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Perimenopause Aches And Pains
The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?
Not to ignore: B"sd not to be ignored - even if you had your mammogram last week. With a negative mammogram a cancer is unlikely but any change in the breast as you described should be brought to medical attention. It is not an emergency, so you could wait a week and if it goes away should probably just maintain routine breast health surveillance. ...Read more
I am 42, 20 days late, have sore breasts for the past 2 weeks, white/clear discharge and negative hpt last week. Is it perimenopause?
Almost 52, perimenopause, using alesse since May; 7th day since last pill and no cycle; sore tender breasts. Can I delay the next cycle 1 or 2 days?
Alesse: Even if you are perimenopausal there is a small risk of pregnancy. When you delay BCP then they are not effective in preventing pregnancy for a while,usually 7 days if you missed 2 days.You may also need to double up on a dose or 2 but discuss that with your doctor. If you have not had your period yet before restarting would check urine blood HCG. ...Read more
43-yr old female. Breasts and nipples sore. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy. Could this be a symptom of perimenopause?
43-yr old female. Sore breasts and nipples. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy . Could this be perimenopause symptom?
Yes: During the perimenopause your reproductive hormones fluctuate much more than previously. The highs and lows can lead to various symptoms including significant changes in the timing of your periods, breast tendernes, and others. Your gynecologist can help sort this out if you have continuing symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am perimenopausal. Is lower back ache related to ovaries. It occurs for a number of weeks at a time, often waking me at night?
Hormone balance: Basically, the ovary becomes dysfunctional past a certain age, which is why women are less fertile at 35 than they are at 25. Most hormones affect one another so that as we age, we become imbalanced. This can lead to the symptoms commonly referred to as perimenopause. They are treatable and reversible. While depression may be present, it almost never is the sole culprit of these symptoms. ...Read more
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