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What causes breast tenderness? 11 possible conditions

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Breast Cancer Overview

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women (after skin cancer), and can affect a number of different parts of the breasts.

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Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Fibrocystic breast disease, commonly called fibrocystic breasts or fibrocystic change, is a benign condition in which a woman has painful lumps in her breasts.

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Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast tissue usually caused by infection. It occurs almost always in breast-feeding women. Find out about symptoms and treatment.

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Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.

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Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy is pregnancy in a woman 19 years of age or younger. A woman can get pregnant if she has vaginal sex with a man at any age after she has started having regular monthly periods. Some signs of pregnanc...

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PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual syndrome causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Learn more about it.

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Ectopic Pregnancy

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg fails to attach to the uterus. In most ectopic pregnancies, the egg will attach to the fallopian tubes. Less common, it may also attach to the abdominal cavity or cervix...

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Intraductal Papilloma

An intraductal papilloma is a noncancerous breast tumor that forms in a milk duct. Learn about intraductal papilloma symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Menopause is a natural biological process in women that marks the permanent end of menstruation and fertility. Hot flashes, vaginal dryness or pain, and frequent urination are signs.

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Ovarian Cysts

Most women will develop at least one cyst on their ovaries during their lives. In most cases, these cysts are painless and cause no symptoms.

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Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are small organs on either side of the uterus. They're where eggs are produced. Ovarian cancer can occur in different parts of the ovary.

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