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when boobs hurt during period are they growing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
They are likely: Tender ; sore because of water retention. The fluid will go back down.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

My boobs hurt and have been very sensitive. They feel heavy?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Several issues: It is common to have breast symptoms in the second half of the cycle. Also taking a lot of caffeine from pop or coffee or chocolate or energy drinks can cause breast swelling or pain. Hormones or eating a lot of soy can do it too. If it goes away on its own that is reassuring.
A 48-year-old member asked:

If your boobs hurt does it mean they're growing still?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No: Usually due to hormonal fluctuation. If persistent discomfort, see your gyn for evaluation.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Boobs hurt on the sides, what can I take for this?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If this only occurs : Prior to or during your period - look at otc meds for periods containing diuretics. If it happens regularly this could mean t you are wearing the incorrect bra size or a design that isn't right for you. Up to 85% of us women are wearing an incorrect cup or band size (or both). Encourage you to go to specialty bra stop for fitting & consultation. Having the correct support will add to comfort.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why when i lay on boobs they hurt why?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibrocystic: The breast are fatty tissue and glands. Sometimes the glands form small cysts that can be very tender. This varies due to hormone change during the cycle. Classically caffeine can make this worse.
A 36-year-old member asked:

When do boobs hurt in cycle?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fluid retention: In breasts causes stretching & pain.

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