Why are my breasts and nipples tender? Does it mean I'm pregnant?
By Kendall @ Planned Parenthood | Nov. 3, 2011, 12:13 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts, Pregnancy
What can cause breast/nipple tenderness? Does it mean by chance i could be pregnant?
There are a lot of different reasons why your breasts and nipples might feel tender or sore. If your breasts are still developing, this is likely a normal “growing pain.” Some women also find their breasts become tender the week or two before their period. Older women may experience tenderness if cysts develop in their breasts. Nipple tenderness in women of all ages can be caused by dry skin, injury, or friction. Breast tenderness can also be an early symptom of pregnancy. If your period is late and you’ve had unprotected sex, you should take a pregnancy test.