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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Are my sore tender breasts a sign of pregnancy?

Are my sore tender breasts a sign of pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Tender breasts is common in all women of all ages. It is most commonly seen during the menstrual cycle. It can also be seen in fibrocystic changes. If you have concerns, i recommend to see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Unusually tender breasts with cramps in the pelvic area?

Unusually tender breasts with cramps in the pelvic area?

Premenstrual?: Are you in the premenstrual phase of your menstrual cycle? These symptoms are more common during this time, so are part of premenstrual syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?

I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?

Lump mastitis: For your age any signs of infection you should see your GYn or F/d asap especially with lumpy breasts and if confirm infection it should be treated with antibiotics for a coarse and follow up mandatory as if unresponsive it can be serious to rule out remote possibility of inflammatory breast tumor although it is very rare but not impossible. Good luck and see your doctor now ...Read more

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Lumps in breasts am that hurt when pushed on? ... Hx fibrocystic breasts..

Lumps in breasts am that hurt when pushed on? ... Hx fibrocystic breasts..

Breast lumps: Breast lumps that are tender with a history of Fibrocystic diseases are likely just that. Typically they vary in size and degree of tenderness with hormone fluctuations, caffeine intake, etc. Unusual lumps or persistent tender areas should be checked to be sure. Also if family history of breast cancer always best to err on side of getting checked. ...Read more

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Swollen breasts swollen breast veins dull cramping for 4 days a week before periods due and moody&increase in bumps on breast mean pregnancy?

Swollen breasts swollen breast veins dull cramping for 4 days a week before periods due and moody&increase in bumps on breast mean pregnancy?

Get a pregnancy test: If you missed a period, get a pregnancy test. It's the only way to know. If it turns out that you're not pregnant after missing your period or if your period comes, then you need to get a birth control method now. Especially if you don't want to be pregnant. Consider an iud or Nexplanon which are implants that you just set and forget. ...Read more

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Not pregnant not missed period but really sore breasts and nipples. Had a weird small round ball in left Breast help!

Not pregnant not missed period but really sore breasts and nipples. Had a weird small round ball in left Breast help!

Fibrocystic breasts: Your condition is Mastalgia and can be associated with fibrocystic breast tissue. Fibrocystic breasts have multiple small bumps in each breast. The pain can be worsened by tobacco use, caffeine or chocolate. Often, symptoms can be improved by using ibuprofen, vitamin E and evening primrose oil. There are other reasons for breast lumps, and you should see a doc. Cancer unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 4weeks ago , nipples look swollen, breast full, veins in breast, irritability, sharp pains is vagina, fatigue, back pain, pregnancy?

Unprotected sex 4weeks ago , nipples look swollen, breast full, veins in breast, irritability, sharp pains is vagina, fatigue,  back pain,  pregnancy?

Could be: To find out do home pregnancy test? if u have no desire to be pregnant , don 't have unprotected sex , raising kids needs time and responsibility , it. Need to be well planned. In addition having unprotected. Sex can expose u to sexually transmitted disease , which can destroy u life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Due period in 4 days, Breasts have been very tender and noticable blue veins over breasts, chest and nipples. Very tired and bleeding gums. Pregnant?

Due period in 4 days, Breasts have been very tender and noticable blue veins over breasts, chest and nipples. Very tired and bleeding gums. Pregnant?

Maybe: If you have been having unprotected intercourse pregnancy is always a possibility but other things could also be the cause. If your period is late or is not normal, do a pregnancy test and if it is negative and your period still hasn't started repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Nipples look swollen and viens in breast . And breast feel very full , is this common in early pregnancy ?

Nipples look swollen and viens in breast . And breast feel very full , is this common in early pregnancy ?

Are you preg? : Are you pregnant? This is the first step. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If positive schedule your prenatal care. If negative schedule a visit for a breast exam. ...Read more

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Painful lump in breast! also late period! what can be wrong?

Painful lump in breast! also late period! what can be wrong?

Low risk: Fortunately without a strong family history cancer at your age is still rare (though not impossible). You mentioned the missed period, could you be pregnant? Breast masses that respond to hormones will enlarge and sometimes hurt when those hormones begin to flow. ...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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Period is 3 days late, veins on my breasts, pelvis, abdomen, arms, sore bigger breasts, negative pregnancy test, could i still be pregnant?

Period is 3 days late, veins on my breasts, pelvis, abdomen, arms, sore bigger breasts, negative pregnancy test, could i still be pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. Sounds like just a late period. ...Read more

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Are bumps on your breasts in early pregnancy okay?

Are bumps on your breasts in early pregnancy okay?

Yes: Very common - red bumps, often like acne, are very common. If they seem different or strange to you, have your doctor check them right away. ...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