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Doctor insights on: Pain In Breast After Menopause

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Is breast cancer less threatening after menopause?

Is  breast cancer less threatening after menopause?

Probably so: Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive in younger women(<45 year olds). On the other hand, breast Cancer is much more common in the post menopausal women than in the younger women. Regardless, a majority of women(>80%) do very well with modern treatment and early diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens to women with fibrocystic breast disease after menopause?

What happens to women with fibrocystic breast disease after menopause?

Depends: Some women will continue to have lumpiness and pain despite being postmenopausal. Some women will have decreased lumpiness and no pain. Continue to perform breast self exam. ...Read more

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Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Yes: In the months/yrs leading up to menopause (the end of menstrual periods) our hormones fluctuate to higher highs and lower lows than they did when we were younger. These surges of estrogen can cause breast fullness and tenderness. Seek medical care if pain persists past a few days each month, or if pain is one sided. Get mammograms as recommended (yearly after age 40). ...Read more

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With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common after menopause. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

Fibrocystic changes: Fibrocystic changes can occur at all phases of the life cycle. If you look at my page, you'll find many answers regarding fibrocystic changes and treatments. ...Read more

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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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I have had discomfort/pain in my breast, . It started in one breast but then the other one as well. I have large breasts and very bad menopause.?

Get a Mammogram: It's hard to determine exact cause. It may be due to your hormonal changes during menopause, or die to large breasts. Besides being examined soon you also need to get a mammogram or even a sonogram to help determine possible causes. ...Read more

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Having slight pain in breast area/feels like lymph nodes. Possible menopause?

Not sign of menopaus: Pain in breast at age 43 is not menopauise.If feels lumps get mammogram or ultrasound exam to find the cause. ...Read more