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Is it normal to have sore breasts after your period ends?

Is it normal to have sore breasts after your period ends?

Iodine supplement: It is unopposed estrogen stimulation - try iodine supplement daily until symptom stop occurring. ...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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I have sore breasts after my period. I this is my first time feel so. Is it normal?

I have sore breasts after my period. I this is my first time feel so. Is it normal?

Breast pain: Unless this happens to you after each cycle then we can not call it normal. Breast pain can be caused by weight gain, dietary changes, poor fitting bras, changes in exercise patterns, hormonal changes, breast cysts, fibrocystic changes and other causes. Schedule a visit for a breast exam if this continues. ...Read more

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A week after period i got sore breasts which lasted/lasting for 2 weeks now, is this normal?

A week after period i got sore breasts which lasted/lasting for 2 weeks now, is this normal?

Sore breasts: Breast pain lasting 2 weeks in a 20 year old woman is of some concern and you must see your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay please go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have sore breasts and no cramping while on your period?

Is it normal to not have sore breasts and no cramping while on your period?

Sure: Not all women have cramps &/ or breast tenderness. Count yourself lucky if you remain comfortable during your period. ...Read more

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Very sore breasts 20 days before period is supposed to start. Is this normal?

Very sore breasts 20 days before period is supposed to start. Is this normal?

Breast pain: Breast pain can be caused by many things. Weight gain, diet changes, increase in caffeine intake, exercise changes, ill fitting bras are a few of the causes. If you feel a mass or any change then prompt evaluation by your doctor for a physical exam is needed. ...Read more

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I normally have sore breasts about a week or so before my period and during. This cycle I have none. 28 yrs old?

I normally have sore breasts about a week or so before my period and during. This cycle I have none. 28 yrs old?

Yes: The answer to your question is yes, you are 28 years old. Absence of premenstrual symptoms before a period may be normal, but it could also mean you did not have an ovulatory cycle. Keep a menstrual diary for a while. ...Read more

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2 days heavy period 2 days later brown colour normally I am 5 , 4 days later during night time period pains what could this mean, still sore breasts?

2 days heavy period 2 days later brown colour normally I am 5 , 4 days later during night time period pains what could this mean, still sore breasts?

Irregular cycle: Not uncommon to have abnormality of your menses (when it occurs, how long it lasts, how much bleeding etx) Any chance you are pregnant? Best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if neg, repeat in 2 weeks. If no foul discharge, no pelvic pain (other than you normal menstrrual cramping) can try anti inflammatory. If bleeding becomes heavy (SOAKING a pad an hour or more) see doc ...Read more

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I am on day 36 of my cycle. My cycles are 30 days normally. Should I be concerned? I have sore breasts. I feel like my period is coming but it hasnt.

I am on day 36 of my cycle. My cycles are 30 days normally. Should I be concerned? I have sore breasts. I feel like my period is coming but it hasnt.

It may be normal: A woman's cycle will invariably vary in her lifetime. It does not stay the same until menopause. Unless you have had unprotected intercourse and/or not on contraceptive, likelihood of pregnancy is low. If concern about pregnancy, always consider testing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel some discomfort during sex and to have sore breasts a day before your period? And if so why is sex uncomfortable?

Is it normal to feel some discomfort during sex and to have sore breasts a day before your period? And if so why is sex uncomfortable?

Sex discomfort: Sex is supposed to feel good. Discomfort should be discussed with a gynecologist or a primary care physician first. Psychological intervention may be useful for some problems. Episodes of breast soreness related to the menstrual cycle is common. ...Read more

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I took Nuva ring out on 9/27, Period started 10/1 lighter and shorter than normal, ended 10/4. 10/10 started sore breasts, cramps lower right & back?

I took Nuva ring out on 9/27, Period started 10/1 lighter and shorter than normal, ended 10/4. 10/10 started sore breasts, cramps lower right & back?

When in doubt: just check pregnancy test. And if you are still not bleeding normally and first pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. You just came off a period which was likely rebound from NuvaRing removal. But breast soreness certainly cannot be ignored. ...Read more

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I'm 5 days late for my period. 1st day of my last period was feb 23 and it is now mar 28. I have sore breasts and fatigue--normal prior to my period.

I'm 5 days late for my period. 1st day of my last period was feb 23 and it is now mar 28. I have sore breasts and fatigue--normal prior to my period.

Cyst or Preg?: You may have an ovarian cyst which is producing a hormone that is causing the delayed menses and tender breasts. You could also be pregnant. Women may get fatigued right before their menses too! see your provider! ...Read more

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Took a Plan B 5 weeks ago. Had a period like blood 4 weeks ago. Having sore breasts and a hard lower stomach and under?! Normal?

Took a Plan B 5 weeks ago. Had a period like blood 4 weeks ago. Having sore breasts and a hard lower stomach and under?! Normal?

Not sure: Breast soreness,, lower stomach hardness suggest pregnancy and these symptoms can appear frequently without pregnancy too. But recent period rules out pregnancy. Take pregnancy test to confirm. Most likely no pregnancy. Symptoms due to hormone changes during menstrual cycle and anxiety about being pregnant from sex. ...Read more

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Very short period, vaguely sore head and sore breasts for two weeks, neg hpt, normally have severe period cramps did not this month?

Very short period, vaguely sore head and sore breasts for two weeks, neg hpt, normally have severe period cramps did not this month?

Light period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Sore breasts after switching to continuous birth control. Started the meds right before my period therefore I didn't have one. Is the pain normal?

Sore breasts after switching to continuous birth control. Started the meds right before my period therefore I didn't have one. Is the pain normal?

Yes: Anytime you change your hormonal status it can affect the breast tissue and tenderness is one of the most common side effects reported. Once you are adjusted to the new BC the effect should go away - probably in 1-2 months. ...Read more

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