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Why Would My Breast Be Tender
Why would my breast be tender and my nipples sore? I am 49 and haven't had a menstral cycle for a year.
Menopause: You are now in menopause, which can cause many of your symptoms as well as other conditions, because of dramatic changes in your hormone balances. You should see your doctor concerning your menopausal state and see about an examination and any necessary treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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
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
Could be hormonal: The most common reason breast are tender are hormonal changes during the cycle. Breast mass or infections could cause a problem also. This requires an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: This is a very common complaint from women with their periods, so not to worry. If you have persistant pain that does not go away after your cycle then see a physician for an exam and perhaps some blood work. ...Read more
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