Ow. Am I right, ladies Hello everyone! Welcome to another episode of DNews. Amy here with you guys and gals today, and you gals specifically might have experienced sore breasts in the days leading up to your period. Premenstrual breast tenderness, properly called cyclical mastalgia, or cyclical mastodynia, is extremely common with severity varying between women. Some might feel a dull ache while others may experience stabbing or shooting pains. It all comes down to fluctuating hormones. Estrogen levels begin to rise in the first half of a menstrual cycle, causing the breast ducts to enlarge. Once an egg is released.
From the ovary, the body produces progesterone to help thicken the uterine lining in anticipation of that egg being fertilized and implanted pregnancy. Progesterone also causes the milk glands in the breasts to swell. It’s the rising level of those two hormones that lead to breast soreness. But sore breasts could also be an indicator of fibrocystic breast disease, a condition that leads to large, noncancerous lumps appearing in the breast tissue before menstruation. They move when pushed but typically disappear once menstruation begins. The exact timing of the hormone levels changing varies for each woman as do specific symptoms,.
Though in most cases symptoms typically peak just before menstruation. And it’s more than just tenderness and soreness. Breast tissue at this point in a woman’s cycle may become denser and have a bumpy, cobblestonelike feeling, especially in the outer areas of the breast. There may be a general lingering dull pain and an overall sense of fullness leaving the breasts feeling heavy. Premenstrual breast soreness could be worse if you’ve just started taking hormonal birth control, like the pill. Breast soreness and enlargement is itself a side effect of the.
Why Your Boobs Hurt Before Your Period
Pill along with weight gain. And of course, sore breasts is just one of a wide array of premenstrual symptoms women are all too familiar with. Emotional symptoms like mood changes, physical symptoms like abdominal or even full body bloating, and cognitive symptoms like exhaustion. Premenstrual breast soreness affects roughly 70 of women during their lifetime with up to about a third of women experiencing moderate to severe pain. And it’s most common for women between the ages of 30 and 50. And unfortunately, there’s not much to do about it besides wait. But luckily, breast.