (esp my left one) but they are better when I wear a bra. I took a pregnancy test but it was negative, and no other symptoms?

My breasts feel sore (esp my left one) but they are better when I wear a bra. I took a pregnancy test but it was negative, and no other symptoms?

Mastitis?: In pregnancy as well as during the few premenstrual days breasts can feel sore due to hormonal stimulation; this however affects both breasts; if only one breast is sore it may be due to inflammation (if it also feels warmer than the other side) or allergic reaction (if it itches). Needs a physical exam by a physician ...Read more

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Tender, throbbing nipples. Not pregnant, occurs at random, can't wear a bra or shirt, not from chaffing, made better with ice pack or nothing touching?

Tender, throbbing nipples. Not pregnant, occurs at random, can't wear a bra or shirt, not from chaffing, made better with ice pack or nothing touching?

Dermatologist: Consider seeing a dermatologist. This speciality is the best at looking at skin and topical irritation. They can do an exam and determine what testing or treatment may be beneficial. In the meantime consider using a topical nipple cream available over the counter. There are many. Check in the breastfeeding section of the pharmacy ...Read more

Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more