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What is breast tenderness?

What is breast tenderness?

Good question: Tenderness can defined as some degree of pain by pressing tenderly on the breast all around the breast. Also at age 17 your breast is probably still growing. Among other things your bra may be too tight, you may have inadvertently caused a contusion to the breast , you may be developing a cyst and several other things including pregnancy Please see your primary care doc NOW! or a GYN specialist. ...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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What causes breast tenderness?

What causes breast tenderness?

Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women in their forties tend to be relatively Progesterone deficient, leading to imbalance between estrogen & Progesterone especially late in the menstrual cycle. This produces an estrogen dominant effect which may cause breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness and pain?

What causes breast tenderness and pain?

Watch the coffee: Besides elevate estrogen levels just before your period or in early pregnancy, caffeine and chocolate can cause breast tenderness. These things can aggravate breast tissue and lead to cysts in the breast. Trauma is a more obvious cause but the good news is that bad things (like cancer) do not tend to be painful. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve breast tenderness?

What should I do to relieve breast tenderness?

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 more

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Can i tell me how i can check breast tenderness?

Can i tell me how i can check breast tenderness?

Breast exam: Here are instruction for breast self exam. “the five steps of a breast self-exam” at http://www.Breastcancer.Org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps. ...Read more

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Why could cause breast tenderness on 1 side only?

Why could cause breast tenderness on 1 side only?

Cause only onre side: Depending on the cause, it might only effect one side. ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness very painful? What causes it?

It can be: Tenderness means pain during touching.. Pain is hard to measure..Every person has a certain threshold.What is painful to me may not be to you.Yes, it can be very painful and ther are many causes such as infection, injury during menses, new growth, wearing tight misfit bra.Etc............. ...Read more

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What is the cause of breast tenderness and is it normal?

What is the cause of breast tenderness and is it normal?

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. This can be normal for some women. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breast tenderness?

Tender breast: Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be excluded as a source. ...Read more

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I have breast tenderness on 1 side only. What does this mean?

I have breast tenderness on 1 side only. What does this mean?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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I'm young, but I often have breast tenderness. What could cause that?

I'm young, but I often have breast tenderness. What could cause that?

Pre-period hormones: Breast tenderness is common before periods. It is especially common in women who have premenstrual syndrome or fibrocystic breasts. Cancer is unlikely to cause pain and if cancer does cause pain it is very unlikely to come and go in a cyclic pattern. ...Read more

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What could cause really bad breast tenderness so you have to wear a bra?

What could cause really bad breast tenderness so you have to wear a bra?

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 more

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Ill in the mornings and at bed time. but no breast tenderness at all, what to do?

Ill in the mornings and at bed time. but no breast tenderness at all, what to do?

HPT?: If you have missed a period and are concerned that you might be pregnant - would go ahead and take a home pregnancy test now. Take care. ...Read more

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What's causes breast tenderness and a clear leakage from the breast?

What's causes breast tenderness and a clear leakage from the breast?

Many things.: Caffeine (e.g. Lots of coffee), cysts in the breasts, normal cycle changes, etc.. Can cause breast tenderness. Most leakage/discharge from the breasts is normal. Bloody or pinkish discharge is not normal and warrants further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does adivert cause breast tenderness?

Does adivert cause breast tenderness?

Check spelling: Checkout the spelling of your medication. The closest medication i can relate would be antivert, (meclizine) which is usually pervert ago. And I am not familiar with that causing breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Does Sprintec BC cause breast tenderness?

Does Sprintec BC cause breast tenderness?

Yes: Any type of hormonal birth control can cause breast tenderness. Breast tenderness prior to the start of a woman's period is very common, even when the woman is not using hormonal birth control. ...Read more

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I have breast tenderness, feeling sick, help?

Usually hormonal: Usually gets better after menses if it is a major problem, seeing an md may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast tenderness and growing pains?

Can you tell me about breast tenderness and growing pains?

Decrease caffeine: You most likely have fibrocystic changes. These are common. Try decreasing caffeine (coffee, tea, soda pop, iced tea, chocolate) and lowering stress. You can seek out a breast specialist if there is no relief. ...Read more

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What are the causes of constant breast tenderness and soreness?

What are the causes of constant breast tenderness and soreness?

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 more

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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more