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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My nipples feel really sore and my breasts feel period is two weeks late and I know I am not pregnant because I do not have any symptoms..also I have put on some weight..I don't know what is wrong
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxxx here
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   18
Doctor :   Are your periods regular otherwise?
User :   no not all the time
User :   they change a lot
User :   about two months ago..they were a little late
Doctor :   Is this the first time you are feeling sore breasts?
User :   yes
User :   my whole breast is not sore
User :   just my nipple and it only hurts when i pinch them
Doctor :   Ok
User :   they have been constantly hard
Doctor :   You get a home urine pregnancy test done?
User :   no
Doctor :   There are many causes of sore and hard breasts as Premenstrual syndrome, mastitis, infection, abscess
User :   ok
User :   what is mastitis and abscess?
Doctor :   I will advice you to first get a urine test done.
Doctor :   Mastitis is inflammation of the nipples and abscess is any pus formation in the nipples due to any infection
Doctor :   Also there can be any hormonal imbalance which would have lead to delayed periods and soreness
User :   when i woke up this morning, a tiny amount of clear fluid came out of my nipples when I squeazed them..what does that mean?
Doctor :   Ok then this probably indicates a infection may be.
User :   how can you get an infection on your breasts?
Doctor :   It will be better if you get your self examined and investigated by a gynecologist and you may also require some investigations since your periods are also delayed you may require a hormonal investigation also.
User :   ok..what causes hormonal imbalance?
Doctor :   Hormonal imbalance can be due to many reasons as any cyst, abnormal growth or thyroid disorder can also cause it, thyroid disorder can also lead to weight gain.
Doctor :   You may require ultrasound scan also for proper evaluation.
User :   what causes a thyroid disorder?
Doctor :   Thyroid is a gland situated just behind the vocal cords and any hormonal disturbances like over secretion or decreased secretion ohfhormones can lead to this disorder.
User :   ok
User :   could is be maybe stress?
Doctor :   Stress can lead to delayed periods but not hormonal imbalance.
Doctor :   There are few things you can do to relieve the discomfort as: Doctor :   1)Make sure to wear a good bra with support. It will minimize sorenes
Doctor :   2)Exercise. like just getting outside and moving around can help to relieve breast pain
Doctor :   3)You can try hot or ice packs
User :   ok
Doctor :   4)Take deep breaths and meditate, it helps in relieving stress and pain both.
Doctor :   Are you on any birth control pills?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have another question
Doctor :   Because these pills are also the cause of breast soreness and delayed periods.
User :   yea
Doctor :   Plz proceed.
User :   im too terified to get on birth control
Doctor :   Do you fear taking birth control measures?
User :   because ive heard they can ruin your womb
Doctor :   Do you mean birth control pills?
User :   what do you mean by birth control measures?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what do you mean by birth control measures?
Doctor :   Its not the they ruin your womb but are quite effective in preventing pregnancy, its only they are taken after proper examination and investigation.
User :   ok
Doctor :   They can be stopped whenever the woman wants to conceive
User :   oh and they dont mess up you chances of getting pregnant later on?
Doctor :   And if anyone reports any kind of side effects they are stopped immediately
Doctor :   No usually they do not.
User :   ok
User :   my other question is..
User :   sometimes when I get irritated, i feel as if i am going crazy, my whole body starts shaking and my head starts hurting
User :   for example, this weekend..i had to study for an exam but my mom wanted me to do something for her which i know would take away from my studying time but i didn't tell her
Doctor :   Are you taking lots of stress for simple things?
User :   stress pills?
Doctor :   No i mean you take tension for even small things in life.
User :   probably
Doctor :   You do regular exercises and also some form of meditation, it will help you.
User :   is yoga a form of meditation because i was thinking of getting into it
Doctor :   Also whenever you feel irritated take a deep breath and count till 10, and then again take deep breath
Doctor :   Yes it is
Doctor :   Always be happy and enjoy the life.
User :   i think it might have a lot to do with my lack of exercise because i do a lot of running around but i never actually exercise
Doctor :   Do not bother and be tensed for small things in life.
Doctor :   You can do jogging for 25 to 30 minutes daily.
User :   i know i shouldn't but i always feel like everything is going to be bad if this one thing goes wrong
Doctor :   Talk to your friends, listen to some good music
Doctor :   Think positive always.
User :   ok
User :   thanks.
Doctor :   You can go for swimming also.
User :   after i lose some weight (lol)
Doctor :   It will relieve your stress also and will be enjoyable also.
Doctor :   Swimming helps to lose weight too.
User :   ok ..ill keep that in mind
User :   i have another question?
Doctor :   Plz proceed.
User :   ok
User :   on my vagina..there is a sort of boil..its almost like a pimple but it doesnt hurt
Doctor :   Since how long is it?
User :   a few weeks ago, there were several bumps but they dissapeard and only this one is there.
User :   it has been a few weeks now but i dont really notice it becauseit doesn't hurt
Doctor :   Did you shave pubic hairs or used any other product in that area?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok, might be it is folliculitis which is an infection of the ingrown hairs.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Which have lead to this
User :   how do i get ris of it?
User :   *rid
Doctor :   You can use any antibacterial soap and clean it daily with soap and water
User :   ok
Doctor :   Wash it twice daily
User :   what about the other bumps that dissapeard?
Doctor :   Do not touch this area as you may spread the infection. Apply warm compresses on the infected area
User :   ok
Doctor :   Folicullitis usually goes away on its own
Doctor :   If needed you can use any antibacterial ointment and apply there.
User :   ok...what about the other bumps that dissapeard?
Doctor :   Thats what i told you, some disappear by themselves and do not need any medication
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much...
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User : boyfriend
Doctor :   What?
User :   when he puts on a condom, he immediately looses his erection
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   He probably has performance anxiety.
User :   ahhh
Doctor :   He takes stress before performing
Doctor :   Ask him to be relaxed and just enjoy, also increase the foreplay time.
User :   but before he puts the condom on, he has an erection
Doctor :   It will help him.
Doctor :   Yes because of anxiety he loses the erection.
User :   oh ok...
User :   well thank u again
Doctor :   As long as will be the foreplay he will be more excited and will penetrate better.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   back to the first question, so you think it could be just hormones causing my nipples to hurt?
Doctor :   It can be, first do a home pregnancy test done.
User :   ok
User :   does is mean anything that it doesn't hurt as much as it used to before?
Doctor :   I did not get you.
User :   my nipples don't hurt as much as they use to when i pinch them
User :   does that mean anything?
Doctor :   It can vary, no to be worried.
Doctor :   *not
User :   i haven't had any real sex with my boyfriend for about two months..could i still be pregnant?
Doctor :   You are telling that your periods are only two weeks late so probability of pregnancy is not there
User :   ok
User :   i saw a liitle discharge in my underwear today..does that mean anything?
Doctor :   Normal vaginal discharge is usual from vagina.
User :   ok
User :   should i be worried about my period?
Doctor :   I have already explained you that get a test done and also get yourself examined and investigated from gynaecologist.
User :   ok..sorry. its just this has never really happened to me before..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
User :   bye
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