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Itching breasts before and during my period. How common is that?

Itching breasts before and during my period. How common is that?

Infrequent: This is not common but may occur as reaction to change in hormones. Try Hydrocortisone and oral antihistamine if necessary. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I get breast pain the 2 weeks before my period, worse pain in the right one, plus it itches sometimes. Does that mean breast cancer?

I get breast pain the 2 weeks before my period, worse pain in the right one, plus it itches sometimes.  Does that mean breast cancer?

Not likely: Painful & sometimes swollen or lumpy breasts, worse around the menstrual cycle, is most often a benign fibrocystic condition. However, a firm breast lump that persists would be concerning. See a doctor for a breast examination. ...Read more

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Hello, for over a couple of months I have itching on my left breast, one particular spot.Itching gets intense right before and during my period or if ?

Hello, for over a couple of months I have itching on my left breast, one particular spot.Itching gets intense right before and during my period or if ?

Dermatologist: Consider seeing a dermatologist to have the skin in this area evaluated to determine what might be causing it. Then once a diagnosis is made treatment options can be discussed. You can do a virtual visit on HEALTHTAP today ...Read more

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During periods, what causes breast itching?

During periods, what causes breast itching?

Likely hormones ;: Stretching. Breast soreness / itching 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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I'm 30 & had a partial hysterectomy almost 2yr ago so i don't get a period but my breasts have been tender and experiencing some itching, any idea why?

I'm 30 & had a partial hysterectomy almost 2yr ago so i don't get a period but my breasts have been tender and experiencing some itching, any idea why?

Ovulation hormones: Hysterectomy is only removal of the uterus. The ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Consequently your body will continue to respond such as breast tenderness, pms, etc. Also it's been shown that preservation of otherwise normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more