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Swollen and sore breasts, ovulation or early pregnancy?

Swollen and sore breasts, ovulation or early pregnancy?

IT CERTAINLY COULD B: Either, depending on when your next period is due. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Does breast tenderness appear right before a missed period if pregnant or before?

Does breast tenderness appear right before a missed period if pregnant or before?

Tenderness is common: Breast tenderness is common before, after and during one's period. Breast can also be tender during pregnancy. Tenderness occurs when there is an increase in our female hormones (stress can also be a factor). If you think you may be pregnant, then call your doctor for an evaluation or take pregnancy test from the drug store. ...Read more

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Extremely sore breats and nipples a week before expected period could it be PMS or possible pregnancy?

Extremely sore breats and nipples a week before expected period could it be PMS or possible pregnancy?

Any...: It could be any of them. If you suspect pregnancy get a home based test done especially if your period is also not normal. If you have been experiencing this a few days before your period then PMS can also present with these type of symptoms along with mood swings, pelvic discomfort, weight gain (around 3-5 lbs just those few days before). ...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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Itchy breast before period? Normal? Or pregnancy?

Itchy breast before period? Normal? Or pregnancy?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Fibrocystic: This is most likely fibrocystic breast changes. Limiting caffeine may reduce tenderness. Obviously if you miss a period, check a pregnancy test ...Read more

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Are cramps and breast tenderness a week before expected period abnormal?

Are cramps and breast tenderness a week before expected period abnormal?

Premenstrual syndrom: Having cramps and breast tenderness before menses can be a normal premenstrual occurrence esp if it occurs monthly and is resolved at the onset or just after the start of flow. ...Read more

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Pains in ovaries. Frequent/slight burning urination. 4 days until period. No sore breast or cramps. Unprotected sex a week ago. pregnancy possible?

Pains in ovaries. Frequent/slight burning urination. 4 days until period. No sore breast or cramps. Unprotected sex a week ago.  pregnancy possible?

Possible: Both pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease are possible. It would be prudent to see a doctor. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Spotting 5 days 1 week before my period.Now 11 days delayed,have symptoms of fuller sore breast,lower backache.pregnancy test negative.still pregnant?

Spotting 5 days 1 week before my period.Now 11 days delayed,have symptoms of fuller sore breast,lower backache.pregnancy test negative.still pregnant?

When in doubt: just check pregnancy test. And if you are still not bleeding normally and first pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. Your symptoms certainly sound like pregnancy. See a healthcare provider for more definitive pregnancy tests if you are concerned and your tests at home are negative repeatedly. ...Read more

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Period is 3 days late, veins on my breasts, pelvis, abdomen, arms, sore bigger breasts, negative pregnancy test, could i still be pregnant?

Period is 3 days late, veins on my breasts, pelvis, abdomen, arms, sore bigger breasts, negative pregnancy test, could i still be pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors 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 just a late period. ...Read more

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Slight cravings minor cramping missed period five days late and tender breast and nipples took a test a week before missed period negative. Pregnant?

Slight cravings minor cramping missed period five days late and tender breast and nipples took a test a week before missed period negative.  Pregnant?

Take a test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors 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. ...Read more

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Breast are usually sore before my period about a week before, period is due tomorrow and breast are not sore... Reasons?

Breast are usually sore before my period about a week before, period is due tomorrow and breast are not sore... Reasons?

Hormonal change. : The temporary change of hormonal changes can effect the beasts. This varies from person 2 person. ...Read more

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Are sore nipples a premenstrual symptom? 5 days before expected period

Are sore nipples a premenstrual symptom? 5 days before expected period

Premenstrual Symptom: Breast and nipple tenderness are common premenstrual symptoms that will start a week or so before your period. ...Read more

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Swollen breasts swollen breast veins dull cramping for 4 days a week before periods due and moody&increase in bumps on breast mean pregnancy?

Swollen breasts swollen breast veins dull cramping for 4 days a week before periods due and moody&increase in bumps on breast mean pregnancy?

Get a pregnancy test: If you missed a period, get a pregnancy test. It's the only way to know. If it turns out that you're not pregnant after missing your period or if your period comes, then you need to get a birth control method now. Especially if you don't want to be pregnant. Consider an iud or Nexplanon which are implants that you just set and forget. ...Read more

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Do breasts get sore before or after ovulation?

Do breasts get sore before or after ovulation?

After: Breasts may become sore after ovulation due to the hormone Progesterone which is produced after ovulation. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle 5 days late but have tender breasts, sore abdomen and diarrhea. Took pregnancy test but negative. Could i be pregnant?

Menstrual cycle 5 days late but have tender breasts, sore abdomen and diarrhea. Took pregnancy test but negative. Could i be pregnant?

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. ...Read more

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Period a day late, negative test yesterday, tired and free urination. No sore breasts, usually get sore breasts before periods. Never late?

Period a day late, negative test yesterday, tired and free urination. No sore breasts, usually get sore breasts before periods. Never late?

Give it more time: Give it a couple more days to see if you start. You may have had a delay in ovulation this month. If you don't start, check another test. If it is negative, you may need to see your GYN. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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