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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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Check yourself after your period
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
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Remember most breast lumps are benign
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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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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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Perform monthly self breast exams.
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See your doctor immediately if breast lump found.
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Yearly breast exams after age 40 by your doctor.
yearly
Yearly mammograms after age 40.
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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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