Lexi. Age: 26.
When our breasts feel weird, we often jump to the worst possible conclusions: Does breast pain mean that I have breast cancer? Or are my boobs sore because I'm getting my period — or because I'm pregnant? Here's the good news: Breasts feel sore for all different kinds of reasons, most of which are nothing to be concerned about. And despite the paranoia that can take hold when anything in our chest area feels off, breast pain is rarely a breast cancer symptom.
Paris. Age: 20.
Your Boobs Are Sore Because You're Getting Your Period
Premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness, or cyclical mastalgia, is a common concern among women. The symptom is part of a group of symptoms called premenstrual syndromeor PMS. Premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness can also be a sign of fibrocystic breast disease. Fibrocystic breast disease is a term used to describe painful, lumpy breasts prior to the menstrual period.
Deborah. Age: 28.
Why are my breasts sore before a period?
Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, is commonly present in women. The pain may occur as breast tenderness, tightness in breast tissue or as a sharp burning pain. The pain is generally categorized as noncyclical or cyclical.
If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Premenstrual syndrome PMS is a group of symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle.