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Swollen breasts nipples?

Bra fit: Too much friction from poorly fitting bras can cause this. If its one side or doesn't improve, you should have it checked out. ...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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Sore itchy breast?

Sore itchy breast?

Family practice : Is there a rash or redness present. If yes could be a yeast infection check with your dr if it persists. ...Read more

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I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive and sore nipples. Here you will find many answers on this subject. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/sensitive-nipples. ...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 possibly 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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Tender boobs sore nipples, food craving why? Help

Tender boobs sore nipples, food craving why? Help

Are you sexually : Active? Have you missed your period? If yes, please take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Sore breasts and lower abdominal painful while breastfeeding ?

Sore breasts and lower abdominal painful while breastfeeding ?

Could be normal: Sore breast are common in breast feeding, there is a chance that you might have a breast infection if you are experiencing deep burning pain. Also while breast feeding it releases hormone called oxytocin, which make the uterus contract. That could be why you are having pain. ...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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Sore right breast, need breastfeeding advice?

Sore right breast, need breastfeeding advice?

Nursing: Keep nursing on that side especially, if the milk gets backed up causing milk cysts and pain you can use warm compresses and manually massage to clear that locked dust if nursing doesn't do it. Or pump that side to get better suction to get it out. Just don't stop nursing the sore side as that can lead to infection. Sounds backwords but it works. Call your lactation consultant for guidance also. ...Read more

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Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Yeast infection (generally with redness) infection (generally looks like boils), pregnancy, hormonal changes inc menopause. ...Read more

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Sore breasts one day period now white discharge with no sore breasts?

Sore breasts one day period now white discharge with no sore breasts?

Probable fungal infe: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information . Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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Sore nipples, sore boobs, period two days late?

Sore nipples, sore boobs, period two days late?

So take a test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Check LATCH: It could be that your baby has an incorrect latch or his/her mouth is not open wide enough when feeding. See a lactation consultant or pediatrician to evaluate both the latch and your breast. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excruciating breast pain (burning, shooting, itching and deep) immediately after nursing. Lasts for an hour. No puss or flu symptoms?

I am experiencing excruciating breast pain (burning, shooting, itching and deep) immediately after nursing. Lasts for an hour. No puss or flu symptoms?

FAQ nursing pain: Excrucuating pain as described needs a doctor's evaluation. In the interim, please check this link FYI: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/breastfeed-discomfort.html ...Read more