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Why are my breasts still sore? I'm on bcp and I just got off my period

Why are my breasts still sore? I'm on bcp and I just got off my period

Side effects: Breast tenderness on bcp is common especially after restarting the active pills right after a menstrual period. Breast tenderness is usually a reaction to estrogen, and the type of estrogen in bcp is much stronger than what your body makes in order for the bcp to work properly. Breast tenderness is variable and may respond to a lower dose estrogen bcp. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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3 days after period breasts are still sore. Why?

3 days after period breasts are still sore. Why?

Likely related to: Your cycle. Breast soreness that is bilaterall (both breasts hurt equally) is less concerning than unilateral breast pain. Talk to your obgyn but the best thing is to make sure you use approrpirate suppor garments. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and or Motrin are helpful. ...Read more

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I got my period 9 days early. Only bled during the day from an hour after I woke up til around 11 pm. My breasts are still sore. Why?

I got my period 9 days early. Only bled during the day from an hour after I woke up til around 11 pm. My breasts are still sore. Why?

Irregular periods: 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

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Light period mixed w/ clear cm; sore/enlarged breasts during and still (now) 11 days after; light bleeding now on cd 15. Help!

Light period mixed w/ clear cm; sore/enlarged breasts during and still (now) 11 days after; light bleeding now on cd 15. Help!

Period problem: I think the sirst thing is to make sure that you are not pregnant, as light bleeding could certainly occur one month after conception. Please see you ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Had period last two months on time. Haven't had sex since getting the first one. Breasts are still sore week after period. What could this mean?

Had period last two months on time. Haven't had sex since getting the first one. Breasts are still sore week after period. What could this mean?

Sore breasts: Just to be sure, it would be best to do a pregnancy test. Some pregnant women can have bleeding early in pregnancy. Other things can cause sore breasts (mastalgia), like excess caffeine, lack of support during exercise. You could try taking some tylenol (acetaminophen). Be sure to support your breasts with a good bra. ...Read more

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No sore breast 3 days before period could I still have my period?

No sore breast 3 days before period could I still have my period?

Yes: It's normal for the premenstrual symptoms to be different from cycle to cycle. Many women will randomly skip certain usual symptoms. Sit tight. If still no period when it's due, run a pregnancy test if that's a possibility. ...Read more

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2 days heavy period 2 days later brown colour normally I am 5, 4 days later during night time period pains what could this mean, still sore breasts?

2 days heavy period 2 days later brown colour normally I am 5, 4 days later during night time period pains what could this mean, still sore breasts?

Irregular cycle: Not uncommon to have abnormality of your menses (when it occurs, how long it lasts, how much bleeding etx)
Any chance you are pregnant? Best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if neg, repeat in 2 weeks. If no foul discharge, no pelvic pain (other than you normal menstrrual cramping) can try anti inflammatory. If bleeding becomes heavy (SOAKING a pad an hour or more) see doc ...Read more

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The outsides of both my breasts are sore I had my period about a week ago and it still hasn't gone away Had period two months in a row could I b preg?

The outsides of both my breasts are sore I had my period about a week ago and it still hasn't gone away Had period two months in a row could I b preg?

Depends: If you had sex since your last period and missed your period by more than 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My period ended yesterday but my breast are still sore. How do I stop it from hurting?

My period ended yesterday but my breast are still sore. How do I stop it from hurting?

You may still have: Retained fluids in your breasts which can cause pain. You can try omega 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol or extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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My breasts are very sore, I had a period 2 weeks ago! Why iis the tenderness still there?

Hormones: Often sore breasts are due to hormonal changes. Being on birth control can cause, gaining weight can cause, as can wearing an ill fitting bra or one without enough support. If you feel a mass or lump, be sure to go to the doctor for an exam. Otherwise, you can take some ibuprofen, stop drinking caffeine and see if those 2 things help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had my period 3weeks ago it only lasted 2days and my breast are still sore, usually the soreness goes away but its not. I took a pt it said no?

I had my period 3weeks ago it only lasted 2days and my breast are still sore, usually the soreness goes away but its not. I took a pt it said no?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. The hormonal imbalance associated with the irregularity may be causing breast symptoms.
If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My breasts are always sore during/before my period however period finished 3 weeks ago and my breasts are still swollen and sore to touch.?

My breasts are always sore during/before my period however period finished 3 weeks ago and my breasts are still swollen and sore to touch.?

Normal: These are normal hormal side effects related to hormonal surges and flucuations. If breasts are red, hot or extremely swollen with discharge- see your gyn ASAP. ...Read more

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Had my period but still got sore back and heavy and tender breasts will this last until my next period?

Period symptoms: Not sure if the symptoms are caused by your period. Make sure you are not pregnant by chance. Also, there may have been a superimposing of a viral illness and both obviously have the same presentation. I would not worry too much but wait and see what happens next. ...Read more

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I missed my period last month. Now it just came on today but I still have sore breast what does this mean?

I missed my period last month. Now it just came on today but I still have sore breast what does this mean?

Common during period: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Sore breasts are common during a period. If your period is irregular in any way (e.g. Just spotting) then I would consider doing a pregnancy test (if you are sexually active)

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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Got my period hvy for 2 days only then 2 days after hardly anything 4 days later got period pains since then my breast are still sore and swollen?

Got my period hvy for 2 days only then 2 days after hardly anything 4 days later got period pains since then my breast are still sore and swollen?

Get pregnancy test: If there has been any sexual activity in the past few months, and there are now menstrual irregularities and pain, a pregnancy test is essential. Ectopic pregnancy is always a concern for abnormal bleeding and pain, since it can be deadly. If no sex has occurred in the past few months, then most likely this represents hormonal variation that happens sometimes. See a doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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HELP PLEASE! Got my period this month, lasted 2 days and a week later I still have sore breasts and pain in my left ovary. Ovulating? Can't be pregs.

HELP PLEASE! Got my period this month, lasted 2 days and a week later I still have sore breasts and pain in my left ovary. Ovulating? Can't be pregs.

Sore Breasts: Sore breasts can have many causes other than pregnancy. Excessive caffeine and salt can both contribute to tenderness. Tenderness is also commonly experienced in the second half of the cycle due to progesterone. Pain in an ovary can be associated with ovulation or with a corpus luteum cyst that forms after ovulation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why 4 days after period which was light, red blood an lasted 3days do I have still sore swollen breasts an cramping?

Why 4 days after period which was light, red blood an lasted 3days do I have still sore swollen breasts an cramping?

Pregnancy?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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I stopped the 3 month injection 10 months ago. I have still not had a period, in last 4 days: sore breasts with blue veins and 2kg weight gain. Help?

I stopped the 3 month injection 10 months ago. I have still not had a period, in last 4 days: sore breasts with blue veins and 2kg weight gain. Help?

You need testing...: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection should not be stopping your periods after 10 months. You may not be ovulating for some other reason. There is a long list of causes for this such as PCOS, thyroid problems, stress, dieting, extreme exercise, etc. Figuring it out may require blood tests etc. You should see an Ob/Gyn for evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I missed my period last month. I still don't have it. Had unprotected sex and took plan b Two days later my breast felt slightly sore. No other signs?

I missed my period last month. I still don't have it. Had unprotected sex and took plan b Two days later my breast felt slightly sore. No other signs?

When in doubt: Just check pregnancy test. And if you are still not bleeding normally and second pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. Having unprotected intercourse during ovulation time is just waiting to conceive. Without further information, it is difficult to tell. And Plan B is known to have failed before. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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