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Is breast pain normal during menopause?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In the months/yrs leading up to menopause (the end of menstrual periods) our hormones fluctuate to higher highs and lower lows than they did when we were younger. These surges of estrogen can cause breast fullness and tenderness.
Seek medical care if pain persists past a few days each month, or if pain is one sided. Get mammograms as recommended (yearly after age 40).

In brief: Yes

In the months/yrs leading up to menopause (the end of menstrual periods) our hormones fluctuate to higher highs and lower lows than they did when we were younger. These surges of estrogen can cause breast fullness and tenderness.
Seek medical care if pain persists past a few days each month, or if pain is one sided. Get mammograms as recommended (yearly after age 40).
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Perimenopause

commonly is associated with breast pain.
This is seen when ovulation is sporadic, but the women is still making estrogen. You will see this described as estrogen dominance. In menopause where there is estrogen deficiency breast pain is not normal. If the menopausal woman is on estrogen then breast tenderness would not be uncommon, but would not be considered "normal", and would need evaluation.

In brief: Perimenopause

commonly is associated with breast pain.
This is seen when ovulation is sporadic, but the women is still making estrogen. You will see this described as estrogen dominance. In menopause where there is estrogen deficiency breast pain is not normal. If the menopausal woman is on estrogen then breast tenderness would not be uncommon, but would not be considered "normal", and would need evaluation.
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's not uncommon

During the menopausal transition, hormone levels fluctuate--both higher than previously (associated sometimes with breast tenderness) and lower than previously (associated with hot flashes).
Your physician should do a breast exam, and if you are older than 40, ask your doctor about a mammogram.

In brief: It's not uncommon

During the menopausal transition, hormone levels fluctuate--both higher than previously (associated sometimes with breast tenderness) and lower than previously (associated with hot flashes).
Your physician should do a breast exam, and if you are older than 40, ask your doctor about a mammogram.
Dr. Paula Hillard
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