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Perimenopause Breast Pain
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
Will my new gyno I see next month be able to see if I have endometriosis or perimenopause or? I have SEVERE & often 2-wk long PMS w/ breast pain & cysts,cramping,bloating & uncontrollable mood swings,heavy painful periods that have gotten worse in the las
Yes: He or she will do an Ultrasound and bloodwork as well as exam to help delineate the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Possibilities: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more
Period aug 14 for 4 days but was different. Day 1 full flow. Other days red spotting. Still have tightness in vagina. Breast pain. What is cause?
Not sure.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...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
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause breast pain to come and go every day. It's usually in the same place. Feels like a slight sharp pain. Lasts for a couple mins. Why?
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but...: First have an evaluation regarding the breast pain by a physician. This likely will include breast imaging to be done such as a mammogram and/or ultrasound. If there is no underlyling lesions of concern, there are a few things to try. This can include a well fitting/supportive bra, daily vitamin e supplementation, and evening primose oil. There is no guaranteed method. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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