Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Your Sore Boobs

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Your Sore Boobs

Sore boobs. It’s an ailment us ladies know well. That’s because there are numerous causes for having tender breasts.

Let’s review them:

Your Period’s Coming

If you have a regular cycle, having sore boobs is like a flashing yellow light – a warning sign that the your period is fast approaching. Around 21 days into your 28 day cycle, Progesterone production peaks, which causes an expansion of the milk ducts and leads to pre-menstrual breast tenderness.

You’re Pregnant

Progesterone also jumps in early days of pregnancy so… you might be welcoming something else. Sore boobs in early pregnancy will usually be more extreme (than pre-period) and accompanied by other fun symptoms like nausea.

Next Stop: Menopause

Random breast pain can be a sign of perimenopause (the stage before menopause), a phase most women enter between 45 and 55. Perimenopause is rare and is usually accompanied with other symptoms (like no more period).

You’ve Got An Infection

Sorry to say it, but sometimes breast pain can mean you’ve got an infection. Infections like mastitis almost exclusively effect breast-feeding women, and this one is easily treated with antibiotics.

You’re Wearing the Wrong Bra

A common problem with a simple fix. Wearing the wrong bra size or an improperly fitted bra provides inadequate support and can lead to boob soreness.

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