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Doctor insights on: Why Do My Nipples Feel Sore But Im Not Pregnant

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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My nipples have been hard for 3 days and tender, does it mean that I'm pregnant?

Check a pregnancy test: Pregnancy tests are very reliable and available at any pharmacy. In just a few minutes you'll have the answer and you won't have to stress out about this question. ...Read more

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I'm four days late. I have clear discharge. An my nipples have been extremely tender. Can I be pregnant? I see no signs though?

I'm four days late. I have clear discharge. An my nipples have been extremely tender. Can I be pregnant? I see no signs though?

May check preg. Test: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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My nipples have been tender. Does it mean I could be pregnant? Ttc, 30

My nipples have been tender. Does it mean I could be pregnant? Ttc, 30

Sure: But there are many reasons a nipple can be sore. Generally, the breasts are the most tender not just the nipples, but checking a pregnancy test is very reasonable and simple to do. Infections including yeast infections are also common casues. Trauma is also a a cause. A breast exam and possible imaging study like mammogram or ultrasound or ductal evaluation may be required. ...Read more

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I have dark and tender nipples and its hurt a lot when I touch might be pregnant?

I have dark and tender nipples and its hurt a lot when I touch might be pregnant?

Yes: What else can I say? I assume you've had unprotected sex with a healthy male at some time in the recent past. Stop smoking or drinking alcohol if you do these and verify whether or not you're pregnant. If you are your doctor may want to start you on prenatal vitamins and discuss this whole subject in detail. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the past week my nipples have been hard and tender, which has never happened before. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, what could it be?

For the past week my nipples have been hard and tender, which has never happened before. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, what could it be?

See a doctor: You're right that pregnancy is a possibility. There are others, though, including infection, hormonal abnormality, medication side effect, mass, etc. If it doesn't resolve, you'll want to be examined. ...Read more

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I think I might be pregnant. I have tender nipples, back pains, headaches, I'm always tried and I am spotting when I started it I had mild cramps but

I think I might be pregnant. I have tender nipples, back pains, headaches, I'm always tried and I am spotting when I started it I had mild cramps but

It is possible!: The symptoms you describe may be related to pregnancy, but it's hard to know unless you do a pregnancy test. I have had patients with ALL the classic signs of pregnancy (breast tenderness, wt gain, morning sickness etc) and it ended up being a virus! (I have also had patients that thought they had a virus and were pregnant!). Best thing is to check your suspicion with a home pregnancy test! ...Read more

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Hello I am 4 DPO & starting yesterday, my nipples have been constantly hard and very tender to touch. Could this be an early pregnancy sign?

Hello I am 4 DPO & starting yesterday, my nipples have been constantly hard and very tender to touch. Could this be an early pregnancy sign?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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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I have tender nipples only, it possible early sign of pregnant my period not until feb 15. Help pls..

I have tender nipples only, it possible early sign of pregnant my period not until feb 15. Help pls..

This is not a: Sign u are pregnant. You likely just ovulated and there would not be sufficient time for an embryo to create sufficient hormones. That's rarely a sign anyway, it's mostly nausea ANS fatigue. It sounds like u r worried though and we never discourage a pregnancy test; likewise the pill can help breast tenderness and prevent unplanned pregnancy if concerned. ...Read more

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I'm 53 yrs old I haven't had a period since july and my nipples are feeliing tender could I be pregnant? I have been sexually active with my spouse.

I'm 53 yrs old I haven't had a period since july and my nipples are feeliing tender could I be pregnant? I have been sexually active with my spouse.

Most: Most women do not have viable eggs at that age. I looked at a variety of fertility charts and none listed conception rates after age 44 years old. There are rare cases of natural conception at age 53. (very, very rare).
With that said, if you were six months pregnant, you likely would have had more symptoms than nipple tenderness. I suggest that you see your gynecologist as you may be menopausal. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control. I'm mid cycle-- breasts have been heavy and nipples tender. I have had this issue once before. Potential pregnancy?

I'm on birth control. I'm mid cycle-- breasts have been heavy and nipples tender. I have had this issue once before. Potential pregnancy?

Check a test: If your symptoms were caused by pregnancy then this implies that your hormone levels are high. In that case your pregnancy test would be positive. If negative then pregnancy is not the cause. Pregnancy is not likely since you are on pills and are mid cycle ...Read more

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I had missed my period but had a day or so of pure clotting. My nipples are tender and I'm nauseas am I pregnant!?

I had missed my period but had a day or so of pure clotting. My nipples are tender and I'm nauseas am I pregnant!?

Am I pregnant?: There is a quick way to find out - let's have you take a pregnancy test. Fortunately the over the counter products are pretty accurate. Also, it is very acceptable to go to your pcp's or ob/gyn's office to be seen for this as well. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more