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Enlarged, sore, hard breasts and nipples! Not pregnant.

Hi there,

I am a 19 year old female who for the past 3 years has been on the depo contraceptive injection, I recently changed over to the contraceptive pill as the depo shot was making me quite moody, i have been on the pill for around 1 1/2 months now.
A few weeks ago, I started noticing that my breasts were very sore and hard to the touch, they had enlarged quite bit too. Accompanying this was erect, tender nipples, almost like a tingling sensation when touched. I begun to get pregnancy symptoms such as nausea around this time and so i took a pregnancy test, two of which came back inconclusive and two of which came back negative - all taken at the doctors, they concluded i was not pregnant and left it at that.

However, although my nipples are no longer tender, i have come off all forms of contraceptive to see if the symptoms persist - and they do, my breasts are still hard, large and sore, my nipples have grown in size and darkened slightly and i am constantly feeling sick with literally no appetite. I have searched the internet to find others experiencing the same thing, thinking it was withdrawl symptoms from the depo shot but i cannot find anything similar.
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replied November 10th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These are due to hormonal imbalance.
They will settle on its own with the passage of time. Stopping pills is also an option.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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