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Dr. William Singer
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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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Had sex on 2/9. Lmp was 2/2. Now is it 3/9 and no period. I had 4 pregancy test all neg (4 days late). Could i be preg? Exp: breast tenderness/cramp

Had sex on 2/9. Lmp was 2/2.  Now is it 3/9 and no period.  I had 4 pregancy test all neg (4 days late). Could i be preg? Exp: breast tenderness/cramp

Unlikely : Given 4 negative tests it is unlikely you are pregnant, especially if they were taken with an early morning urine. These could be premenstrual symptoms. If you have still not gotten your period in a week you should retest. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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No period for months, tender breasts, pregnanacy tets negative?

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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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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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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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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

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