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What causes sore nipples with areola puffiness?

Hi! Well I ve noticed once I woke up my nipples were VERY sore. I have a very high pain tolerance so when my period comes around I don t feel much when my boobs get sore . (They usually don t or just not enough for me to ever notice). My nipples just feel so sore and its unlike anything I ve felt. I noticed they were kind of poking out (just the nipple not the areola. My nipples usually stay flat unless they get erect). My nipples alsobare a purpleish color...Just the nipple though. I noticed around 12 pm my areola was puffy and they looked bigger. Could this be a pregnancy symptom?I ll schedule a Dr appointment if needed but I m just so curious right now!(:
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
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After knowing your complains, nipple soreness , tenderness or swelling anything can be early sign of pregnancy or pre menstrual hormonal changes only.

I think in your case you should go for urine pregnancy test on your first day of missed period . If you are anxious about pregnancy status then you can do serum Beta HCG which can be done at earliest 7-12 days after ovulation.

If symptoms don't relieve even after getting menses ( and pregnancy negative of course) then it is highly recommended to meet doctor.

I hope this helps.
Feel free to ask if any further queries.

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