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Extremely Swollen Breasts
Many possibilities: There are many different things that can cause breast pain- from hormone related -especially around your menstrual cycle; infection, inflammation, fibrocyctic disease, certain food like caffeinated beverages etc- also can give you breast pain. You should go to see your gynecologist or your pmd and have a good breast examination. Breast cancer at your age is less likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.
Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...Read more
Left breast extremely sore and swollen, nipple swollen, gland in breast swollen, breast is hot, skin on breast is stripping, fever. Breast infection?
Sounds suspicious: It sounds suspicious for an infection, you need to see your MD and might need antibiotics. ...Read more
I have tender swollen nipples, very heavy full breast, viens in breast, and fatigue. What could this be?
HCG vs Prolactin: A few possibilities: 1) pregnancy 2) elevated prolactin which is the hormone that induces lactation 3) premenstrual for 1, get a pregnancy test for home use in your pharmacy, 2 your physician can test for this hormone, particularly if you have a discharge or milk coming out of your nipples, and 3 if you are in the last week before your menses. ...Read more
Hormonal: As women get into their late 40s, there are often hormonal swings due to fluctuations in ovarian function. This can cause persistent breast tenderness when previously the breast might have only been sore and swollen for a few days around the period time. Be sure you're up to date on mammogram and annual breast check with your gynecologist. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many potential causes. One may be medication - certain medication may cause this. Another could be due to pregnancy or hormonal shifting. Simple irritation and rubbing from clothing or trauma. However it may be something more serious such as a growth in the brain. Please see your family physician to further evaluate. ...Read more
Breast tenderness.: Pregnancy is listed under your conditions. If you are currently pregnant that could be a factor. 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
Sore nipples: Dryness and contact irritation from the bra, are the most common culprits. Sometimes hormonal menstrual cycle changes can lead to breast engorgement and excessive nipple sensitivity. Numbing creams (Maderma with Lidocaine) can help reduce sensitivity while lubricating the surface. Be sure to wash bras once with mild detergent (Woolite) and rinse twice to eliminate retained irritating chemincal ...Read more
Due period in 4 days, Breasts have been very tender and noticable blue veins over breasts, chest and nipples. Very tired and bleeding gums. Pregnant?
Maybe: If you have been having unprotected intercourse pregnancy is always a possibility but other things could also be the cause. If your period is late or is not normal, do a pregnancy test and if it is negative and your period still hasn't started repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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