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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 » netstar said:
    10dpo and my sides of breats near arms are also very sore!
  • 1 week ago » bbjean said:
    im only 5dpo and my side ofbreast under armpit is killing me! what coild this mean????
  • 5 weeks ago » PurpleCat14 said:
    I always have tender BB's after ovulation and this month, nothing! This would be kid #2 if I am so....I don't know!.
  • 6 weeks ago » wardliz85 said:
    7 8 and 9. never had tender bbs this early. fingers cross for a [bfp]
  • 7 weeks ago » Kriss6622 said:
    7 dpo and have had tender breasts for 5 day. On the 2dpomy back was also very cramped like pms.
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