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Doctor insights on: Swollen Breast After Period

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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38yrs old - shorter intervals between periods - awful headaches and aura's - sore swollen breasts after period. 5mths. No headaches in past.

See below: You may be having migraine due to hormonal changes. Anti-inflammatory medication can help such as ibuprofen, if you have worsening symptoms, pls check with your doctor right away.

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I can't work my body out its been over a week since a light period an I'm having abdo pian, lower back pain, very swollen breasts, nausea an white vaginal discharge. I never have swollen breasts after period has finished. Preg test states negative so why

I can't work my body out its been over a week since a light period an I'm having abdo pian, lower back pain, very swollen breasts, nausea an white vaginal discharge. I never have swollen breasts after period has finished. Preg test states negative so why

Doctor can evaluate: 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 mucus discharge, of periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with a doctor. A pregnancy test is reliable if done correctly, after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex.

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What could cause sore, tender, swollen breasts 10 days after my period?

What could cause sore, tender, swollen breasts 10 days after my period?

Hormones: Assuming you have no breats lumps, etc, you may have fibrocystic breast changes which your gyn can diagnose so see your gyn.

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Swollen ankles (both), swollen breast, weight gain, back aches, severe cramps, missed period.

Swollen ankles (both), swollen breast, weight gain, back aches, severe cramps, missed period.

Pregnant?: Of course there are multiple possibilities and you should consider being seen, especially with the issue of your legs swelling. Could you possibly be pregnant?

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Difference between swollen breast before period and swollen breast due to pregnancy? How can I tell the difference?

Difference between swollen breast before period and swollen breast due to pregnancy? How can I tell the difference?

Take pregnancy test!: Take a pregnancy test to determine if you're pregnant. Otherwise, really no difference.

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I am due for a period 10-19-2012. I have had swollen breast and other pms/preg syptoms as well. Today the swollen breast went away. Can I be pregnant?

I am due for a period 10-19-2012. I have had swollen breast and other pms/preg syptoms as well. Today the swollen breast went away. Can I be pregnant?

Difficult to know: This is a conversation to have with your primary care doc. As you know pregnancy tests are available over the counter and pharmacists can help you select one.

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I am 3 days late and still don't have my period. I have tender and swollen breast. Could I be pregnant? Please help.

I am 3 days late and still don't have my period. I have tender and swollen breast. Could I be pregnant? Please help.

Yes,: If you had unprotected sex and you are three days late on your period, you could be pregnant.

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I haven't had my period in e months and I took 4 different pregnancy tests and all were negative. My period was always on time until late may and now it is july 17. I have swollen breast as of now, bl?

I haven't had my period in e months and I took 4 different pregnancy tests and all were negative. My period was always on time until late may and now it is july 17. I have swollen breast as of now, bl?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. Sounds like this is just a late period.

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I've been having swollen breast+bloating since last period, period is now 11days earlier, last week discovered 3cm ovarian cyst, is it symptom related?

I've been having swollen breast+bloating since last period, period is now 11days earlier, last week discovered 3cm ovarian cyst, is it symptom related?

It's possible: Go follow up with your gyn for further work up. Your ovarian cyst is moderately enlarged and maybe producing excess estrogen and Progesterone causing your breast enlargement. Give us some feedback. Take care!

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I have lower back pains, headaches, cramps, swollen breast & 6 days late for my period. I had sex 7 weeks ago but have taken 3 pt &they were negative?

I have lower back pains, headaches, cramps, swollen breast & 6 days late for my period. I had sex 7 weeks ago but have taken 3 pt &they were negative?

Delayed period: If periods are overdue by 6 days, and pregnancy test is negative. You do not need to worry since it seems you have had one normal period after your last sex 7 weeks ago. Breast congestion is hormonal effect. Back pain and cramps suggest periods must be coming soon. Just wait and watch. '.

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All pink discharge with no odor for one day ; sore and swollen breast; and period is a week late. Am I pregnant?

All pink discharge with no odor for one day ; sore and swollen breast; and period is a week late. Am I pregnant?

Hpt: You should do a home pregnancy test. If it is positive, you have your answer. If it is negative, repeat the hpt in 7-10 days. If it is negative, see your PCP or Ob/GYN to be further evaluated. If positive then make arrangements for your prenatal care.

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Well im a month late on my period. Bloatedness. Peeing alot. With a light yellow discharge. Swollen breast. Someone help. What could it be?

Well im a month late on my period. Bloatedness. Peeing alot. With a light yellow discharge. Swollen breast. Someone help. What could it be?

Are you pregnant?: If you are a month late, the first thing you should do is a pregnancy test. If it's negative, you should see your GYN to find out what's going on.

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I have my period, than I have oral sex, I feel bloated and swollen breast, about a week ago now, and my period is on 25 am I pms or pregnancy?

I have my period, than I have oral sex, I feel bloated and swollen breast, about a week ago now, and my period is on 25 am I pms or pregnancy?

Oral sex?: Oral sex doesn't cause a pregnancy unless there is some other fun activities going on. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test.

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I have been on put on ibprophin hydrocodone and muscle relaxers for swollen breast glands I had a 1.5 day period could I be pregnant or is it the meds?

I have been on put on ibprophin hydrocodone and muscle relaxers for swollen breast glands I had a 1.5 day period could I be pregnant or is it the meds?

Pregnancy: I doubt it but it is possible. The Ibuprofen facilitates the bleeding, so the elimination of the endometrium (this is what the period is) is accelerated with the possible result of a short period. You could try for assurance a pregnancy test available at the drug stores.

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