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Causes of breast tenderness besides pregnancy and period

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
21 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Unlikely : Given 4 negative tests it is unlikely you are pregnant, especially if they were taken with an early morning urine. These could be premenstrual sympto ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: There are many causes of breast pain, including: abscess, fat necrosis, fibrocystic disease, ductal dilatation, breast cancer etc. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Stress : Stress hormone fluctuation or vaginal infection can cause this. And there’s a real chance of pregnancy even with the tubal ligation. Pregnancy test is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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May be hormonal: however, I suggest a 3 position breast exam and a breast ultrasound. You GYN should check your hormonal levels.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
39 years experience Bariatrics
Hormonal changes : There are so many hormonal changes. At mid cycle 2 weeks before the period progesterone starts to be produced At the end of the cycle all hormones ar ... Read More
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Anovulation: It sounds as if you're having anovulatory cycles. These are cycle where the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels and therefore ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Fibrocystic change: You may have fibrous lumps (fibroids) if that is all you feel. But if the area is warm or painful, then you may have inflammation (mastitis). Either w ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Hormone cycle: Female hormone levels change throughout the menstrual cycle and can cause changes to the breasts, including fullness and tenderness.

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