Sensitive breasts: What it means and how to deal with it

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Most women have tender breasts occasionally, for a few days monthly before their period. Some may feel tortured by aching breasts for weeks at a time.

Sometimes breasts swell, hurt, or are sore or heavy, and this happens for many reasons. Most of the time these pains are cyclical breast discomfort that accompanies women throughout their whole reproductive life and is associated with levels of estrogen.


Breast tenderness can also be one of the signals of an unhealthy breast condition that is accompanied by other symptoms like breast pain. Luckily, there are many medical and non-medical treatments for the causes.

If you suspect this is the case, see your doctor to make sure everything is fine.


Here are some reasons for tender breasts and what you can do to relieve them:

Breast tenderness is common and it's often worrying because people think, "Is it a hormonal disorder?" Additionally they may be worried that it's cancer. When women complain of breast tenderness the first thing doctors do is ask how old they are. So new breast tenderness in a 70-year-old is more worrying than breast tenderness in a 24-year-old.


If you decide to see your doctor or ask him/her about breast tenderness during your annual visit, they will definitely ask about your age and the date of your last period, as breast tenderness is the most common cyclical menstruation symptom. So please check with your MIA app regarding your menstruation before an appointment.



Breast soreness, The Women's Royal Hospital

Good-Bye Breast Tenderness: 7 Natural Treatments You Can Count On, Aviva Romm MD

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