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Facade's avatar

What would cause sore breasts?

Asked by Facade (22845 points ) July 29th, 2009

So my boobs are sore lol, yes it’s kinda funny They have been for like two weeks. I had surgery on em a year ago, but I don’t think that’s the cause.
What do you think is causing this?

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Jude's avatar

Sometimes, I get that right before my period, then it goes away.

Facade's avatar

@jmah I just got off mine abut a week ago though…hmmm

Saturated_Brain's avatar

I have no knowledge in this field whatsoever but I just had to lol @ ‘tittays’ and ‘breasticles’

Jude's avatar

@Facade Right, two weeks is long (so, it’s not because of pms). Yeah, I dunno. Sorry.

hearkat's avatar

@Facade: Any changes in diet, medications or bra/clothing?
Is it like PMS tenderness; or is it your chest muscles feeling sore; or is it more topical – like on the skin?

hearkat's avatar

@Facade: So the soreness started around PMS time, and never went away?

Facade's avatar

@hearkat No changes. And it’s a deep soreness, like in the glands and fat. And my pecs are sore yes, but that’s from my workout the other day

And yes, to your last question

shilolo's avatar

You might consider pregnancy as an option as well (either current or miscarried). Some women have bleeding even though they are pregnant, especially early on. Others may have been pregnant, and the hormones are still there despite an early miscarriage. It is worth checking if the soreness continues.

Facade's avatar

Whoa whoa whoa! I haven’t had sex in months! Good Lord, that would be devastating

deni's avatar

my boobs get sore a week or so before my period, almost every month. and then sometimes just randomly i will wake up one morning and they’re sore. it’s annoying but i always just ignore it. i have no idea why it happens lol

seekingwolf's avatar

You just had your period a week ago? You are probably ovulating now.

I don’t know about you, but I get sore breasts sometimes before and after the period, so that’s with my PMS and then when I’m ovulating. That’s just me though.

Just to be sure, make sure you don’t have any weird lumps, mkay?

casheroo's avatar

Pregnancy is the only thing I can think of. I think there are probably other causes, but not for a non-breastfeeding mother.
Maybe you injured them? Did you get pushed recently, like maybe just rubbed them against a wall…maybe that caused boobie pain.
Also, it can happen during different parts of your cycle.

shilolo's avatar

@Facade Well, in that case, odds are much lower (to nonexistant). I was just throwing it out there with the limited info in hand. Do keep us abreast of the situation ;-)

Facade's avatar

@seekingwolf I have lumps, but I’m pretty sure that’s scar tissue
@casheroo No trauma to my boobies
@shilolo haha, abreast..I think I’ll start saying that word but I guess I’ll just wait it out

casheroo's avatar

Maybe you’re ovulating. My body mimicks pregnancy when I ovulate.

hearkat's avatar

@casheroo: But she said they’ve been sore for two weeks straight. :-/

Facade's avatar

@casheroo but wouldn’t this have happened before? I never notice any part of my cycle except for menstruation

seekingwolf's avatar

@Facade

Okay, good to know you ruled that out. :)
Could also be harmless small cysts. Some people (like me) are genetically inclined to have small cysts grow on the breasts. They’re harmless through but you can def feel them.

shilolo's avatar

I like the ovulation idea too. Also, have you changed or started any new medications or birth control pills?

dee1313's avatar

My boobies get super sore when I get off my birth control (I’m on the depo shot, which actually makes them smaller, so I think its them getting to go back to normal that makes it that way).

Caffeine can also make your boobs sore.

You might call your doctor.

Facade's avatar

@shilolo I’m not on BC. And I haven’t stopped or started any meds, although I do change my pill for sleeping quite often.
@dee1313 Haven’t had caffeine lately either

Jude's avatar

@dee1313 A friend of mine would have sore breasts when she drank coffee/soda. To the point to where she had to cut out caffeine altogether.

Could it possibly be that??

casheroo's avatar

Well, with your history of breast surgery, and two weeks of sore boobs, I think it’s time to call the doctor. Doesn’t sound normal.

Facade's avatar

@casheroo Well I’m in the process of switching doctors…maybe I’ll make an appt. when I find a new one

hearkat's avatar

@dee1313: I thought there was some dietary thing, but couldn’t recall what it was – thanks.

@Facade: Your body changes over time, so while you may not have previously had symptoms during ovulation, you may start to now. I know you’ve been stressed and exercising lately – have you lost weight, or could you be dehydrated or lacking something nutritionally?

Facade's avatar

@hearkat No weight lost (it’s only been a day) and I tend to gorge on Tootsie Rolls when I’m stressed. Um..I don’t think I’m dehydrated, but it would be normal if I was (I’m trying to drink more water). I take a multi-vitamin yes shilolo, I take them lol

dee1313's avatar

@jmah I guess. I only know of that because my mom is a nurse and when I was complaining about my boobs that was one of the things she asked about.

@hearkat No problem.

mammal's avatar

Sounds glandular, both are sore would be reasuring, i guess, doesn’t sound worrying.

Deepness's avatar

My chest gets sore after I work them out so my advice to you is to go light on the bench.

Don’t think I was of much help

Facade's avatar

@Deepness I’m fine with the muscles being sore. I was just wondering why my breasts them selves would be. Eh, no big deal I suppose

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Changes in the weather might mean some water retention and that usually cause soreness for me since I’m really small framed/short too.

Facade's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence well I’m short 5’1 but I don’t have a small frame. The weather’s been as steady as you can expect in va beach in the summer

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