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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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  • 3 weeks ago » sexcnthicc28 said:
    9 dpo left under arm pain and tingling and burning sensation in breats not to bad though
  • 3 weeks ago » LatifahSal said:
    Had breasts pain and nipples pain everyday from 1dpo . Subsides a couple of days ago. Had to buy new bras. Today 11dpo and feeling better .
  • 6 weeks ago » MNB1990 said:
    6dpo and breasts feel harder and heavy. Definitely hurt to touch
  • 6 weeks ago » LittlePeanut said:
    Only 5 dpo, my breasts started swelling and getting hard - one of them more than the other. Can see more pronounced veins in breast.
  • 8 weeks ago » tba777 said:
    On 7dpo my nipples became very tender, i am not on 13 dpo and they continue to burn and feel differnt. Not sure if heavier is the right word
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