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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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Breasts and nipples are very tender. Problem started 6 months ago. Started taking Neurontin (gabapentin) at that time. Could there be a connection? Male, 70 yr

Breasts and nipples are very tender. Problem started 6 months ago. Started taking Neurontin (gabapentin) at that time. Could there be a connection? Male, 70 yr

Not reported: I am unaware this has ever been reported or listed as a side effect. On the orther hand it can interact with a host of other medications so check with your doctor about interactions! ...Read more

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What can cause sore breasts? I have had sore breasts since my last period. Which was a week ago.

Pregnancy/medication: Pregnancy or other hormone changes can cause breast pain. It can be a side effect of birthcontrol medication. ...Read more

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What can cause sore breasts and sharp pains in the stomach?

What can cause sore breasts and sharp pains in the stomach?

Fibrocystic breast: Check a pregnancy test first. The most common cause are the fibrocystic changes that can be very tender, especially before your cycle. Decrease caffeine intake and use Vitamin E and they may get better ...Read more

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How long before a period do you get sore breasts?

Varies: Breast tenderness and soreness varies for each woman. For many women it occurs 2-4 days prior to the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can certain medicines cause you to have sore breasts and spotting before your bleeding?

Can certain medicines cause you to have sore breasts and spotting before your bleeding?

Yes: Some hormones can cause sore breasts and spotting. Example is birth control pills. Temporary. It will go away. ...Read more

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Every month I get sore breasts after OD. My cycle usually is 29-34 days. Now its CD 25 and no sore breasts! Is this normal? Had stress this month

Every month I get sore breasts after OD. My cycle usually is 29-34 days. Now its CD 25 and no sore breasts! Is this normal? Had stress this month

A minor concern: While this is not usual for you it is not abnormal. Breast tenderness after ovulation is a reaction to increased progesterone levels but it is not a consistent symptom. Ovulation may be delayed or your cycle may just be changing a little. You need to wait this out to see when your period comes and then to see what happens going forward. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my sore breasts if I'm not on my period?

What could be the cause of my sore breasts if I'm not on my period?

Mastalgia: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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Usually I do always get sore breasts 1/2 weeks before my cycle. My period is supposed to occur on May 7th, but I am not getting sore breasts? Why?

Usually I do always get sore breasts 1/2 weeks before my cycle. My period is supposed to occur on May 7th, but I am not getting sore breasts? Why?

Hard to say: It is hard to say why one person would have slight variation in breast tenderness during one menstrual cycle. I would not suspect the lack of breast tenderness this month has any significant meaning, ...Read more

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Since having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted few months ago I've get really bad lumpy and sore breasts and they itch too how can I stop it its unbearable?

Since having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted few months ago I've get really bad lumpy and sore breasts and they itch too how can I stop it its unbearable?

Likely allergic: This is likely an allergic reaction, I would discuss this with your physician as you may need an alternative form of treatment. In the mean time you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a sinus infection cause sore breasts?

Is it ever that a sinus infection cause sore breasts?

1st a pregnancy test: I have never had a patient with sinusitis complain of breast pain.

At 33, I would take a pregnancy test before starting an antibiotic, as pregnancy can cause sore breasts and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Is there food that can give you sore breasts if eaten in large quantities? What about food that interacts with COC pill that causes the same?

Is there food that can give you sore breasts if eaten in large quantities? What about food that interacts with COC pill that causes the same?

Food and breast pain: In general food does not affect breast pain or birth control pills. In those patients with fibrocystic breast tissue chocolate and caffeine can sometimes increase pain. ...Read more

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Period a day late, negative test yesterday, tired and free urination. No sore breasts, usually get sore breasts before periods. Never late?

Period a day late, negative test yesterday, tired and free urination. No sore breasts, usually get sore breasts before periods. Never late?

Give it more time: Give it a couple more days to see if you start. You may have had a delay in ovulation this month. If you don't start, check another test. If it is negative, you may need to see your GYN. ...Read more

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I usually get my period the 12th through yhe 17th somewhere in that range and a week before I get sore breasts. Nothing has happened yet no period, I?

I usually get my period the 12th through yhe 17th somewhere in that range and a week before I get sore breasts. Nothing has happened yet no period, I?

Pregnant?: If there is a chance of pregnancy then take a home pregnancy test. If not then it could be stress or hormonal shifts. She your doctor if periods do not become more regular over the next few months. ...Read more

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What causes sore breasts?

Sore breasts: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my sore breasts?

What is the cause of my sore breasts?

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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TTC for about 4 months now. Period is very regular. Usually get sore breasts & emotional week before. I start in 4 days & no PMS symptoms.?

TTC for about 4 months now. Period is very regular. Usually get sore breasts & emotional week before. I start in 4 days & no PMS symptoms.?

No PMS symptoms: Well hopefully these are good signs for you. I know it is hard to wait, but wait until you see if you miss your period then check a home pregnancy test. These are very accurate. I suggest you wait 4-5 days after you miss and use the first morning urine. Best wishes. ...Read more

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Neurontin (Definition)

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