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why do my breast feel heavy

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If this is different: Then you normally feel- you may have retained fluid in your breasts.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to tell: Do you have any discharge or any lump or did you gain weight. Consider a visit to your doctor
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Topic page: Here is a link the the Healthtap Topic page on breast pain. Here you will find many answers to this very commonly asked problem.https://www.healthtap ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
There is no reason: one would get bigger unless there is an infection. In that case the affected breast would be tender. It could be a small cyst in one breast make you f ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above: Hormonal imbalance can cause this.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Globus: The 2 most common causes are stress or acid reflux. See an ENT doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
41 years experience Neurology
PMS: Premenstrual syndrome can cause a variety of symptoms, including dizziness, headaches, bloating, irritability, breast tenderness, etc. Taking magnesiu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: The estrogen levels increase as you approach your period. The increased estrogen stimulates the breast tissue to hypertrophy and causes fibrocystic br ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Are your breasts : Intermittently heavy? Breast heaviness can occur due increased fluid retention. Heaviness can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulatio ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irritation: When you ovulate, the ovary tears a little to release the egg. That tear can bleed some and cause irritation. There are many hormonal changes occurrin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience Pediatrics
Could be many things: Hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle and fibrocystic breast changes (lumpy, tender breasts) are common causes of breast pain. Pregnancy is ano ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
hormone irregularity: Fluid retention in breasts.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See doctor: See your doctor asap to find out what is going on causing problem.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Water: Make sure to drink plenty of water, this should help with any migraines, you may feel like you are hungry but drink plenty of water and if the feelin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hormones?: The most common cause is hormones, related to flucutations around your period, or if you have changed or added hormone pills. If it's getting worse or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
See doctor: This may indicate mastitis, an infection that requires antibiotics.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hormones: Changes in hormones around your menses.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Nausea: This may be related to a condition called dysmenorrhea causing uterine wall contractions and other related symptoms. Also endometriosis may cause naus ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibrocystic: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands respond to hormone changes and can form small cysts. These can be painful and usually come ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Common problem: Breast pain that varies during a cycle is pretty common, and is usually not worrisome. Reasons vary but common ones include breasts swelling and beco ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Large breasts: You can benefit from breast reduction surgery. If you want to shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe- ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tenderness?: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. The breasts may be more tender at those times. Breast pain can occur in c ... Read More

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