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I have been having sore nipples for the past 2 wks, after my menstrual, but after taking two pregnancy tests they both say negative. what could it be?

I have been having sore nipples for the past 2 wks, after my menstrual, but after taking two pregnancy tests they both say negative. what could it be?

Hormonal response: Breast tissue, particularly the areola/nipple complex, is sensitive to hormonal fluctuations. More specifically, inflammatory changes, locally, can result in such symptoms. Along these lines, an anti-inflammatory medication like Motrin can sometimes be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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More viable veins on breasts/nipples including little dark blue ones, what could be causing this? (Excluding pregnancy and menstrual cycle)

More viable veins on breasts/nipples including little dark blue ones, what could be causing this? (Excluding pregnancy and menstrual cycle)

Probably normal : With age under 20, it is unusual to find very serious breast abnormalities. Remember that breast tissue may swell at various times throughout the menstrual cycle. Some superficial veins may become more prominent throughout your cycle. It is not normal to find a mass or bump that you can feel or if you have nipple discharge. If you have pain and specific part of your breast, it's good to see a Doc. ...Read more

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Why is my menstrual cycle lasting 10 days and no sign if stopping? I have has really sore nipples and i really moody. Can you help please?

Why is my menstrual cycle lasting 10 days and no sign if stopping? I have has really sore nipples and i really moody. Can you help please?

Heavy periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated.If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Are tender nipples always only a sign of a menstural cycle time?

Not necessarily : There are many causes, including menses, pregnancy, trauma, or nursing. ...Read more

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What are the causes of soreness of breast and nipples besides pregnancy?

Breasts sore: Some women experience this just before or at time of menstruation. Friction against clothing can cause pain of nipples. ...Read more

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Af is 3 days late negative pregnacy test. Tender breast feeling sick in am. And nipple r going dark. What's going on????

Af is 3 days late negative pregnacy test. Tender breast feeling sick in am. And nipple r going dark. What's going on????

Wait..: Wait another week and repeat pregnancy test. Most urine pregnancy tests are positive by the 8th week. If this is not related to pregnancy then hormonal imbalances could be a possibility. You need to see your doctor and get blood work done in order to find out. ...Read more

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Thought i receive my menstral cuz its due and i was cramping with tender nipples but it turned out to be spotting, what is the cause of this?

Thought i receive my menstral cuz its due and i was cramping with tender nipples but it turned out to be spotting, what is the cause of this?

Assuming you are not: Pregnant could be due to a hormone problem and u amy have built up less endometrial tissue than normal so please see a gyn as u need an exam, blood work and a pelvic ultrasound, that is what I do with my pts in coral springs and boca raton. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more