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Breast tenderness

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Good question: Tenderness can defined as some degree of pain by pressing tenderly on the breast all around the breast. Also at age 17 your breast is probably still g ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely hormonal: Usually better after a period.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ethan Goldstein
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Watch the coffee: Besides elevate estrogen levels just before your period or in early pregnancy, caffeine and chocolate can cause breast tenderness. These things can ag ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Breast exam: Here are instruction for breast self exam. “the five steps of a breast self-exam” at http://www.Breastcancer.Org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bs ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cause only onre side: Depending on the cause, it might only effect one side.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
It can be: Tenderness means pain during touching.. Pain is hard to measure..Every person has a certain threshold.What is painful to me may not be to you.Yes, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tender breast: Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should ... Read More

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