Pain In Left Breast Before Menstruation?
I want to ask, I’m 28, my breast often hurts on the left side. It’s often happened in the last few months… the pain is often felt from under the armpits and chest.. Is it dangerous.. but the pain is no longer than 1 week after that I’m menstruating… what are the consequences and is it dangerous or not. thanks
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Throughout her menstrual cycle, a woman will experience a series of hormonal fluctuations. This condition affects not only changes in the lining of your uterus, but also in your other secondary sexual organs, one of which is the breasts.
Due to hormonal changes before menstruation, breast parenchyma cells can experience proliferation along with the blood vessels that supply them. Therefore, the threshold of the breast in receiving touch and pressure stimuli will decrease. This is what causes your breasts to often feel sore. In addition to pain, some women even experience breasts that are getting bigger or a lump appears.
As long as this pain is felt in a reasonable intensity, then improves after menstruation, chances are that the condition you are experiencing is not dangerous. You can reduce the pain by compressing the breast using a warm compress or taking pain relievers, such as paracetamol. In addition, you should also exercise regularly and wear a bra that is soft and sized to fit your breasts (not too narrow) to minimize irritation to the breasts that can exacerbate the pain.
If with the above efforts the pain does not improve, or there is very severe pain accompanied by other complaints, such as a lump in the breast that does not shrink after menstruation, fever, abnormal discharge from the nipple, changes in the structure of the breast skin, vomiting, tightness, and so on, then you can check yourself directly to the doctor. With further evaluation, it can rule out other possible causes of breast pain that require special treatment, such as breast abscess, breast cyst, myalgia (muscle pain), stomach, lung, or other internal organ disorders.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah