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Experiencing a light period and some breast tenderness. Am I pregnant?

Experiencing a light period and some breast tenderness. Am I pregnant?

Could be!: A pregnancy is in order. If a home test is negative, consider talking to your md about a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 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.

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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Is it normal for breast tenderness to decrease closer to when the period is going to start?

Is it normal for breast tenderness to decrease closer to when the period is going to start?

Yes: When breast tenderness does not decrease when the period starts one should check for possible pregnancy. If not pregnant, other factors can play a role like excess caffeine or stress causing breast tenderness. ...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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Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy ?

Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy ?

None: Before you have actually missed your period there is no qualitative difference in breast tenderness, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have my period for 4 months straight as well as breast tenderness?

What would cause me to have my period for 4 months straight as well as breast tenderness?

Anovulation: It sounds as if you're having anovulatory cycles. These are cycle where the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels and therefore disrupts the cycle. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Miscarriage in January 2015 but now I no longer get breast tenderness before period is this a sign of a problem?

Miscarriage in January 2015 but now I no longer get breast tenderness before period is this a sign of a problem?

No: It is not uncommon for woman to have hormonal changes following a pregnancy, even if/when it ends in a miscarriage. if you are still having regular menstrual cycles, then it is likely you are ovulating normally. If you want to get pregnant again, start prenatal vitamins now. If not, see your dr to discuss contraceptive options. Take Care! ...Read more

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Have been having pms and breast tenderness for 5 days. Now no breast tenderness and lighter pms. Does this mean period is close?

Have been having pms and breast tenderness for 5 days. Now no breast tenderness and lighter pms. Does this mean period is close?

Not necessarily. : Every women's symptoms are different as to when their periods starts and stops and when their symptoms begin and end. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 3 weeks latte on my period, first time ever, feel breast tenderness and cramping?

Breast tenderness: The first question is could you be pregnant since your period is late. A home pregnancy test is a good place to start. If you are pregnant, breast tenderness is common and will increase over the pregnancy as the breasts enlarge. If you are not pregnant, make an appointment to see your OB/GYN for the cramping and breast tenderness since it could be other hormonal related issues. ...Read more

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How long after breast tenderness does your period begin?

How long after breast tenderness does your period begin?

Varies: It varies alot in individual women, anywhere from a few days to a week. Breasts swelling +/- tenderness is very common around menstruation; swelling and bloating is usually lowest right after your period is done. ...Read more

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I used to have breast tenderness before my period but I don't have it any more is it ok?

I used to have breast tenderness before my period but I don't have it any more is it ok?

Its OK: Your breasts change throughout your life. How they respond to the hormonal changes of your menstrual cycle will also vary. I wouldn't worry about a lack of breast pain. That is a good thing! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Have had breast tenderness for about a week. Today no breast tenderness. Period 7-8 days away. Is this common with pms?

Have had breast tenderness for about a week. Today no breast tenderness. Period 7-8 days away. Is this common with pms?

Breast pain: Breast pain is often related to weight gain, dietary changes, caffeine intake, poor fitting bras or clothes, breast cysts, fibrocystic tissue and others causes. Schedule a visit for an examination if you are concerned. During the visit the doctor can teach you how to do a breast self exam as well. Some get breast tenderness with PMS. Others do not. ...Read more

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My breast don't hurt when I touch them but I keep getting random pains?? Could this be breast tenderness? Got my period on time last month

My breast don't hurt when I touch them but I keep getting random pains??  Could this be breast tenderness? Got my period on time last month

End of cycle random?: If the breast pains are occurring at the end of your cycle before the period starts, this could be a normal response to breast swelling and turgidity. ...Read more

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I have just recently started having breast tenderness shortly before my period starts. This time, i've had very bad breast tenderness all week.Normal?

Fibrocystic breasts: You may have developed fibrocystic breasts which become engorged prior to your menstrual onset but may also become inflammed which is more painful. The condition is called cystic adenitis, and may be eased by taking advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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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


Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more