For some women, sore, sometimes painful breasts are a good tip-off that Aunt Flo is about to make a visit. While the heads-up is nice, sore breasts can be uncomfortable as hell. But there's a very real reason why sore breasts around your period are a thing, and even better, there are ways to find relief. The jury is still out on the exact mechanisms behind breast soreness during your period.
Breast Pain: Period or Pregnancy? Symptoms and Possible Causes
Sore breasts before period: Causes and treatment
Premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness, or cyclical mastalgia, is a common concern among women. The symptom is part of a group of symptoms called premenstrual syndrome , or PMS. Premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness can also be a sign of fibrocystic breast disease. Fibrocystic breast disease is a term used to describe painful, lumpy breasts prior to the menstrual period.
Your Boobs Are Sore Because You're Getting Your Period
When our breasts feel weird, we often jump to the worst possible conclusions: Does breast pain mean that I have breast cancer? Or are my boobs sore because I'm getting my period — or because I'm pregnant? Here's the good news: Breasts feel sore for all different kinds of reasons, most of which are nothing to be concerned about.
Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, is commonly present in women. The pain may occur as breast tenderness, tightness in breast tissue or as a sharp burning pain. The pain is generally categorized as noncyclical or cyclical. Cyclical breast pain is linked with your menstrual cycle and it usually gets better after your periods. This pain may be described as heavy, dull or aching.