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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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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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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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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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Since breast tenderness is caused by hormones, won't sex help alleviate it, or not?

Since breast tenderness is caused by hormones, won't sex help alleviate it, or not?

Breast tenderness: Probably not caused by hormones. Sex won't make it better or worse, but will take your mind off of it. Have fun, and check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Breast tenderness: Ovarian cysts do not directly cause breast tenderness. Hormone/cycle changes can cause both breast tenderness and ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have my period for 4 months straight as well as breast tenderness?

What would cause me to have my period for 4 months straight as well as breast tenderness?

Anovulation: It sounds as if you're having anovulatory cycles. These are cycle where the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels and therefore disrupts the cycle. Discuss this with your doctor. ...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?

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 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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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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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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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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What can cause constant breast tenderness in both breasts...And I have very small breasts?

What can cause constant breast tenderness in both breasts...And I have very small breasts?

Breast pain: You need to be seen by a gyn to determine the source of the pain- often it can be as simple as cystic breast conditions made worse by caffeine and other things. Please do not wait if you are in constant pain. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Can ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Yes, estrogen+status: An ovarian cyst can create a large amount of circulating estrogen which can cause breast swelling and tenderness. ...Read more

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Can dong quai cause nausea and breast tenderness?

Can dong quai cause nausea and breast tenderness?

Possibly: It has been shown to create changes in hormones in animals. I would recommend stopping. ...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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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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