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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Had my normal 6 day period, had mild cramps...Still cramping and have headaches...My breast have beem itching as well. ..Also just had a baby 9months?

Had my normal 6 day period, had mild cramps...Still cramping and have headaches...My breast have beem itching as well. ..Also just had a baby 9months?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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The past week I've had tingling & itching in my right breast & nipple, feels like bubbles rippling through the tissue. Started period today. Causes?

The past week I've had tingling & itching in my right breast & nipple, feels like bubbles rippling through the tissue. Started period today. Causes?

Dermatitis. Thor dis: Most likely represents contact dermatitis with some allergen, new soap that you might be using on your bra. Possibly a thoracic disc herniation, but unlikely..

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My Period Only Lasted About Two Days, My Breast Are Always Itching, And I Just Had A Yeast Infection A Couple Days Ago. Wha Could That Mean?

Yeast elsewhere?: If you have a red patch of skin that itches beneath your breasts, you could have a yeast dermatitis there too. Your short period is probably unrelated to these other issues. If you are under stress, you are more likely to get infections and have a change in your periods. Take care of yourself and see your doctor.

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My breasts are tender, I have white discharge and itching outside my vagina. My period is 4 days away. I am sexually active. What could it be?

My breasts are tender, I have white discharge and itching outside my vagina. My period is 4 days away. I am sexually active. What could it be?

Infection: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe.

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Had gallbladder removed Monday and have a red rash that's under my right breast causing itching and pain. Dizziness and fatigue also. Period also heav?

Had gallbladder removed Monday and have a red rash that's under my right breast causing itching and pain. Dizziness and fatigue also. Period also heav?

Call the surgeon: One should be feeling relatively well 4 days after lap chole. Rash can represent an allergic reaction to any medication, to tape if tape was applied etc if around incisions then an infection needs to be ruled out. Dizziness and fatigue can represent dehydration, medication side effect or even may point to a bigger problem like leak etc. Plz reach out to your surgeon/ hospital sooner

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