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Breasts (Stabbing Pain)

Early pregnancy symptom

Women’s breasts undergo many changes during pregnancy starting even in the first few weeks. Increased blood flow to the breasts (to prepare the breasts for breastfeeding) triggered by the body’s increased production of estrogen and progesterone can cause sensations in the breasts ranging from mild tingling to acute stabbing pains.

 

 

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.

 


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy

 


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy

 

 

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Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

1 dpo - 16 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

17 dpo - 18 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

 

Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
0 dpo 1.3 times less (-23%)
18 dpo 1.2 times less (-14%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.

 

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Comments

What women are saying about this symptom.

orchid249er  6 weeks ago
3-4dpo stabbing pains in right breast only for 2 days now. Both breasts are already sore and tender. Usually don't get that for another week

hope0418  10 weeks ago
10dpo stabbing pains. With both my other two pregnancies this was the only reason I knew I was pregnant. BFN today

Happyelle  3 months ago
I think 7DPO, full and stabbing pains! Along with stabbing pains in armpit

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