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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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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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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

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


Dr. Ravi Chand
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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