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Doctor insights on: Painful Breasts During Pregnancy

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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Swollen and sore breasts, ovulation or early pregnancy?

Swollen and sore breasts, ovulation or early pregnancy?

IT CERTAINLY COULD B: Either, depending on when your next period is due. ...Read more

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Are constant sore breasts and pain during intercourse abnormal?

Are constant sore breasts and pain during intercourse abnormal?

Yes: Some women have tender breasts especially during the pre-menstrual phase. Constantly sore breasts are not normal. You should be checked for engorgement, fibroadenosis and inflammation. Similarly pain during vaginal intercourse is not normal and a complete gyne exam is necessary. ...Read more

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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Does fibroadenoma also cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does fibroadenoma also cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

No: A fibroadenoma is a solid benign mass. It can increase in size or become more sensitive/painful during pregnancy due to the increased hormone exposure. If the fibroadenoma is larger, meaning over 2 cm, it could be compressing/blocking a nearby duct but the mass itself does not produce fluid and result in nipple discharge. ...Read more

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Does sore breasts occur right before period during pregnancy, or is it consistent throughout the entire pregnancy?

Does sore breasts occur right before period during pregnancy, or is it consistent throughout the entire pregnancy?

Varies: Pregnant women experience breast tenderness in different ways. For some it is intense. For others not so much. You did not mention if you are actually pregnant or not. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Do not try and guess at pregnancy based on an unreliable symptom such as breast tenderness ...Read more

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Is there a difference between breast tenderness during menstruation and breast tenderness during pregnancy?

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Is there a difference between breast tenderness during menstruation and breast tenderness during pregnancy?

Very similar: The breast tenderness are very similar in menstruation and early pregnancy. Both are due to hormonal changes. However most women have more tenderness in pregnancy because there is greater hormonal surge. ...Read more

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When does breasts get tender before pregnancy?

When does breasts get tender before pregnancy?

Unclear : If you're not pregnant then breast tenderness would be caused by something else. Symptoms cannot be caused by something that has yet to happen or that may happen in the future. Unclear exactly what you're asking here. ...Read more

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Why a pregnant womens vagina gets painful during 8months of pregnancy?

Why a pregnant womens vagina gets painful during 8months of pregnancy?

See your dr: Many possible reasons from infection (stds or other)' but many people suffer. See your dr o ind pacific reason. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

Yes: Boy is it! one of the hormones of pregnancy stimulates the breasts to enlarge and start producing milk. This can make your breasts very sore. A good supportive bra can help. ...Read more

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Why do breasts become swelled and painful in early pregnancy?

Why do breasts become swelled and painful in early pregnancy?

H-O-R-M-O-N-E-S: Yep. Hormones rule, even during pregnancy. In fact, there are even hormones produced by the placenta! so women should be expecting not only a baby but also lots of changes in their bodies during and even after pregnancy in order to grow and nourish that baby. ...Read more

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Is nipple discharge during a pregnancy bad?

Is nipple discharge during a pregnancy bad?

Depends on color: Nipple discharge is common in women. Clear, yellow, milky and greenish color discharge usually are benign. It is common to have a white or milky discharge during pregnancy, especially toward the end as the breast prepares for lactation. Contact your ob/gyn and have them take a look. ...Read more

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What causes sore nipples, spotting before period and painful sex?

What causes sore nipples, spotting before period and painful sex?

Various factors: The three symptoms are likely not related. A visit to an ob/gyn might be your best option, to evaluate all three problems. ...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