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Help! Sore breasts two weeks before period!?

By June 28, 2010 - 8:58pm
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I have a question/concern...I am wondering if it is normal for my breasts to feel sore/firm/heavier than normal two weeks before my period is supposed to start. I got my period on June 6 and it ended on June 15, which means that I would be getting my period around July 6. I would say that my breasts started to hurt around the 22 or the 23 of June. My breasts normally start to feel sore a week or so before my period starts, which has always been normal for me, so I'm a little concerned since they started feeling sore so early this time. My breasts are sore around the outer edges, and they only hurt when I push down on them or move around/lift my arms up. The area around my nipples definitely seems more stretched out than usual. There is some darkening around this area, but I think they have always looked like that. I have also been having a clear, watery discharge for the past couple of days.

I'm 22 years old and I am not on birth control. The only form of birth control my boyfriend and I use are condoms, and we have never had unprotected sex. We have always, always used a condom. I know that condoms are not always 100% safe so...ugh.

I have been reading some forums on early pregnancy symptoms that have to do with breast soreness and what not, and I have made myself very nervous and scared. Sometimes I feel very paranoid about becoming pregnant since that's that last thing I want right now. I also sometimes feel that having sex isn't worth all this worrying and that if I am not mature enough to handle a pregnancy than I shouldn't even be having sex in the first place. I tend to over-exagerate everything and assume that it's an early pregnancy symptom as opposed to PMS, and this is not the first time that this has happened. This is the only thing I have been able to think about for the past couple of days! It is so distracting/annoying! So, it would be nice to hear someone else's advice or input. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

Thank you for your time and help!

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I meant Planned Parenthood Clinic! Sorry!

June 28, 2010 - 11:25pm
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I got my period when I was 12 years old. I have always experienced tender breasts at least 2 week before my period, even before I was sexually active at age 19. I have never been pregnant and have not been and I'm 23 years old. However, I too have freaked myself out by researching symptoms related to pregnancy! The best advice I could give you is, go and get the E.P.T. test, which can detect pregnancy at least 5 days early. If it should turn out to be positive, the next step is to go you OBGYN or a Planed Pregnancy Clinic. They can give you every option that will work for YOU, which is all that matters. Good luck and take care dear!

June 28, 2010 - 11:23pm
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