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What would cause breasts to swell and fill up other than pregnancy ?

What would cause breasts  to swell and fill up other  than pregnancy ?

Prolactine: If your breast are swollen with milk inside either you are pregnant or you are making extra hormone that produces milk and is called prolactin, you need to check with your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Why do breasts become swelled and painful in early pregnancy?

Why do breasts become swelled and painful in early pregnancy?

H-O-R-M-O-N-E-S: Yep. Hormones rule, even during pregnancy. In fact, there are even hormones produced by the placenta! so women should be expecting not only a baby but also lots of changes in their bodies during and even after pregnancy in order to grow and nourish that baby. ...Read more

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What can cause heaviness of the breast without pregnancy?

What can cause heaviness of the breast without pregnancy?

Breast heaviness: Breast heaviness can occur due to increased fluid retention. Breast heaviness can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period ; pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of soreness of breast and nipples besides pregnancy?

What are the causes of soreness of breast and nipples besides pregnancy?

Breasts sore: Some women experience this just before or at time of menstruation. Friction against clothing can cause pain of nipples. ...Read more

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What can cause liquid coming out of breasts other than pregnancy?

What can cause liquid coming out of breasts other than pregnancy?

Get medical eval.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Is there another reason other than pregnancy for breasts to swell?

Is there another reason other than pregnancy for breasts to swell?

Swelling: Breasts usually respond to hormonal changes especially to the hormone progesterone. Progesterone causes the body to retain water. For this reason , you usually gain weight after ovulation and before your periods. Occasionally swelling can be from an infection or rarely, a malignant process. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a shooting pain in breast?

Can pregnancy cause a shooting pain in breast?

It shouldn't: This is too minimal a description to guess what it might be - but pregnancy is not something the jumps to my mind. Have an exam and if you are pregnant, ask your OBGYN for confirmation of what I said. I hope you find relief. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of breast discharge during pregnancy?

What are the common causes of breast discharge during pregnancy?

Breast discharge: In early stages of pregnancy, some women notice clear discharge & in later stages it becomes milky. Also discharge can be seen following vigorous physical activity such as jogging. Other causes might be fibrocystic breast disease, galactorrhea (some causes are hormones or medications), infection, mammary duct ectasia in older women, breast tumor. Your ob/gyn can explain more details. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more