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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Your breasts may provide the first signs to you that you are pregnant. Women's breasts often get extremely tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. These changes are preparing you for breastfeeding. The size may increase throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is important to wear a bra that fits and supports your breasts throughout your pregnancy. Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will darken early in pregnancy. By weeks 12-14, you may start leaking colostrum from your breasts. Colostrum is a fluid made up of water, proteins, minerals, and antibodies that you will feed your baby for the first few days ...Read more


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3 weeks late for menstrual. Took a HPT it was negative. But my Montgomery glands are now apparent along with tender breasts.. Should I test again?

3 weeks late for menstrual. Took a HPT it was negative. But my Montgomery glands are now apparent along with  tender breasts.. Should I test again?

You may: Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Alternative you could see your doctor for a blood test that is more sensitive. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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White creamy discharge no odor no itch or burn positive OPK tender breasts menstrul cramps day 15 in my cycle ttc?

White creamy discharge no odor no itch or burn positive OPK  tender breasts  menstrul cramps  day  15 in my cycle ttc?

Likely indication of: Ovulation. You may wish to do a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. Wait 4-5 since the missed period for the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. Consult this site for early symptoms of pregnancy. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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My breasts have been tender for over a week now. How long are they tender for before the menstrual cycle?

My breasts have been tender for over a week now. How long are they tender for before the menstrual cycle?

IT VARIES!!: Tenderness is a rare sign of cancer. It is usually related to changes in the breast tissues relating to menses. Some women have pain much more of the time. These women might consider cutting down (or out) caffeine and possibly taking vitamin e tablets. ...Read more

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I am 4days late My menstrual cycle has always been21days my breast have been tender and I am having some pain like when i ovulate should I be worried.

I am 4days late My menstrual cycle has always been21days my breast have been tender and I am having some pain like when i ovulate should I be worried.

Late periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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For the past 6 months or so, I have been experiencing extremely sore breasts. Due to a hysteroctomy 17 years ago, I don't have a menstrual cycle. What could be causing the pain in my breasts?

For the past 6 months or so, I have been experiencing extremely sore breasts. Due to a hysteroctomy 17 years ago, I don't have a menstrual cycle. What could be causing the pain in my breasts?

Fibrocystic changes: Although you are not having a menstrual period, you are experiencing fibrocystic changes (especially if this occurs in both breasts). This is common. The pain can be aggravated by caffeine intake, hormone intake and stress. Decreasing all of these can help relieve the pain. Make sure you have had a mammogram and the results are negative. Become familiar with breast changes with breast self exam. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more