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Doctor insights on: What Can I Do To Soothe Sore Breasts During Pregnancy

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

Yes: Boy is it! one of the hormones of pregnancy stimulates the breasts to enlarge and start producing milk. This can make your breasts very sore. A good supportive bra can help. ...Read more

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Sore breasts and fast heartbeat during early pregnancy, is this normal?

Sore breasts and fast heartbeat during early pregnancy, is this normal?

Pregnancy: Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, the breast increases in size and volume. This is a normal physiologic change. Increase heart rate is also a normal physiologic change of pregnancy. However certain heart conditions are unmasked during pregnancy. Please ask your obgyn about these symptoms and to do more possible tests if required. ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy to experence breast pain that runs to my nipples? 15weeks pregnant

Is it normal during pregnancy to experence breast pain that runs to my nipples? 15weeks pregnant

very common: Many women will experience breast pains during pregnancy due to the hormones involved. Most will see a decrease around 15 weeks. Let your doctor know so they can make sure this is just normal pregnancy pain. ...Read more

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Does sore breasts occur right before period during pregnancy, or is it consistent throughout the entire pregnancy?

Does sore breasts occur right before period during pregnancy, or is it consistent throughout the entire pregnancy?

Varies: Pregnant women experience breast tenderness in different ways. For some it is intense. For others not so much. You did not mention if you are actually pregnant or not. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Do not try and guess at pregnancy based on an unreliable symptom such as breast tenderness ...Read more

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Strong lower back ache, nausea, sore breasts abd nipples also had ting of blood after wiping, but pregnancy test shows negative could i be testing to ear?

Strong lower back ache, nausea, sore breasts abd nipples also had ting of blood after wiping, but pregnancy test shows negative could i be testing to ear?

You didn't tell us: When you were testing related to when you ovulated/ had sex. Most women do a standard pregnancy test once they actually miss their period. An early pregnancy test can be done prior to that. If the first test in negative you can retest in a week or less using the first morning void. Take care. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for sore breasts besides pregnancy?

What are possible reasons for sore breasts besides pregnancy?

Mastalgia: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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Is there any other reasons for sore breasts besides pregnancy?

Is there any other reasons for sore breasts besides pregnancy?

Sore breasts: Other possible causes include trauma, infection, tumor, lack of support. If discomfort persists or there is discharge, redness, heat, lump, see fp or gyn for exam & treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test came out positive. I have one sided breast pain. Is this normal in pregnancy?

Pregnancy test came out positive. I have one sided breast pain. Is this normal in pregnancy?

Yes: Breasts respond to the hormones of pregnancy with swelling and sometimes extreme 'sensitivity'. Perhaps one breast is more 'aware' than the other of your impending pregnant status. ...Read more

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I am 56 days late. My usual cycle is 35-44 days. I just have sore breasts. No other symptms of pregnancy. I am very worried. What should i do?

I am 56 days late. My usual cycle is 35-44 days. I just have sore breasts. No other symptms of pregnancy. I am very worried.  What should i do?

Pregnancy test: You should do a home pregnancy test. It is possible that you are pregnant but it's also possible that you had a chemical pregnancy caused by various things in your body which is not a real pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dear health tap team, is unilateral, left breast pain with breast-texture change in very early pregnancy normal? Thank you in advance for your reply.

Dear health tap team, is unilateral, left breast pain with breast-texture change in very early pregnancy normal? Thank you in advance for your reply.

I do not consider: That normal, you need an exam by your obgyn and may need a mammogram with shielding of the fetus and a breast ultrasound or one or the other, bilateral breast pain without any texture change can be normal. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy sharp breast pain?

Not normal: Could be many different things , call your OB now u need an evaluation and will prob need breast studies if the pain is coming from your breast and not somewhere else like below your breast. ...Read more

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Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Perhaps: By the time you experience breast tenderness, your urine pregnancy test should be (strongly) positive. ...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