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My Breasts Have Been Sore For 3 Weeks
My breasts have been sore for about 3 weeks, tried all the time and also slight white discharge could I be pregnant? Period not due till end of the month
My breasts have been sore for about 3-4 weeks now, they've gotten bigger, also hurts if anyone hugs me & they're leaking colostrum whenever I shower?
Hormonal: Hormones are very likely the cause. At 17 hormones can do crazy things. Give it a few weeks to resolve. If it persist see your Doctor. ...Read more
I'm on Nexplanon (2yrs) and I've had extremely sore and swollen breasts for the past three weeks. NEVER happened before. What is going on?
Hormonal changes: Resulting from the Nexplanon and/or any other type of hormonal birth control can cause swelling and/or soreness of your breasts. NSAIDs (eg. ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) should provide some relief, but taking these medications frequently on a regular basis may not be a good idea. Depending on how long you have had the Nexplanon, this is a side effect that may resolve in a few months. ...Read more
Sore circular red patch on the side of my breast. Very tender and has remained the same for the last three days. No bite or spot. What could it be?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Breasts can be sore with a woman's periods because of hormone fluctuations, which may lead to changes in the amount of fluid in breast tissues, the amount of blood flow in the breasts, the sensitivity of nerve endings in the breasts, etc... If one's breast pains are more than mild, especially if persisting after her usual menstrual periods, her doctor can check things out. ...Read more
I was on the Depo-Provera shot for a year and now that I'm off my breasts are sore and tender constantly. It's been three months of this. What's wrong?
Estrogen: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) suppresses ovarian hormone production. Once the injection is stopped, it can take several months for ovarian hormone production to return to normal. Estrogen stimulation of the breast can cause tenderness especially in women where estrogen production is dominant or Progesterone production is inadequate. Of course, early pregnancy can also cause breast tenderness. ...Read more
My period came three days early was shorter than normal, I had no cramps and my breasts were not sore when normally I have both. What does this mean?
Nothing: Don, t know your age but in your early years, your period may fluctuate but it will become regular. I, e if you have not had sex. Because if you have, you need to get a pregnancy test done and yes, even though the risk is low, you can still get pregnant even if you use a condom (very good to do this) or other forms of contraception ...Read more
My breast have been sore and today the left breast was leaking white stuff so I pushed then it was light green color I don't have children I had three miscarriages in the last two years
If: If your discharge does not clear up after your next period, recommend that you be evaluated by your doctor. If it is really bothering you, you might wish to see your doctor sooner. Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. This is not an all inclusive list. I think that nipple discharge can be worrisome for a woman. But the cause can be very benign. Most often there is a cause other than cancer. Take care. ...Read more
I have had sore, itchy breasts for three months. It's getting worse. Nipples look larger & darker. No rashes. No lumps. Neg hpt. What can cause this?
Breast evaluation: At age 21 it is highly unlikely that this is a serious condition. You can schedule a visit to have your nipples checked. Weight changes, diet, caffeine intake, ill fitting bras are all causes of nipple itching. There are many nipple creams available at the pharmacy for itching. ...Read more
I took three doses of birth control in less than 24 hours about a week ago. I have had sore breasts and headaches ever since. Is it my hormone level?
My period came early this month was very light, lasted longer than normal and now three days later I still have cramps and sore breast. Is this normal?
Hormones: It can be normal. Your symptoms sounds like common hormonal fluctuations and should quickly resume normal. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex last week and had spotting for about an hour six days later. I usually have a period for two to three days but it was only an hour this time. And the color was brown and wasn't anything near the normal. My breast were extremely sore
My last period started may 20 and lasted five days, had sex a week later and now I'm three weeks late with cramps and sore breast but neg test. Help?
Be patient: The Pregnancy tests are pretty sensitive, so you need to be patient. You can wait until your next period as next to being pregnant, one of the next common causes is a simple missed ovulatory cycle (Anovulatory cycle). If your next period comes on normally, you are fine. Keep checking preg tests to re-assure yourself, but be patient. Check with GYN if it period does not return. Best wishes ...Read more
Need to know I am a 41 year old female I started my period three weeks ago went thru the normal 5 days then I started spotting. Yesterday I restarted what is like my period I have sore tingaly breast specially the right one, weight gain, headachs, emotion
If: If a patient has spotting and the symptoms described, and there is any possibility of pregnancy, then a pregnancy test should be checked. Sometimes other hormonal fluctuations (from physical stress on the body, weight (too high or too low)) can cause abnormal spotting. Perimenopausal patients get spotting at times though 41 would be considered very young for that. If spotting continued of the patient had other symptoms, then the patient should see their provider for an evaluation, and also to be sure that their pap is up to date. ...Read more
Breast tenderness: As the hormones change throughout the menstrual cycle the breast prepare for pregnancy then relax and the cycle repeats. This is usually about a 2 week on-off type of cycle but some women have breast tenderness for longer pre menstrual times. This may be normal for you. Talk with your gynecologist about it. ...Read more
I've been having strange and vivid dreams and also experiencing tender breasts and weight gain. Are three connected and can I do?
Unclear: We don't have enough info to give a good answer. If you have added any new supplements, stop them. A new medication may also be the cause. Please see your doctor to be thoroughly evaluated and find the proper answer based on your history, an exam, and appropriate testing. Hope there's an easy fix for you! Get checked and see. ...Read more
Brown spotting 10 days when I wipe red for three nausea tender breast 2 negative pregnacy test what could be wrong?
Stay Calm: Some of your cycles are not hormonally perfect. Occasionally some women can have brownish spotting for several days with breast soreness. Please see a doctor for a blood pregnancy test and evaluation. If this is just 1 cycle, there is no worry. If it persists then further testing is needed. ...Read more
I have had irregular periods for three months sickness, tender breasts had protected sex seven weeks ago 8 negative tests what is it?
I haven't had a period in three months im cramping tender breast and nothing im irregular anyways and it does happen alot. I'm just worried?
I've been having a brown discharge for three days few days after my period. I had intercourse right before my period and also my breast are too tender?
Not pregnant: You had a period. The brown blood is just finishing off your period. If you want to be extra sure take an pregnancy test ant prove it to yourself. ...Read more
I haven't had my period since March 27-31. I missed the entire month of April. I'm about three days late. I am having tender breast, white discharge, and cramps. I have these symptoms when im about to start my cycle.?
I am three days late for my period, and I have extremely tender breasts. Also when I go to the bathroom there is white discharge. Should I be concerned about pregnancy since im only 3 days late?
Pregnancy is a possibility. If you want to be sure you can purchase an early prediction pregnancy test. This will usually give an accurate result a week before your missed period. However if you want to wait a week or more that is also a reasonable option, since a woman's menstrual cycle can vary for a variety of reasons (stress, weight changes, medications etc.). Your tender breasts and discharge may just be pre-menstrual symptoms.
Good luck. ...Read more
I had sex two days after my period ended. It was unprotected, but he pulled out. It's been three weeks since then and I have been experiencing cramping (I do not usually cramp during my period), tender breasts, fatigue, headaches, and nausea. I took a hom
Repeat the test: You ran out of characters before completing your question but any time you have unprotected intercourse (and withdrawal is essentially unprotected) you could be pregnant. If the home pregnancy test was negative and your period still hasn't started, repeat the test in 3-5 days. If it is still negative see your doctor for an evaluation and to start a reliable method of contraception.Hope this helps ...Read more
I have been off Depo-Provera for 3mo but I have not had a period yet. My breasts have been sore for 3 wks. Preg test was neg. What could cause sore breasts?
My breasts have been sore probably since the beginning of December and still are today what could this mean?
Sore breasts: I presume you are not pregnant, or have checked if you are/could be? If not, then this is a hormonal influence of other etiology. If you are seeing a discharge from your nipples or any other symptoms that are unusual to you, see an MD. ...Read more
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