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

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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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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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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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What would cause one sided breast pain? My period is late, neg pregnancy test, and sore left breast. Breast soreness feels similar to PMS type pain.

Need for examination: There are many causes of breast pain, including: abscess, fat necrosis, fibrocystic disease, ductal dilatation, breast cancer etc. It would be prudent to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for pregnancy symptoms to go away around nine weeks (like n/v and breast tenderness?)

Is it normal for pregnancy symptoms to go away around nine weeks (like n/v and breast tenderness?)

Yes: Frequently pregnancy symptoms are worse very early in pregnancy and tend to improve as you get close 14 weeks and beyond. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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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Breast tenderness down the side of only one breast? What could be causing this? Pregnancy unlikely.

Breast tenderness down the side of only one breast? What could be causing this? Pregnancy unlikely.

Pulled muscle: If only pain and no masses are felt, this could be due to a pulled muscle. If you are able to reproduce the pain by either moving your arm a particular way or massaging the tender area; it is most likely a pulled muscle. If it does not improve, see you doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What makes breast tenderness or sore beside pregnancy?

What makes breast tenderness or sore beside pregnancy?

Reasons: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period ; pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are slight nausea and breast tenderness pregnancy symptoms?

Are slight nausea and breast tenderness pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: That being said, many other conditions may cause this combination of symptoms. ...Read more

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Common reasons for breast tenderness besides PMS and pregnancy?

Common reasons for breast tenderness besides PMS and pregnancy?

Fibrocystic changes: Breast tenderness is a common symptom of fibrocystic changes. Try reducing caffeine and chocolate and taking extra vitamin e. ...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

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


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