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 sore breasts, headaches, and stomaches indications of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex (Rubbing genitals without clothes, and he ejaculated. He did not penetrate; we just rubbed our genitals). This happened on the fifth day of my cycle. The next day, I took a birth control pill (a 28-day birth control pill). Is there a possibility that I might be pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comFirst and foremost, the chances of your pregnancy are nil. The reasons for the same are that pregnancy requires penetration and ejaculation inside the vagina, which did not happen in your case. In addition, you took a birth control pill, which reduces the chances drastica...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I have 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 icliniq.com. 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 t...  Read Full »

Light spotting, tender breasts along with negative pregnancy tests; is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a slight trace of blood when I wipe my vagina and I have been spotting on and off for about five days.I am experiencing tenderness in my breasts too.I took two pregnancy tests and both were negative.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern and I will surely help you out.I have gone through the details presented by you however, I would need some other details as well:When was your last menstrual period? How many days does your cycle consist of?Is there any history of irregular peri...  Read Full »

I have some pregnancy symptoms. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26 year old female. I am trying to get pregnant. My doctor recommended me to take Susten 200 after the ovulation period. Now, I am on the 29th day of my cycle. I have some pregnancy symptoms. But, I am not sure. Please give me some clarity. I am scared too.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note the following physical signs of pregnancy, which you may experience in a few days if pregnant: The absence of menstrual periods. Four days after your expected date of period, do a urine pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy. Breast changes like achy o...  Read Full »

I have a bumpy patch on my left breast and itching across my breast and neck. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, who weighs 158 lbs and 5.9 feet tall. I feel that my strength is declining, and I have itchiness and hot sensation across my breasts, neck, and torso. I also had a bumpy rash patch surfaced on my left breast several days ago. This rash has not gone away, and it looks li...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any family history of breast cancer? Do you have a fever, nausea, vomiting, or weight loss? When was your blood sugar and thyroid tested? Revert with more information to an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologi...  Read Full »

After taking I-pill, I have breast tenderness and nausea after a month. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill after I had sexual intercourse, a month back. My period came seven days before the expected date. The bleeding was brown in color, and it lasted for two and a half days. After that, I did not get my period next month. I am experiencing tenderness in the breast, frequent u...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unlikely that you are pregnant. This often happens after taking I-pill. Nonetheless, I would suggest you confirm the presence or absence of pregnancy by doing a blood test namely the serum beta hCG and share the reports. If it is negative, then repeat the test...  Read Full »

Does myomax help in stopping breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife wants to stop breastfeeding our ten months old daughter because our daughter is healthy and weighs 12 kg. We gave her store-bought milk so that she does not form a habit of sucking mother's milk. My wife's breast milk quantity is enough to satisfy our daughter's needs. But ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mymox (Amoxicillin) is an antibiotic and has nothing to do with lactation or milk production. Sudden weaning of baby may lead to both physical and emotional effects on both the mother and her baby. Gradual weaning is good. Medical suppression of lactation is not adv...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female with a weight of 86 kilograms. I have periods for more than 15 days including today and still, it has not stopped. My breasts are still sore. Generally, my periods are regular.   Read Full »


Dr. Monika Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have missed your periods in the previous months. Please mention whether your bleeding is heavy. Please mention whether you had any unprotected sexual contact before getting this period. Please mention whether you have any chances to have pregn...  Read Full »

My breast is tender and warm for the last three weeks. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old with a weight of 59 kilograms. One of my breasts seems to be tender and warm. It do not have a lump but I have a feeling of movement inside it. I am not taking medicines for it and I have this feeling for three weeks.   Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether you have redness over the breast, the presence of any discharge from the nipples, and fever. You must check your temperature to rule out the possibility of an abscess. You must do a BSE (breast self-examination) to rule out any lump. I also ...  Read Full »

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