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Very sore breasts 20 days before period is supposed to start. Is this normal?

Very sore breasts 20 days before period is supposed to start. Is this normal?

Breast pain: Breast pain can be caused by many things. Weight gain, diet changes, increase in caffeine intake, exercise changes, ill fitting bras are a few of the causes. If you feel a mass or any change then prompt evaluation by your doctor for a physical exam is needed. ...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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15 days before period, unprotected sex, emergency pill 3 hrs later. 3 days later sore breasts, extra tired & nauseous. Is this the effect of the pill?

15 days before period, unprotected sex, emergency pill 3 hrs later. 3 days later sore breasts, extra tired & nauseous. Is this the effect of the pill?

Likely side effect: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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What can be done for sore breasts right before period time?

What can be done for sore breasts right before period time?

Analgesics/Hormones: You may treat yourself with over the counter Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. You may also talk to your doctor and consider hormonal therapy such as the birth control pill. ...Read more

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Creamy white discharge a week before period? Sore breasts and dark nipples?

Creamy white discharge a week before period? Sore breasts and dark nipples?

May be normal: If these types of symptoms resolve with menstruation, it is related to normal homonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. If the period does not arrive, it would be prudent to be checked for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Sore breasts five days after period?

Sore breasts five days after period?

Can be normal: Can occur with flucuations in hormones. Also dietary influences such as caffein can cause sore breasts. Recommend monthly breast exams. Follow up with doctor if continues or if discover any masses ...Read more

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My period was 2days early lasted 2 days but beforehand I had really sore breasts at the sides?

My period was 2days early lasted 2 days but beforehand I had really sore breasts at the sides?

Something different: For you this month. This probably indicates you did not ovulate normally or not at all. This can result in a change in hormone production and balance. This can happen spontaneously, but any change in stress, diet, activity, medication, or medical condition can affect the timing and flow. If it recurs, it would be good to have your thyroid and prolactin levels checked. ...Read more

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Got a medical abortion, no period after 26 days but sore breasts?

Got a medical abortion, no period after 26 days but sore breasts?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In this case it is due to hormonal changes related to the termination of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many days before expected period should someone start having cramps and sore breasts?

How many days before expected period should someone start having cramps and sore breasts?

Breast pain: Cyclical breast pain before period is normal. People differ with timing and duration. If the period becomes irregular, pain becomes worse
i hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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I have already had a period after protected sex. But now I having sore breasts a few days before my period should start. Why?

I have already had a period after protected sex. But now I having sore breasts a few days before my period should start. Why?

Normal: It is quite common to have breast tenderness before your period starts especially if you have a lot of caffeine in your diet. This should be gone after your period. If your period doesn't start or the breast tenderness doesn't go away, then it is time to be more concerned. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've been having very heavy sore breasts for quite a few days now and also haven't had a period in several months. Any ideas?

I've been having very heavy sore breasts for quite a few days now and also haven't had a period in several months. Any ideas?

Pregnancy test.: If not sexually active, see your doctor as amenorrhea which is not having a period for 3 months has multiple causes and also has treatment available, according to the cause. ...Read more

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2 days heavy period 2 days later brown colour normally I am 5, 4 days later during night time period pains what could this mean, still sore breasts?

2 days heavy period 2 days later brown colour normally I am 5, 4 days later during night time period pains what could this mean, still sore breasts?

Irregular cycle: Not uncommon to have abnormality of your menses (when it occurs, how long it lasts, how much bleeding etx)
Any chance you are pregnant? Best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if neg, repeat in 2 weeks. If no foul discharge, no pelvic pain (other than you normal menstrrual cramping) can try anti inflammatory. If bleeding becomes heavy (SOAKING a pad an hour or more) see doc ...Read more

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I am on day 36 of my cycle. My cycles are 30 days normally. Should I be concerned? I have sore breasts. I feel like my period is coming but it hasnt.

I am on day 36 of my cycle. My cycles are 30 days normally. Should I be concerned? I have sore breasts. I feel like my period is coming but it hasnt.

It may be normal: A woman's cycle will invariably vary in her lifetime. It does not stay the same until menopause. Unless you have had unprotected intercourse and/or not on contraceptive, likelihood of pregnancy is low. If concern about pregnancy, always consider testing. ...Read more

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I'm 11 dpo, and im bleeding but I have really sore breasts aswell it feels like a period but not as worse but im not due for 3-4 days? Could I be preg?

Possibly: Bleeding that starts before your expected period may just be from changes in your hormones. A pregnancy test can be positive about the time your period would be expected. ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late but I started having light cramps and sore breasts. Does this mean it's coming?

My period is 8 days late but I started having light cramps and sore breasts. Does this mean it's coming?

May be pregnant: If you are 8 days late and have sore breasts and feel crampy you might be pregnant, dp a pregnancy test to find out. ...Read more

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TTC for about 4 months now. Period is very regular. Usually get sore breasts & emotional week before. I start in 4 days & no PMS symptoms.?

TTC for about 4 months now. Period is very regular. Usually get sore breasts & emotional week before. I start in 4 days & no PMS symptoms.?

No PMS symptoms: Well hopefully these are good signs for you. I know it is hard to wait, but wait until you see if you miss your period then check a home pregnancy test. These are very accurate. I suggest you wait 4-5 days after you miss and use the first morning urine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Periods are off by few days every month. Dry humped with bf w/ clothes no ejaculate. Expected period today but didn’t come. Sore breasts. What is it?

Periods are off by few days every month. Dry humped with bf w/ clothes no ejaculate. Expected period today but didn’t come. Sore breasts. What is it?

Not pregnant: It is impossible to be pregnant from the encounter you described. Cycles can vary by a few days and that is the most likely thing going on with you. ...Read more

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9 days late on my period. Nothing unordinary. Just sore breasts. Should I go see my doctor or just wait a little while longer?

9 days late on my period. Nothing unordinary. Just sore breasts. Should I go see my doctor or just wait a little while longer?

Either one: The two things together can indicate you could be pregnant. If that is a concern either go see your physician or get a home pregnancy test to check. Generally pregnancy test will be positive by 14 days after your period.. ...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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Terrible cramping (5 days), very sore breasts, period is 8 days late (have never missed one before) been on an IUD for 6 months now. What's wrong?

Terrible cramping (5 days), very sore breasts, period is 8 days late (have never missed one before) been on an IUD for 6 months now. What's wrong?

Have a pregnancy tes: Have a blood test done for possible pregnancy. You also should have a TV sonogram to make sure that the IUD did not get misplaced!! You need to be seen by a Gynecologist with TV sonogram capabilities! ...Read more

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I am 6 days late on my period. I have sore breasts, and yesterday a tiny amount of spotting. HPT says negative. Could this be my period on its way?

I am 6 days late on my period. I have sore breasts, and yesterday a tiny amount of spotting. HPT says negative. Could this be my period on its way?

When in doubt: Just check pregnancy test in 2 weeks and repeat if negative in 1 week. And if you are still not bleeding normally and pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. If you had unprotected intercourse near your last ovulation date then you were in the danger zone. Other things could cause breast soreness but with irregular periods, pregnancy must be ruled out first. ...Read more

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I went too the toilet earlier an I had bloody mucus on the tissue I've also had cramps for two days an sore breasts. I'm due on my period tomorrow.

I went too the toilet earlier an I had bloody mucus on the tissue I've also had cramps for two days an sore breasts. I'm due on my period tomorrow.

Sounds normal: Sounds like your period is about to start...But if you are concerned that you could be pregnant, do a urine test or contact your obgyn for a blood test.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 5 days late for my period. 1st day of my last period was feb 23 and it is now mar 28. I have sore breasts and fatigue--normal prior to my period.

I'm 5 days late for my period. 1st day of my last period was feb 23 and it is now mar 28. I have sore breasts and fatigue--normal prior to my period.

Cyst or Preg?: You may have an ovarian cyst which is producing a hormone that is causing the delayed menses and tender breasts. You could also be pregnant. Women may get fatigued right before their menses too! See your provider! ...Read more

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Husband & I were only together on the 3rd. Period is 5 days late & has never been late before. Hpt at 2 days late negative. Sore breasts and cramping.

May have tested too: Early. Hpt can be positive as early as one day after a missed period, but at that stage a negative test does not rule out pregnancy. It is better to test 4-5 days after missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the test package carefully. ...Read more

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My period is 2 days late and today I had light pink discharge. Symptoms: sore breasts, feel really tired and discomfort. Intercouse 2 weeks ago. Help?

My period is 2 days late and today I had light pink discharge. Symptoms: sore breasts, feel really tired and discomfort. Intercouse 2 weeks ago. Help?

Any chance of preg.?: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. A urine pregnancy test is accurate if done correctly, after a missed period. ...Read more

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I had sore breasts, metallic taste, fatigueness all mnth. I am on 28 days cycle. I had my period on aug 9th. And today sep 9, woke up on heavy period.?

Possibly pregnant: Take a home pregnancy test. They are reliable, accurate and valid. If it's negative, repeat it in one week. If it's still negative, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having slight cramping in my vagina area, have really sore breasts and period is 3 days late should I be worried?

Sex?: If you had unprotected sex then yes, you might be right in "worrying". I would take a home pregnancy test to find out the answer as soon as you can. ...Read more