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Doctor insights on: Early Pregnancy Sore Nipples But Not Breasts

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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I'm 11 days late, negative pregnancy tests, sore nipples but not breasts, feel a little bit sick on occasion, and I'm emotional, could I still be pregnant?

I'm 11 days late, negative pregnancy tests, sore nipples but not breasts, feel a little bit sick on occasion, and I'm emotional, could I still be pregnant?

Late for Menses?: If your urine pregnancy tests are negative, it is unlikely that you are pregnant, but a blood pregnancy test is more sensitive. Also, depending on your age, being late for your period is not unusual. Some of the symptoms can be those of mild PMS. If you had any spotting or bleeding, it could be considered a period. If you missed your period, you many get it if about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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My period is 1 week late. Lots of thick, mucus like discharge. Sore nipples & breasts. 2 negative pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?

My period is 1 week late. Lots of thick, mucus like discharge. Sore nipples & breasts. 2 negative pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Is sore nipples caused by partner sucking your breast or pregnancy I'm ttc my af 4d late back pain on and off watery milky sometime stretchy discharg?

Is sore nipples caused by partner sucking your breast or pregnancy I'm ttc my af 4d late back pain on and off watery milky sometime stretchy discharg?

Pregnant?: Sore nipples could be related to either or both. The only real way to get an answer about whether you are pregnant is w a pregnancy test. Some early pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy as early as 6 days before your anticipated period. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took 3 pregnancy tests and they all came back negative, had my period and yet I still see veins on breasts and sort of sore nipples. Am I pregnant?

I took 3 pregnancy tests and they all came back negative, had my period and yet I still see veins on breasts and sort of sore nipples. Am I pregnant?

No: If your pregnancy tests were done at the correct time and are negative, then no. Veins and sore nipples are not good signs of pregnancy. All the best. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of pregnancy: sore nipples, itchy breasts/tummy, n/v, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, moody, but I started spotting today could I be pg?

I have symptoms of pregnancy: sore nipples, itchy breasts/tummy, n/v, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, moody, but I started spotting today could I be pg?

Take a test: Don't guess. 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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What does it mean if I have sore nipples but not sore breasts?

What does it mean if I have sore nipples but not sore breasts?

Sore nipples: It means exactly that the brest tissue is not sore, but the nipples themselves are sore. Can be due to many reasons, the commonest is probably breast feeding or excessive nipple stimulation by a partner. ...Read more

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Are sore nipples a sign of developing breasts?

Are sore nipples a sign of developing breasts?

It could be.: Increased estrogen levels may be making the nipples more sensitive. ...Read more

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What would sore nipples and sharp pain going through breast be?

What would sore nipples and sharp pain going through breast be?

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

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What could be reasons of sore nipples? I'm not breast feeding and I don't have a baby...

What could be reasons of sore nipples? I'm not breast feeding and I don't have a baby...

Bra friction: Joggers often get sore nipples from friction. Small amounts of weight gain can increase breast size causing the usual bra to fit too tight. Hormone changes like estrogen from medications can also cause. ...Read more

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Bigger breasts, stomach & sore nipples but a preg test says negative. What could it be?

You: Can get bigger breast, sore nipples and bigger stomach from causes other than pregnancies. You are probably not pregnant but for a peace of mind you can repeat the test a week later. ...Read more

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My wife says she has been experiencing sharp pains in breasts, sore nipples and pink. She has been breast feeding our new borne. Should we be worried?

Probably not: In the first few days and sometimes week or two of breastfeeding it can be painful. This is especially true if first child. There are many things you can do to relieve pain and the la leche league can be a good resource. If there is localized heat or redness or you have a fever there may be an infection and should see a provider to confirm. Even with infection you do not have to stop feeding. ...Read more

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Sore nipples, heavy breasts, fatique, elevated temp, green stool, very faint positive first response test but negative $1 dollar store test. Opinion??

Sore nipples, heavy breasts, fatique, elevated temp, green stool, very faint positive first response test but negative $1 dollar store test. Opinion??

May retest in 1 week: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain (but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain (but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Nursing a baby?: If you are or are not that matters on what to do. If you are consult a lactation consultant. If you are not nursing an infant, have a doctor examine your breasts. This could be infection, or it could be a growth, or it could be normal breast cysts that come and go monthly in some women. Please have a doctor do a history and physical to attend to your problems. ...Read more

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Can anyone please clarify my doubt?, I am having sore nipples In left breast and burning sensation feel on outside of left breast. There is no discharge I am panic and feel worried

Can anyone please clarify my doubt?, I am having sore nipples In left breast and burning sensation feel on outside of left breast. There is no discharge I am panic and feel worried

Breast pain: One sided breast pain is generally due to mastitis, which is usually easily treated with antibiotics and warm compresses. Pain and burning is generally not associated with malignant conditions. If this persists after allowing heat or warm water to contact the breast, see your gyn provider. ...Read more

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Wet soft cervix? Sore nipples and swollen breast? What can it be?

Wet soft cervix? Sore nipples and swollen breast? What can it be?

Various: Things could be happening from normal to not so. I would suggest a pregnancy test (Home) and then consider seeing your GYN doctor to be evaluated for these symptoms if they persist. ...Read more

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I been having tender breast sore nipples bloat action fatigue cramps what's going on with me?

I been having tender breast sore nipples bloat action fatigue cramps what's going on with me?

Premenstrual tension: These symptoms may be related to hormonal surges occuring during the fertile time of your menstrual cycle.n Symptoms and examination must be reviewed and treated by your physician and consider use of BC to normalized your hormonal cycles. Medication is also available for the fatigue and cramping. Please consult your GYN. ...Read more

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I'm breast feeding and have sore nipples so I started to use nipple shields I now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts and on my body?

See md: It could be a skin yeast or bacterial infection or an allergic reaction to the material in the nipple shield. Scabies (a mite) can cause an itchy rash on the nipples and elsewhere (but shouldn't be related to the nipple shield use). ...Read more

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I finished my period a week ago and now have sore nipples and tiny spots on the areola. They feel and look as though I am breast feeding?

I finished my period a week ago and now have sore nipples and tiny spots on the areola. They feel and look as though I am breast feeding?

Hormonal effects: If your period ended "one week ago" and your period is 5-7 days, you may be having a "double ovulation" which produces twice as much estrogen and progesterone, and the levels can mimic early pregnancy. These levels of hormone can have a temporary effect on your areolae, making them tender and slightly swollen. This is not abnormal, but if your next period is "late", get a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have not had the return of my menstral cycle. I have been breast feeding 13 months. Recently had cramps. Now sore nipples. I'm 41. Confused on sore?

I have not had the return of my menstral cycle. I have been breast feeding 13 months. Recently had cramps. Now sore nipples. I'm 41. Confused on sore?

Menses ; breast milk: It is not uncommon to have an absence of your period while breastfeeding. However, ovulation can still occur as well as pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test first and foremost, then when breast feeding has ceased your period will return if you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I have apparent blue veins on breast, sore nipples, and tender breast, occasional left bladder pain, tiredness, body aches, and some light headaches.

I have apparent blue veins on breast, sore nipples, and tender breast, occasional left bladder pain, tiredness, body aches, and some light headaches.

Lots of symptoms: This is quite a long list of symptoms in a variety of different body systems. The list of possible causes and recommending testing would be beyond the scope of a short brief answer. Consider scheduling a HEALTHTAP virtual visit with a doctor in your state who can help guide you through each symptom one by one. ...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


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