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Painful Breasts After Menopause
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Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I'm on cetazette for ova a year with no problems but from 10th march I benn sick backach painful breasts darking nipples?
I am a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago. It's not a soreness it's pain.. .
Since january I have experienced swollen painful breasts & abdominal pain. I had a hysterectomy may 2013, I kept my ovaries. What is happening to me?
Hormonal changes: The average age of menopause is 51, so at 47 it would still be a little early, but not impossible for these changes to be related to menopause. I would definitely want you to see a doctor though, to make sure that there's nothing serious going on. Typically Progesterone is the hormone that causes breast pain and it could be that your hormones are just 'off'. See a doctor though to make certain! ...Read more
Mastodynia: That's the medical term for breast pain. If your pain is in one breast only, and it has only been hurting for a few days and is getting worse, you may have an infection, and you should call your doctor and get seen right way. If you have fever, red streaks, rapidly increasing swelling or redness, get seen now (unless you are breastfeeding). If your pain has been there a while, get checked soon. ...Read more
Typically no: ...But contrary to what most people think, some patients with cancer do experience pain. If you have any new or unexplained finding in the breast, be it a lump, pain, or skin changes, please visit your gyn or pcp. Don't depend on an online consultation. We can't examine you here. Best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval: Please don't attempt to remove a breast mass yourself. Recommend making an appointment with your physician who can assess and refer to a specialist as appropriate. ...Read more
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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