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breast tenderness 3 weeks before period

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonal: Cyclical breast tenderness is hormonal until otherwise proven. Improves with compression (sports bra) Advil, decreased caffeine, increased vitamin E, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Very common: Breasts swelling +/- tenderness is very common around the time of menstruation and is rarely to worry about. Swelling and bloating is usually lowest ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
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
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carri Warshak
Specializes in 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 Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Hormones: The hormonal fluctuations with periods can make your breasts tender. This is normal.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carri Warshak
Specializes in 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: It is not uncommon for woman to have hormonal changes following a pregnancy, even if/when it ends in a miscarriage. if you are still having regular m ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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