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When To Be Concerned About Breast Pain

Changing hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle can cause breast pain and discomfort. Breast pain after menstruation is usually caused by a rise in estrogen levels in the second half of the menstrual cycle, according to Constance M. Chen, M.D., board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist in New York City. “The increased estrogen can stimulate breast tissue, which can cause pain and swelling,” Chen explained. “Estrogen levels also peak before ovulation, about midway through the first half of the menstrual cycle. This peak in estrogen levels can also cause cyclic breast pain that is worse after menstruation.” Click HERE for the full article.

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