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Coloma's avatar

For post menopausal women. Have you expereinced breast tenderness after your cycles have stopped completely?

Asked by Coloma (47015points) April 21st, 2010

I am 18 months without a period now. No HRT or other hormone supplements. Feel fine. :-)

However, just this last week my breasts have began hurting, as if I am about to have a period again! Have any of you 50ish women had this happen? Is it possible to go this long and then have a cycle again?

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YARNLADY's avatar

If you are concerned about this, you need to ask your doctor. I suspect it is normal, but just in case, it’s always good to get a medical opinion.

What’s really weird is to have breasts yearning to feed the infant grandson when babysitting on the weekends, like mine do.

Trillian's avatar

Dangit, still haven’t had this happen to me. Why can’t I have menopause like everybody else?
I wouldn’t think so, not after 18 months. Depending on how long it lasts, you may want to see your doc.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, thats coming up, I am not too concerned, it has to be a hormone surge I’m guessing!
Sheesh…this stuff lasts forever! lol

Coloma's avatar

Oooh…lightbulb moment!!!

Hmmm…I have been wearing a new bra the last 2 weeks..maybe I am holding them too tightly! hahahaha

Okay..I am going to stop wearing this bra and see what happens….OMG! Now I feel compleltly stupid! hahaha!

faye's avatar

There have been pregnancies when the woman was convinced she was done. That would make breasts hurt…..and brains…..and…

faye's avatar

wearing bras too much- freedom for the girls!!

Coloma's avatar


lol…they are free now! haha

And….bite your tongue woman! No pregnancies…ever again….be still! lol

tedibear's avatar

I’m not post-menopausal, but have friends that are. They have said that they still get some bloating and tenderness. Based on their anecdotal evidence, I would say it’s possible.

Coloma's avatar


Yes, it’s a long strange trip! lol

I still get the night sweats thing, leap out of bed naked and run to the front door in the middle of the night and fan myself with the door! lol

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