reproductive health


Question by  slhart (72)

Why do I have sore breasts prior to menstruation?


Answer by  Binome (1975)

Assuming you've not yet gone through menopause and have no other symptoms, it's the progesterone in your body. The progesterone starts ramping up once ovulation has begun. This makes you retain water, especially in the breast tissue. Your breast tissue is engorged with water, which results in painful stretching.


Answer by  Tabatha (440)

It is extremely common for many women to experience sore, tender breast prior to their period. Unfortunely, this is just one of the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). Most of the time the symptoms begin to lessen or stop when menstruation begins because of the hormonal levels of oestrogen and progesterone.


Answer by  summitz06 (110)

For many women this is a normal part of the pre-menstrual cycle. However, if this is a new symptom for you prior to your period, it is possible there may be more to consider. Look into taking a pregancy test, reducing your stress or changing your diet.


Answer by  ChristinaRamirez (481)

This happens because of the hormone levels fluctuations in your body,estrogen and progesterone. Most woman experience this either one week before or one week after there menstruation. Diet changes and medications can help relieve breast tenderness. I would recommend asking your doctor what you can do to relieve some of the pain that is associated with the soreness.

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