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Are enlarged breasts a PMS symptom?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: They can be

Fluid retention can cause breast enlargement.

In brief: They can be

Fluid retention can cause breast enlargement.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it can be

Estrogen levels peak mid cycle causing breast duct enlargement whereas Progesterone peaks just prior to menstruation and is associated with lobular growth.
This will vary from one woman to another and can be related to family history/caffeine/weight. If atypical for you consider pregnancy test. Birth control may help to ease. See:http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003153.Htm.

In brief: Yes it can be

Estrogen levels peak mid cycle causing breast duct enlargement whereas Progesterone peaks just prior to menstruation and is associated with lobular growth.
This will vary from one woman to another and can be related to family history/caffeine/weight. If atypical for you consider pregnancy test. Birth control may help to ease. See:http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003153.Htm.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It is normal to have slightly enlarged and tender breasts during the second half of your cycle.

In brief: No

It is normal to have slightly enlarged and tender breasts during the second half of your cycle.
Dr. Vanita Patel
Dr. Vanita Patel
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