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What causes sore breasts can be other than pregnancy or period?

What causes sore breasts can be other than pregnancy or period?

Mastalgia: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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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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What causes sore breast can be other than pregnancy or period?

What causes sore breast can be other than pregnancy or period?

Soreness: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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I've had my period for the last 2 months. With sore breasts and I took about 4 pregancy tests which all said negitive. Why iam i having sore breasts?

I've had my period for the last 2 months. With sore breasts and I took about 4 pregancy tests which all said negitive. Why iam i having sore breasts?

Breast pain: Breast pain can be caused by weight gain, dietary changes, poor fitting bras, changes in exercise patterns, hormonal changes, breast cysts, fibrocystic changes and other causes. Schedule a visit for a breast exam. ...Read more

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I took HCG shot in CD12. Sore breasts for 5 days CD21 till 25.prgnancy test in blood was unclear in the day 15 after HCG shot.what's that mean?

I took HCG shot in CD12. Sore breasts for 5 days CD21 till 25.prgnancy test in blood was unclear in the day 15 after HCG shot.what's that mean?

Hard to say: I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "unclear". If the pregnancy test was negative it means you are either too early to confirm pregnancy or you did not achieve pregnancy this cycle. However, by D27 most serum pregnancy tests would be positive in the setting of a normal pregnancy. I would repeat another pregnancy test in a week and at that point it will be more definitive one way or the other. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy the only cause for sore breasts, other than PMS?

Is pregnancy the only cause for sore breasts, other than PMS?

No: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, SSRI's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period & pregnancy. Your Dr can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Sore breasts 10 days before period. No chance of pregnancy but I keep forgetting to take my pill so I take 2 the next night, could this be the cause?

Maybe but: If you are forgetting to take your birth control pills then you should consider one of the many other options. You are very likely to end of pregnant if this continues. Consider a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and you won't have to worry about the next 5 years. ...Read more

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Swollen and sore breasts for about a week now. Several pregnancy test all negative. Period is 2 weeks away. What can be the cause?

Swollen and sore breasts for about a week now. Several pregnancy test all negative.  Period is 2 weeks away. What can be the cause?

Not pregnant: There are dozens of reasons for sore breasts. You only get pregnant in a cycle during ovulation. That would mean one week ago you were unlikely to have ovulated. Testing before a fetus is fourteen days old is a complete waste of money and energy. Testing when you did is invalid. And, it also proves that your symptoms are not pregnancy related. ...Read more

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What can cause pregnancy symptoms if I'm not pregnant? I have sore breasts I'm tired a lot I'm eating a lot and I'm using the bathroom a lot

What can cause pregnancy symptoms if I'm not pregnant? I have sore breasts I'm tired a lot I'm eating a lot and I'm using the bathroom a lot

Multiple symptoms: Premenstrual hormonal changes can mimic pregnancy. Cravings, breast pain and fatigue are common side effects of high Progesterone levels. Urinary frequency could be from a UTI or uterine fibroids, or just anxiety. But it's also possible that your initial pregnancy test was a false negative. Maybe you should take another? ...Read more

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What could cause breast pain besides pregnancy? Sharp pain around the sides and nipple. Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Should i be worried?

What could cause breast pain besides pregnancy? Sharp pain around the sides and nipple. Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Should i be worried?

Sometimes breast : Pain can occur with pregnancy (but it is not diagnostic). Take a pregnancy test to know one way or another. Pain might occur with period, pregnancy, pms — see your physician if not resolving. ...Read more

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Sore breasts for almost 2 weeks, but negative pregnancy test result? Is it cause my period isn't expected till another 2 weeks?

Sore breasts for almost 2 weeks, but negative pregnancy test result? Is it cause my period isn't expected till another 2 weeks?

Common: Breast tenderness around mid-cycle is extremely common, usually not to worry. A pregnancy test in the first half of the cycle (i.e., 2 weeks before expected period) is not useful, you can't be pregnant then. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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Lmp aug 14. Unusual. Last intercourse auf 12th. Pregnancy rest negative aug 19. Have breast pain. Tightness in rectum fatigue dizzy. What is cause?

Lmp aug 14. Unusual.  Last intercourse auf 12th.  Pregnancy rest negative aug 19. Have breast pain. Tightness in rectum fatigue dizzy. What is cause?

Pregnancy Testing: You tested too soon. That test was wasted money and would automatically be negative. One cannot get an accurate test till at the very least two weeks after the sexual exposure. If your next period is delayed then it is time to retest. If you have not reached the time of your next expected period then you must wait to test. ...Read more

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I have breast tenderness negative pregnancy test I have pcos what could cause 13 days of breast pain?

Mastodynia: Breast tenderness can be due to many factors, pregnancy being the most obvious. Fibrocystic changes of the breast may cause pain which is exaggerated by diet containing caffeinated beverages, colas, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, or smoking, and in some instances fried foods. ...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.

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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Strong lower back ache, nausea, sore breasts abd nipples also had ting of blood after wiping, but pregnancy test shows negative could i be testing to ear?

Strong lower back ache, nausea, sore breasts abd nipples also had ting of blood after wiping, but pregnancy test shows negative could i be testing to ear?

You didn't tell us: When you were testing related to when you ovulated/ had sex. Most women do a standard pregnancy test once they actually miss their period.
An early pregnancy test can be done prior to that. If the first test in negative you can retest in a week or less using the first morning void. Take care. ...Read more

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What would cause tightness in chest. Bloating. Breast pain. Low back pain. Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Pregnancy test negative.

What would cause tightness in chest. Bloating. Breast pain. Low back pain.  Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Pregnancy test negative.

See physician: Any tightness in chest should be evaluated by a physician. These sound like unrelated symptoms but a basic history and physician with lab tests may help to find the cause(s). ...Read more

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What is the cause of my sore breasts?

What is the cause of my sore breasts?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...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