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Sore breasts, nipples are swollen and way more sensitive than usual? I start my period very soon

Sore breasts, nipples are swollen and way more sensitive than usual? I start my period very soon

Variable: Symptoms associated with menstrual and hormonal changes can be variable from month to month, year to year. What was normal in your teens for you cycle may disappear and a different "normal" may appear in your 20s or 30s. If you miss a period, take a pregnancy test! ...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


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Hi. I have preg symptoms including sore breasts nipple dischargebut doc says it's due to stress? 11 days missed period. I've also taken tests. Negati.

Hi. I have preg symptoms including sore breasts nipple dischargebut doc says it's due to stress? 11 days missed period. I've also taken tests. Negati.

Hormonal Imbalance: If it continues you will need to see your doctor again as you might need to be checked out for hormonal problems that might be giving you the above symptoms ...Read more

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Possibly pregnant? Period lasted 3 days when usually lasts 7; also sore breast/nipples 2 weeks after that

Possibly pregnant? Period lasted 3 days when usually lasts 7; also sore breast/nipples 2 weeks after that

Possible pregnant: Well there is no such thing as a little pregnant either you are or you aren't. Have you taken a hpt? I would do that and then right to the dr if you are. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dis month I had unpro. Sex on my 2days period then after that my period was stop.now I am 3weeks symptoms of pregnancy sore breast, nipples and cramp?

Dis month I had unpro. Sex on my 2days period then after that my period was stop.now I am 3weeks symptoms of pregnancy sore breast, nipples and cramp?

?question: Not sure when you had sex, but you ovulate mid cycle-2 weeks before your period, and that is when you are most fertile and likely to get pregnant. That being said, with your symptoms, check a pregnancy test to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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4 dpo, Sore breasts/nipples, heavy feeling in uterus, high cervix, milly whit discharge...could these be early pregnancy signs? Or just pms?

4 dpo, Sore breasts/nipples, heavy feeling in uterus, high cervix, milly whit discharge...could these be early pregnancy signs? Or just pms?

Hmmm...: There are no pregnancy signs 4 days after ovulation (if the egg was fertilized, the body doesn't know it yet, as the egg is just a few cells and floating downstream). If one is having pregnancy signs, they would be from a pregnancy created earlier, such as last month or the month before. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes underarm, sore breast, nipple pierced (but not in pain/no infection evidence), body aches. Could it be Related? What could it be?

Swollen lymph nodes underarm, sore breast, nipple pierced (but not in pain/no infection evidence), body aches. Could it be Related? What could it be?

Swollen lymph nodes: Yes it is related. The lymph nodes in that area will be swollen in response to trauma or infection of the breast or extremity on that side. Keep the piercing clean and apply antibiotic ointment twice daily. If it is not infected it should go away in a few weeks. Have it checked if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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Expected period in 5 days. I had unprotected sex when I was ovulating. I'm having sore breast & my nipples hurt bad! What could this be?

Expected period in 5 days. I had unprotected sex when I was ovulating. I'm having sore breast & my nipples hurt bad! What could this be?

Pregnancy.: #1 consideration would be early pregnancy. It seems as though you are trying to get pregnant with unprotected sex during ovulation. Check hpt a few days after your missed period to be sure. ...Read more

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43-yr old female. Sore breasts and nipples. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy. Could this be perimenopause symptom?

Yes: During the perimenopause your reproductive hormones fluctuate much more than previously. The highs and lows can lead to various symptoms including significant changes in the timing of your periods, breast tendernes, and others. Your gynecologist can help sort this out if you have continuing symptoms. ...Read more

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Cramping, sore breasts and nipples from birth control?

Cramping, sore breasts and nipples from birth control?

From hormones: Any hormonal method of birth control could cause cramping, sore breasts and nipples. Both the estrogen and Progesterone in bcp can cause this. When this happens to my patients I switch to lower estrogen dose pill and/or to a pill with a different progesterone, and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Sore breasts and nipples now. Unprot. Sex-hubby pulled out. 34 days ago and neg. Hpt. Lmc 47 days ago. No period yet. Turning 42 in 3 weeks. Preg?

Sore breasts and nipples now. Unprot. Sex-hubby pulled out. 34 days ago and neg. Hpt. Lmc 47 days ago. No period yet. Turning 42 in 3 weeks.  Preg?

Consider rechecking: Consider rechecking pregnancy test. Recommend getting a serum/blood HCG test from doctor's office/lab.

Over the counter pregnancy tests/urine pregnancy tests may not be reliable during early stages as urine HCG lags behind serum HCG levels. ...Read more

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Nexplanon removed Oct. 9th. Felt normal for a week. Sore breasts and nipples for a week. Recently having white discharge. No period. Sexually active.

Nexplanon removed Oct. 9th. Felt normal for a week. Sore breasts and nipples for a week. Recently having white discharge. No period. Sexually active.

Possibly pregnant: After stopping hormonal birth-control with either birth-control pills, the Nuva ring or the nexplanon implant, a hormone withdrawal/bleeding would be expected. If that is not the case, a pregnancy test would rule out a pregnancy. ...Read more

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42. Irregular periods. Sertraline 200mg p/d. Now sore breasts. One nipple erect for one mnth. Now small amnt lactation. Not pregnt. Cause lactation?

42. Irregular periods. Sertraline 200mg p/d.  Now sore breasts.  One nipple erect for one mnth.  Now small amnt lactation.  Not pregnt. Cause lactation?

See your doc: Some psychiatric medication, antidepressants and atypical neuroleptic medications, rarely can increase prolactin, which can lead to in irregular periods, lactation, tender breasts and firm, enlarged nipples.
But you need a blood test to confirm elevated prolactin level and, if so, subsequent diagnostic radiology testing to confirm it is not from another cause.
Call and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Creamy vaginal discharge sore breasts tender nipples slight cramping in stomach and lower back pain, 6 days late took test at 3 days and was negative?

Creamy vaginal discharge sore breasts tender nipples slight cramping in stomach and lower back pain, 6 days late took test at 3 days and was negative?

Delayed ovulation: It sounds like you had a delay in ovulation. You might wait a few more days, and if you still haven't started check another test. If it's still negative, you might need to check with your GYN to see what's going on. ...Read more

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My bc ran out last month I have no period I'm cramping with real bad gas that hurt bad sore breast and nipples swollen a little could I be pregnant?

My bc ran out last month I have no period I'm cramping with real bad gas that hurt bad sore breast and nipples swollen a little could I be pregnant?

Pregnant?: Doubt if you are pregnant. Probably hormonal imbalance in favor of estrogen hormone giving all these symptoms you are talking. Having said that you still be in better shape if you take a pregnancy test to be sure. Take care. ...Read more

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Strong lower back ache, nausea, sore breasts abd nipples also had ting of blood after wiping, but pregnancy test shows negative could i be testing to ear?

Strong lower back ache, nausea, sore breasts abd nipples also had ting of blood after wiping, but pregnancy test shows negative could i be testing to ear?

You didn't tell us: When you were testing related to when you ovulated/ had sex. Most women do a standard pregnancy test once they actually miss their period.
An early pregnancy test can be done prior to that. If the first test in negative you can retest in a week or less using the first morning void. Take care. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

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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