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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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I have got cramps in my stomach and sore breasts but my period is not due until the 1st march is this normal?

I have got cramps in my stomach and sore breasts but my period is not due until the 1st march is this normal?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having bad cramps, sore breasts, and brown blood during my period on the third day and on BC pills. Is this a normal period?

I am having bad cramps, sore breasts, and brown blood during my period on the third day and on BC pills. Is this a normal period?

Monitor: Birth control pills are great at lightening the menstrual cycle and decreasing cramps. If this is a one time thing then there is not much to do. If it continues then you should be evaluated by an obgyn ...Read more

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Depo finished 4 months ago - had first period last month (normal)but this month burning cramps (no blood) sore breasts done hpt but negative?

Depo finished 4 months ago - had first period last month (normal)but this month burning cramps (no blood) sore breasts done hpt but negative?

Abnormal cycles: Although you had your first period last month since the Depo "wore off" your cycles can still be a little abnormal as your body readjusts to not having the full dose Depo any longer. It can take up to 12 months for you to establish more normal and predictable cycles again, but if having unprotected sex would recommend still checking HPT's or even blood HCG levels if suspicious for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr said uterus was bigger than normal and to take a hpt it came back neg but still no period, sore breasts. What could be wrong? 3 neg tests already.

Dr said uterus was bigger than normal and to take a hpt it came back neg but still no period, sore breasts. What could be wrong? 3 neg tests already.

Not preg: Unless it's obvious, the exam is subjective. An ultrasound would be in order to determine the issue of actual enlargement. If upt's neg then safe but the breast pain and pregnancy are both well managed by the pill. Uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, an ov cyst can cause the "enlargement" finding. Your young for all but cyst. Doc likely percieved some enlargement, said get upt not realizing the effect. ...Read more

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My period lasted 4 days but it was super light now 4 days later I'm cramping have pink spotting when I wipe, sore breasts and fatigue is that normal?

My period lasted 4 days but it was super light now 4 days later I'm cramping have pink spotting when I wipe, sore breasts and fatigue is that normal?

Schedule follow up: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Nexplanon removed Oct. 9th. Felt normal for a week. Sore breasts and nipples for a week. Recently having white discharge. No period. Sexually active.

Nexplanon removed Oct. 9th. Felt normal for a week. Sore breasts and nipples for a week. Recently having white discharge. No period. Sexually active.

Possibly pregnant: After stopping hormonal birth-control with either birth-control pills, the Nuva ring or the nexplanon implant, a hormone withdrawal/bleeding would be expected. If that is not the case, a pregnancy test would rule out a pregnancy. ...Read more

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On mirena (levonorgestrel). Just finished doxy and metronidazole, period due in a couple days. Sore breasts for a couple weeks, pink spotting, dizziness? Normal?

On mirena (levonorgestrel). Just finished doxy and metronidazole, period due in a couple days. Sore breasts for a couple weeks, pink spotting, dizziness? Normal?

Antibiotics: You did not mention why you were given Doxycycline and Metronidazole. If these were given for vaginal infections, cervicitis or an STD then the spotting is likely from the infection. Dizziness and sore breasts are not likely related to these medications or Mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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Hi, I don't know what is going on with my body Firstly, my period came a week early and was lighter than normal although it lasted a week and I wasn't having bad cramps I missed a couple of my birth control pills I have sore breasts and feel sick, a

Hi, I don't know what is going on with my body Firstly, my period came a week early and was lighter than normal although it lasted a week and I wasn't having bad cramps I missed a couple of my birth control pills I have sore breasts and feel sick, a

Missing pills: Missing birth control pills commonly causes a period to start early, and can cause other menstrual irregularity. Anytime you miss more than one pill in a pack of pills, you should stop taking the pills, discard that pack, and wait until after your next period starts and then start a new pack of pills. If you are concerned about possibility of pregnancy do a pregnancy test, but it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive. 2nd period due tomorrow post D&C. No PMS symptoms or normal sore breasts. Also have pinching/cramps in uterus for the last week. ?

Trying to conceive. 2nd period due tomorrow post D&C. No PMS symptoms or normal sore breasts. Also have pinching/cramps in uterus for the last week. ?

Seriously. .. relax!: I know this is a stressful time, and trying conceive, waiting every month to see if you get your period is very tense. I honestly don't think the cramps in your uterus/pelvic mean much one way or the other. Try to relax as much as you can. .. you are young, receiving good medical care, just try to relax (it will help) and enjoy your partner. IT WILL HAPPEN! ...Read more

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