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Can perimenopause effect the breast? Lumps etc...

Can perimenopause effect the breast? Lumps etc...

Yes: Anytime there are hormone changes such as perimenopause they can affect the small cysts in the breast. This can create lumpiness and tenderness. Any new persistent lump needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


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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?

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

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How to relieve breast pain associated with perimenopause?

How to relieve breast pain associated with perimenopause?

Maybe progesterone : Breast pain is usually due to high estrogen levels and/or low Progesterone which frequently occurs in the perimenopausal period. Many integrative practitioners use natural Progesterone cream to treat this condition. ...Read more

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No period for 3 months, urine test 1 month ago was negative, breasts have been swollen. I'm 43, is this perimenopause?

No period for 3 months, urine test 1 month ago was negative, breasts have been swollen. I'm 43, is this perimenopause?

Possibly-see GYN: I think you need to have female hormone levels, thyroid function and blood sugar function tested in addition to a blood pregnancy test (HCG). I assume you are sexually active and if unprotected, pregnancy must be evaluated by a GYN exam, ultrasound and blood testing. ...Read more

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How probable is it that a woman's breasts will grow during perimenopause?

How probable is it that a woman's breasts will grow during perimenopause?

Not likely: Unless you are receiving estrogen supplementation or have an elevated prolactin level due to some other medical problem. ...Read more

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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.  Breasts and nipples sore.  Period 6 days late.  Husband has had a vasectomy.  Could this be a symptom of perimenopause?

May be pregnant: No contraceptive is 100% effective. You are describing symptoms of pregnancy. Take a test. If negative then you may be having pms symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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43-yr old female. Sore breasts and nipples. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy. Could this be perimenopause symptom?

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 more

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I am 50 yrs old. Ovulated 14 days ago. I am experiencing fatigue, sore breast with discharge. I still have reg periods. Perimenopause or pregnant?

I am 50 yrs old. Ovulated 14 days ago. I am experiencing fatigue, sore breast with discharge. I still have reg periods. Perimenopause or pregnant?

Menopause: We no longer use symptoms to diagnose pregnancy. The symptoms are ambiguous and are the same for numerous hormonal situations. Given your age I would doubt you are still ovulating, but if you have been sexual during your ovulation you must get a pregnancy test. My bet would be that you are in menopause. ...Read more

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Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? Severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? Severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Suggests menopause: That level suggests menopause. Since you are above tha average age (51), it's likely you've gone through menopause. ...Read more

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42 yo woman. Missed my period for 2 months, breast a lil sore, nausea, sex drive very high. Pregnancy or Perimenopause? No pregnancy test done.

42 yo woman. Missed my period for 2 months, breast a lil sore, nausea, sex drive very high. Pregnancy or Perimenopause? No pregnancy test done.

Best to do the early: Pregnancy test you've been putting off. Along with increased risk of having a fetus or child Down Syndrome, other Trisomies & Autism with advanced maternal age, Metoprolol is a Class C drug in pregnancy. That means adverse effects on a fetus can't be ruled out. The fetal brain & other organs form during the 3rd-8th week after conception. You need to see your OB/GYN whether the EPT is + or -. ...Read more

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Is breast pain common in late 40s? No lumps and abnormilities.

Is breast pain common in late 40s? No lumps and abnormilities.

No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more

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Why do i have lumps in my breasts?

Why do i have lumps in my breasts?

Fibrocystic disease?: Young women can commonly have lumpy breasts, usually caused by a benign condition called fibrocystic disease. This will usually be worse before your period, since it is affected by hormones and fluid retention. Reducing caffeine intake often helps it. Get checked by a doctor to be sure this is what you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you search for lumps and what not in your breasts?

How do you search for lumps and what not in your breasts?

Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

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What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

Usually not possible: To tell. It is generally not feasible to tell if a lump is cancerous. However, hard lumps that are fixed to the skin or chest wall are likely to be cancer, however, lumps without these characteristics can still be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please see your doctor for examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast lumps?

What are some causes of breast lumps?

Many things: There are many things that cause breast lumps and are divided into cancerous and noncancerous/benign. We do not know the causes of them. Cysts, fluid filled sacs, occur in most of us around our menstrual cycle and other hormonal changes. ...Read more

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What are breast lumps supposed to feel like?

Nodular: Breast lumps are commonly distinct from the tissue they arise in. You can always compare the feeling of a similar area on the same breast or the other breast so see if it is different. They usually have "soft" edges so can easily slip from the fingers. Any abnormality should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are breast lumps cancerous?

Are breast lumps cancerous?

Many Possibilities: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read more

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Does bc pills cause breast lumps?

Does bc pills cause breast lumps?

They can: Birth control pills contain estrogen and/or Progesterone (hormones) that regulate your cycle and ovulation (making an egg). Those same hormones can stimulate breast tissue. Have it checked by your regular doctor or consider a mammogram if new. ...Read more

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Can breast lumps be non-cancerous?

Can breast lumps be non-cancerous?

Yes: Lumps can be caused by cysts and benign solid lesions such as fibroadenomas. The only way to tell the difference between these and cancers is to get mammograms and ultrasound examinations of the lumpy areas. When there is still a question, a needle biopsy or aspiration is done to make sure. ...Read more

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Does nursing lead to breast lumps?

Does nursing lead to breast lumps?

Yes: Sometimes a nursing mother can have a galactocele, a milk-filled cyst in the mammary gland. This is benign and is caused by a protein plug that blocks off the milk duct. It is safe to breast feed your baby. It usually resolves when the baby is weaned. ...Read more

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Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

Not usually: Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. ...Read more

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How can you check for breast lumps?

How can you check for breast lumps?

See below: Here is a nice explanation:

http://www.Cancer. Org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-acs-recs-bse


if you have any questions see your gynecologist to explain. ...Read more