Just like the size of your breasts, breast pain comes in a variety of ways and for many different reasons. Dealing with monthly menstrual related pain, to fibrocystic related pain and hormonal fluctuations is not fun, especially when accompanied by breast pain, tenderness, swelling, and overall discomfort.
Why do I have to suffer every month when other women don’t? Well, first of all, there are specific reasons why, and we will look at those reasons in this article.
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We want every woman to experience optimal breast health. At Violet, we believe that breast health starts with knowledge about your own body, so let’s take a look at the many reasons you may be suffering…
Hormonal fluctuations are the number one reason women have breast pain. Breasts become sore three to five days prior to the beginning of a menstrual period and stop hurting after it starts. This is due to a rise in estrogen and progesterone right before your period. These hormones cause your breasts to swell and can lead to tenderness.
Like any part of your body, breasts can be injured. This can happen because of an accident while playing sports or from breast surgery. You may feel a sharp, shooting pain at the time of injury with subsequent tenderness that can linger for a few days up to several weeks.
Without proper support, the ligaments that connect breasts to the chest wall can become overstretched and painful by the end of the day. The result is achy, sore breasts. This may be especially noticeable during exercise. Make sure your bra is the correct size and provides good support and allows for good blood circulation.
The pain you are feeling may actually be coming from your chest wall. This is the area of muscle, tissue and bone that surrounds and protects your heart and lungs. Common causes of chest wall pain include: A pulled muscle or inflammation around the ribs, getting hit in the chest wall or a bone fracture.
Some medications may cause breast pain as a side effect. Talk to your doctor about the medications you’re on and if this could be the case for you.
If a tender lump suddenly appears in your breast, you may have a cyst. These fluid-filled lumps aren’t dangerous and often don’t need to be treated as they may resolve on their own. But it’s important to get any lump in your breast evaluated by a doctor.
Some women have complications with breast implants, whether made of silicone or saline. One of the most common causes of pain after breast augmentation surgery is when scar tissue forms too tightly around implants. Pain can also be an indication that one of your implants has ruptured. Talk to your doctor about any pain you’re having to determine if it could be related to the breast implants.
It’s unusual for breast cancer to cause pain, but not impossible. Inflammatory breast cancer often causes pain but it’s rare, accounting for 1% to 5% of breast cancer cases in the United States. Symptoms of this aggressive disease often come on suddenly and progress rapidly. If you are experiencing breast pain, contact your doctor.
As you can see there are many reasons why women experience breast pain. The most common reason being those nasty hormonal fluctuations we experience during our monthly periods. Violet’s daily iodine supplement, when taken regularly over a period of 30 to 60 days, has been proven to reduce breast pain associated with your menstrual cycle.
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1. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org; 2. https://violetdaily.com
* Clinical trial abstract conducted for Violet: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15239792/.