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Does breast tenderness appear right before a missed period if pregnant or before?

Does breast tenderness appear right before a missed period if pregnant or before?

Tenderness is common: Breast tenderness is common before, after and during one's period. Breast can also be tender during pregnancy. Tenderness occurs when there is an increase in our female hormones (stress can also be a factor). If you think you may be pregnant, then call your doctor for an evaluation or take pregnancy test from the drug store. ...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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Would breast tenderness occur just 5 days after ovulation if pregnant? Would pregnancy happen this soon? Perhaps ovulation occurred sooner?

Would breast tenderness occur just 5 days after ovulation if pregnant? Would pregnancy happen this soon? Perhaps ovulation occurred sooner?

Possible: Breast tenderness is a result of Progesterone hormone production after ovulation. Pregnant cycles may have higher Progesterone production leading to more breast symptoms. However, these symptoms cannot be used as a pregnancy test. If you miss your cycle, make sure to check a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Fibrocystic: This is most likely fibrocystic breast changes. Limiting caffeine may reduce tenderness. Obviously if you miss a period, check a pregnancy test ...Read more

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What can breast tenderness before period feel like?

What can breast tenderness before period feel like?

Varies: It is different for each person. The pain or discomfort can be described as burning, stabbing, sharp, dull, squeezing and shooting. Many people do not get pain at all. ...Read more

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Pinch like cramps 7 days after ovulation. Could this be a early pregnancy sign?

Pinch like cramps 7 days after ovulation. Could this be a early pregnancy sign?

Not a reliable way: A pinch like cramp is not a reliable symptom to help determine if someone is pregnant or not. You will have to wait another week to see if you miss your pregnancy test. If so then check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Extremely sore breats and nipples a week before expected period could it be PMS or possible pregnancy?

Extremely sore breats and nipples a week before expected period could it be PMS or possible pregnancy?

Any...: It could be any of them. If you suspect pregnancy get a home based test done especially if your period is also not normal. If you have been experiencing this a few days before your period then PMS can also present with these type of symptoms along with mood swings, pelvic discomfort, weight gain (around 3-5 lbs just those few days before). ...Read more

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Brownish discharge( never happened before menstrual) tender/sore breast fatigue high appitete menstrual 2 days away could i be pregnant?

Brownish discharge( never happened before menstrual) tender/sore breast fatigue high appitete  menstrual 2 days away could i be pregnant?

EPT: Brownish discharge can be old mentrual blood. I f you have been having regualr cycles i would advise you obtain an HCG blood test for pregnancy. Have you missed previous cycles.. A warm water douche will clean out any old menstrual blood in the back of the vagina. ...Read more

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8days past ovulation with NO usual breast pain. What could this be. May be pregnancy or hormones?

8days past ovulation with NO usual breast pain. What could this be. May be pregnancy or hormones?

Probably normal : It's probably nothing, just how your body responded this cycle. If your period is late, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Are cramps and breast tenderness a week before expected period abnormal?

Are cramps and breast tenderness a week before expected period abnormal?

Premenstrual syndrom: Having cramps and breast tenderness before menses can be a normal premenstrual occurrence esp if it occurs monthly and is resolved at the onset or just after the start of flow. ...Read more

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When does vomiting start during pregnancy. Can it start within 2-3 weeks. Does monthly cycle always gets delayed or stopped if a women conceived.

When does vomiting start during pregnancy. Can it start within 2-3 weeks.  Does monthly cycle always gets delayed or stopped if a women conceived.

Nausea and vomiting: Is frequent in early pregnancy but does not always occur. Periods almost always stop when pregnant but very rarely some women continue to have some type of cyclic discharge during their pregnancy. ...Read more

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After implantion bleeding, can regular period can be happen or not?

After implantion bleeding, can regular period can be happen or not?

Usually not: Very few individuals that are pregnant will have any type of bleeding at the next expected time. If a heavy menstrual flow occurs pregnancy is usually not possible. If there's any question then do a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tender breasts before their period and even though tenderness was caused by pms, pregnancy still occurred?

Is it possible to have tender breasts before their period and even though tenderness was caused by pms, pregnancy still occurred?

Possibly: Home pregnancy tests won't turn positive until about the time you'd start your next expected period. If it's not positive then, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

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Spotting 7days before period. Do not have cramps or breast pains or pregnancy symptoms. I usually have breast pains before period. What does this mean?

Spotting 7days before period. Do not have cramps or breast pains or pregnancy symptoms. I usually have breast pains before period. What does this mean?

Could be normal: Occasional spotting/ irregular periods can be perfectly normal. Anything that throws off your hormones (antibiotics, stress, travel, diet change, exercise level change) can cause this, and it should return to normal after another cycle or two. If you have any reason to believe you could be pregnant, though, take a test. And get seen if you have discharge with the spotting or foul odor. ...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