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Extremely tender breasts, period symptoms for 1 wk, took pregnancy test last fri. Negative. Period not due for 11 days, on birth control. Help?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Hormones

Very tender breasts can be caused by a change in your normal hormones, by the hormones in birth control pills, occasionally by more caffeine or chocolate than usual, and by pregnancy.
If it is due to hormones this will go away on its own by your period.

In brief: Hormones

Very tender breasts can be caused by a change in your normal hormones, by the hormones in birth control pills, occasionally by more caffeine or chocolate than usual, and by pregnancy.
If it is due to hormones this will go away on its own by your period.
Dr. Karen Jones
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Dr. Karen Jones
You could repeat a pregnancy test a week after the last one just to be sure. Or have your doctor order a blood pregnancy test - if negative then you don't have to worry.
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