Breast Pain When Menstruating And There Are Lumps.?

Hello doctor I have a question. If a week I want to menstruate my breasts feel painful and there is a lump in the right breast and the pressure is painful, why is that? I went to the surgeon and on ultrasound there was nothing but when I checked it I had my period and my breasts didn’t hurt anymore but I still felt a lump. what I want to ask is a lump what is it? Because the doctor who examined me did not give an answer that made me calm .. even laughing because seeing the results of the ultrasound there was nothing. Please help my question. Thanks before.

1 Answer:

Hi April,

Thank you for asking

Determining the cause of pain and lumps in the breast should ideally be done through a direct doctor's examination. Therefore, if you have gone to a specialist surgeon and found that you do not have a serious condition, then you really don't need to worry.

Around the time of menstruation, your body will experience a series of hormonal changes, especially with regard to the levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone in the blood. This condition can cause the cells in your breasts to proliferate more violently and the blood vessels around them to widen. As a result, the breasts often become more sensitive and are prone to pain, swelling, as if they have a lump. It could also be that the lump in your breast is due to the normal fibrocystic changes that occur around your menstrual schedule. This condition is generally harmless and will subside by itself with the arrival and completion of menstruation.

However, if the pain and lumps still make you anxious, you can seek a second opinion, by going to a surgeon or other obstetrician. Several other conditions can also trigger lumps and pain in the breast, for example FAM (mammary fibroadenoma), mastitis (breast parenchymal infection), breast abscess (pus-filled sac in the breast parenchyma), breast skin infections, and other benign or malignant tumors. With a doctor's examination in person, or perhaps also assisted by an ultrasound, biopsy, and mammography, these possibilities can usually be distinguished so that appropriate treatment can be given.

Currently, you can first relieve the pain in your breasts by using a warm compress while wearing a comfortable (not too tight) bra. Avoid massaging the lumps that appear on your breasts. You can also take paracetamol if the pain in the breasts is very intense. Don't forget to do breast self-examination (BSE) regularly to minimize the risk of dangerous breast diseases.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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