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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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The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

Not to ignore: B"sd not to be ignored - even if you had your mammogram last week. With a negative mammogram a cancer is unlikely but any change in the breast as you described should be brought to medical attention. It is not an emergency, so you could wait a week and if it goes away should probably just maintain routine breast health surveillance. ...Read more

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43-yr old female. Breasts and nipples sore. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy. Could this be a symptom of perimenopause?

43-yr old female.  Breasts and nipples sore.  Period 6 days late.  Husband has had a vasectomy.  Could this be a symptom of perimenopause?

May be pregnant: No contraceptive is 100% effective. You are describing symptoms of pregnancy. Take a test. If negative then you may be having pms symptoms. ...Read more

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Almost 52, perimenopause, using alesse since May; 7th day since last pill and no cycle; sore tender breasts. Can I delay the next cycle 1 or 2 days?

Almost 52, perimenopause, using alesse since May; 7th day since last pill and no cycle; sore tender breasts. Can I delay the next cycle 1 or 2 days?

Alesse: Even if you are perimenopausal there is a small risk of pregnancy. When you delay BCP then they are not effective in preventing pregnancy for a while,usually 7 days if you missed 2 days.You may also need to double up on a dose or 2 but discuss that with your doctor. If you have not had your period yet before restarting would check urine blood HCG. ...Read more

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43-yr old female. Sore breasts and nipples. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy . Could this be perimenopause symptom?

43-yr old female.  Sore breasts and nipples.  Period 6 days late.  Husband has had a vasectomy .  Could this be perimenopause  symptom?

Yes: During the perimenopause your reproductive hormones fluctuate much more than previously. The highs and lows can lead to various symptoms including significant changes in the timing of your periods, breast tendernes, and others. Your gynecologist can help sort this out if you have continuing symptoms. ...Read more

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How to relieve breast pain associated with perimenopause?

How to relieve breast pain associated with perimenopause?

Maybe progesterone : Breast pain is usually due to high estrogen levels and/or low Progesterone which frequently occurs in the perimenopausal period. Many integrative practitioners use natural Progesterone cream to treat this condition. ...Read more

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What cause breast soreness and heaviness?

What cause breast soreness and heaviness?

Possible reasons: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Why would a postmenapausal woman have breast soreness and drainage?

Why would a postmenapausal woman have breast soreness and drainage?

Have it checked out: Breast drainage in a post-menopausal women should be investigated--especially if it is only on one side or if it is bloody. Usually it is the result of hormone supplements but can also be a sign of breast cancer. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Possible reasons for random breast soreness?

Possible reasons for random breast soreness?

Possible reasons: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate breast soreness?

Natural progesterone: Breast soreness is often caused by estrogen dominance. It would probably be wise to see your doctor. Taking natural Progesterone (to balance the estrogen levels in the body) can be remarkably effective and can even be applied transdermally as an over-the-counter cream. But your doctor should assess the situation to determine exactly what your hormone levels are. ...Read more

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Breast soreness/lumpiness in just one breast, should I be concerned?

Breast soreness/lumpiness in just one breast, should I be concerned?

Yes: There are many reasons for breast pain and 'lumpiness'. May be 'normal'. The only way to be sure requires a physical exam and possiblly us or mmg. Please see your doctor to evaluate and your anxiety will probably be resolved. ...Read more

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What to do if I am wondering why I am experiencing breast soreness before my menstration and a week after it?

What to do if I am wondering why I am experiencing breast soreness before my menstration and a week after it?

Hormone fluctuation: Breast soreness that women experience around the time of their menstrual period is usually attributable to the fluctuations in levels of estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

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Good ways to relieve breast soreness, and tenderness?

Good ways to relieve breast soreness, 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. Some remedies: decrease caffeine, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil, vitamin E or evening primrose. Stress can play a big role by increasing hormones. Try to find ways to relax. ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more