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Sore Breasts 3 Weeks Before Period
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
30/31 day cycles for 6 months with very sore breasts before period. This month I had very swollen & sore breasts and a heavier period. Is this normal?
Normal Variation.: It sounds like a normal variation to me. Not all periods are the same. ...Read more
15 days before period, unprotected sex, emergency pill 3 hrs later. 3 days later sore breasts, extra tired & nauseous. Is this the effect of the pill?
Likely side effect: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more
Normally have extreme PMS 1wk before period. Mainly sore breasts. Currently 3d away and NOTHING but mild cramping a few days ago. What could be cause?
Our periods and: Premenstrual time are not completely uniform. Be happy. Take care. ...Read more
Premenstrual: Symptoms can occur 1 to 2 weeks prior to period in some women. ...Read more
Common: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Sure: Not all women have cramps &/ or breast tenderness. Count yourself lucky if you remain comfortable during your period. ...Read more
Can be normal: Can occur with flucuations in hormones. Also dietary influences such as caffein can cause sore breasts. Recommend monthly breast exams. Follow up with doctor if continues or if discover any masses ...Read more
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Varies: In most cases, 3-5 days, but it varies for every woman. The other cause is fibrocystic changes. You can look up my other posts on this subject for detailed explanation. ...Read more
I have slight spotting and sore breasts period isn't due for another two weeks I'm never early more likely to be late?
you are ovulating!: Though these signs could be due to many things, the most likely cause is ovulation (release of the egg) some women do this every month but most only do so occasionally. If you get your period-or have a positive pregnancy test- in 14 days, it will confirm this likely exxplanation. ...Read more
Mastalgia: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more
Breast pain: Unless this happens to you after each cycle then we can not call it normal. Breast pain can be caused by weight gain, dietary changes, poor fitting bras, changes in exercise patterns, hormonal changes, breast cysts, fibrocystic changes and other causes. Schedule a visit for a breast exam if this continues. ...Read more
Something different: For you this month. This probably indicates you did not ovulate normally or not at all. This can result in a change in hormone production and balance. This can happen spontaneously, but any change in stress, diet, activity, medication, or medical condition can affect the timing and flow. If it recurs, it would be good to have your thyroid and prolactin levels checked. ...Read more
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Probable fungal infe: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more
Premenstrual: Syndrome sxs can start one to two weeks before your period. ...Read more