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Are lumpy breasts normal 10 days before period, my right breast even more lumpy but when checked after period they seemed fine, nipples also get itchy?

Are lumpy breasts normal 10 days before period, my right breast even more lumpy but when checked after period they seemed fine, nipples also get itchy?

Yes: Your breasts respond to increased Progesterone produced in the second half of your cycle, then return to normal after your period when the levels have dropped. This is why the best time to check your breasts for lumps is about a week after your period. ...Read more

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Lumpy Breasts (Definition)

There are many causes for lumps in the breast. These range from normal changes in your body to abnormal breast disease. Breast lumps are either benign ...Read more


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I was wondering are lumpy breasts a normal part of stopping breastfeeding?

I was wondering are lumpy breasts a normal part of stopping breastfeeding?

Probably: Give it a few months of normal cycles, if persists, get checked by your board certified gyn. ...Read more

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Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less. do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less.  do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

Decrease in size: Fibrocystic breast disease is a common condition. Usually women will notice an increase in size and discomfort before menses (approximately 1-2 weeks prior) and a reduction in size and discomfort with the menses/period. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop lumpy breasts after childbirth?

Is it normal to develop lumpy breasts after childbirth?

Yes: Lumpy breasts can be caused by many conditions. After childbirth the glands in your breast that secrete milk are stimulated by the hormone prolactin. That can cause obstructed milk ducts and breast engorgement especially if you are not breast feeding. Any breast mast that is persistent for a few weeks should be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lumpy breasts before, during menopause?

Is it normal to have lumpy breasts before, during menopause?

Not necessarily: Lumpy or fiibrocystic breast are commonly seen pre period, with increased caffeine intake , not with menopause. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lumpy breasts after childbirth if lactating?

Is it normal to have lumpy breasts after childbirth if lactating?

Clogged ducts: Breastfeeding women can develop clogged milk ducts which can make the breasts lumpy. It is important to get these out by completely emptying the breasts, and using warm compresses and breast massage during feeding/pumping. If they are not worked out, it is possible to develop a mastitis. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have really lumpy breasts 1 or 2 weeks before a period? These lumps feel a tiny bit hard and I can't tell if it's just normal or not

Is it normal to have really lumpy breasts 1 or 2 weeks before a period? These lumps feel a tiny bit hard and I can't tell if it's just normal or not

Cyclical breast: changes are certainly possible, but if you feel a hard lump, or if you are uncertain of the significance of what you are feeling, you should see your doctor for an evaluation to make sure. ...Read more

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I was told I have fibrocystic lumpy breasts 10 years ago but my doctor has never done any imaging. Is this normal?

I was told I have fibrocystic lumpy breasts 10 years ago but my doctor has never done any imaging. Is this normal?

Yes: Imaging is not very good in dense breasts. Fibrocystic change is very common. A change or a single suspicious area would be an indication for imaging but routine screening is recommended to begin at age 40 in those at normal risk. This would be earlier if you had a mother or sister with breast cancer in which you would begin screening 5 years earlier than the age at which she was diagnosed. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and I have very lumpy breasts, I've had two breast exams in two months: "feels normal". Still so paranoid and constantly checking. Tips?

Health anxiety: You use the word 'paranoid' - so don't feel minimized when I recommend psychotherapy specially targeted to health anxiety. A combination of understanding your body better and some basic facts about disease processes and CBT anxiety strategies will help for years to come. I know it's hard to trust in these times - but 2 exams should relieve your concern. Find a good therapist. Best wishes! ...Read more