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13 Causes Of Breast Pain—and How To Treat It

Hormonal changes before or during menstruation are responsible for up to 75% of breast pain. A rise in the body’s estrogen levels enlarges the milk ducts, and a rise in progesterone causes glands to swell, says Constance M. Chen, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. This type of breast pain is nothing to worry about. “Estrogen peaks about mid-cycle during menstruation and progesterone peaks about a week before menstruation,” Dr. Chen says. Breast pain routinely goes away after menstruation ends when the hormone levels drop off. Cyclical breast pain typically ends permanently after menopause. Click HERE for the full article.

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