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Why are my breasts still sore? I'm on bcp and i just got off my period

Why are my breasts still sore? I'm on bcp and i just got off my period

Side effects: Breast tenderness on bcp is common especially after restarting the active pills right after a menstrual period. Breast tenderness is usually a reaction to estrogen, and the type of estrogen in bcp is much stronger than what your body makes in order for the bcp to work properly. Breast tenderness is variable and may respond to a lower dose estrogen bcp. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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3 days after period breasts are still sore. Why?

3 days after period breasts are still sore. Why?

Likely related to : Your cycle. Breast soreness that is bilaterall (both breasts hurt equally) is less concerning than unilateral breast pain. Talk to your obgyn but the best thing is to make sure you use approrpirate suppor garments. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and or Motrin are helpful. ...Read more

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I got my period 9 days early. Only bled during the day from an hour after I woke up til around 11 pm. My breasts are still sore. Why?

I got my period 9 days early. Only bled during the day from an hour after I woke up til around 11 pm. My breasts are still sore. Why?

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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Light period mixed w/ clear cm; sore/enlarged breasts during and still (now) 11 days after; light bleeding now on cd 15. Help!

Light period mixed w/ clear cm; sore/enlarged breasts during and still (now) 11 days after; light bleeding now on cd 15.  Help!

Period problem: I think the sirst thing is to make sure that you are not pregnant, as light bleeding could certainly occur one month after conception. Please see you ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Had period last two months on time. Haven't had sex since getting the first one. Breasts are still sore week after period. What could this mean?

Had period last two months on time. Haven't had sex since getting the first one. Breasts are still sore week after period. What could this mean?

Sore breasts: Just to be sure, it would be best to do a pregnancy test. Some pregnant women can have bleeding early in pregnancy. Other things can cause sore breasts (mastalgia), like excess caffeine, lack of support during exercise. You could try taking some tylenol (acetaminophen). Be sure to support your breasts with a good bra. ...Read more

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The outsides of both my breasts are sore I had my period about a week ago and it still hasn't gone away Had period two months in a row could I b preg?

The outsides of both my breasts are sore I had my period about a week ago and it still hasn't gone away Had period two months in a row could I b preg?

Depends: If you had sex since your last period and missed your period by more than 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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No sore breast 3 days before period could i still have my period?

No sore breast 3 days before period could i still  have my period?

Yes: It's normal for the premenstrual symptoms to be different from cycle to cycle. Many women will randomly skip certain usual symptoms. Sit tight. If still no period when it's due, run a pregnancy test if that's a possibility. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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