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What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?

Tender and swollen: The breast often get more swollen and tender during pregnancy due to the influence of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone in preparation for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. ...Read more

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Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period(negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period(negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Too soon to test: 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How are fibrocystic breast changes typically treated?

How are fibrocystic breast changes typically treated?

Usually no treatment: If symptomatic decrease salty foods and caffeine. If this does not help then a mild diuretic or danazole may help. ...Read more

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What permanent breast changes happen when breastfeeding a baby?

What permanent breast changes happen when breastfeeding a baby?

Ligaments stretched: Due to increased volume, don't always return to pre pregnancy shape, but benefits are worth it. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to prevent fibrocystic breast changes?

Is there anything I can do to prevent fibrocystic breast changes?

Normal breast tissue: All breasts are fibrocystic. When the breasts get sore and lumpy during your period, this is fibrocystic change. This changes can also occur due to increases in caffeine intake, stress and hormone use. So in essence, you can't get rid of fibrocystic breasts but you can improve the symptoms related to them (see some of my other posts on breast tenderness/fibrocystic breast disease). ...Read more

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I have recently had an abortion and I had of course experienced the breast changes that would occur preparing for lactation. I have had a child that I breast fed and I am interested in re inducing lactation for personal reasons. I have used a manual pump

I have recently had an abortion and I had of course experienced the breast changes that would occur preparing for lactation. I have had a child that I breast fed and I am interested in re inducing lactation for personal reasons. I have used a manual pump

Induced lactation: Of course you can induce lactation! There are several protocols available. The key is to get a hospital grade breast pump and pump every 3-4 hours. Check out: http://www.asklenore.info/breastfeeding/induced_lactation/protocols4print.shtml There are many forums for Adult Lactation Relationships. You and your partner will love it! ...Read more

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It normal to go through breast changes at the age of 15?

It normal to go through breast changes at the age of 15?

Yes: The breasts are still developing and will go through many changes. The breasts will be lumpy, bumpy and may be tender. I highly recommend starting breast self examinations. You can have your gynecologist or primary physician review the technique with you. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing breast changes, what could be causing them?

I have been experiencing breast changes, what could be causing them?

Need more : Information. How old are your? Your gender? General state of health? Any medications? What changes? It may be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fibrocystic breast changes?

What are the causes of fibrocystic breast changes?

Unknown: Some women have more sensitive breast than others and this may be due to hormones or breast composition. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more