Question by  shreya (58)

What could be some causes of a swollen and sore breast?

It's just one breast but it is really sore.


Answer by  cattybratty (181)

If you have been breast feeding then it could be that you have not been alternating between the two enough and one is engorged. Or a yeast infection (thrush) has been transferred from the baby's mouth. If not breastfeeding, then it may be a clogged/infected duct or a symptom of breast cancer.


Answer by  shorty (208)

It could be something as simple as your getting your period. It could be that your gaining weight and your breasts are getting larger. It could also mean that your pregnant.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

I'm not a Doctor and these are only guesses, but the first guesses would be an injury of some sort, an infection or a tumor. If you play any contact sport that could be a reason. If you have a fever or redness you should see your health provider. It's better to get things checked than worry uneccesarily.


Answer by  CDix (64)

The most common reason for swollen or sore breast is pregnancy. Other causes could be an impending menstruation cycle. The other common reason is side effects of breast feeding.


Answer by  maber (1427)

You may have hit it too hard, you may have hormonal issues, or there may be a clog in the duct.


Answer by  kayekaye (5)

Swollen breasts can sometimes be cause of a pregnancy especially when you're in your third trimester. Also, you could either be expecting your period any day. But each woman is different, it depends on the cycle. In rare cases, breast tends to swell when they're having sex.


Answer by  wennifred (597)

Pregnancy can cause swollen breasts, and it's not unusual to have only one breast seem to react. If you are nursing, it could be mastitis or a plugged duct. A more scary possibility is breast cancer.


Answer by  LPlatter (271)

First of all, you must always consult a doctor when there is something you feel is different about your body. Usually swollen and/or sore breasts mean that you are pregnant. Ask yourself, when was your last period?


Answer by  Meagan87 (197)

Breast tenderness and soreness can be caused by a change in hormone levels. This occurs a lot when people are getting used to a new birth control or on some type of estrogen tablet.


Answer by  Stephs (29)

It depends on if your male or female.If female it could be related to your monthly cycle.If male maybe you overworked that part of your chest.


Answer by  Bob53 (414)

If there was trauma to the breast, that would be the most obvious answer. A breast might also be sore if you are lactating and have a clogged duct, or are just producing to much milk. Your breast might also be sore if you are pre-menstrual. You might want to contact your doctor if you think it's a precancerous lump.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If you are nursing, it could be thrush or be the result of not enough milk expression. If not pregnant, it could be an infection within the breast.


Answer by  Anonymous

you are pregnant

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