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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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Nipples swollen, breast feel heavy, viens in breast, mood swings, backache. Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Most likely: Why don't do you do pregnancy test to be sure you can do at home if positive than schedule with your physician. ...Read more

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Spotting Barely. Headaches dizzy lightheaded. Full tender breast Darker nipple area. Cramps. Constipation Frequent urination. Pregnant vs PMS symptom?

Spotting Barely. Headaches dizzy lightheaded. Full tender breast Darker nipple area. Cramps. Constipation Frequent urination. Pregnant vs PMS symptom?

Unprotected sex?: If both of you are fertile and you had unprotected sex it is rarely impossible to conceive. It can be much less likely at some times, but never impossible. So, have a test. Then if you are not pregnant and don't want to be - use protection each time you have any sexual contact. It will also protect you from stds. Test/exam if missed period. Good health & luck.! ...Read more

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Are constant sore breasts and pain during intercourse abnormal?

Yes: Some women have tender breasts especially during the pre-menstrual phase. Constantly sore breasts are not normal. You should be checked for engorgement, fibroadenosis and inflammation. Similarly pain during vaginal intercourse is not normal and a complete gyne exam is necessary. ...Read more

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Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...Read more

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Could slightly sore nipples be a PMS symptom?

Could slightly sore nipples be a PMS symptom?

Yes: In the premenstrual period, body tissues such as nipples may swell and become slightly sore. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle symptoms are : Vomiting Painful cramping Irregular periods Not eating Hot flashes Constipated and diarrhoea Painful intercourse?

Menstrual cycle symptoms are :
Vomiting
Painful cramping
Irregular periods
Not eating
Hot flashes
Constipated and diarrhoea
Painful intercourse?

Birth Control Pills: With all the symptoms you have, it will be worth trying birth control pills to avoid having a period.Please discuss it with your doctor. You can also get a virtual consult and we can help you with a prescript of rebirth control pills. ...Read more

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Feeling bloated and boobs hurt and belly sore. Is this normal PMS symptom?

Feeling bloated and boobs hurt and belly sore. Is this normal PMS symptom?

For you: These are normal pms symptoms, but if you are 42 years old and aren't familiar with these symptoms in your cycle it could be something else. You could be pregnant if you've had sex. It could be something else entirely. Get it checked out if you're concerned or it seems unusual (just to be safe). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Pain not specific: Breast pain is not specific for breast cancer. Many time breast cancer is not painful at all. Breast pain could be indicative of almost anything - abscess, cyst, mastitis, muscle strain... See your doctor to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Breast feel extremely heavy, blue veins , nipples tender when touched, and irritability. What could these be symptoms of?

Breast feel extremely heavy,  blue veins , nipples tender when touched, and irritability.  What could these be symptoms of?

Pregnant?: The signs of pregnancy include breast enlargement and tenderness, abdominal fullness, nausea/vomiting, and perhaps some emotional changes. ...Read more