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A 43-year-old female asked:

When breasts are sore a week before period can massage be beneficial? pain is usually around the breast and on the side. on the side is where its painful most but not when squeezed. i don't want to take nsaid. any alternative besides massage if safe?

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Dr. Shitel Patel
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Breast Pain: Wearing a support bra(a size larger), reducing the amount of caffeine in the diet by limiting coffee, soda, energy drinks, and tea, eating less salt to reduce water retention, using hot and cold therapy, such as ice packs or heating pads. Primrose oil, or Vitamin E or vitamin B-6, may help reduce breast pain. Other options are ibuprofen/acetaminophen or birth control.
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