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Why are my breasts so sore all the time?

Why are my breasts  so sore all the time?

Tender breasts: Ofter women wear bras that are too small. You may have gained weight and stuck with your old cup size. Hormonal conditions and salt consumption may aggravate these symptoms. Sodium present and non-salty foods accumulates in soft tissue. Don't forget that caffeine in chocolate and energy drinks stimulates mammary glands as well. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts so sore all the time not just when it's my period. The sides of them feel swollen , never had anything like this before. Thanks?

Why are my breasts so sore all the time not just when it's my period. The sides of them feel swollen , never had anything like this before. Thanks?

Not sure: This could be a side effect of a medication. It may be due to hormonal changes. Please see your physician or gynecologist for further assessment. ...Read more

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My breast are sore all the time. Has been for a year. What could cause this?

My breast are sore all the time. Has been for a year.  What could cause this?

See your doctor: It is not uncommon to experience sore breast, but if this has persisted greater than a year, you will need to see your doctor. Soreness can be caused by some medication, certain things in the diet, changes in your weight, health problems, or potentially serious breast concerns, like breast cancer. Your doctor can review your history to help rule out these causes and offer treatment. ...Read more

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L am sore underneath my left breast and under my arm its sore all the time and get pain very sharp ones they make me feel sick and dizzy ?

L am sore underneath my left breast and under my arm its sore all the time and get pain very sharp ones  they make me feel sick and dizzy ?

See your doctor: If you are having pain under the breast and arm that is making you sick and dizzy, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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I have sore tender breasts all the time not just when im menstruating?

I have sore tender breasts all the time not just when im menstruating?

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 can be done for sore breasts right before period time?

What can be done for sore breasts right before period time?

Analgesics/Hormones: You may treat yourself with over the counter Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. You may also talk to your doctor and consider hormonal therapy such as the birth control pill. ...Read more

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My breast is sore and someone mentioned my milk could be drying up? I still pump but only get 2-3 oz each time since my baby eats solids now.

My breast is sore and someone mentioned my milk could be drying up?  I still pump but only get 2-3 oz each time since my baby eats solids now.

Supply and demand: As your baby nurses less at breast, your milk supply will decrease accordingly, unless you pump more frequently to maintain supply. Your breasts being sore could be from engorgement as your baby feeds less often. Contact your OB and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Sore breasts, and very tired all the time. Can it be anything else other than pregnancy?

Sore breasts, and very tired all the time. Can it be anything else other than pregnancy?

Sure: Any disruption in the menstrual cycle with hormone imbalances can cause these types of symptoms. Of course, many other sources can be the cause for fatigue but most often breast tenderness is fibrocystic or estrogen dominant in origin. ...Read more

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