Pregnancy and Breast Tenderness
Breast tenderness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. It is a very common occurrence with almost pregnant women. In this case the breasts become tender to touch. Generally this occurs during the first four to six weeks of pregnancy. In this condition,the breasts become swelled and soared. At times it is pretty painful along with being uncomfortable. During the pregnancy period, the entire body goes through changes to be suitable for the baby. The breasts also gets prepared in their own way to be suitable to feed the baby, thus the tenderness occurs. In this period, the secretion of the hormones like estrogen and progesterone increases. The increased secretion of these hormones increase the blood flow to the breasts, thus they become sensitive. Along with this, the tissues start forming and milk ducts and milk secreting cells begin to form, thus the shape of the breasts changes. Moreover, more and more layers of fat begin to deposit in the breasts. All these reasons result into the tenderness of the breasts. A few very common symptoms are like increase in the size of the breasts, increased sensitivity of the nipples, heaviness or pain in the breasts or noticeable crises-crossing of tissues across the breasts.
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