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Sore breasts mid cycle, but on mono birth control pill. I am in the middle of second pack of pills. Does this mean im ovulating? Is it normal?

Sore breasts mid cycle, but on mono birth control pill. I am in the middle of second pack of pills. Does this mean im ovulating? Is it normal?

Not ovulating: The pill works by preventing ovulation so unless you are taking it incorrectly you should be ok. Breast tenderness may be a side effect of the pill but should then improve as you continue the pill. It is not a sign of ovulation. ...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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I have had radiating right breast pain for 3 days. It starts mid sternum into breast and "through" to back. It doesn't feel cardiac pain. Help?

I have had radiating right breast pain for 3 days. It starts mid sternum into breast and "through" to back. It doesn't feel cardiac pain. Help?

Many possibilities: Low risk for heart. Poss peptic ulcer, a full history and physical should be done. Try otc antacid and see if this offers relief in the meantime. ...Read more

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I'm 38 year old female. High bmi. I have severe breast pain mid cycle. Lower back pain, headaches. Meds. Glucophage (metformin).

I'm 38 year old female. High bmi. I have severe breast pain mid cycle. Lower back pain, headaches. Meds. Glucophage (metformin).

Hormonal: With the limited information you provided it sounds like you have premenstrual syndrome. Certain foods and lifestyle can make the symptoms worse but there are things that might help. Avoid caffeine and chocolate to help breast pain. Low carb diet and eating small, frequent meals with adequate protein and fat to control blood sugar will help headaches. Weight loss is important. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant. I have extremely sore nipples. I typically get sore breasts right before my period but I'm mid cycle. Could I be pregnant?

I'm trying to get pregnant. I have extremely sore nipples. I typically get sore breasts right before my period but I'm mid cycle. Could I be pregnant?

Could be.: If you have been having unprotected sex you certainly could be pregnant. Are you checking yourself with home pregnancy test kits? Might not be a bad idea. Have you already started prenatal vitamins? ...Read more

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Low back pain, mid back pain, frequent urination, bloating and pain in Upper abdomen, feeling full without eating much, breast pain. What can this be?

Check for pregnancy: If you are still getting your periods, this may be premenstrual symptoms, but given your age and symptoms you describe you should get a pregnancy test. If you're not pregnant, consider checking for a urine infection. Back pain may be due to musculoskeletal strains too from lifting heavy items, trauma, sleep disturbances, etc.. ...Read more

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What does it means when my breast are tender and sore and my period do not come on til mid June 19th?

What does it means when my breast are tender and sore and my period do not come on til mid June 19th?

Usually benign: This could be several things, likely hormonal. Always a good idea to rule out pregnancy with a urine test. If negative, you should have a breast exam by your doctor. You may need blood tests to look at your hormones, too. ...Read more

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Hi. My LMP was mid September not sure if it was on the 11th or the 18th but ive been having dizziness, sore breast and nausea. Preg test negative..

Hi. My LMP was mid September not sure if it was on the 11th or the 18th but ive been having dizziness, sore breast and nausea. Preg test negative..

Get another: Pregnancy test now in a week. If negative, wait a week, then check another pregnancy test. Don't convince yourself that you are not pregnant until you have had 3 negatives in 3 weeks and your period has returned. Otherwise it would be very strange that you have all these coincidental symptoms of pregnancy without being. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control. I'm mid cycle-- breasts have been heavy and nipples tender. I have had this issue once before. Potential pregnancy?

I'm on birth control. I'm mid cycle-- breasts have been heavy and nipples tender. I have had this issue once before. Potential pregnancy?

Check a test: If your symptoms were caused by pregnancy then this implies that your hormone levels are high. In that case your pregnancy test would be positive. If negative then pregnancy is not the cause. Pregnancy is not likely since you are on pills and are mid cycle ...Read more

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I've noticed that from mid chest area blue veins and progresses to my nipples. Also I have tender breast & my nipples now hurt, should I be concerned.

I've noticed that from mid chest area blue veins and progresses to my nipples. Also I have tender breast & my nipples now hurt, should I be concerned.

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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I'm in my mid 50s, postmenopausal for several years. Now having vaginal "egg white" discharge, cramps, and tender breasts for a week. Normal?

I'm in my mid 50s, postmenopausal for several years. Now having vaginal "egg white" discharge, cramps, and tender breasts for a week. Normal?

Not exactly: These symptoms are common with estrogen stimulation of the uterus, vagina & breast. Are you taking hormones? Are you using any "natural" supplements to ease menopause symptoms? Other medications and foods can cause an estrogen like reaction in the body. Don't panic, but have it checked by your gyne. ...Read more

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Tender breasts and abdominal cramps mid month and I'm on the pill?

Tender breasts and abdominal cramps mid month and I'm on the pill?

May be the pill: Some both control pills vary their hormonal content through the month, some do not. Check with your physician as to your pill type. You may benefit from a mono phasic pill- one that does not alter its dose through the 21 days before the blank pills. ...Read more

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I've been on the Depo-Provera shot for 7 months. I have tender breast stomach pain in mid sec. Tired hungry am I pregnant?

I've been on the Depo-Provera shot for 7 months. I have tender breast stomach pain in mid sec. Tired hungry am I pregnant?

Low chance: You have a very low chance of getting pregnant as you have received Depo-Provera shots. However, no contraceptive is 100% effective, so check a pregnancy test to alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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What can I do for sore breasts?

What can I do for sore breasts?

Sore breasts: Have your doctor examine to determine the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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Please suggest remedies for sore breasts?

Please suggest remedies for sore breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts?: You should certainly be checked for a breast mass or other abnormalities. If you have fibrocystic breast disease, which is common and not dangerous, you should try Motrin or alleve (but not both) and evening primrose oil tablets. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sore breasts?

What is the best way to treat sore breasts?

Breast Massage: Breast massage, 50-100 light circles in both directions, with a little firmer pressure in the flank and armpit. Also, can add ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I've really sore breasts. How can I relieve them?

Depends on cause.: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. Consider midol, Acetaminophen or nsadi depending on possible cause. ...Read more

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What could itchy sore breasts mean?

Hormone or reaction: It could be a simple allergic reaction to the bro, T shirt or whatever touching your breast
use Hydrocortisone cream from over the counter and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if it will go away
other wise you need to see a doctor to make the proper diagnosis and give you the proper treatment
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What could be the reasoning behind sore breasts?

What could be the reasoning behind sore breasts?

Estrogen dominance: To be on the safe side, it would probably be best to have a careful breast exam from your doctor, who will then be able to assess the need for additional tests (including different hormones). With that said, sore breasts are associated with pms and, more generally, estrogen dominance. The doctor, after appropriate blood tests, can treat the estrogen dominance with natural progesterone. ...Read more

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Swollen vs tender vs sore breasts? What's the difference?

Tender and sore: Are really the same thing - they're painful if touched. Swollen means that it's increased in size, but this might be non-tender or tender. ...Read more