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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

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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Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Yes: If the fourth thoracic nerve root is involved, then the breast pain can be a symptom. ...Read more

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Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Is breast pain normal during menopause?

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 more

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Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Maybe: In so far as a bad shoulder could lead to altered use of the pectoralis muscles under the breast, then this might be perceived as breast pain. Go into your doctor for a breast exam. ...Read more

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Getting breast pain and i'm only 19 yrs old!?

Several causes: You can see the doctor for a breast exam and see what the cause is. There are several possibilities. In the mean time you can take a pain medication such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. ...Read more

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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

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Can a change in thyroid medication cause breast pain?

It shouldn't: Particularly if you're on the right dose of brand name T4 replacement and your levels are normal and stable. Severe under active thyroid can elevate a hormone known as prolactin, which can cause breast enlargement, but generally not pain. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

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 more

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Can discharge with bad odor and breast pain be related?

Can discharge with bad odor and breast pain be related?

Uncertain: Whether you have a vaginal or a breast discharge that is malodorous - either need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

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