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my breasts are always sore

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: these are normal hormal side effects related to hormonal surges and flucuations. If breasts are red, hot or extremely swollen with discharge- see your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Healthtap topic page: Here is a link to the Healthtap topic page on breast pain where there are tons of answers to frequently asked questions regarding breast pain. https ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caus ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Menstrual cycle can be affected by many things like weight gain, weight loss, strenuous exercise, emotional stress, etc. If doc has tested for pregnan ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Good question.: Are you pregnant? Are you on the pill? Are you wearing a bra that's too tight? Are you on depoprovera for birth control? Do you play rough sports ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast tenderness: Breasts can normally be tender prior to the period especially if mammary dysplasia(fibrocystic breasts) are present. In the latter case, decrease your ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Am I right?: Seems like it is related to breast-feeding. Apply mineral oil after you r done feeding. Wash with soap befor u breast feed again.
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A member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many reasons: Slore breasts can be caused by hormonal cyclic changes, physical breast manipulation or injury by "bumping into something" unknowingly.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast pain: If sexually active, it could be that you're pregnant. Some women have breast pain before their period or if they skip ovulation. Birth control somet ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
More details...: This question is completely out of my field, but you need to provide more information for someone to give you a proper answer. Is it constant, both b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Yeast infection (generally with redness) infection (generally looks like boils), preg ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many reasons: Could be from your female hormones, could be from fibrocystic changes, or other breast conditions, you should see yoru obgyn for breast exam and a mam ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive and sore nipples. Here you will find many answers on this frequently asked subject. https://ww ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
12 years experience Dermatology
Consider bra allergy: It is possible you could be allergic to a material in one or more of your bras. It could also be just irritation from rubbing while you're running. If ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to tell: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Vezza
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Different cause: many things can irritate the nipple area think about any changes with detergents when washing your bra Also foods can also cause breast soreness lik ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get it checked: Hope you do your self examination as recommended on regular basis and you have recently noticed this change. Please get yourself checked because it ca ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maria Gaviria
Specializes in Internal Medicine
New soaps, new bra?: Could be a local allergic reaction to new laundry soaps, creams or perhaps the fabric of a new bra.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YOU COULD BE: Ovulating, pregnant, or too much chocolate or pop, among other things.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Dermatitis: This could be seborrheic dermatitis or an irritant from nipples rubbing on clothing.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (c ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Irritation...: Dry, irritated skin can be caused by many things. Causes could be various - fabric of your bra, detergents used to clean your clothes, soap used, hyd ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It could be that you don't have enough Progesterone to counteract your normal estrogen.
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