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Breast tenderness 10 days before period

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Breast tenderness: The hormone change which occurs "11-12 days before period" involves the production of progesterone by the ovary. Progesterone stimulates breast tissu... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
What you described is a minor variation in your normal routine. A couple of days this way or that is within normal limits for a menstrual period. For ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Varies: It is different for each person. The pain or discomfort can be described as burning, stabbing, sharp, dull, squeezing and shooting. Many people do not... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
It is not: Unusual to have breast pain, the birth control pill can help this problem, check bra tightness, try some aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofin if u can take t... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carri Warshak
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Hormonal changes: With your cycle can cause you to have breast tenderness as the glands enlarge.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carri Warshak
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Hormones: The hormonal fluctuations with periods can make your breasts tender. This is normal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carri Warshak
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Hormonal changes: This is simply a side effect of hormonal changes with cycles. Birth control pills can reduce if it is bothersome to you.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Common side effect: Breast tenderness is a very common side effect of birth control pills. If this continues to be a problem you may want to consider a different birth co... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Since you are not ovulating, the timing of the breast tenderness could be anytime. It is not unusual however. Try decreasing your caffeine intake, inc... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Neither: The human body is always changing. The main thing is our having a period monthly so you should be able to conceive again hopefully soon.
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