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Doctor insights on: Tender Breasts And Irritability Symptoms Of Ovulation

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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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Sore breasts or tender breasts are they the same or are they different but go together? When do they happen? Pms? Ovulation? ?

Sore breasts or tender breasts are they the same or are they different but go together? When do they happen? Pms? Ovulation? ?

The breasts: Can become sore and tender due to fluid retention (causes stretching). This can occur in premenstrual time frame, during period and when pregnant. ...Read more

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Last Day of ovulation ,8/13 had intercourse 8/11 w bf,days after I feel nauseated @ALL times, esp after I eat & mrnings.Now Xtrme tender breasts?

Last Day of ovulation ,8/13 had intercourse 8/11 w bf,days after I feel nauseated @ALL times, esp after I eat & mrnings.Now Xtrme tender breasts?

Pregnancy symptoms: Indeed the symptoms you describe can be symptoms of pregnancy. Symptoms do not give you an answer. The only way to tell would be a pregnancy test. The proof is in the pudding. ...Read more

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I have ewcmucus, slight cramps and tender breasts and it's day 20 of my cycle but my OPK says no. Are these ovulation signs? Could I still ovulate?

I have ewcmucus, slight cramps and tender breasts and it's day 20 of my cycle but my OPK says no. Are these ovulation signs? Could I still ovulate?

Ovulation: It is wives tales to follow the vaginal or cervical mucous. They are not in any way reliable symptoms of any part of the menstrual cycle. You ovulate regularly just shy of half way through your cycle. Several days before day twenty. ...Read more

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What do tender breasts a week and a half before your period mean? Does it mean i'm ovulating the first day it starts to hurt?

What do tender breasts a week and a half before your period mean? Does it mean i'm ovulating the first day it starts to hurt?

Ov a few days before: Tender breasts come from the hormone Progesterone that is secreted after ovulation. Usually it takes a few days after ovulation to get to a high enough level to cause the pain. When you are pregnant more Progesterone is produced and the breasts continue to be sore. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills help with pmdd? I kept track for a year and I am fine days 1-15 then days 16-30 I have anxiety, tender breasts, irritable.

Can birth control pills help with pmdd? I kept track for a year and I am fine days 1-15 then days 16-30 I have anxiety, tender breasts, irritable.

Oral contraceptives: May be helpful for treatment of pmdd. Ssri's (selective serontonin reuptake inhibiters) are another option. Take care. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness and soreness disappear after ovulation is this normal?

Breast tenderness and soreness disappear after ovulation is this normal?

Breast pain: Due to hormonal changes at the time of ovulation, sometimes women can experience breast discomfort. Have in mind that Progesterone levels start increasing around this time as well, and Progesterone has an effect on breast tissue. Patients your age should always have a mammogram done and physical exam to rule out other more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Can ovulation cause light depression and breast tenderness?

Can ovulation cause light depression and breast tenderness?

Yes: Definitely. Many symptoms are experienced differently by different women, but these are two big ones. ...Read more

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Can I have breast tenderness and stretchy mucus after ovulation? If not how would I know?

Can I have breast tenderness and stretchy mucus after ovulation? If not how would I know?

Ovulation: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, SSRI's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period & pregnancy. Mucus can be quite variable. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between pms breast tenderness of from ovulation? I used an opk this month without receiving a positive yet.

How do I tell the difference between pms breast tenderness of from ovulation? I used an opk this month without receiving a positive yet.

Check other symptoms: The breast discomfort from PMS, from ovulation, and from early pregnancy can all feel similar. Check other parameters of your body to help decide which is which, such as cervical mucous consistency, timing of your cycle, over the counter ovulation kits, pregnancy tests, etc. ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness a sign of coming ovulation after being of Depo-Provera prevera for 4 months?

Not on depo: If you're on depo (and by now you should have had your second shot) your body will not ovulate. (depo prevents ovulation.. Thats how it works). ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness a sign of coming ovulation after being off the Depo-Provera shot for 4 months?

Is breast tenderness a sign of coming ovulation after being off  the Depo-Provera shot for 4 months?

Maybe: Breast tenderness in this situation is due to resumption of some normal functioning of your ovaries. It doesn't necessarily indicate ovulation however. And remember, you might become pregnant even before you see your first period after stopping depop shots. It would be safest to check this possibility out. ...Read more

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Abortion 20 weeks, breast is producing milk, took 2 dostinex (cabergoline) tablets, breast tenderness decrease, still contain milk,when may I ovulate again? Thx

Abortion 20 weeks, breast is producing milk, took 2 dostinex (cabergoline) tablets, breast tenderness decrease, still contain milk,when may I ovulate again?
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Lactation: Having breast milk after an abortion at twenty weeks is common and will stop as long as you don't stimulate your breasts. Wear a snugly fitting bra or top, take ibuprofen for pain, avoid pumping or expression, and avoid hot showers. Ovulation is possible despite breast milk production and so start contraception asap. Ovulation can happen within 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness normal on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? When is depo totally effective to stop ovulation?

Is breast tenderness normal on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? When is depo totally effective to stop ovulation?

Not too common: Depoprovera contains only Progesterone. When breast tenderness is caused by hormones it is usually caused by Estrogen. Depoprovera is effective after two weeks or even earlier if given during or after the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
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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


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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more