Breast Pain

Breast pain is any pain or discomfort in the breast. This pain is triggered by hormonal changes associated to menstruation and pregnancy. Although most women experiencing the pain fears breast cancer, breast pain is not a common sign of cancer.

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Depo-Provera
Breast Pain

What are the side effects of stopping depo-provera?

This is a really good question. I am about to be 37 and I have been on the Depo Provera shot for for 18 1/2 years. I suffered from depression and was put on Zoloft, I gained a lot of weight over the years, I was very, very tired, cried a lot, I also had headaches, muscle and joint aches, cyst like pimples, and most recently I have chipped teeth ( this was the final thing that made me decide to get off of the shot ). I have been off of the shot for one month now and this is what I have noticed. My headaches have gone down a lot, I am still tired, and I noticed that I am not crying as much, also my hunger is tapering off, I have also had nausea and cramping. Keep in mind everyone is different, but I am hoping that the other things will go away after time. I know that it will a while for me to get this out of my system because I've been on the shot for so long, but I figure it can't get any worse. As far as weight loss, I have not had any yet, but I am working on it and I am hopeful now that I am off of the medication.

pretty much go back to have a normal period and pms

I am going off depo, and having the same symptoms I had when I started it - nausea, exhaustion, mood swings.

Most women stop having their menses while on Depo. After discontinued, it is unpredictable when the periods will resume. Some women my take 6-12 months before they begin to ovulate again.

Extreme change in sex drive - or lack thereof :)

Moodiness definently but that comes mostly with all birth contraceptives. What I mostly experienced and hated was bleeding. This was for the first 6 months. I had my period way less and it wasnt regular but whenever I got it it would be heavy and last two weeks. Not fun. It hasn't been occurring recently and ive been on it for almost 9 months.

I found this site looking for more s after having only one treatment of the depo shot and having many severe side effects decided not to get the second shot and what I have went through so far is ......

I received my first shot in July of 2007 , bled for the first month after, then my period stopped and even after NOT getting the second shot I did not get my period until this month (march of 2008) now it won't stop. I bled for a normal 6 days and it quit and i thought I was finally back on track only to start cramping severely again and bleeding a few days later with no sight of an end. I came here looking for s on how long I can expect this to go on for. maybe this will help those not yet to this point.

If there is anyone past this point , please post so I know what or how much longer I have to endure this.

For me this makes 13 months after my one and only Depo shot (08-08) which caused 16 pounds weight gain in 6 weeks (Tell me that's from appetite-not!) A 20 point increase in bp and nearly 2 pt increase in my normal body temp!

The best advice I have is do a good body cleanse and wait 18 mos. Fertility sites say it can take up to 18 mos after the shot to get pregnant so I'm thinking that is when most effects should end.

My bp is back to normal, my period came back after 6 mos and normalized after 9 if I remember correctly. Temp STILL running 99.4 (10-09)when my normal was in the 97's.

Poison!

what side effects can you expect from after stopping depo provera shot

Well there is the obvious side effect of not having a period for a good while after you come off it but the other problem that you can have is, once your periods start back then you could be getting them every 2nd week instead of once a month. I don't know if this is normal though.

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I took my last injection in Feb 2010 and was due for the next in May 2010. It is now July and no sign of a period. I decided to get off the shot because I took it for 10 years and am now almost 32 years old. I went to a doctor and he told me that some women gain 15lbs a year on depo and that it was notorious for weight gain. I am 100 lbs over weight and believe this has something to do with it since i have been walking 3-5 days a week for most of the last 10 years but have still put on weight that was almost impossible to lose. This month, I've noticed that my hair is falling out. I have researched this on the net and found that this is a common side effect of going off the shot. I feel like I might have a nervous break down when i see the amounts of hair i am losing! It's super scary. However, I guess it means that my body might be going through some changes? My question is, when will i stop losing hair?!!! I dont care about getting a period, but that would be nice to get over with too.

I have been using Depo for 4 years. I am 20 years old now. I stopped my shots in Jan, 2011. It is now Jan 2012. I just recently as of two months started my period for the first time since 16. I am now having my periods every other week. Doctors when giving Depo seem to leave a lot of details out. I've had a few doctors in the last four years, and none of them ever told me the possible effects. Does anyone know why I would be having my menstrual cycle two a month? And know when this crap will stop?

I had one shot of Depo in May of 2009. It made me so sick that I never got the 2nd shot. I was supposed to get the 2nd shot in August. Well, I have been bleeding ever since. Some days light, other days heavy. I have stomach cramping, have gained at least 10 lbs. am tired. This shot is the worst thing I have ever taken and do not recommend it to anyone.

Your body slowly goes back to normal.. If your one of the people like me who didnt get your period while on it, it will return.. prob. heavy and browinsh colored.. Per what the Doc. told me it takes about a year for your body to be completely rid of the depo.. that is why it usually takes about that long before you can get pregnant.. but everyone is different.. so if you dont want a baby.. be careful!!!

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Breast Pain

What do sore nipples with red bumps mean?

I am very sorry to tell you but you do have breast cancer.

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Breast Pain

What causes breast pain?

Breast pain is caused by a number of factors, including benign cysts, scar tissue, tight fitting undergarments, pregnancy, hormonal medication, menstruation, clogged ducts, fibrocystic breasts, fibroadenoma, and abscesses. For some women, excessive caffeine intake can contribute. You should always consult with your health care provider to rule out the possibility of cancer or other disease. While waiting to see your health care provider, cut down on your caffeine intake, and check that you have a well-fitted bra.

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Arm and Leg Pain
Headaches
Breast Pain

What can cause constant arm pain?

Pinching of the brachioradialis nerve.

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Breast Health
Breast Pain

Is wearing a bra good for breast health and daily routine and does it have any disadvantages?

No. Actually bras prevent proper lymphatic drainage of the breasts which could contribute to breast cancer. There is a study confirming that wearing bras for longer hours increase the breast cancer risk.

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What causes breast pain during pregnancy?

Hormonal changes are the main cause of breast pain during pregnancy. This can be on of the first signs that a woman is pregnant, but usually comes and goes during the pregnancy.

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Breast Pain

What are the reasons for sore breasts?

There can be many reasons for sore breats..one of the reason can be change in hormone level(this is usually experienced during the start of your monthly periods), the change in harmone level can cause a little discomfort in breasts, taking of birth control pills can also cause sore breats, pregnancy, breast feeding can be some more reasons and ofcourse the very considerate reason could be breast cancer also..so be cautious and visit doctor if u have sore breasts

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Breast Pain
Ovulation

Why do your nipples burn?

Hormones.

There are many different reasons why hormones will make your nipples "burn"; I would describe the feeling as more of a tingle than a burn. (actually yours may burn more than tingle everyone is different). You might want to look in to it further as to why you're hormones are so active. Any chance you may be pregnant? menstral?

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Symptoms
Breast Pain

What could it mean if you get stressed and you start to feel pain in chest and left arm goes numb and then start to lose breath n feel faint?

Heart attack or anxiety attack.

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Breast Health
Breast Pain

Why are your breasts tender and swollen?

This varies- can be period or pregnancy or many other things. See your doc.

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Breast Pain

Why do nipples burn?

Because fire is hot and skin is flamable...

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Cold and Flu
Breast Pain

Are nipples supposed to be hard all the time or just when you're cold or wet?

Everyone is different. When you are young your nipples may be hard a lot of the time. As you get older your nipples tend to become hard only when you are cold, wet or sexually aroused.

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Breast Pain

If your nipples have been very sensitive and sore for the past week and cycle is not due for another day or so does that mean that you could be pregnant?

It's possible, but it could be a symptom of PMS. Wait until your period is due, if it doesn't come and it a few days late, take a home test or go see a doctor.

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Breast Health
Breast Pain

What does it mean when you have shooting pains in your chest and breasts?

It simply means it's time to see a doctor! Not trying to be a smartie pants!

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Female Puberty
Breast Pain

Can a girl who has never had a period get pregnant?

Since ovulation usually happens before the first time a girl menstruates, it is possible for a girl to get pregnant before her first period ever comes.

yes.

Yes.

It's unlikely, but it is possible, because you may already be ovulating, even if you haven't had your period yet.

Yes, you can achild at the age of 11 can have kids when the average age of menstrual periods start at around 12-13 and at 11 they have done started to mature in sexually and obligated was so please watch and keep your children safe

Although it is not that common it can happen

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Women's Health
Breast Pain

What STD causes breast pain?

There isn't a STI that specifically causes your breasts to hurt.

This could simply be the result of an impending period, as many women find that the monthly hormonal changes cause their breasts to become a bit fuller and thus more painful.

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Breast Health
Muscle Pain

What would cause breast pain and heaviness?

I have found that one of the medications I am taking causes breast fullness and tenderness. Also I have burning in my nipples and sometimes they become very hard. So if you are taking medications you may want to check out all the side affects and see if that may be what is causing it. Either way if it continues; have a talk with your doctor about it.

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Breast Health
Breast Pain

What do sore nipples mean?

if its not caused by trauma then it means your hormones have changed due to something a long the lines or pregnancy, or every month cycle

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Women's Health
Breast Health
Breast Pain

What medical condition can cause a woman to have sensitive nipples?

close to period

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Mammograms

Why women afraid of mammogram?

There are two big issues:

  1. It's fairly common for people to have the general belief that if they don't know there's a problem, there isn't a problem; this make people reluctant to have medical tests in general.
  2. Mammograms are physically at least somewhat painful, particularly on older equipment; to get a good picture, the breast is compressed in what amounts to a vertical vise.
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Breast Pain

Is there photos of women with multiple breasts?

Yes, almost every woman I have seen has at least two of them.

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Breast Health
Breast Pain

How can you have a big breast?

Breast size is determined by DNA. You can enlarge them through surgery. A large breast is not really much fun. Most tops don't fit right. If they are too small they gap or are too tight. Too loose and they look like a bag. Rashes also occur under a large breast because of the heat and weight. Because a good bra is needed with under wire they rub and create red lines. Men are sometime rude and crude to a woman with a large breast. They stare and will look at your cleavage instead of your face. A great deal of the time they are only interested in the body part and not "who" you are. Our society has made it a big deal to have a big breast, but there is more to a woman than a body part.

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Breast Health
Breast Pain

What does it mean when your nipples burn?

They could be inflamed or you could be allergic to something that came in contact with them.

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What does it mean if your nipples hurt and it's painful but I'm not pregnant because I'm a virgin?

if your breasts, or nipples hurt and your a virgin it just means that your breasts are in the progress of developing, it will hurt but theres nothing to worry about its just the pattern or life!

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Breast Health
Breast Pain

Do breasts hurt when they get bigger naturally?

When breasts start to grow and until they have stopped growing it can hurt in both nipples and breasts. Nipples get more sensitive but it all passes eventually.

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