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What else besides your period and being pregnant can make your breasts tender?
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Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
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In brief: Several things.
Fibrocystic breast change is a common cause of breast tenderness in which your breasts may feel lumpy & painful.
This is due to hormonal changes during your cycle. Avoiding smoking & caffeine may improve pain associated w/ this condition. Hormone replacement, large breasts, cysts, infection & inflammation can also cause tenderness. If you suffer from breast pain, see your dr to determine the cause.

In brief: Several things.
Fibrocystic breast change is a common cause of breast tenderness in which your breasts may feel lumpy & painful.
This is due to hormonal changes during your cycle. Avoiding smoking & caffeine may improve pain associated w/ this condition. Hormone replacement, large breasts, cysts, infection & inflammation can also cause tenderness. If you suffer from breast pain, see your dr to determine the cause.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
In brief: Fibrocystic changes
You may be experiencing fibrocystic changes.
It is the most common cause of breast pain/tenderness. The breasts form fluid filled cysts that are tender. In many women, caffeine if the offender. Take a look at your diet and see if there has been an increase in caffeine (coffee, teas, soda, chocolate are a few). Decrease or eliminate caffeine for 3-4 weeks. You should notice a decrease in pain.

In brief: Fibrocystic changes
You may be experiencing fibrocystic changes.
It is the most common cause of breast pain/tenderness. The breasts form fluid filled cysts that are tender. In many women, caffeine if the offender. Take a look at your diet and see if there has been an increase in caffeine (coffee, teas, soda, chocolate are a few). Decrease or eliminate caffeine for 3-4 weeks. You should notice a decrease in pain.
Dr. Regina Hampton
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