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Tender Breasts (Underarms)

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Swollen or tender breasts are pregnancy symptoms which can begin very soon after conception. This might be your first clue that you are pregnant! Some women report that they feel it most in the sides of their breasts or under arms. Some describe it as affecting the entire breast. Increasing levels of hormones cause increased blood flow and changes to the breast tissue. As milk ducts and milk-producing cells develop your breasts may feel swollen, tender or very sensitive to touch. You may also feel tingling, throbbing, burning sensation or itchiness. Your breasts may also grow in size, feel heavy or change in shape.

As your body adjusts to the new surge of hormones the pain should subside. Soaking in a warm bath may help alleviate some discomfort, and consider sleeping in a comfortable bra. As your breasts change in size be sure to always wear a well-fitting supportive bra. It is recommended you have your bra professional fitted.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 3 weeks ago » Charneh said:
    I'm day 13dpo and I'm feeling the pain on the side and under my air pits
  • 7 weeks ago » nimchuks12 said:
    6dpo and feeling sore boobs on the sides near the armpits. more on the left. very unusual for me :)
  • Jun. 22, 2014 10:40pm » wakeup79 said:
    0dpo and I and I felt a little uncomfortable but nothing serious!! #ttc
  • Jun. 20, 2014 6:58am » mummyjc said:
    heavy and bigger sometime a dull ache my boobs r starting to tingle as we speak lol 11 dpo
  • Jun. 9, 2014 10:35pm » mrseveland said:
    6 dpo and aching/heavy breasts that only feel this way when I am pregnant. under arm mostly.
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