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Doctor insights on: Breast Pain Causes After Menopause

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With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common after menopause. 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

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 is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

Fibrocystic changes: Fibrocystic changes can occur at all phases of the life cycle.
If you look at my page, you'll find many answers regarding fibrocystic changes and treatments. ...Read more

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Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Yes: In the months/yrs leading up to menopause (the end of menstrual periods) our hormones fluctuate to higher highs and lower lows than they did when we were younger. These surges of estrogen can cause breast fullness and tenderness. Seek medical care if pain persists past a few days each month, or if pain is one sided. Get mammograms as recommended (yearly after age 40). ...Read more

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I'm almost 37, week before menstruation. Moodier than normal, breast tenderness, night sweats, this seems to be happen every month lately. Menopause?

I'm almost 37, week before menstruation. Moodier than normal, breast tenderness, night sweats, this seems to be happen every month lately. Menopause?

Premenstrual syndrom: This sounds more like PMS than menopause. With the approach of menopause, your periods usually become less regular. The incidence of PMS increases as we age and more women have it in their 20's than in their teens and more in their 30's than in their 20's. Exercise is a big help with PMS. There are also some diet changes and supplements that you can try. For drug treatment the SSRI's are used most ...Read more

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Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? Severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? Severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Suggests menopause: That level suggests menopause. Since you are above tha average age (51), it's likely you've gone through menopause. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer less threatening after menopause?

Is breast cancer less threatening after menopause?

Probably so: Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive in younger women (<45 year olds). On the other hand, breast Cancer is much more common in the post menopausal women than in the younger women. Regardless, a majority of women (>80%) do very well with modern treatment and early diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens to women with fibrocystic breast disease after menopause?

What happens to women with fibrocystic breast disease after menopause?

Depends: Some women will continue to have lumpiness and pain despite being postmenopausal. Some women will have decreased lumpiness and no pain. Continue to perform breast self exam. ...Read more

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Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Heart problems: If breast pain cannot be reproduced by pushing on the chest, and especially if it occurs/gets worse after exercise or walking up stairs, the problem may be your heart. Tell your doctor about these symptoms. If you have breast pain with sweating, nausea, arm pain or a feeling of pressure or tightness in your chest, go to the closest er or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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I have breast pain and milky discharge from both sides. My PRL level 14, what is the cause of the pain.?

I have breast pain and milky discharge from both sides. My PRL level 14, what is the cause of the pain.?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. ...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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Causes of right breast pain only? Swollen, feels bruised

Causes of right breast pain only? Swollen, feels bruised

Cyst or infection: At your age, it's likely just a cyst. Other possibilities are an infection. Take some ibuprofen, and if it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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What might be cause of breast pain and tenderness?

What might be cause of breast pain and tenderness?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What're the possible causes for breast pain / tenderness?

Seek advice: Please seek medical advice for this problem. Causes are many. ...Read more

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I would like informatics guide to causes of breast pain and tenderness?

I would like informatics guide to causes of breast pain and tenderness?

Here's some info: I'm not sure what you mean by "informatics, " but here are some good web sites with reliable information. Seeing a breast surgeon for an opinion is never a bad idea. Good luck!
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/breast-pain/ds00760
www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003152.Htm
women. Webmd. Com/tc/breast-pain-mastalgia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Yes: If the fourth thoracic nerve root is involved, then the breast pain can be a symptom. ...Read more

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Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Maybe: In so far as a bad shoulder could lead to altered use of the pectoralis muscles under the breast, then this might be perceived as breast pain. Go into your doctor for a breast exam. ...Read more

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Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read more

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Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Back and breast pain: There are many possibilities. Time for you to make an appointment with your doctor for a check up examination to find out what is the problem. ...Read more

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If I have cyclic or noncyclical breast pain, more so in the right breast, could it cause the burning I feel in my side by breast?

Caffeine?: Cyclic breast pain may be due to normal changes in your hormones while non cyclic breast pain may be cause by both hormones and other factors such as caffeine, cysts etc. First do a thorough self breast exam to make sure you have no lesions in your breasts, if you do go see your OBGYN. Reduce caffeine intake, wear a good supportive bra and use motirn as last resort. See your OBGYN if it persisits. ...Read more

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What could cause breast pain to come and go every day. It's usually in the same place. Feels like a slight sharp pain. Lasts for a couple mins. Why?

What could cause breast pain to come and go every day. It's usually in the same place. Feels like a slight sharp pain. Lasts for a couple mins. Why?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress cause breast pain?

Unusual: But anxiety is powerful. If you are getting breast pain it is most likely something other than emotional stress. Get it checked out. If it is emotional stress look into getting treatment for anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes breast pain during my periods?

What causes breast pain during my periods?

Hormonal stimulation: Normal breast tissue is hormone sensitive. The proliferative effects can cause tenderness that usually improves after the peak of the cycle. ...Read more

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Can a change in thyroid medication cause breast pain?

It shouldn't: Particularly if you're on the right dose of brand name T4 replacement and your levels are normal and stable. Severe under active thyroid can elevate a hormone known as prolactin, which can cause breast enlargement, but generally not pain. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I have breast pain for past 1 week. Its not even my time of mensuration. Can it be caused by not using training bra at gym? What can be other reasons?

Use training bra: Well fitting bra or training bra may relieve the pain. Try to find if it is spot painful or it is only discomfort. There are unexplained pain in breast. Without any particular reason. You may have to use good supporting bra. If it does not help, then goto see the doctor for breast examination. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause breast pain?

Can ovarian cysts cause breast pain?

Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are unlikely. It's more likely that the 2 are unrelated. I don't see your age, so it's difficult to say why you're having breast pain, but most common is due to hormonal reasons, typically cyclical. If you feel a mass, go to doctor right away. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more