Since last week I've been feeling a sharp pain in my nipples and aerola. At first the pain was only when my nipples were in contact with something (like a bra or a shirt) but now I hurt all the time. Two weeks before the pain started I had my period. I'm taking Lutera (bc) and my next period (placebo week) is in exactly 6 days. This only happened to me once before and as I am during finals week I want to know if it is a normal response to stress, if it's because of the pill or a symptom of PMS.
I also want to know what home remedies I can do to relieve pain, since any shirt rubbing against them hurts.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. The soreness of the nipples usually occurs either during the premenstrual period or with the onset of pregnancy. Normally, it is not seen with the ovulation. However, chances of pregnancy due to birth control failure are always there. You can do a urine for pregnancy test for the confirmation of pregnancy. If you donât want to wait, then a serum beta HCG levels can also be done.
Till that time, apply warm compresses on the nipples and wear cotton clothes. Once the status of pregnancy is clear, you can consult your doctor and get prescribed oral antiinflammatory pain killers. These will help.
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