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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 days ago » appalacia said:
    I am 9 DPO and have had tender breasts on the top and sides for the last 3 days, mild dull cramp/pressure too
  • 1 week ago » babbymaker101 said:
    sore today just started being tender o. the sides.alnost feels as tho the inside of my boobs are bruised.
  • 3 weeks ago » T4babies said:
    Not sure dpo but breast feel almost like burning sensation on top and by under arm!
  • 4 weeks ago » solanawanis said:
    5 dpo up all night because of my breast sensivity
  • 4 weeks ago » planning4futurebaby said:
    I just started having sore breasts, especially on the sides and i'm 4DPO
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