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Why Do My Breasts Feel Tender
Estrogen. But...: Sore breasts after your period relates to your body producing estrogen. But, if you have abnormal breast tenderness before, during or after your cycle then you may be producing too little Progesterone or too much estrogen. Since you are obviously concerned and this is not normal for you, the best advice for you is to schedule an appointment with your gynecologist soon. ...Read more
I haven't gotten my period in almost two months. My breasts feel tender and I have cramps. I haven't been sexually active either. What's going on?
Why do my breasts feel very hot, sore, and swollen? My period isn't due for another 12 days and i never had intercourse. I've never felt this before.
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www. ...Read more
After breastfeeding: If you do choose to breastfeed (which is definitely encouraged for your health, baby's health, and low cost!) you will not always have this engorged feeling! feeding immediately relieves the pressure most of the time, and every 2-4 hrs is recommended. You can take Ibuprofen and massage the breasts while breast feeding or pumping. As your baby gets older, you won't notice the full feeling as much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies : Everyone's breasts are different. There is no normal. Depends on your size, weight, body type and many other factors. ...Read more
A good fitting bra: Sometimes the underwire of ill fitting bras 'ride up' over the outer edges of the breast producing pain. Make sure your bras are correctly sized and the straps are adjusted properly. ...Read more
Normal: Especially if you are premenstrual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Breast Pain: Cyclic changes in hormone levels are the most common cause of breast pain (prior to menopause). When this "flies above the radar", we give it fancy names like "mastalgia" and "fibrocystic changes". Some women respond to caffeine avoidance, vitamin e, oil of primrose, or even occasional nsaids. Please discuss your concerns with your gynecologist--they should be able to reassure you not to worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore breasts: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more
Hormones: Most likely, breast pain in an 18 year old is cyclical and related to your hormone cycle. This usually does not require any specific therapy besides anti-inflammatory medication if desired. Fibrocystic change in the breast can explain most symptoms. Non-cyclical pain can be from muscles, joints or trauma to the breast. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably hormones: It depends on why they were sore in the first place. If they were sore or tender before or at the start of your period this is a response to the hormones in your body at that time. These cycle throughout the month, making your breasts tender or sore at some times but not others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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