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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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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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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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Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Hard to know: If it is due to period - it will resolve ; period of course means that you aren't pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test is you miss your period. ...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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Iud inserted in nov and have sore breasts since-sometimes its a period soreness (no period) but there are always spots that are sore when pressed on?

Iud inserted in nov and have sore breasts since-sometimes its a period soreness (no period) but there are always spots that are sore when pressed on?

Hormonal IUD: If you have an iud like Mirena (levonorgestrel) which releases hormones then it is likely to be these hormones which are causing the breast tenderness. Other common side effects would be: abdominal pain, absent periods, vaginal spotting of blood and headache. ...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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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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Nipples swollen, breast feel heavy, viens in breast, mood swings, backache. Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Nipples swollen,  breast feel heavy, viens in breast, mood swings, backache.  Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Most likely: Why don't do you do pregnancy test to be sure you can do at home if positive than schedule with your physician. ...Read more

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Is sore swollen nipples and breasts, nausea, and upper back pain a sign of pregnancy?

Is sore swollen nipples and breasts, nausea, and upper back pain a sign of pregnancy?

Don't waste: Your time asking. Do a home pregnancy test on first voided urine tomorrow morning and if negative repeat for the next three days. ...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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Bloated tummy.. shooting pains in lower tummy and vagina... some white disharge and breasts are quite sensitive.. neg pregnancy test?

Bloated tummy.. shooting pains in lower tummy and vagina... some white disharge and  breasts are quite sensitive.. neg pregnancy test?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Cramps, constipation, always really tired, itchy nipples and boobs are sore on the sides by armpits, 2 days late. pregnant?

Cramps, constipation, always really tired, itchy nipples and boobs are sore on the sides by armpits, 2 days late. pregnant?

Hard to tell: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Fullness in lower abdomen, fatigue and sore nipples. Could I be pregnant?

Fullness in lower abdomen, fatigue and sore nipples. Could I be pregnant?

Maybe: The answer to this question is easy to find. Either test with a reliable home urine pregnancy test (following the instructions) or have your physician perform a blood test. These symptoms could also be signs of a potentially more serious condition (such as ovarian disease) depending on your age and other risk factors. As always, when in doubt, seek the advice of a professional. ...Read more

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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