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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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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

Tender and swollen: The breast often get more swollen and tender during pregnancy due to the influence of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone in preparation for breast feeding. ...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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It normal to go through breast changes at the age of 15?

It normal to go through breast changes at the age of 15?

Yes: The breasts are still developing and will go through many changes. The breasts will be lumpy, bumpy and may be tender. I highly recommend starting breast self examinations. You can have your gynecologist or primary physician review the technique with you. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant no breast changes or tenderness. No symptoms either. Normal?

4 weeks pregnant no breast changes or tenderness. No symptoms either.  Normal?

Pregnancy: Yes, of course. I often advise my female patients, and so do most obs, to have a book about being pregnant to read or to refer to for the thousands of questions that will come up during the nine months. This prenatal guide book can be a god send to help you from needless worry. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes?

Can you tell me the symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes?

Lumpy +/- Tenderness: Many women have fibrocystic breast changes (fcc). This simply means that there are some lumpy areas in the breasts. Some of these lumps are benign cysts which can bigger or smaller depending on the hormones in the menstrual cycle. Fcc does not mean that you have an increased chance of breast cancer. However, you may need breast ultrasounds in addition to mammograms for screening the lumpy areas. ...Read more

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What causes fibro cystic. breast changes and is it any cause for future concern?

What causes fibro cystic. breast changes and is it any cause for future concern?

Not unusual: Many women have fibrocystic changes to their breasts. It does not portent any future problems, with the exception of making it even more important that you do your self breast exams. If you have FCD, you should know what your breasts feel like, to know if you feel any changes. ...Read more

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What permanent breast changes happen when breastfeeding a baby?

What permanent breast changes happen when breastfeeding a baby?

Ligaments stretched: Due to increased volume, don't always return to pre pregnancy shape, but benefits are worth it. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to prevent fibrocystic breast changes?

Is there anything I can do to prevent fibrocystic breast changes?

Normal breast tissue: All breasts are fibrocystic. When the breasts get sore and lumpy during your period, this is fibrocystic change. This changes can also occur due to increases in caffeine intake, stress and hormone use. So in essence, you can't get rid of fibrocystic breasts but you can improve the symptoms related to them (see some of my other posts on breast tenderness/fibrocystic breast disease). ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would you see for weight changes and breast changes ?

What kind of doctor would you see for weight changes and breast changes ?

Primary care: Start with a primary care, family doctor, or general internist. They will be best to help you decide if a specialist - and what kind - is needed. good luck. ...Read more

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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