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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long could bloating/tender breasts last for until the period starts?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Varies: Every woman is different. Can last 1-2 weeks. Breast pain beyond this time is related to fibrocystic changes. I have several other posts on the subject or the mayo clinic has this great article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/fibrocystic-breasts/ds01070.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

Haven't had period in months but bad bloating and tender breasts, why?

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Dr. Joshua Hurwitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many possibiliites: !st, ifyou ahve skipped periods then you shoudl check a pregnancy test immediatly. There are many other reasosn for skipping periods that mostylky involve ovulation disorders such as thyroid, prolactin or pcos. Your bloating may be a sign that you need a progesteroen withdrawl bleed. Mastalgia (breast tenderness) is likely due to hormonal fluctuations, but most important to se eif you are preg.

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