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Can someone tell me if it isnot normal to have breast pain(mastalgia) after period ?

Can someone tell me if it isnot normal to have breast pain(mastalgia) after period ?

May or may not be: Many women experience premenstrual mastalgia. However, breast pain may occur at other times of the month also. If you experience breast pain, it should be checked by your health care provider to assure lack of a significant abnormality. If no abnormality is diagnosed then it can be observed or treated symptomatically as needed. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


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What causes pms-like breast pain after a period?

What causes pms-like breast pain after a period?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...Read more

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Spotting 2days after period ended. I'm having waist pain breast pain is that normal?

Normal: Breakthrough bleeding or spotting after period is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. Breast pain is typically due to progesterone, but if you feel a mass or lump, be sure to make an appointment asap. ...Read more

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I have breast pain, light period, negative test. Help?

I have breast pain, light period, negative test. Help?

Possibilities: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more

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Why I have breast pain before 10 days the period starts? Did this effect fertility?

Why I have breast pain before 10 days the period starts? Did this effect fertility?

Hormones: There are receptors in the breast that are affected by hormonal fluctuations during menses. But this does not affect fertility. Otc meds such as Ibuprofen may help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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Breast pain unsettle sleep 3days just has period normal. Breast pain dont goes away.

Breast pain unsettle sleep 3days just has period normal. Breast pain dont goes away.

Fibroglandular: Not unusual for females to develop fibroglandular sensitives during and after menses. These cause pain. Usually go's away within two weeks. Would also recommend preg test as bleeding can occur also with bleeding ...Read more

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Period lasted foe four days instead of six. Is this normal....Seems different from last period. Having bad breast pain?

Period lasted foe four days instead of six.  Is this normal....Seems different from last period. Having bad breast pain?

Irregular Periods: It sounds like a common irregular period. There is little else to comment on. You had a period. You have breast pain, common to periods or pre-menstrual hormone fluctuations. ...Read more

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Upper breast pain for over a week now alternating breasts. Moderate pain though 1st day was heavy pain. Period was 2 weeks ago. What could this be?

Upper breast pain for over a week now alternating breasts. Moderate pain though 1st day was heavy pain. Period was 2 weeks ago. What could this be?

Breast pain: Breast pain related to periods is most often common glandular changes in the breast or fibrocystic inflammation. NSAIDs like Motrin can help. If there is breast milk or any nipple discharge or enlarging mass then see your PCP. ...Read more