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Breast pain and menopause

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  • Debbie Stratford's photo avatar
    Debbie Stratford — 26.04.2017 11:08
    I haven't had a period for about 3 years and was started on Estrogel and progesterone tablets in January as I was having very bad sweats and felt generally miserable. I had been prior to that on bioidentical hormones. Over the last month I've been getting very sore breasts and my nipplesbfeel like they're bruised. I've never experienced sore breasts as bad as this, not even when I was premenstrual. Is it the HRT?


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      Eileen — 26.04.2017 13:22
      Hi Debbie, Breast or nipple tenderness can be a common symptom in the menopause due to low oestrogen levels. The menopause is not a static state so symptoms can change as the hormones shift. Dehydration, Diet or stress can also be factors. However, the HRT should be easing symptoms and if you are not finding it is not very effective I would recommend that you get this symptom checked out by the doctor. You may need the dosage reviewed if the breast changes seem to start at the same as you went on this HRT.


  • Suzanne Ainsley's photo avatar
    Suzanne Ainsley — 19.03.2017 18:04
    I begin to get breasts pain on my right out side also under by breast near my rib cage what possible be the problem


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      Eileen — 21.03.2017 16:06
      Hello, hormonal changes and imbalances associated with the menopause could be contributing to your breast pain. Low oestrogen is often associated with breast pain and our Menopause Support product can help to gently balance and support your oestrogen levels. If the problem persists, or there are any physical changes to the breast, you should pay a visit to your doctor to have them check you over.


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