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Tender Breasts

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! 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 professionally 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?
  • 5 days ago » Ava0505 said:
    7dpo-10dpo very tender breasts. Not sure if indicative of af coming or possible pregnancy symptom.
  • 2 weeks ago » Ryujismom2017 said:
    4dpo breasts feel larger than normal and they look larger too.
  • 3 weeks ago » porsiad said:
    11 dpo, breast extremely sensitive and feel engorged.
  • 4 weeks ago » CyraRussell said:
    7
  • 8 weeks ago » Misoblond said:
    my breasts have been sore since the day after ovulation and have been getting progessively more sore with each day
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