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How far in advance can your breasts hurt before your period? my breasts have been hurting for two weeks now and i am expected to get my period today and even yesterday and i still have not gotten it. i am also under stress. but i am hoping i am not pregna

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Normally : Normally your breasts do not become tender from pregnancy until you have actually missed your period.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
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 hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some.

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