A guide on how to alleviate bothersome breast pain during pregnancy.
Besides the joys of becoming a mother soon, pregnancy has its share of unpleasant feelings and complications such as breast pain. Pregnancy can be rough on many expectant mothers, as they face many health issues due to the increase in body's hormonal levels. The annoying breast pain accompanied by soreness, tenderness, sensitivity or swelling in both breasts is often one of the first signs of pregnancy.
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A women’s body secretes higher levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones, which makes blood to rush to your breasts. The increased flow of blood and the formation of milk-producing cells during the pregnancy, which usually begins early in the pregnancy, contribute to breast pain.
There are several things that you can do to help relieve breast pain during pregnancy, listed below are some.
If your breasts have severe pain which has been there for a while and does not seem to be relieved at all by the aforementioned solutions, you should see your doctor right away to rule out any serious conditions such as mastatis.
Breast pain during pregnancy which usually starts early in the pregnancy may sometimes last through the entire pregnancy term. However, health issues such as the menstrual cycle, cysts or infections could be the reason behind the discomfort. Therefore, it is advised to get screened and rule out the possibilities of any health issues.
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