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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


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All of a sudden i'm getting sore breasts and cramps while ovulating. What could be wrong?

All of a sudden i'm getting sore breasts and cramps while ovulating. What could be wrong?

Likely nothing: These are common complaints, cycles often vary from month to month and over years. Keep an eye on things, look for patterns, likely nothing's wrong. ...Read more

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Sore breasts or tender breasts are they the same or are they different but go together? When do they happen? Pms? Ovulation? ?

Sore breasts or tender breasts are they the same or are they different but go together? When do they happen? Pms? Ovulation? ?

The breasts: Can become sore and tender due to fluid retention (causes stretching). This can occur in premenstrual time frame, during period and when pregnant. ...Read more

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Had protected sex yesterday next morning sore breasts and cramps . I was not fertile or ovulating according to ovulating calendar either. Help ! ?

Had protected sex yesterday next morning sore breasts and cramps . I was not fertile or ovulating according to ovulating calendar either. Help !
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Hormonal changes: It is possible for women, especially young women to develop breast tenderness and ovarian/uterine cramping due to hormonal changes, despite your menstrual calendar suggesting you are not about to ovulate or menstruate. I recommend treating these symptoms the same - ibuprofen or naproxen, moist heat on pelvis, sports bra or no bra, and limiting caffeine. Take care! ...Read more

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After ovulation- is it normal to have tender/sore breasts every day for 10 days and not let up? Also noticed purple tiny veins on one side yesturday.

After ovulation- is it normal to have tender/sore breasts every day for 10 days and not let up? Also noticed purple tiny veins on one side yesturday.

Usual pattern: If this does not happen to you every month then we can not say it is normal. Your past history is the best indicator. If you are concerned then schedule a visit for an examination. ...Read more

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HPV related or ovulating? I have cramps in lower pelvic area and sore breasts.

HPV related or ovulating? I have cramps in lower pelvic area and sore breasts.

Not HPV: HPV does not cause pelvic symptoms. None. What you describe might be ovulation, could also be other things. You'd need a history and an exam to find out, very best wishes! ...Read more

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Had sex 27 hours after ovulation. Didn't have as much cervical mucus when sex occurred. 1 week since the incident and have sore breasts.

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Had sex 27 hours after ovulation. Didn't have as much cervical mucus when sex occurred. 1 week since the incident and have sore breasts.

What's your question: If you're wondering if you can be pregnant, best way to answer question is to take home pregnancy test. They're inexpensive, accurate & available w/o prescription. Of note, I assume you had sex w/o protection. Regardless of test results, go see your Family Doc, OB or Planned Parenthood for prenatal care or birth control. Don't forget screening for sexually transmitted diseases/infections too. ...Read more

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Unusual sore breasts each month after ovulation for 2 weeks after abortion of twins 9 months ago? ttc is everything ok? also get palpatations dizzines

Unusual sore breasts each month after ovulation for 2 weeks after abortion of twins 9 months ago? ttc is everything ok? also get palpatations dizzines

Can be normal: Breast tenderness before your period is normal. Premenstrual symptoms can change with time & increase or decrease from period to period depending on age, diet, emotional & physical factors. It is not related to your abortion directly, although emotional issues can increase premenstrual symptoms. Here is a good info sheet on mastalgia (breast pain) during your cycle: http://tinyurl.com/9omaprs ...Read more

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HELP PLEASE! got my period this month, lasted 2 days and a week later i still have sore breasts and pain in my left ovary. ovulating? can't be pregs .

HELP PLEASE! got my period this month, lasted 2 days and a week later i still have sore breasts and pain in my left ovary. ovulating? can't be pregs .

Sore Breasts: Sore breasts can have many causes other than pregnancy. Excessive caffeine and salt can both contribute to tenderness. Tenderness is also commonly experienced in the second half of the cycle due to progesterone. Pain in an ovary can be associated with ovulation or with a corpus luteum cyst that forms after ovulation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more