What could be the cause of my sore breasts if I'm not on my period?

Mastalgia. 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.

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What could cause slightly blood tinged vaginal mucus and sore breasts along with extremely red nipples? Its been almost 2 weeks after my period.

Ovulation. About two weeks after the last period started is the right time for ovulation. Ovulation is frequently associated with midcycle spotting. The increasing estrogen, as ovulation approaches, results in breast tenderness for many women. The increasing progesterone, after ovulation, can cause nipple sensitivity. Read more...

Is it abnormal to have sore breasts before my period?

No. The increase in Progesterone before the period is often associated with increased breast tenderness. It usually goes away when the period starts. Read more...

What to do about sore breasts during my period?

Icing and NSAIDs. Breast tenderness during this time of cycle is quite common. Cool compresses and use of some antiinflammatory meds such as motrin/aleve may help aleviate your pain. If symptoms are severe and above treatments not helpful, consult doc for eval and treatment. Good luck. Read more...

I have sore breasts after my period. I this is my first time feel so. Is it normal?

Breast pain. Unless this happens to you after each cycle then we can not call it normal. Breast pain can be caused by weight gain, dietary changes, poor fitting bras, changes in exercise patterns, hormonal changes, breast cysts, fibrocystic changes and other causes. Schedule a visit for a breast exam if this continues. Read more...

My period was 2days early lasted 2 days but beforehand I had really sore breasts at the sides?

Something different . for you this month. This probably indicates you did not ovulate normally or not at all. This can result in a change in hormone production and balance. This can happen spontaneously, but any change in stress, diet, activity, medication, or medical condition can affect the timing and flow. If it recurs, it would be good to have your thyroid and prolactin levels checked. . Read more...

The last two months ive been having my period and have very lumpy and sore breasts. Whats wrong?

Depends. Due to normal hormonal changes during menstruation sometimes you may feel breast engorgement & soreness. It is a normal and symptoms should resolved with cessation of menstruation. But if these symptoms persisted, do a self breast examination and may consider seeing a doctor for complete evaluation including breast imaging and monitor hormone if your DOC decides. Read more...
Need mammography. Could be early onset fibrocystic breast disease caused by hormonal imbalance. See your G.P for a breast exam, possible mammography and a hormone panel. Read more...