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I had protected sex. Period was 8 days late and was normal. During period my nipples swelled and darkened, they currently look the same. Took 5 hpts after period ended & all are neg. Can I be preg?

I had protected sex. Period was 8 days late and was normal. During period my nipples swelled and darkened, they currently look the same. Took 5 hpts after period ended & all are neg. Can I be preg?

Unlikely pregnancy: It sounds like you are not pregnant. In your last cycle you may have not ovulated, causing the late period. We call these anovulatory cycles. If you are attempting pregnancy and this situation persists, you may benefit from clomid, (clomiphene) a pill to help you ovulate. If you are not attempting pregnancy, and this situation persists, you might benefit from oral contraceptives to regulate your periods. ...Read more

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A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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What are the causes of purple nipples? Can it happen due to just getting off my period?

What are the causes of purple nipples? Can it happen due to just getting off my period?

Need more info: Purple nipples could be a vascular problem and/or trauma. Maybe your bra is not fitted correctly. Please make an appointments with an OB/GYN physician soon. I don. T believe it has anything to do with the timing of your period. ...Read more

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I was in the shower and I noticed my nipples are turning little purple is that normal. I'm also late for my period.

I was in the shower and I noticed my nipples are turning little purple is that normal. I'm also late for my period.

This is a: "loaded" question....the "purple color" may be reaction to the TEMPERATURE of the water. HOWEVER you need to buy an Over the Counter PREGNANCY TEST!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am experiencing nipple discharge and purple nipples?

I am experiencing nipple discharge and purple nipples?

Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast or nipples should be evaluated by your doctor. You may be seeing breast milk. If you have had a baby before this can be normal. In other cases it can be a sign of an elevated Prolactin hormonal level. Schedule a visit for an evaluation ...Read more

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Extremely sore sensitive nipples after period?

Extremely sore sensitive nipples after period?

There are any of a: Number of reasons for your symptoms including being pregnant. If the symptoms persist you should see a health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, my right nipple has gone a purple sort of colour although I got off my period about a week ago, I'm 16?

Hi, my right nipple has gone a purple sort of colour although I got off my period about a week ago, I'm 16?

?: I am sure you don't mean purple, do you? That implies a lack of blood supply, in which case, the color would be the least of your problem. You need to show it to an adult who can help you decide if it is a problem or not so you can see a doctor. ...Read more

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My girlfriends nipples burn/itch after period, what could this be It's been a week since she's been off it. We did have sex the day before it started?

My girlfriends nipples burn/itch after period, what could this be It's been a week since she's been off it. We did have sex the day before it started?

Burning nipples: Hello Patricia188,
There is a lot or an elevated level of progesterone just before your period occurs and this is necessary to have the endometrium slough off in a normal period. Progesterone is the main hormone that prepares you for breast feeding at the end of gestation, and so the itchy nipples is caused by blood vessel engorgement in the nipples pre-menstruation. Thanks ...Read more

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last night my nipples looked purple or a dark color at times why is that what do I have I am on my period As for my nipples do I need to see a doctor?

last night my nipples looked purple or a dark color at times why is that what do I have I am on my period As for my nipples do I need to see a doctor?

The nipples: Are sensitive to HORMONAL ;levels and may naturally appear different depending upon the menstrual cycle! If you are concerned ask your GYN for his/her explanation and have a breast exam!
Hope this helps
NOT to worry!
Dr z ...Read more

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Every month nipple areolas get bigger 1 week before my period, and breast very soft. Period related? Normal? After period they both get firmer

Every month nipple areolas get bigger 1 week before my period, and breast very soft. Period related? Normal? After period they both get firmer

The breasts often: Become more engorged with fluid just prior to or during menses. This can cause itching, soreness or cause some changes in consistency. It is related to hormonal changes. Take care. ...Read more

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Are lumpy breasts normal 10 days before period, my right breast even more lumpy but when checked after period they seemed fine, nipples also get itchy?

Are lumpy breasts normal 10 days before period, my right breast even more lumpy but when checked after period they seemed fine, nipples also get itchy?

Yes: Your breasts respond to increased Progesterone produced in the second half of your cycle, then return to normal after your period when the levels have dropped. This is why the best time to check your breasts for lumps is about a week after your period. ...Read more

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Why have my nipples been reddish purplish and I have more visible veins in Boobs for the last week? Period is not due for another 2 weeks

Why have my nipples been reddish purplish and I have more visible veins in Boobs for the last week? Period is not due for another 2 weeks

Hormonal reponse: Your breasts and nipples will respond with changes in color and fullness in repsonse to female hormone secretion, sexual stimulation and manipulation. Ifyou next cycle does not come down and you have had unprotected sexual intercorse- do a home pregnacy test. ...Read more

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Shall I take oratan? I have lots of acne on my back and bit on my chest, and my face has a fews every time before and after period but left scars

Shall I take oratan? I have lots of acne on my back and bit on my chest, and my face has a fews every time before and after period but left scars

Maybe: As a 21 year old female you have to take a lot of considerations before starting isoretinoin. It is very good acne tx with a high but not 100% cure rate. But has side effects you will have to deal with and you can not get pregnant on it. Depends on how bad your acne is and whether you are willing to deal with the side effects and go on birth control or be abstinent while on it! Need to know more. ...Read more

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Boobs grew a cup size, more veins visible, purplish nipples, nausea on and off for 2 months have had light period what is causing the changes in body?

Boobs grew a cup size, more veins visible, purplish nipples, nausea on and off for 2 months have had light period what is causing the changes in body?

Hormones: These can be due to hormonal changes and these can be due to pregnancy, illnesses, medications, or even contaminates of foods. The first step should be to do a pregnancy test and if it is negative see your doctor for testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is bloating during and after period normal?

Is bloating during and after period normal?

Bloating: Pms might cause those symptoms, . Is that the only symptom you are experiencing? Some women report bloating at or around their menstrual cycle and its only due to changes in hormone levels (especially at your age-- perimenopause). ...Read more

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I have been getting heart palpitations during and after period?

I have been getting heart palpitations during and after period?

Not unusual: Many women note a monthly periodicity to their palpitations. No doubt, hormonal effects are influencing cardiac conduction. If it's bothersome, see your doctor for a more thorough discussion and evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been getting heart palpitations during and after period, what to do?

I've been getting heart palpitations during and after period, what to do?

Can be normal...: But you can wear a 7 day monitor to find out, called an ecardio monitor. ...Read more

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My vaginal opening itches, burns, swells and now what seems like tears. It's not a rash, tears that itch/burn bad. Only happen during and after period?

My vaginal opening itches, burns, swells and now what seems like tears. It's not a rash, tears that itch/burn bad. Only happen during and after period?

Possibly LS: Lichen sclerosus (ls) is skin disorder that most often affects the genitals. It can cause permanent scarring. It often presents with pain, itch, or irritation in the area, and can progress to tearing and scarring. This can be treated but seems to do better if treated earlier. Get to a dermatologist or gynecologist asap. ...Read more

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Food cravings before, during and after period, is it normal?

Food cravings before, during and after period, is it normal?

Some females: Due experience cravings around & at time of menses - especially for junk carbohydrates. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 36 if I bleed inbetween periods during sex is this due to my fibroids? It doesn't happen often. It happened two weeks after period.

I'm 36 if I bleed inbetween periods during sex is this due to my fibroids? It doesn't happen often. It happened two weeks after period.

Possibly: Irregular bleeding and spotting can be caused by many things. Fibroids is a definite possibility, but it is wor. Investigation. If no recent ultrasound them I recommend you as your doctor for follow up. ...Read more

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Light pink spotting 4 days after period, cramping, and pain during urination?

Light pink spotting 4 days after period, cramping, and pain during urination?

UrinaryTracInfction: You may have Urinary Tract Infection.Consult your doctor and get checkd including Uinalysis and Culture and may need antibiotics ...Read more

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Had little spots during my last period and around my nipples is a light brown color. Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Had little spots during my last period and around my nipples is a light brown color. Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy possible: The possibility exists. If you are one week late and still haven't had your menses, you should perform a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat in one week. ...Read more

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Had period one week late and negative hpt. Very bad cramps during period which I had nvr had before. Still having symptoms after period.

Had period one week late and negative hpt. Very bad cramps during period which I had nvr had before. Still having symptoms after period.

Need evaluation: Several things could be causing your symptoms. My concern would be for (not to frighten you) but a miscarriage. Especially what we call an incomplete miscarriage. Not saying that is what this is, but it is on the list of possible causes and you need to be evaluated for it. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Good luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Period & had unprotected sex during the last day and following 3 days. I started having extremely sensitive nipples 2d after sex. No bc 2 mos. Ideas?

Pregnancy: It seems a little bit early for you to be having pregnancy related changes in your breasts. That being said, you could have gotten pregnant earlier or you are at risk of pregnancy and really should consider getting tested or being observant of your next period. Look for any redness or any excoriations of your nipples because that could be either pain related to minor trauma or a yeast infection. ...Read more

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During sex it felt like he hit something and it was very painful and I bled afterwards. Also was day after period. What could it be?

During sex it felt like he hit something and it was very painful and I bled afterwards. Also was day after period. What could it be?

Uterus: The thing that he hit was likely your cervix and uterus. If it's a one time thing then there is probably not much to investigate. If it continues get evaluated for a cervical polyp, fibroid, cysts, stds and irregular periods. ...Read more

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Hard and painfully soar nipples the past 8 days straight. Not pregnant, haven't changed any habits, never have soar nipples before or during period.

Sore Nipples: When a woman is going through peri-menopause and entering into menopause, her breasts and nipples might become so sore that she can't bear to lie on her stomach. This is caused by fluctuating hormones. When only the nipples get sore, it can indicate that a fungal or bacterial infection might be present or it could be caused by inadequate secretion from the sebaceous glands of the areola. ...Read more

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Gf had pink/brown discharge a week after period we had sex before and during period she wasn't ovulating during discharg. She has alot of preg symptoms

Gf had pink/brown discharge a week after period we had sex before and during period she wasn't ovulating during discharg. She has alot of preg symptoms

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more