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Is breast soreness part of menopause?

11/13/2006

Question:

I just had a breast exam and a mammogram and both were fine. Now my breasts are sore. One more than the other. If I press on the nipple and rub I can feel the soreness. At times they are more sore than others. I am going through menopause and want to know if this is normal?

Answer:

It is very common for women to experience breast tenderness as they approach menopause.  The tenderness is attributed to the more pronounced fluctuations in estrogen levels. 

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati