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Sore Boobs Peri Maybe

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So just odd question, but had my period over a week and half ago, however all done and dusted yet my boobs still remain sore, this usually starts before my period then goes once it arrives, however this time remaining?wondering if could be sign of perimenopause as suspect I've been in this for a little while now, im 45 years

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🤔 It is possible because of your age you could be in perimenopause..

There are two general categories of breast pain: cyclic and non-cyclic.

Cyclic breast pain occurs at regular intervals and is related to hormonal changes that occur throughout the menstrual cycle.

Estrogen levels rise in the second half of the menstrual cycle. This increase can stimulate breast tissue, causing pain and swelling.

Estrogen levels also peak midway through the first half of the menstrual cycle, before ovulation. This can cause cyclic breast pain that worsens after a period.

Cyclic breast pain is the most common type of breast pain among premenopausal women. Breast pain is usually cyclic if it:

appears around the same time each month

affects both breasts

causes the breasts to feel lumpier

Non-cyclic breast pain is not related to the menstrual cycle, so it is not associated with any particular pattern. It may be constant or intermittent, and it usually affects only one breast.


Cyclic breast pain can sometimes cause breast soreness after a period ends. This can be the result of the peak in estrogen levels during the first half of the menstrual cycle.

However, breast soreness after a period ends can occur for a variety of other reasons.

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Perimenopause is a long and twisty road with a variety of symptoms. It could certainly be related. I’m 45 too. As always, regular check ups is a good idea, if you haven’t already. Take care

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sbadd in reply to MrsN1976

Boobs have stopped being sore but now have another period 2 weeks since last, definitely think peri is happening, also ruled out pregnancy

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