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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Why do my breasts feel tender a week after my cycle?

Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Why do my breasts feel tender a week after  my cycle?

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

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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Why do my right breast feel so heavy, tender, painful and swollen-like?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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Why do my right breast feel so heavy, tender, painful and swollen-like?

Congestion: Congestion of breast tissue brought on by hormonal influences around menstrual period is common,but usually affects both breasts equally. It still is likely to be the explanation in your case, but if symptoms don't resolve, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why does my breasts feel tender and sore?

Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why does my breasts feel tender and sore?

Get a pregnancy test: first

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Amenorrhea: You might want to do a pregnancy test and if you are negative see your gynecologist to find out what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How are your breasts supposed to feel like? Mine feel hard and tender.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How are your breasts supposed to feel like? Mine feel hard and tender.

Varies : Everyone's breasts are different. There is no normal. Depends on your size, weight, body type and many other factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Is it normal for your breasts to feel tender and to hav them abnormally big?Like really big?

Dr. Liza Kunz
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Is it normal for your breasts to feel tender and to hav them abnormally big?Like really big?

Hormonal?: Sounds like either premenstrual or early pregnancy symptoms. Why not take a pregnancy test if that is a risk. If the symptoms don't go away and you are not pregnant call your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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My breasts feel very heavy and tender after I sit up from lying down. Its very painful. They're always tender anyway. What could this be?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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My breasts feel very heavy and tender after I sit up from lying down. Its very painful. They're always tender anyway. What could this be?

Breast tender: At age 19 your breasts are usually not as heavy and painful as you describe. I would start with a visit to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Shapiro
Board Certified, Anti-Aging Medicine
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Had a hyst 9/11/13. Ovaries remain. My breasts are tender and i feel really emotional..What could this be?

Dr. Scott Shapiro
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Had a hyst 9/11/13. Ovaries remain. My breasts are tender and i feel really emotional..What could this be?

hormonal imbalance: I would suggest you have your hormone levels checked. Make sure you ask for an extensive panel. I have had great results with patients with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy via pellet insertion. Please visit us at www.Doctorscotts.Com for more info. Being emotional can be one of the manifestations of hormonal imbalance! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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If I lay on my back and press on my breasts, they feel painful and tender w/ sharp pain in places. Is it just ovulation doing this or something else?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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If I lay on my back and press on my breasts, they feel painful and tender w/ sharp pain in places. Is it just ovulation doing this or something else?

HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive breasts. Here you will find many answers on this frequently covered subject. An examination is needed to determine if any testing should be done. Common causes: cysts, hormonal changes, weight gain, ill fitting bras, changes in exercise and diet, medications and others. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/Breast-pain ...Read more

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