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What exactly does it mean when my boobs hurt 10 days before my period is supposed to start?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It may be related to: Fluid retention which causes stretching and pain.

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A 41-year-old female asked:

My breasts hurt for about 10 days before my period. Is this normal?

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Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: It's not uncommon to have breast tenderness and slight swelling 7-10 days before your period. This occurs as your hormone levels fluctuate. Decreasing caffeine intake and medicines like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) can help
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My boobs start hurting a week before my period. Is this normal?

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Breast pain: Rising levels of Progesterone cause breast pain. This is normal.

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