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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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Is it normal to not feel breast tenderness before your period?

Is it normal to not feel breast tenderness before your period?

Yes: While many women experience tenderness, pain and swelling in their breasts before their menstrual period, many women have none of these symptoms - both situations are normal. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness and soreness disappear after ovulation is this normal?

Breast tenderness and soreness disappear after ovulation is this normal?

Breast pain: Due to hormonal changes at the time of ovulation, sometimes women can experience breast discomfort. Have in mind that Progesterone levels start increasing around this time as well, and Progesterone has an effect on breast tissue. Patients your age should always have a mammogram done and physical exam to rule out other more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness normal during period? I know it can happen before but what about during?

Is breast tenderness normal during period? I know it can happen before but what about during?

Varies: No two women necessarily describe the same thing, but many get breast tenderness during their periods. Yes, it's normal. ...Read more

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I feel breast tenderness on the left breast. But the ultrasound is normal. What can be the issue?

I feel breast tenderness on the left breast. But the ultrasound is normal. What can be the issue?

Hormonal fluctuation: Many times breast tissue becomes more sensation during hormonal changes and fluctuations that can coincide with your period ...Read more

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I have pmdd is it normal to have severe breast tenderness 2 weeks before menstrual? What can I do about it?

I have pmdd is it normal to have severe breast tenderness 2 weeks before menstrual? What can I do about it?

Yes, that can occur.: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Otc meds containing diuretics, nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds ; exercise can help. ...Read more

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I took Plan B one step and I had symptoms such as spotting for 3 days, breast tenderness, an lower ab pain that persisted for 2 weeks. Is that normal?

I took Plan B one step and I had symptoms such as spotting for 3 days, breast tenderness, an lower ab pain that persisted for 2 weeks. Is that normal?

Yes: Yes, those are all common side effects of the Progesterone in plan b. Consider a pregnancy test at the time you would normally get your period, just to be sure you're not pregnant. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of breast tenderness and is it normal?

What is the cause of breast tenderness and is it normal?

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.
This can be normal for some women. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness post total hysterectomy is it normal?

Breast tenderness post total hysterectomy is it normal?

Look at hrt: If ovaries are gone and on hormone replacement you may need to lower the estrogen dose; if there is an abrupt cessation of estrogen it can lead to many other sx's but genrally not breast pain; consider perhaps a lower dose of Estradiol if on that. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience breast tenderness almost 12 years after having mastitis?

Is it normal to experience breast tenderness almost 12 years after having mastitis?

No: There would not be an association between that episode and current breast tenderness. You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for breast tenderness to decrease closer to when the period is going to start?

Yes: When breast tenderness does not decrease when the period starts one should check for possible pregnancy. If not pregnant, other factors can play a role like excess caffeine or stress causing breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After left ovary and tube removal, is having breast tenderness normal?

Need expert advice. After left ovary and tube removal, is having breast tenderness normal?

Probably: Breast tenderness in general is not an ominous sign. The loss of your tube and ovary will have no direct effect on your breasts, but there conceivably could be an indirect effect because the loss might trigger irregular cycles and greater hormonal fluctuations. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks prego. Is it normal that my symptoms have alleviated (morning sickness&breast tenderness) and began noticing some back pain yesterday?

I am 8 weeks prego. Is it normal that my symptoms have alleviated (morning sickness&breast tenderness) and began noticing some back pain yesterday?

Maybe: Pregnancy symptoms can wax and wane, but it is always a concern when there are diminished symptoms very early on. I would let you OB know that there's been a change and see if you can get another ultrasound to make sure everything is still ok. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mammogram for breast tenderness results were benign gynecomastia. Received letter today saying it's time for six month repeat test. Is this normal?

Mammogram for breast tenderness results were benign gynecomastia. Received letter today saying it's time for six month repeat test. Is this normal?

The prior: mammogram report likely recommended a 6 month follow up to monitor stability. This is not unusual. However, if you think it is a mistake, call your doctor and check before having the mammo. It may not be necessary to monitor gynecomastia with serial mammograms. ...Read more

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I have just recently started having breast tenderness shortly before my period starts. This time, I've had very bad breast tenderness all week. Normal?

Fibrocystic breasts: You may have developed fibrocystic breasts
which become engorged prior to your
menstrual onset but may also become
inflammed which is more painful. The
condition is called cystic adenitis, and
may be eased by taking advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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I've got breast tenderness on first day of my period I've never had this before is it normal as ive read online that it normally occurs before starting?

I've got breast tenderness on first day of my period I've never had this before is it normal as ive read online that it normally occurs before starting?

OK: Menstrual symptoms may be different cycle to cycle, should subside soon. True premenstrual breast tenderness more common, however, not unusual for it to occur in the early menstrual phase also. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramping and breast tenderness after period?

Is it normal to have cramping and breast tenderness after period?

Yes: Yes is common and normal for most women. This is due to fibrocystic changes that occur due to natural hormonal changes that occur. You can see other posts on fibrocystic breasts. ...Read more

Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more


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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more