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Sore nipples but not boobs. Never had sore nipples or boobs before. Not pregnant. So why?

Sore nipples but not boobs. Never had sore nipples or boobs before. Not pregnant. So why?

Multiple reasons...: Nipples most commonly can become sore from mechanical trauma (rubbing on clothes or physical manipulation), dermatitis (from eczema, psoriasis or certain soaps or fragrances), or nipple vasconstriction (unusual cold sensitivity, raynaud's phenomenon). ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why are breasts sore, swollen, feverish im not pregnant?

Why are breasts sore, swollen, feverish im not pregnant?

Sore breasts: Breasts can be sore and/or swollen for many reasons including hormone fluctuations, medications, diet (caffeine), birth control pills, pregnancy, etc. Breasts are very sensitive to hormonal effects. Many possibilities. ...Read more

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Sore erect nipples, sore breasts and white vaginal discharge. I'm not pregnant so what could it be?

Hormones: Fluctuation of hormones (estradiol and progesterone) during a normal menstrual cycle can cause such symptoms. So can certain medications, including birth control pills and others. If symptoms continue and are abnormal or bothersome to you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ovulated but breasts are not sore?

Ovulated but breasts are not sore?

Breasts not sore: You may not have sore breasts in every menstrual cycle. You are of the age that you may not ovulate in every cycle, explaining the lack of sore breasts. ...Read more

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2 weeks late on period, not pregnant, extremely sore nipples, any reasons?

2 weeks late on period, not pregnant, extremely sore nipples, any reasons?

Double check: Again to be certain that you are not pregnant. If you miss another period seek care from your doctor. You could have a missed pregnancy (not the technical term). It is possible that it is just a hormonal imbalance too that will straighten itself out in time. Time will tell. All the best! ...Read more

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Does sore tender breasts mean you could be pregnant?

Does sore tender breasts mean you could be pregnant?

Can be anything: Yes it can be but really any change in hormones can cause this to happen. Sore breast usually occur just before get a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Sore nipples week before period. But period didn't come. Nipples still sore. Still no period. Pregnant?

Sore nipples week before period. But period didn't come. Nipples still sore. Still no period. Pregnant?

Possibly - UPT?: At your age, anovulatory cycles or pregnancy can both present similarly, so purchase a urine pregnancy test from your local pharmacy to find out for sure. Take Folic Acid if you are sexually active, 1-5 mg daily until the end of your reproductive life. ...Read more

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My breasts are sore and when i pinch nipples colostrum appears. I am not pregnant?

My breasts are sore and when i pinch nipples colostrum appears. I am not pregnant?

Prolactin level: If you have recently weaned a baby, you may continues to leak for some time. Certain medications can increase your prolactin level, causing you to leak colustrum. A pituitary adenoma can secrete prolactin. You need to see a doctor and have your prolactin levels checked. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples sore, but I am not pregnant?

Check: Nipple soreness can be due to many things...Hormonal, trauma, infection, metabolic, etc...Hard to tell without an exam and history...Not enough info here...I would suggest a visit to your family doc or your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Any tips? My period is currently late. Watery discharge. Sore breasts. Pregnancy?

Any tips? My period is currently late. Watery discharge. Sore breasts. Pregnancy?

Tip - : If your period is late - you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test now. They are inexpensive, easy to use and accurate. Take care. ...Read more

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Sore nipples, pain during sex, milky/watery discharge. Could i be pregnant?

Sore nipples, pain during sex, milky/watery discharge. Could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy is a posibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. It should turn positive by the time you're a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

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Sore nipples not pregnant , one week before period?

This can occur w PMS: Sx's can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Could i still be pregnant if my boobs aren't sore?

Could i still be pregnant if my boobs aren't sore?

Sure: All pregnancies do not necessarily cause soreness in the breasts, so many pregnant women may not have sore breasts. ...Read more

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Sore nipples not pregnant , one week before period?

This can occur w PMS: Sx's can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...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


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Nipple Irritation (Definition)

A condition that can include nipple discharge, irritation, cracking, and swelling, and which can occur in both men and women. ...Read more