Posted by: lala | 2004/11/12

Pregnancy or Cancer?

My breasts are hugely swollen and very painful but I can't feel any lumps. This started in September but I did see my periods. In October I did see my periods but they were lighter than usual. This month I expected my periods in the first week but I am getting period pains with no sign of periods and I am gaining a lot of weight in a very unusual manner. Could I be pregnant or should I be worried about Canser?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageGynaeDoc

It sounds like a hormonal disturbance. If your period is late, you should do a pregnancy test.
If you are under 30 years old, breast cancer is unlikely unless you have a family history.

Best wishes

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Our users say:
Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/11/12

You seem to have Premenstrual mastalgia which is common & not really a concern for cancer of the breast. But having said that, you must have your breasts examined at least every year and a mammogram by 35yrs.
If you are concerened you may be pregnant, wait to miss your peiod by a week & do the home preg test which will be quite reliable then.

Reply to dr anonymous
Posted by: Nuffing | 2004/11/12

Well why don't you just take a pregnancy test to get the answer?

Reply to Nuffing

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.