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One breast larger than other

The past couple of days my breasts have been really tender but today my left breast is A LOT larger than the right. I am really concerned as breast cancer runs in my family but also wondering if this could be an early sign of pregnancy? The left is heavy and the nipple is darker in color than the right.
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replied January 23rd, 2009
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So your period is late? If so, take a test. If not, your breasts are probably reacting to your normal monthly fluctuations.
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replied January 23rd, 2009
Well I got my period this month but it was a lot lighter than usual and only lasted 3 days as opposed to normally lasting 6 days. Also after my bleeding completely stopped about 2 days later I had random unusual bleeding that was constant it was like one large spot of blood and nothing since. I believe my next menstruation should begin around Feb. 3rd.
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replied January 23rd, 2009
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That would put you in approximately the middle of your cycle, right in the PMS time period - that is the logical time for hormone fluctuations.

If you ever feel like you are pregnant, take a pregnancy test. All the wonder and worry is easily solved by a quick pee on a stick. As it is, it sounds as if you've been wondering since your last period whether pregnancy is a possibility for you.

Bleeding is seldom ever a sign of pregnancy - especially if you are bleeding on schedule with your normal period (ie, not late, more than just spotting, etc).
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replied January 23rd, 2009
I am going to wait until I am 'officially' late to worry about taking a test. I am just concerned about my breast because it has never become swollen like this before. Even if I am not pregnant the swelling alone is pretty creepy. If you look at it you can tell it's significantly larger than the right. It makes the right one look like a child's breast... it's just unusual to me. I guess it's just time for me to begin my mammograms.
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