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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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  • 1 week ago » susan3007 said:
    i am 8dpo & have had a burning sensation when my boobs r touched, had it for 2 days now, bf says they feel heavier n a bit more round
  • 1 week ago » Missraz said:
    Cd21,7dpo. Trigger shot. Never get sore breasts. Last 3 days incredibly sore. Unsure if preg yet too early
  • 2 weeks ago » jodi4903 said:
    I am feeling tender breasts at 12 DPO, but it was THE WORSE yesterday at 11 DPO. It has never been this bad with a period!
  • 2 weeks ago » BMW1717 said:
  • 3 weeks ago » 1stTimemom2be said:
    6 dpo started experiencing sensitive breast
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