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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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Overly sensitive/painful breasts and nipples? Not pregnant. Had this previously before period, this time it's worse. (Could be due to implant?)

Overly sensitive/painful breasts and nipples? Not pregnant. Had this previously before period, this time it's worse. (Could be due to implant?)

Pain in breast: Pain and breast sensitivity usually are due to hormonal change and if you have placed a hormone implant that could be the reason, this pain and sensitivity is due to excess of hormone Progesterone after ovulation or due to higher progesterone in the implant. ...Read more

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How may days can your breasts be swollen before period?

Breast swelling can: Begin 1 to 2 weeks prior to period. ...Read more

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Is it normal for breast to be firm, sore, and swollen before period?

A normal variant: Some women do experience such symptoms and most have relief with passing years. ...Read more

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I'm on implanon. But around a week before my period my breasts become heavy hot swollen and very painful to touch. What can I do? Thankyou x

I'm on implanon. But around a week before my period my breasts become heavy hot swollen and very painful to touch. What can I do? Thankyou x

Breast tenderness: Breast tenderness before your period can be helped by decreasing your intake of salt and caffeine. NSAIDs such as naproxen or ibuprofen have been show to help. A good support bra is also good and many of my patients swear by evening primrose oil and/or vitamin E. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Spotted for a 1 & 1/2 days in dec 2011 & now its jan 4 2012 & no period. My right breast is swollen in the gland and painful what is going on? My lower back hurts I keep getting cramps like I am going to get my period but dont. And now my left breast is s

Spotted for a 1 & 1/2 days in dec 2011 & now its jan 4 2012 & no period. My right breast is swollen in the gland and painful what is going on? My lower back hurts I keep getting cramps like I am going to get my period but dont. And now my left breast is s

If: If your period has not come by now, repeat the pregnancy test. On the other hand, your symptoms may be premenstrual. If the pregnancy test is negative and your symptoms are still present please visit your doctor for an evaluation.
I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dear doctors I have had really painful and swollen breasts for the past 6 weeks. My periods became late and irregular suddenly. Pls help?

Dear doctors I have had really painful and swollen breasts for the past 6 weeks. My periods became late and irregular suddenly. Pls help?

Menometorrhagia: How old are you? Is there sudden change in weight (loss or gain)? Any other disease- lupus etc? When was last time your thyroid hormone levels were checked? Any stresses in life? Answers to all these can help in your management. Go see your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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Swollen, sore breasts, heavier more painful periods, get cold and impossible to warm up, itchy everywhere.?

Swollen, sore breasts, heavier more painful periods, get cold and impossible to warm up, itchy everywhere.?

Full exam: You should visit your physician for a careful history and full exam. First of all, you may need a pregnancy test. Second of all, you need some lab tests because you may have signs of hypothyroidism. Thirdly, your medications list two antidepressants, an SSRI and SNRI, are you only on one? A physician needs to speak with you in person and examine you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have heavy painful breasts 5 days till a week after period finished, is it normal at my age or is it a hormonal imbalance?

I have heavy painful breasts 5 days till a week after period finished, is it normal at my age or is it a hormonal imbalance?

Mastalgia: Pain in the breasts may suggest hormonal imbalance. But at your age, I would recommend to see your primary care doctor or gynecologist soon for a breast exam and possibly getting a mammogram. ...Read more

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Constant breast pain only swells & worsens few days before period. Goes away for a few days and comes back until next cycle. What's wrong with me?!

Constant breast pain only swells & worsens few days before period. Goes away for a few days and comes back until next cycle. What's wrong with me?!

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. ...Read more

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Breast pain two weeks before period and sharp cramps shooting downwards?

Breast pain two weeks before period and sharp cramps shooting downwards?

Consider mettleshmer: Two weeks before your period if you are regular is the time when estrogen and progesterone (your female hormones) are at their peak right before ovulation. That is the time when the breasts swell. As far as the cramps I would need some more information unless what you are describing the pain of ovulation. First one side then the next month on the other ...Read more