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Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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What can cause swollen, tender breasts?

What can cause swollen, tender breasts?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...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


Dr. Johnny Roy Dr. Roy
Urology
55 years in practice
University of Baghdad College of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How come I have frequent periods and swollen tender breasts?

How come I have frequent periods and swollen tender breasts?

Hormones: Not working correctly, could be other causes, u need to see your gyn for an exam , blood work and a pelvic ultrasound and breast exam, and you may need mammo or ultrasound of breasts also, if nothing strange shows up and u are do not want fertilty, I do endometrial ablations in the office to remove the endometrial lining so no more worthless periods, does not affect ovary function, ask your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Swor Dr. Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Hi, i took norlevo the morning after pill on december 28th. I still have swollen tender breasts and am very bloated. When should this subside?

Hi, i took norlevo the morning after pill on december 28th. I still have swollen tender breasts and am very bloated. When should this subside?

Morning after pill: The symptoms should be resolved by now. See a gyn specialist to help get cycles and hormonal symptoms back on track. ...Read more

Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Hi. I was on Depo-Provera injection that ended in June 04. Been waiting on bleed since but had none. Got veiny swollen, tender breasts. Am I preg?

Hi. I was on Depo-Provera injection that ended in June 04. Been waiting on bleed since but had none. Got veiny swollen, tender breasts. Am I preg?

Possible: I am assuming that you mean June 4, 2014. It can take awhile to resume periods after stopping Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) but you also can ovulate before you start having periods again. That means you can get pregnant before your period starts back. If in doubt, check a pregnancy test. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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Neg preg results, 3 months since my last period, swollen tender breasts, vivid dreams, heightened smell, and I’m a little moody? Is this possible?

Neg preg results, 3 months since my last period,  swollen tender breasts, vivid dreams, heightened smell, and I’m a little moody? Is this possible?

Pseudo pregnancy: Yes - your condition sometimes is called pseudo pregnancy. The symptoms can be elicited by a strong desire to become pregnant, or being around pregnant women. The mind can play funny tricks on us; male partners of pregnant women may gain weight along with their pregnant spouse. ...Read more

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau Dr. Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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I'm 4 days late neg test but started spotting light brownish pink today. I've been extremely tired and have had swollen tender breast and some cramps.

I'm 4 days late neg test but started spotting light brownish pink today. I've been extremely tired and have had swollen tender breast and some cramps.

You are not Pregnant: Not only are you not pregnant but you are now getting your menstrual cycle. Your symptoms can as easily be explained as being pre-menstural as any thing else. They do not in any way represent only pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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40 yr old black woman swollen tender breast tubuligation 18 yrs ago left breast bigge than right tightness in chest?

40 yr old black woman swollen tender breast tubuligation 18 yrs ago left breast bigge than right tightness in chest?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Swollen/tender breasts, queasy, constipation, one day late. small cramps. pregnant?

Swollen/tender breasts, queasy, constipation, one day late. small cramps. pregnant?

Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Clifford Gevirtz Dr. Gevirtz
Anesthesiology
36 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Dr. Zoltan Saary Dr. Saary
Obstetrics & Gynecology
37 years in practice
University of Szeged Faculty of Medicine
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I had a tubal 10 yrs ago. Monthly menstrual usually normal/typical. Just finished a 2 week long menstrual. 1 wk later-still swollen, tender breast. ?

I had a tubal 10 yrs ago. Monthly menstrual usually normal/typical. Just finished a 2 week long menstrual. 1 wk later-still swollen, tender breast. ?

Clear your question!: What "tubal" you had 10 y.ago?? Ligation?, or Tubal Pregnancy, or tubal infection??? Without further clarification your question can not be answered! Too vague!! ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I have swollen tender breast, not pregnant because of tubes tied, not a lot of caffeine/salt intake, no weight gain, no improvements only worsening?

I have swollen tender breast, not pregnant because of tubes tied, not a lot of caffeine/salt intake, no weight gain, no improvements only worsening?

Mastitis/mastalgia: This could be a breast infectiom ( mastitis) caising pain ( mastalgia ). This condition must be promptly treated with an examination, breast ultasound and certainly antibiotics. Consult your private physician asap. ...Read more

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Bloated after period. swollen and tender breasts. and peeing allot more then usual was expierencing slight cramps as well after period not any more?

Bloated after period. swollen and tender breasts. and peeing allot more then usual was expierencing slight cramps as well after period not any more?

Tender breasts: There are several possibilities. If you are sexually active, you may be pregnant. Suggest you do home pregnancy tests (obtain from your pharmacy). Consult with your doctor if symptoms persist with an explaination of the cause. ...Read more

Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola Dr. Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
Institute of Technical-Superior Studies of Monterrey
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What could cause nipples swollen and tender , breast feeling heavy and full and viens in breast , ?

What could cause nipples swollen and tender , breast feeling heavy and full and viens in breast , ?

HCG vs Prolactin: A few possibilities: 1) pregnancy 2) elevated prolactin which is the hormone that induces lactation 3) premenstrual for 1, get a pregnancy test for home use in your pharmacy, 2 your physician can test for this hormone, particularly if you have a discharge or milk coming out of your nipples, and 3 if you are in the last week before your menses. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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My ovaries are swollen and tender breast are sore and period hasn't shown in about 3 months what could this mean?

Anovulation: This may be a hormonal imbalance and should be addressed with a pelic exam, PAP and blood testing of female hormone and thyroid levels. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

Infection?: What you described suggests and infection and you should see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. If is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more