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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

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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?

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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Trying to get prego. Sex on ovulation day. Period 4 days early. But breast pain still here 3 weeks after period. Pregnancy?

Trying to get prego. Sex on ovulation day. Period 4 days early. But breast pain still here 3 weeks after period. Pregnancy?

Pregnancy: If a person has a period of normal duration and flow, then even if it was early, it is incredibly unlikely that the person is pregnant. Pregnancy requires the cessation of periods to develop the baby. ...Read more

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Could breast pain develop in one breast after being on birth control for 4 months? 1-2 weeks before period. Could caffeine cause random breast pain?

Could breast pain develop in one breast after being on birth control for 4 months? 1-2 weeks before period. Could caffeine cause random breast pain?

Yes: It is possible for one breast to be more sensitive slight hormonal changes than the other. This is much more common in patients with fibrocystic breast disease. These patients are also more sensitive to caffeine in coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate. Decrease these foods in your diet and see if that helps. Make sure you see your physician for a breast exam if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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Radiologist pls, how long should I wait after my period gone 2 do a breast ultrasound, im 27 had pain left breast comes around ovulation&go after period?

Radiologist pls, how long should I wait after my period gone 2 do a breast ultrasound, im 27 had pain left breast comes around ovulation&go after period?

No wait: Based on the question, you do not need a breast ultrasound. The information on a breast will ultrasound will not help you discover the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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32yrs discharge from breasts all time.swollen 5 days after period.sore until next period.5 days period then breast go back 2 pain/sore.Aching joints 2?

32yrs discharge from breasts all time.swollen 5 days after period.sore until next period.5 days period then breast go back 2 pain/sore.Aching joints 2?

Not clear : I would order a serum prolactin for the beast issues and probably assume the arthritic issues are not related, and work it up separately. If prolactin normal my next move would be to refer you or speak with colleague, a gynecologist for an explanation. ...Read more

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I have been having breast pain and hair loss after my last irregular period can you tell me if this means anything serious ?

I have been having breast pain and hair loss after my last irregular period can you tell me if this means anything serious ?

Breast pain and hair: I can't answer about the menstrual irregularity and breast pain other than that hormonal abnormalities can cause hairloss. I would rec a appt with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Sharp nipple pain -super sensitive but no breast pain. Dark nipples-not aureoles. Negative pregnancy test. Medroxyprog. Side effect? Medroxy period 7days ago, only 4 days long after 2 months.

May be physiologic: Your gynecologist can help clarify this. You may need more blood test and maybe even imaging help clarify the reason. This may be part of your physiology but would be good to check it out. ...Read more

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