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How soon in pregnancy can you see or feel a change in your breasts?

How soon in pregnancy can you see or feel a change in your breasts?

5-6 weeks is common: After a missed period, most women feel breast fullness and soreness. This may also start before a missed period and may be mistaken for the usual symptoms of a period that is about to start. Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

Prep for lactation: In the first weeks of pregnancy there is breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola (the area around the nipple), darkening of the areola. Later in pregnancy the breasts enlarge. All of these occur in preparation for feeding the newborn. Every pregnant woman should consider these as welcome changes and an opportunity to provide her baby nourishment. Read more

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Dear health tap team, is unilateral, left breast pain with breast-texture change in very early pregnancy normal? Thank you in advance for your reply.

Dear health tap team, is unilateral, left breast pain with breast-texture change in very early pregnancy normal? Thank you in advance for your reply.

I do not consider: That normal, you need an exam by your obgyn and may need a mammogram with shielding of the fetus and a breast ultrasound or one or the other, bilateral breast pain without any texture change can be normal. Read more

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Pregnancy? Had tubes clipped 4 1/2 years ago. Think I may be having signs of pregnancy. Swollen breasts, nipple color changed, bloated, mood swings.

Pregnancy? Had tubes clipped 4 1/2 years ago. Think I may be having signs of pregnancy. Swollen breasts, nipple color changed, bloated, mood swings.

Possibly: This could be a dangerous type of pregnancy, and should be checked with your ob. If you aren't pregnant, then a work up for abnormal causes of hormonal fluctuations should be sought. Read more

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How do your breasts change before and after pregnancy?

How do your breasts change before and after pregnancy?

Breasts get swollen: Breasts get swollen and grow in size during pregnancy they start getting bigger around 6to8weeks and grow throughout the pregnancy, some women will even have stretch marks on the breasts. After pregnancy if you breast feed the baby the breasts remain engorged with milk. After you stop breast feeding or do not breast feed. Your breasts may or may not return to size and shape as before pregnancy. Read more

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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. Read more

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What is a normal pregnancy breast size change?

Varies: Every woman's body reacts differently to pregnancy. As one woman may gain a few cup sizes, others may only gain a half a cup size. If you are planning to breast feed, your breasts will be engorged with milk and will increase in size. Read more

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Is color change and pain and tenderness on my breasts a sign of pregnancy?

Is color change and pain and tenderness on my breasts a sign of pregnancy?

Fullness, tenderness: One of the early symptoms of pregnancy is a feeling of fullness of the breasts. One of the early signs is prominence of the bumps in the areola around the nipple. Neither one gives definitive diagnosis of pregnancy, however. A doctor would need to sort out what is happening. Read more

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Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period (negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period (negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Too soon to test: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more

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Single vein on upper part of breast appears dilated (raised) when in certain positions. No pain or redness. No other changes. No chance of pregnancy.?

Single vein on upper part of breast appears dilated (raised) when in certain positions. No pain or redness. No other changes. No chance of pregnancy.?

Breast: You report a number of items which together are uncommon at your age. The medications you report may interfere with each other and this must be discussed with your doctor. Please see a Gynecologist. Let me know what develops please. Read more

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During my pregnancy and my breast feeding I've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?

During my pregnancy and my breast feeding I've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?

Yes: Pregnancy gingivitis. But, you can do a lot to minimize the problem, which includes: more frequent professional teeth cleaning (every 3-4 months), perfect oral hygiene (quality electric toothbrush, floss, stimudents or rotapoints to "toughen" up the gums), good sleep, good diet, less stress, etc. Read more

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Is it ok not to see too much vaginal discharge just finish 9wks of pregnancy and sometimes no breast tenderness please answer?

Is it ok not to see too much vaginal discharge just finish 9wks of pregnancy and sometimes no breast tenderness please answer?

Normal: It is perfectly acceptable to not have unpleasant symptoms during pregnancy. Many people have wonderful nice pregnancies. Read more

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bloating &gases without causes for >week, pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast, we had sex on 10th, 11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

bloating &gases without causes for >week, pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast, we had sex on 10th, 11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

If you had have had: sex and there is no barrier to stop pregnancy- like birth control pills/condoms, then yes you might be. Get a pregnancy test to be sure then see a doctor asap to verify everything is in order with you and your body to prepare for a health pregnancy. Read more