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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

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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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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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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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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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!?

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 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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What's the difference between breast pain and chest pain?

Chest pain: Breast pain is specific to your breast. Chest pain usually relates to pain caused by chest wall muscles, your heart, your lungs, or related to pain related to swallowing or heartburn. ...Read more

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Breast pain in just one specific spot, should I be worried?

Get checked: Breast pain is nonspecific. It can be normal breast changes as you age or due to menstrual cycle hormonal fluctuations. If it is at one spot it could be a fibroadenoma or a cyst. Rarely it could be infection if you're breast feeding. It would be worthwhile to check with your doctor for a mammogram and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have breast pain that burns what is this associated with?

Need more info: Your symptoms are not specific to any diagnosis but it is a concerning symptom that must be investigated. You could be having anything from cancer to an infection. It is imperative that you see your OB/GYN NOW. ...Read more

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With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common after menopause. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...Read more

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

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

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with breast pain off and on?

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 more

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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