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How long does breast tenderness associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast tenderness associated with mastitis last?

Depends on cause!: Infectious mastitis (and the pain associated with it) resolves as the infection is treated with antibiotics. However, some mastitis is hormone-related and occurs each and every month with menstrual cycles, or can occur when oral contraceptives (hormones) are changed. Recurrent mastitis can aslo be seen in breast feeding mothers, which is a combination of the two issues above. Every woman is unique. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Your breasts may provide the first signs to you that you are pregnant. Women's breasts often get extremely tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. These changes are preparing you for breastfeeding. The size may increase throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is important to wear a bra that fits and supports your breasts throughout your pregnancy. Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will darken early in pregnancy. By weeks 12-14, you may start leaking colostrum from your breasts. Colostrum is a fluid made up of water, proteins, minerals, and antibodies that you will feed your baby for the first few days ...Read more


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How long does breast tenderness associated with breast abscess last?

How long does breast tenderness associated with breast abscess last?

Until treated & gone: A breast abscess may require surgical drainage as well as antibiotics (antibiotics alone don't always work, especially for abscess, and even less for large abscess). Even after drained and effectively treated, there will still be swelling and inflammation from the infection, dependent on the severity and length of time it went untreated. Could be weeks to a few months, worse with menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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How long will the postinor 2 side effects last? i mean breast tenderness.

How long will the postinor 2 side effects last?
i mean breast tenderness.

Pregnancy test: Breast tenderness may be a side effect of postinor, but it can also be a sign of pregnancy, that is the postinor may not have worked. The most important thing to worry about at this time is a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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A little bit of breast tenderness 2 weeks before period. On birth control for longer than 3 months. Normal last period. Normal?

A little bit of breast tenderness 2 weeks before period. On birth control for longer than 3 months. Normal last period. Normal?

Yes: Since you are not ovulating, the timing of the breast tenderness could be anytime. It is not unusual however. Try decreasing your caffeine intake, increasing Vitamin E, wearing sports bra and applying cold compresses if tenderness increases. ...Read more

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For how long breast tenderness will remain after having hCG injection?

Varies: That is going to vary from person to person. There is no standard time. ...Read more

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Why my period is delayed 10 days n breast tenderness last 10 days?

Why my period is delayed 10 days n breast tenderness last 10 days?

Delayed period: Although it could be due to an anovulatory cycle, it is always best to rule out pregnancy if sexually active. Store-bought pregnancy tests should help. If negative and the symptoms persist, see your physician for a blood test or treatment. ...Read more

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How long after conception can you experience breast tenderness?

How long after conception can you experience breast tenderness?

Classic pregnancy: symptoms don't usually begin until you have actually missed your period or thereafter. Take care. ...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

Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Tender Swollen Lump In Breast (Definition)

A tender swollen lump on the breast may be a sign of a breast ...Read more