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Tender Breast

Breast tenderness or soreness is common and affects almost all women in their lives. The causes include oral contraceptive pills, hormonal replacement therapy, pregnancy, stress, ill-fitted bra, weight gain, breast injury, breast cysts, etc. The degree of soreness and location differs for each woman. The pain might be sharp, dull, stabbing, aching, or throbbing.

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Are occasional spotting and breast tenderness signs of early pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had some on and off spotting for three to four days. It is pinkish color and then I have a little brown color when I clean myself. I have had no cramps, no pains, no nausea the only thing that I have had is my areolae are super sensitive. My last period was the last week of last mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your information, today is a bit early to have pregnancy test positive. None of these signs predict pregnancy. Urine pregnancy test and also the serum beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is usually suggested at least one day after the expected period. B...  Read Full »

Why am I getting severe breast pain after every ovulation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and my LMP was on 21st of last month. My periods usually last for five days, and I take Triolmezest 40 for hypertension. After every ovulation (10th day), I have severe breast pain till the periods start. I just have sore breasts and no other problems. I took Py...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We need to do a breast examination and a breast scan to rule out any fibroadenoma. This generally causes pain in breasts especially nearing cycles. Consult a gynecologist or a surgeon personally for an examination. You may also try evening Primrose supplements to red...  Read Full »

What causes swelling in tits?

Query: Hello doctor, Just as of today my nipples have got swollen and my boobs are tender to touch. It started less than an hour ago. I had headache all day. As far as I am aware, I am not sure what is going on? I never had this issue before. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A swollen nipple as well as tender breasts can occur if you are just before your cycle. If so, it is quite normal. It is due to the temporary hormonal fluctuation inside you. Otherwise, taking hormonal contraceptive pills could be a reason. Hard sex with rough handl...  Read Full »

I developed acne and nipple pain. Is it PMS or pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my period on the 29th of last month. It lasted for six days (usually seven). The cycle is usually 30 to 33 days. I had unprotected sex on the last day of my period (4th of this month). He did not penetrate deep and did not ejaculate inside as well. I usually get acne, but now it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had sex on day-6 of your cycle. According to your cycle length, your fertile days start from day-10 to day-20. This could be because of premenstrual symptoms. But, sometimes, the cycle length can vary. So, if you did not have sex after that, then the chances of y...  Read Full »

What do the changes like dark bleeding, tiredness, and breast pain during period indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner is suspecting that she might be pregnant. We did get intimate but did not do sexual intercourse. We doubt if any sperm had gone in her vagina accidentally because I had touched her vagina with my hand, and there was no direct contact. Also, it was her ovulation time. Two ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not see any reason for your worry. I want to get to your notice that progesterone hormone is common for pregnancy and period. All the symptoms you mentioned, like breast discomfort, lower abdominal pain, nausea, etc., are due to progesterone hormone. Ladies physica...  Read Full »

How do I avoid miscarriage and know the baby is safe inside the womb?

Query: Hi doctor, It is my first pregnancy, and how do I ensure my baby is safe to avoid miscarriage. My last period was one month and 27 days back, and I had intercourse for the past one month. Since then, I missed my period and started having mild periods like cramps and spotting one day. I could not sle...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The baby's condition has to be determined as you have blood discharge. I suggest you get a complete blood count and sonography of your lower abdomen and kindly revert with reports. Once it is sure that the baby is fine and there is no impendi...  Read Full »

I feel pain in breasts when they are pressed. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Since a week or so, I am having pain in my breasts when they are pressed hard or pressed suddenly. Is it something to worry? What to do? I think once it was pressed too hard by my partner and so it started paining. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not think it is much to worry. As you said, when you suddenly compress the breast forcefully, there can be some tear in the breast fibers of the gland structures. Usually, breast is a loose soft structure which has no much support. Only the fibers keep giving i...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female with weak cramps, tender breasts, light pink discharge, but no period despite a negative pregnancy test. What might be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female with a height of 5.6 feet. I stopped taking birth control pills a few months ago, and I have been experiencing normal and regular menstrual cycles every month. These cycles are typically very heavy for the first couple of days and accompanied by severe cramps, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to seems like you have been experiencing some unusual symptoms and are concerned about changes in your menstrual cycle. While it is completely natural to be worried, there can be numerous reasons why your period may be delayed or presenting differently than usual. Althou...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female experiencing a delayed period after taking a morning-after pill last month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. My menstrual cycle typically starts on the first of every month and lasts approximately 30-31 days. I had unprotected sex last month, and took a morning-after pill within 5 hours. Since then, I have been experiencing mild cramps in my legs and breast sensitiv...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your query and fully understand your concerns. It is important to note that sometimes periods can be delayed by 1 or 2 weeks due to factors such as stress or recent illness. Additionally, pregnancy test kits may not always provide accurate ...  Read Full »

I am an unmarried 28-year-old girl having pain, redness, and hardness in my right breast for the past three days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an unmarried 28-year-old girl. I have been having pain, redness, and hardness in my right breast for the past three days. I have never experienced this before, and I am very much worried. What could this be? Kindly suggest medications or measures to be taken for this issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With passion, commitment, and experience, I hope I will be able to provide you with top-class medical opinion. Based on your description, there could be a possibility of an infection. I suggest you take the following: Take the tablet Amoxicillin and Clavulan...  Read Full »

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