Could symptoms of breast cancer be similar to symptoms of pregnancy?
Similar Symptoms Nipple discharge and tenderness can be a sign of cancer, but it doesn't mean you have it just because you have those symptoms. A doctor will be able to give you a blood test for pregnancy and tests for cancer. You may be able to get insurance through your state to cover all or at least most of your medical costs if you don't have insurance. If you look up Planned Parenthood in the yellow pages, they will be able to help you with the pregnancy part. I believe they are free clinics or at least on a sliding scale.
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It's possible. Hormonal changes from pregnancy can do strange things... I hadn't even started to show when my milk (actually, the clear to white pre-milk substance, colostrum) came in for the first time - during sex. However, taking a pregnancy test is the only real way to know for sure. . When …I was almost 17, I had the same (lactating). I had never been pregnant. I never had regular periods so I was on on b/c to regulate them. Anyway, the symptoms I was having (Lactating) was not normal so my gyno ordered me to get an MRI of the head. They discovered a large benign tumor on my "pituitary gland"(behind your eyes at the base of your brain).Which is referred to as "master gland" it controls all other glands (thyroid, etc.)and all hormones including Prolactin which produces the milk discharge. Now I'm 22 and 15 weeks' pregnant with my first babe. I've never had the discharge since they treated the tumor. Don't worry (I could be wrong!) but ask your OB/Gyn about it; he or she can check your blood for the levels or get you a painless MRI (similar to Cat scan). Squeezing your breast causes it to keep producing more, so try not to. . My friend had the leaking thing too... and she has it every morning. I too have it: when I press my nipples, out comes the white stuff. And we are both pregnant. . I also have the tumor on my pituitary gland. This causes your body to think it is preggers, so it starts to produce milk in your breasts. I had it since I was in high school, but I didn't know it was abnormal for my breasts to do that if I squeezed them. I finally asked about it when I was about 21, and they did an MRI to show that I had a tumor. All I do is take meds for it, and the meds have actually lowered my levels and have shrunk the tumor. They said in a year I may stop taking it all together and the tumor may be gone. But I would get it checked out. That would be best. . That's definitely not breast milk. Breast milk doesn't even come out of the nipples during the last stages of pregnancy... until a couple days after you have a baby. You are probably lactating due to an overload of estrogen in the body. . That is not true; women do leak in the latter stages of pregnancy. But it is in fact called colostrum which is a very protein-filled and nutrient rich form of milk. The body continues to leak it until a few days after the baby is born, and in fact when you are breastfeeding your estrogen levels are lower so leaking milk is not necessarily a sign of high estrogen levels! Like the other answers have mentioned prolactin (the hormone that causes you to produce milk) is regulated by the pituitary gland, and the removal of milk by the baby. If you are leaking milk and are not pregnant then you should definitely have it checked out by a doctor because it could indicate a pituitary problem. . I was leaking with my first girl at 6 months pregnant. about 5 months with my second girl. ( Full Answer )
Cramps and breast tenderness can be a sign of pregnancy, but they can also be a symptom of PMS. If you don't want to wait until you are late, call your doctor and ask for a blood test. These can detect pregnancy faster than an at home test. Just a side note: stress can cause your period to be late. …Try to relax, things always work out. Also, if possible, you may want to look into the pill or birth control patch or another form of birth control. The use the condom as a backup. That way if it breaks it's not as "scary." Two ways is better than one. Good luck, I hope you get the answer you want. ( Full Answer )
Could you still be pregnant if a pregnancy test was negative and you are having normal periods but you are having symptoms such as larger breasts and stomach and movement in your belly?
Chances of Pregnancy . If you are actually feeling movement in your belly, then you would be quite far along in your pregnancy. I've heard that it's possible for some women to test negative far into their pregnancy, so if you are not sure, go to your doctor. If you're that far along, you need to …care for yourself and the baby. But if you're that far along, you would probably have a lot of other symptoms and would be starting to show as well. ( Full Answer )
If you are trying to conceive could you have pregnancy symptoms such as cramping and tender breasts as early as 12 days before your period is due?
Answer . \n12 days before your next period is due would be around the time you are most fertile, the cramps etc are probably ovulation pains, get to the bedroom!
Could you be pregnant if you have pregnancy symptoms including fluid that comes from your breasts but HPTs have said negative?
Answer . Hello\n. \nYes you could be pregnant. You may be testing too early or you might not have enough HCG in your urine to give a positive test.\n. \nSee your doctor for a blood test. This is the most accurate testing available.
Answer . that would deppend on what symptoms you mean morning sickness can last all the way through pregnancy or for just a few weeks some women dont even have that. if you are worried in any way that there may be somthing wrong then you should speak with your midwife or doctor. many women worry …through pregnancy and people are there to help you and answer any questions that you might have. you should not feel like you are being silly or overacting we all act the same. ( Full Answer )
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Symptoms Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain. In fact, when breast cancer first develops, there may be no symptoms at all. But as the cancer grows, it can cause changes that women should watch for: . A lump or thickening in or near the breast… or in the underarm area. . A change in the size or shape of the breast. . A discharge from the nipple. . A change in the color or feel of the skin of the breast, areola, or nipple (dimpled, puckered, or scaly). . What appears to be a rash, mosquito bite or bruise that doesn't dissipate in a week. If this symptom occurs, insist on a skin biopsy! A woman should see her doctor if she notices any of these changes. Most often, they are not cancer, but only a doctor can tell for sure. Diagnosis An abnormal area on a mammogram , a lump, or other changes in the breast can be caused by cancer or by other, less serious problems. To find out the cause of any of these signs or symptoms, a woman's doctor does a careful physical exam and asks about her personal and family medical history. In addition to checking general signs of health, the doctor may do one or more of the breast exams described below. . Palpation. The doctor can tell a lot about a lump its size, its texture, and whether it moves easily by palpation, carefully feeling the lump and the tissue around it. Benign lumps often feel different from cancerous ones. . Mammography. X-rays of the breast can give the doctor important information about a breast lump. If an area on the mammogram looks suspicious or is not clear, additional x-rays may be needed. . Ultrasonography. Using high-frequency sound waves, ultrasonography can often show whether a lump is solid or filled with fluid. This exam may be used along with mammography. IBC does not usually present itself with a lump, therefore, mammograms or ultrasounds to not usually detect this type of breast cancer. . Inflammatory breast cancer is treated differently than most cases of breast cancer. Chemo first - then surgery if necessary. The majority of women complained of consisent pain in one of their breasts. IBC is often misdiagnosed as mastitis which is a benign breast infection. Based on these exams, the doctor may decide that no further tests are needed and no treatment is necessary. In such cases, the doctor may need to check the woman regularly to watch for any changes. Often, however, the doctor must remove fluid or tissue from the breast to make a diagnosis. Aspiration or needle biopsy. The doctor uses a needle to remove fluid or a small amount of tissue from a breast lump. This procedure may show whether a lump is a fluid-filled cyst (not cancer) or a solid mass (which may or may not be cancer). Using special techniques, tissue can be removed with a needle from an area that is suspicious on a mammogram but cannot be felt. If tissue is removed in a needle biopsy, it goes to a lab to be checked for cancer cells. Clear fluid removed from a cyst may not need to be checked by a lab. Surgical biopsy. The surgeon cuts out part or all of a lump or suspicious area. A pathologist examines the tissue under a microscope to check for cancer cells. When a woman needs a biopsy, these are some questions she may want to ask her doctor: . What type of biopsy will I have? Why? . How long will the biopsy or aspiration take? Will I be awake? Will it hurt? . How soon will I know the results? . If I do have cancer, who will talk with me about treatment? When? When Cancer Is Found When cancer is present, the pathologist can tell what kind of cancer it is (whether it began in a duct or a lobule) and whether it is invasive (has invaded nearby tissues in the breast). Special laboratory tests of the tissue help the doctor learn more about the cancer. For example, hormone receptor tests (estrogen and progesterone receptor tests) can help predict whether the cancer is sensitive to hormones. Positive test results mean hormones help the cancer grow and the cancer is likely to respond to hormonal therapy. Other lab tests are sometimes done to help the doctor predict whether the cancer is likely to grow slowly or quickly. If the diagnosis is cancer, the patient may want to ask these questions: . What kind of breast cancer do I have? It is invasive? . What did the hormone receptor test show? What other lab tests were done on the tumor tissue, and what did they show? . How will this information help the doctor decide what type of treatment or further tests to recommend? The patient's doctor may refer her to doctors who specialize in treating cancer, or she may ask for a referral. Treatment generally begins within a few weeks after the diagnosis. There will be time for the woman to talk with the doctor about her treatment choices, to get a second opinion, and to prepare herself and her loved ones. Additional Comments from WikiAnswers Contributors: There must lots of excellent breast cancer sites on the internet. However breast cancer can be detected by noticing a lump in one breast, or unusual discharge from the nipple or an alteration in texture. It is a good idea for women to examine their breasts once a month after their period has finished. Quite often in younger women breast lumps are benign but it is always worth getting a medical opinion because if it is cancer the earlier it is treated the better the outcome. Don't just examine your breast, LOOK for the changes! It's often symptomless but the most common presenting symptoms are a breast lump (discrete, not varying with a period cycle, usually irregular, hard and not too mobile), bloody nipple discharge, 'nipple eczema', puckering of the skin of the breast. Changes to look out for You should see your GP if you notice any of the following: . a lump, or thickened area of tissue, in either breast, . discharge from either of your nipples (which may be streaked with blood), . a lump or swelling in either of your armpits,a change in the size, or shape, of one, or both, of your breasts, . dimpling on the skin of your breasts, . a rash on, or around, your nipple,a change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast, or . pain in either of your breasts or armpits which is not related to your period. what are the symptoms of breast cancer . there are really no signs of breast cancer but lumps in breasts any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Lumps in the breast . These should ALWAYS be checked by a doctor ( Full Answer )
Why do some women have pregnancy symptoms but the HPT was still negative and what else could it be if you have unusual periods and nausea and change in appetite and leaking breasts?
Answer . Hi there. \n. \nLeaking breasts during early pregnancy is highly uncommon. Too much proclatin in your blood can give you pregnancy symptoms, irregular/different periods and nipple discharge. \n. \nHowever, I would do a pregnancy test again to be certain. If its negative you MUST see yo…ur doctor for a pregnancy blood test and to have a hormonal imbalance panel done. ( Full Answer )
Could it be a symptom of pregnancy if your breasts are suddenly leaking milk after ending nursing six months prior and you are feeling other symptoms as well?
Answer . Hello.\n. \nYes this could be a sign of pregnancy. Do a pregnancy test. If negative consult your doctor.
Could you be pregnant if you feel very unusual your breasts have a small amount of liquid coming out and other symptoms the pregnancy tests results were negative?
I have had a similar thing happen to me. Colostrum leakage has been the first sign of pregnancy for me in my last 3 pregnancies. Sometimes, it takes longer for the tests to show positive. I knew I was pregnant with the last baby and the Dr. insisted I was not. I waited a week and went to another doc…tor where they were able to tell I was most definitely pregnant. Needless to say, I switched doctors at the point. :) ( Full Answer )
Could you be pregnant if your period is eight days late and your breasts are sore and you are tired and moody but have no other symptoms of pregnancy?
Answer . \nyou should either buy a home pregnancy kit or go to the doctor--- most women don't get symptoms of pregnancy-- i call them the lucky one... but sore breast and moody and missed of preiod is part of pregnancy good luck. Answer . \nVery possible. You will need to take a HPT to know… for sure. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Hello,\n. \nIt can be yes. But a sharp pain is not a pregnancy symptom.
Early detection is hard unless you have an annual mammogram , which, for women especially is not done enough. When looking for the symptoms on your own, though, lumps on the chest area , underarm , or collar bone are definate red flags. . 1. sleeping too long or not enough 2. having sex to much…! 3.aches 4.bumbs 5.turtles ( Full Answer )
Answer . I have had three children and each pregnancy symptoms was different so to your answer yes and no so really no one can really tell you that answer because everyone is different.
Answer . There are many reasons for pain in the breast, but yes, soreness or tenderness can be a symptom of pregnancy.. Answer . Your symptoms of pregnancy will usually appear anywhere from the first week of your expected period to 1-2 weeks after your first week of expected period. Your firs…t signs of pregnancy most commonly include missed period, tender/swollen breasts, change in color of the breasts, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, increased sense of smell, and weight gain.. Here is a link to a website that will calculate the probability of your pregnancy: http://www.thepregnancytest.com/ ( Full Answer )
Every woman is different. So are her experiences of pregnancy.Not every woman has the same symptoms or even the same symptomsfrom one pregnancy to the next.
Answer . No, and if you believe this is ccuring i would advise going to see your local gp.
Answer . yes. Depending on your body's makeup, you could be pregnant with very few symptoms indeed. Consult your physician immediately.
That is very difficult to say. Symptoms vary between women from one pregnancy to the next. You may feel very ill the first time, and then feel fine the next. In general, you will recognize the symptoms a lot earlier the second time around.
Yes, it can. It's called Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Google it extensively and you will fine a lot of information and even film clips from news shows, etc. Get to a doctor fast. I understand that this type is aggressive and often shows up in younger women. Personally, I recommend that everyone learn… how to do a breast self exam and do it monthly. Make it part of your routine. Know thyself. If we all waited for the medical community to make their minds up about when to look, too many of us would be gone. Do it yourself, then get to the doctor with the facts that will get you checked out. ( Full Answer )
No, a pimple on the breast can not be a symptom of breast cancer .
It's possible; Your symptoms of pregnancy will usually appear anywhere from the first week of your expected period to 1-2 weeks after your first week of expected period. Your first signs of pregnancy most commonly include missed period, tender/swollen breasts, change in color of the breasts, fatigue…, nausea/vomiting, increased sense of smell, and weight gain.. Here is a link to a website that will calculate the probability of your pregnancy: http://www.thepregnancytest.com/ ( Full Answer )
My period is due in 10 days but i have been experiencing mild bloating and cramping breast tenderness and nausea could these be early pregnancy symptoms?
ive had the same symptoms. i thought i might have been pregnant so i took a pregnancy test. it was negative. so i waited it out for about another week, 2 weeks and then i started my period.
Changes to look out for . You should see your GP if you notice any of the following:. a lump, or thickened area of tissue, in either breast, . discharge from either of your nipples (which may be streaked with blood), . a lump or swelling in either of your armpits,a change in the size, or shape, …of one, or both, of your breasts, . dimpling on the skin of your breasts, . a rash on, or around, your nipple,a change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast, or . pain in either of your breasts or armpits which is not related to your period. ( Full Answer )
You can actually get pregnancy symptoms as early as 5 days. So if your question a week is 5 days then yes,definitely by 7 days.
It can be both actually, But when I've been pregnant it is much more swollen and sore.
If you mean day five of your cycle, then no! (You haven't ovulated yet, so you can't be pregnant). But if you mean 5 dpo (days past ovulation), it is possible because implantation can occur as early as 5 dpo, and some symptoms start after implantation.
Mine personally were sore all over the place, just like before my period. My nipples were also sore, and hot once in a while. My friend said it felt like her nipples were being sting by bee's.
Im 14 I have symptoms like discharge pain in the breast a lump in my breast and i feel a burn in my breast im really scared please reply could i have breast cancer?
GO TO THE DOCTOR AND TELL YOUR MOM. These are all signs of breast cancer i would know i had it around your age and I'm glad i went otherwise id be dead!
I sure wish that there were a simple answer to this question. Every woman experiences different symptoms during perimenopause and menopause (I call it PM&M for short) - there is no" one size fits all" answer. During PM&M, the period becomes quite the drama queen. You never know when it is coming o…r going or how long it will stay. Really it should be called a question mark instead of a period! It can disappear for a few months at a time and then suddenly appear. Be sure to take a pregnancy test if you miss your period. During PM&M a woman experiences both physical and emotional changes. Some common symptoms are: inability to think clearly, sleepless nights, weight gain, uncontrollable emotions, depression, low libido and random hot flashes. The best way to evaluate whether you are in menopause or not is to have your hormones checked. ( Full Answer )
yes. everyone has different symptoms. when you look up symptoms online, it gives you most symptoms you can experience but not everyone has all of them.
No its hormones. If you're pregnant the body releases the hormones to increase the breast milk to feed a baby.
oh yes it can. i had, had a backache for about a week. but i thought it was due to me starting a new exercise program. well turns out i took a pregnancy test as a joke. i was pregnant. my backache was my only symptom. i was 6 weeks along.
No, that sounds like your hormones and PMS. Do you also have a back ache, very emotional, cramps, food cravings? If so this is PMS. Get some Midol at the drugstore to help you.
well pregnancy symptoms can start prior to period. 1week before your period symptoms may be seen. fatigue,nausea,frequent urination are the signs you can notice.
Yes, you may have no symptoms in the early stages of breast cancer. That's why it is important for every woman to learn how to do a breast self-exam, to detect any cancer or other anomaly as early as possible. If you find anything that doesn't feel right, check in with a medical professional. Your d…octor may also recommend that you have a mammogram to aid in early detection, depending on your age and other risk factors. ( Full Answer )
A lump in the breast or underarm that persists after your menstrual cycle, swelling of the armpit, a noticeable flattening or indentation of the breast, unusual discharge from the nipple, a marble-like area under the skin, change in size or contour of the breast. Also note that lumps are usually pai…nless so pain or tenderness can be a sign of breast cancer. ( Full Answer )
It is important for women to get regular breast exams with their family doctor. Common symptoms of breast cancer are change in how the breast looks or feels, how the nipple looks or feels, or nipple discharge.
Lumps and swelling are a couple visible symptoms. Visiting medical websites such as Webmd and Cancercenter and ehow can provide one with the symptoms of stage iv breast cancer. Once he cancer is in stage iv, that means it has spread to most/all of the body.
The following are symptoms of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: a breast lump, Fluids coming out of the nipple, and rashes on the nipple. Ductal breast cancer is non-invasive, which means it can't spread to other areas of the body.
There are several symptoms of advanced breast cancer. These include a large, hard, irregular lump in the breast, fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite.
Breast cancer symptoms can vary from person to person. They can be in the form of swelling, lumps or even just general changes. Some similar symptoms can also be caused by other things, such as cysts. It is important to use a 'self-exam' regularly to keep check, as there is treatment available if f…ound early enough. Information on how to 'self-exam' can be found by searching on Google or speaking to your local doctor. It is extremely important, if in doubt, that you see your local doctor to double check anything you are unsure about. A regular Mammogram and Physical Examination by a local doctor is recommended. ( Full Answer )
Some of the earliest symptoms of breast cancer include itching near the nipple area, discoloring of nipples, bruising on the breasts that won't go away, and swelling of the breasts. If you have any of these symptoms it is recommended to see a doctor immediately.
Symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer are varied in appearance and can differ depending on each individual case. The most common symptoms include a sudden swelling of the breast, and the skin on the breast appearing red and resembling the peel of an orange.
The symptoms of stage one breast cancer vary from person to person. However, a common feature is swelling of the affected area as well as discomfort from exercise.
There are a number of potential symptoms for intraductal breast cancer. Some of the most common symptoms are a lump near the breast or under the arm, changing shape of the breast or nipple discharge.
An initial symptom of breast cancer may be finding a lump in one's breast on examining one's breast oneself. Another symptom may be unusual pain in the breasts. A third may be a discharge from the nipples which one is not used to seeing. All symptoms should be reported to and evaluated by a physi…cian. ( Full Answer )
There are many symptoms of pain in relation to breast cancer. Among them are sore red breasts, itchy breasts, upper back pain, changes in the nipple, swelling.
Some symptoms of breast cancer include a lump or swelling in thebreast or armpit, a rash around the nipple, nipple discharge or achange in the shape/size of the breasts.
Breast enlargement can be a symptom of pregnancy, but it's not theONLY symptom. The only certain way to find out is a pregnancy test,either by way of a home testing kit, or a blood test taken by adoctor.