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My Breasts Are Always Sore
Good question.: Are you pregnant? Are you on the pill? Are you wearing a bra that's too tight? Are you on depoprovera for birth control? Do you play rough sports (volley ball, etc.)? Many things can make breasts sore. The top of the list is the birth control pill and pregnancy. If you're on the pill talk to your doctor about a different pill or maybe an iud. If none of the above applies, then see your dr. ...Read more
Hormones: Most likely, breast pain in an 18 year old is cyclical and related to your hormone cycle. This usually does not require any specific therapy besides anti-inflammatory medication if desired. Fibrocystic change in the breast can explain most symptoms. Non-cyclical pain can be from muscles, joints or trauma to the breast. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormonal: As women get into their late 40s, there are often hormonal swings due to fluctuations in ovarian function. This can cause persistent breast tenderness when previously the breast might have only been sore and swollen for a few days around the period time. Be sure you're up to date on mammogram and annual breast check with your gynecologist. ...Read more
Consider bra allergy: It is possible you could be allergic to a material in one or more of your bras. It could also be just irritation from rubbing while you're running. If this is an issue some people use bandaids to help avoid the irritation. Nipple eczema is also a possibility and usually requires treatment with topical steroids (as well as moisturizers) and avoiding harsh soaps. ...Read more
Cramps, constipation, always really tired, itchy nipples and boobs are sore on the sides by armpits, 2 days late. pregnant?
Hard to tell: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
Different cause: many things can irritate the nipple area think about any changes with detergents when washing your bra Also foods can also cause breast soreness like coffee, chocolate, anything that contains caffeine manipulation can also cause this you should see your doctor for a thorough breast exam. ...Read more
YOU COULD BE: Ovulating, pregnant, or too much chocolate or pop, among other things. ...Read more
See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more
Irritation...: Dry, irritated skin can be caused by many things. Causes could be various - fabric of your bra, detergents used to clean your clothes, soap used, hydration status, chronic skin conditions. Start with hypoallergenic moisturizing, fragrance/dye free soaps, cotton bras and see if that helps. If persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
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