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short period and tender nipples

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Hi!
About a week and a half ago I started having irritated, sore breasts- nipples extremely sore to the touch. My period started at the normal time, but only last 3 days, which is strange of me. My periods are always on time and always last 6 days.
Any thoughts what could have caused the tender nipples, and extremely short period? I took a home pregnancy test a couple days before my short period started and it was negative. Should I take another test? Should I wait some time before I take it?
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replied June 13th, 2008
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Hormones. Sore breasts are usually caused by hormones. PMS can cause this, birth control. A fluctuation in your normal cycle.

Pregnancy tests aren't very accurate if taken before your period. Yes, they say they are - but they are not for every woman.

Since you still feel this may be related to pregnancy, take another test with your first morning urine.
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replied June 14th, 2008
Thanks for the comment. I might add that this is the first time I have EVER suffered from breast pains.

Any other comments from anyone else.
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replied June 14th, 2008
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Women's cycles change periodically. You may have drank a lot of caffeine this cycle, that can cause PMS breast pains. Our cycles do not stay static and the same every month, they do alter themselves a little with age.

Take a pregnancy test.
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replied September 21st, 2009
My breast have really tender to touch for about a 6 days now and I'm a little concerned to be pregnant b/c i never get this sore breast before. My period isn't due for another 6 days. What can I do?
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replied December 4th, 2010
going through same thing
im going through the same thins. except my period lasted 2 days but usually lasts 5 days. its been about 3 weeks and my nipples are swollen and tender with a light brown. i gained about 6lbs. already and have a fatigue and slight neausa but not vomitting. im not sure though cuz ive never been pregnant before but everyone keeps telling me hpt's or blood test but i have taken hpt's and they say negative so i looked it up and eveything points to saying im pregnant. my best bet would be make a dr's app. or go to the pulic pregnancy clinic.
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