The Breasts Do Not Hurt When Pressed. Is It Normal?
want to ask ya .. r nWhy do my breasts when pressed or squeezed don’t hurt at all, why huh?
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
Painless breasts are normal and you shouldn't be worried. What to watch out for is sore breasts, because it can be a symptom of certain diseases.
Breast pain can be caused by normal conditions or abnormal conditions.
Normal conditions that cause breast pain are:
Puberty: in the puberty phase, the glands in the breast are growing, so they will feel painful
Hormonal changes before menstruation: starting from 3 days before menstruation, the breasts usually become tense, hard, and painful. However, this is normal because of the effect of hormonal changes on the menstrual cycle and will improve after menstruation
Incorrect use of a breast support (BH)
Breast size that is too large
There are also conditions for breast pain that are not normal and are a sign of a disease, namely:
Mastalgia: mastalgia is a painful condition in the breast that is caused by the milk that is not being passed out. In this condition, the breasts feel tight, hard, painful, but not red.
Inflammation of the breast (mastitis): inflammation of the breast is most often a complication of mastalgia. In mastitis, besides being painful and hard, the breasts have also been reddish (inflamed)
Breast pus (breast abscess): breast pain, redness, and there is a soft, watery mass in the breast (pus)
Breast cyst (mamary dysplasia): characterized by painful lumps during menstruation
Large benign breast tumor (tumor phyloides): the size of the tumor causes compression of the surrounding tissue causing pain
If there is breast pain, you should further consult with a general practitioner to determine whether the pain is caused by a disease or normal pain. The doctor will further explore the pain complaint and will perform a breast examination. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations in the form of blood tests, and / or refer to an obstetrician or surgery for supporting examinations such as mammography, ultrasound, biopsy, etc. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for pain complaints in accordance with the underlying conditions.
Some things you can do to maintain breast health and prevent breast disease are:
Use a bra that fits your breast size and is comfortable for you
Perform a breast self-exam (BSE) for initial screening for benign or malignant breast lumps
Avoid consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, saturated fatty foods, foods with high salt content, instant foods
Good stress management, for example by relaxing or doing a hobby that you enjoy doing
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful.
dr. Princess Claudya