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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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  • 2 weeks ago » lau543 said:
    update>past 2 days I had large breast sensation, tender breasts and sore nipples...
  • 2 weeks ago » YamiRT16 said:
    My nipples are killing me. I took a shower and the water pressure hitting my chest hurt !!!
  • 2 weeks ago » lau543 said:
    sensible nipples started at 6-7 dpo, tiredness since 2-3 dpo and increased white cm,but no clue that pregnant,only phisical symptoms
  • 3 weeks ago » ishwarya said:
    i have light pain on my breasts
  • 8 weeks ago » Xomarsss said:
    13 dpo only one nipple sensitive and breast started hurting at 10 dpo but only on the sides near the armpit.
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