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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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Had sex on 2/9. Lmp was 2/2. Now is it 3/9 and no period. I had 4 pregancy test all neg (4 days late). Could i be preg? Exp: breast tenderness/cramp

Had sex on 2/9. Lmp was 2/2.  Now is it 3/9 and no period.  I had 4 pregancy test all neg (4 days late). Could i be preg? Exp: breast tenderness/cramp

Unlikely : Given 4 negative tests it is unlikely you are pregnant, especially if they were taken with an early morning urine. These could be premenstrual symptoms. If you have still not gotten your period in a week you should retest. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breast tenderness and swelling to fluctuate during early pregnancy ?

Is it normal for my breast tenderness and swelling to fluctuate during early pregnancy ?

Yes.: The hormonal changes of pregnancy are massive and can cause unpredictable effects on the individual woman. Fluctuating breast tenderness and water retention are certainly anticipated in early pregnancy and beyond. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Does breast tenderness come and go in early pregnancy? I'm 7 w 2 d

Does breast tenderness come and go in early pregnancy? I'm 7 w 2 d

Yes: It can linger throughout pregnancy. If one breast becomes more painful or swollen speak to your doctor, ultimately, don't hesitate t obring this up. ...Read more

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How to alleviate extreme breast tenderness and swelling during pregnancy?

How to alleviate extreme breast tenderness and swelling during pregnancy?

Breast tenderness: This is a common symptom of pregnancy. There is no magic solution. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen ( maximum 1 gram every 6 hours ) . Wear a sports bra. Your symptoms should improve as the pregnancy progresses. Don't take motrin, alleve, or Aspirin in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy ?

Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy ?

None: Before you have actually missed your period there is no qualitative difference in breast tenderness, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between hormones controlling early pregnancy and that controlling PMS ( causing headache, breast tenderness)?

Is there a difference between hormones controlling  early pregnancy and that controlling PMS ( causing headache, breast tenderness)?

Hormones: There are two major hormones in the non-pregnant women that are responsible for her symptoms during the cycle - estrogen and progesteron. During pregnancy again estrogen and progesteron are present and playing important roles, but there are other hormones present that are not present in a non-pregnant woman such as HCG - human chorionic gonadotropin. That's why pregnancy has different symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it common to have breast tenderness & tiredness as early as 6 days after having sex? What's the earliest you can have pregnancy symptoms?

Is it common to have breast tenderness & tiredness as early as 6 days after having sex? What's the earliest you can have pregnancy symptoms?

Uncommon: It would be very unlikely after only 6 days. It days 2-7 days for the fertilized egg to implant, then several days for the pregnancy hormones to start increasing - hcg, progesterone, etc. Most people dont have symptoms until 2-4 weeks post-sexual activity. Good Luck! Dr. S ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness during irregular periods and in the absence of pregnancy?

What causes breast tenderness during irregular periods and in the absence of pregnancy?

Hormone changes: Having irregular periods can mean hormonal imbalance . Hormonal changes cause breast tenderness known as fibrocystic changes (see some of my posts on breast tenderness & fibrocystic changes). You may also be peri menopausal . I recommend you contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Sir what are the symptoms of pregnancy during 1 month ? I fell breast tenderness , stomach and back pain

Sir what are the symptoms of pregnancy during 1 month ? I fell breast tenderness , stomach and back pain

Pregnancy symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness are all in line with pregnancy. Back ache may be common, too, because of laxity of the joints that occurs in pregnancy. Tiredness, smell changes, food aversions and cravings may be present as well. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between breast tenderness during menstruation and breast tenderness during pregnancy?

Very similar: The breast tenderness are very similar in menstruation and early pregnancy. Both are due to hormonal changes. However most women have more tenderness in pregnancy because there is greater hormonal surge. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Fibrocystic: This is most likely fibrocystic breast changes. Limiting caffeine may reduce tenderness. Obviously if you miss a period, check a pregnancy test ...Read more

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No period for months, tender breasts, pregnanacy tets negative?

No period for months, tender breasts, pregnanacy tets negative?

Irregular 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 & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I'm enduring breast tenderness during pms. What should I do?

I'm enduring breast tenderness during pms. What should I do?

PMS: Pms is now a diagnosable psychiatric condition in dsm 5 usually there is accumulation of fluids generalized all over the body and distending the breast ligaments can cause breast tenderness, massaging your breast or using low dose diuretics may help. ...Read more

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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


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