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what does it mean when boobs hurt before your period then stopped when it came?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breast pain: Progesterone causes water retention. Increased water in the breast tissue stretches it and causes pain.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why when you need to start your period and you feel it's going to start but nothing comes out but i'm having cramps and my boobs hurt what can that be

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. J Mendez
Dr. J Mendez answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones: Normal effect from your hormones.
A 21-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your boobs hurt and your period isn't near, of starting?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Could be normal: Painful breasts before a period starts is completely normal. If you're late for your period, you could consider taking a pregnancy test, but otherwise, sometimes women have enlarged and tender breasts with every cycle right before their period starts.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How long do your boobs hurt before you come on your period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breast tenderness ;: Soreness can begin 1 to 2 weeks prior to a period (pms).
A 28-year-old female asked:

Why does your boobs have to hurt so bad right before your period?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Don't "have to": While this is a common symptom of pms, breasts don't "have to" hurt prior to menses, in fact many women do not experience such discomfort. See http://www.Wholehealthchicago.Com/2710/cure-pms-the-natural-way-without-seeing-a-doctor/ ; http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/pms-relief-how-to-elimina_b_617365.Html for great articles on how to make this problem disappear.
A 19-year-old male asked:

Is normal for your boobs to hurt when your gonna get your period ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: It is all part of the woman's hormonal changes.

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