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Doctor insights on: Painful Breasts After Period

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Breast Pain (Definition)

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


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I have heavy painful breasts 5 days till a week after period finished, is it normal at my age or is it a hormonal imbalance?

I have heavy painful breasts 5 days till a week after period finished, is it normal at my age or is it a hormonal imbalance?

Mastalgia: Pain in the breasts may suggest hormonal imbalance. But at your age, I would recommend to see your primary care doctor or gynecologist soon for a breast exam and possibly getting a mammogram. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if it isnot normal to have breast pain(mastalgia) after period ?

Can someone tell me if it isnot normal to have breast pain(mastalgia) after period ?

May or may not be: Many women experience premenstrual mastalgia. However, breast pain may occur at other times of the month also. If you experience breast pain, it should be checked by your health care provider to assure lack of a significant abnormality. If no abnormality is diagnosed then it can be observed or treated symptomatically as needed. ...Read more

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Spotting 2days after period ended. I'm having waist pain breast pain is that normal?

Normal: Breakthrough bleeding or spotting after period is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. Breast pain is typically due to progesterone, but if you feel a mass or lump, be sure to make an appointment asap. ...Read more

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Overly sensitive/painful breasts and nipples? Not pregnant. Had this previously before period, this time it's worse. (Could be due to implant?)

Overly sensitive/painful breasts and nipples? Not pregnant. Had this previously before period, this time it's worse. (Could be due to implant?)

Pain in breast: Pain and breast sensitivity usually are due to hormonal change and if you have placed a hormone implant that could be the reason, this pain and sensitivity is due to excess of hormone Progesterone after ovulation or due to higher progesterone in the implant. ...Read more