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Why Your Boobs Hurt Before Your Period

August 22, 2019


Ow. Am I right, ladies? Hello everyone! Welcome to another episode
of DNews. Amy here with you guys and gals today, and you gals specifically might have
experienced sore breasts in the days leading up to your period. Premenstrual breast tenderness, properly called
“cyclical mastalgia,” or “cyclical mastodynia,” is extremely common with severity varying
between women. Some might feel a dull ache while others may experience stabbing or shooting
pains. It all comes down to fluctuating hormones.
Estrogen levels begin to rise in the first half of a menstrual cycle, causing the breast
ducts to enlarge. Once an egg is released from the ovary, the body produces progesterone
to help thicken the uterine lining in anticipation of that egg being fertilized and implanted
— pregnancy. Progesterone also causes the milk glands in the breasts to swell. It’s
the rising level of those two hormones that lead to breast soreness. But sore breasts could also be an indicator
of fibrocystic breast disease, a condition that leads to large, noncancerous lumps appearing
in the breast tissue before menstruation. They move when pushed but typically disappear
once menstruation begins. The exact timing of the hormone levels changing
varies for each woman as do specific symptoms, though in most cases symptoms typically peak
just before menstruation. And it’s more than just tenderness and soreness. Breast
tissue at this point in a woman’s cycle may become denser and have a bumpy, cobblestone-like
feeling, especially in the outer areas of the breast. There may be a general lingering
dull pain and an overall sense of fullness leaving the breasts feeling heavy. Premenstrual breast soreness could be worse
if you’ve just started taking hormonal birth control, like the pill. Breast soreness and
enlargement is itself a side effect of the pill along with weight gain. And of course, sore breasts is just one of
a wide array of premenstrual symptoms women are all too familiar with. Emotional symptoms
like mood changes, physical symptoms like abdominal or even full body bloating, and
cognitive symptoms like exhaustion. Premenstrual breast soreness affects roughly
70% of women during their lifetime with up to about a third of women experiencing moderate
to severe pain. And it’s most common for women between the ages of 30 and 50. And unfortunately, there’s not much to do
about it besides wait. But luckily, breast soreness typically goes away as soon as your
period starts, or at least within a couple of days. So, ladies, any tips and tricks to share on
dealing with premenstrual breast pain? Let us know in the comments below or you can
catch me on Twitter as @astVintageSpace. And don’t forget to subscribe for more DNews
every day of the week.

100 Comments

  • Reply Mylee Tudors May 13, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I'm ON my period now and my breasts hurt so bad !!!

  • Reply tutanida74 May 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I'm 11 and this is happening

  • Reply alleah winchester May 16, 2016 at 4:33 am

    My boobs are always sore or I have shooting pains it's been like this since puberty, are they growing or? I'm 17 by the way

  • Reply Estephanie Segundo May 18, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Yep my breast hurts and feels heavy a week before my red days alert. …

  • Reply eunice molina May 18, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    If it affects around 70% of women, that is because that's the percentage of women consuming DAIRY PRODUCTS regularly. After ELIMINATING dairy completely breast pain DISSAPEARS forever!! Promise!!! So there is something you can do about it 🙂

  • Reply STYLE IT UP! May 19, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I am 9 and it is happening

  • Reply Kamala Vaughn May 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I woke up almost every morning and pain in my breast

  • Reply Kamala Vaughn May 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    and I'm just13

  • Reply deshawn washington May 24, 2016 at 2:59 am

    im 11and i have tender boobs this boy named devon grabs them and i slaped him

  • Reply Brianna Rose May 29, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Now I can definitely see why when you get hit in the breast it hurts sooo bad😁 0:37

  • Reply kassandra villa June 3, 2016 at 12:27 am

    but that's strange after i have my period my chest starts to hurt not before just after???

  • Reply Røyålty Nïkkï June 3, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Thank u

  • Reply MissContraryGirl June 4, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Unfortunately my pain lasts 8 or 9 days, but not super sore until the last 2 days. Oh man, do they HURT though! Walking down stairs, just walking, they are always bumping things anyway, but at this time the bumps feel like punches,, tight bras hurt, loose bras hurt, no bra hurts, I think only gentle massage helps ok, and cool water because they burn, but ouch with everything else.

  • Reply Brown jin June 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Its only been this last year that my breasts have started hurting. Is it because my husband and I are trying for a baby?? the heckkkkkkk it HURTS…..

  • Reply Lunar Bunny June 9, 2016 at 2:34 am

    my boobs always hurt

  • Reply ScoutTheBalaclavaGuy117 June 14, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    it's because it's waluigi time

  • Reply LeAndrea June 19, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I'm SO scared that I'll start my period at school…
    MOM! BUY ME DARK PANTS NO WHITE PLEASE! OH AND A RED SWEATER OR BLACK ONE! THANK YOU!!

  • Reply ItsMaryannbutwithanI June 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    im 16, and this happens to me every time before my period. its usualy on a scale of 1-10 its 7 on pain .

  • Reply Mia P June 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Avoid wearing a bra, sleep on your side instead of your back, take painkillers if you really can't deal with the pain, avoid physical activity because jumping around makes boobs jump around and that really hurts.

  • Reply litlies June 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Mine hurt when I am in the pool it's weird

  • Reply Nat J July 1, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I'm 13 and this started yesterday and I haven't got my menstrual cycle yet

  • Reply Stacias World July 4, 2016 at 7:31 am

    The struggles of being a woman

  • Reply bu bu July 7, 2016 at 4:43 am

    My boobs hurt and I haven't started my period! I'm so freaking scared right now!!!😫😳😧🤒😲😞

  • Reply spicyboyclique July 15, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Any ways to at least ease it? 🙁 likeeee these sore boobs are v annoying.

  • Reply Armau J. July 18, 2016 at 4:20 am

    right after i watched the video my boobs and chest started hurting owwwww

  • Reply Mona AM July 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

    my boobs hurt me too much so I can't wear bra and at but if didn't wear it my nipples be so sensitive and hot (fever)

  • Reply crunchhface July 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Amm I the only who doesn't feel my boobs pain or they pain and i just forget…

  • Reply Sharmin Shoma July 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    god I m only 12 n wat m I watching?!

  • Reply Lauren Maria July 28, 2016 at 7:05 am

    My leg hurts instead 🙂

  • Reply Malia Williams August 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    it's really not fun being on ur period i am 13 and i already started 😥

  • Reply So Satisfying August 6, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    i-m-m going to be on my period first I did check all the other things so ya but my boobs do hurt

  • Reply I'm itxat AKA August 12, 2016 at 10:10 am

    All the shot women have to deal with and yet men still complain

  • Reply Israel Hernandez August 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    …i dunno what im doing with my life

  • Reply lina newton August 20, 2016 at 7:49 am

    ill be scared to tell my teacher

  • Reply RAJU SK August 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    hi

  • Reply Piglet September 3, 2016 at 4:28 am

    im 9 and i have it but it not period

  • Reply Jr Almanza September 12, 2016 at 1:26 am

    can i ask a questions

  • Reply Pranjal Bhatt September 13, 2016 at 3:52 am

    I'm a guy and I'm here just for
    bewwwwbs..

  • Reply Dina F.K September 18, 2016 at 2:23 am

    It hurts so bad when someone bumps into it. And I have already experienced so many times. It's so frustrating.

  • Reply Darlene Peckham September 21, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Progesterone cream applied directly to breasts at first sign of pain will relieve this problem.

  • Reply c'est moi September 23, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I have fibro cystic breast disease. I took evening primrose oil for a month and went back to get the cysts aspirated and they were not detectable. Evening primrose oil got rid of them. Now I just take it every few days as a supplement and no issues for over 14 years! It's like 5 dollars at Walgreens or online.

  • Reply Wildfire September 24, 2016 at 6:34 am

    The amount of little girls in the comment section is astounding

  • Reply emo trash October 2, 2016 at 2:29 am

    I squeazed my tinyish boobs to feel if they felt kinda like cobblestone and now o feel stupid because now they freaking hurt

  • Reply nina knox October 12, 2016 at 5:30 am

    my boobs hurt now… SMH

  • Reply Harry Poter October 12, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I started puberty in 10 years old >//////<

  • Reply Are Iye October 17, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I m going through this at the moment!Its painful.. 😢

  • Reply Katiesengg [ Roblox and more ] November 6, 2016 at 1:04 am

    I am a noob I am noob I am a noob🎶 and we like boobs🎶

  • Reply RS Rana khan November 6, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    nice your milk

  • Reply chelsea ward November 6, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I have acne inbetween my boobs is that normal?

  • Reply Sherrie Lynn November 15, 2016 at 1:04 am

    You talk too fast

  • Reply Jacqueline Sarricchio November 16, 2016 at 3:24 am

    My boobs never hurt during my period.. guess I'm lucky lol

  • Reply Minaj Brazy December 4, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    My nipples be hard ashell too and it hurts 😭😭 i thought i was pregnant then boom my period came

  • Reply - GreeN - December 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Why am I here

  • Reply Shoaib Alam December 23, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    what the hell am i doing here?!!
    i mean, i dont even have boobs

  • Reply Deblina Neogi December 24, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Too much straight forward

  • Reply Deblina Neogi December 24, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Too much straight forward

  • Reply Kholoud Said December 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    l don't get my period but my boobs is Harting

  • Reply Cookie_swirl_fan 300 January 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    i am only 10 and it hurts whene people hit it

  • Reply Lunar Waves January 3, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Find an oil or body butter that is relaxing for you and give yourself a gently massage. Also, depending how sensitive your nipples are, gently pinching and rolling them between your finger can have a very calming affect.

  • Reply Kaitlyn Serratos January 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I hate it when my boobs hurt before my period😫 that's the only pain I experience during that time of the month😂😩😷

  • Reply babi tears January 8, 2017 at 2:00 am

    this is what i got since years.. now im on the size bra D. 😞 it hurts so bad..:(

  • Reply kajal reesal January 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    mine usually hurt a little 1 week before i get my period but on the eve of my period it hurts a lot

  • Reply Nikesha Francis January 10, 2017 at 3:31 am

    when my period is near my Brest starts to hurt me and feel tender when my period starts its stop it hurt me so hard and my Brest swels but now my Brest is swell and am not feeling any pain so am wondering if I am pregnant

  • Reply Nikesha Francis January 10, 2017 at 3:31 am

    when my period is near my Brest starts to hurt me and feel tender when my period starts its stop it hurt me so hard and my Brest swels but now my Brest is swell and am not feeling any pain so am wondering if I am pregnant

  • Reply Nikesha Francis January 10, 2017 at 3:32 am

    when my period is near my Brest starts to hurt me and feel tender when my period starts its stop it hurt me so hard and my Brest swels but now my Brest is swell and am not feeling any pain so am wondering if I am pregnant.

  • Reply Nikesha Francis January 10, 2017 at 3:32 am

    when my period is near my Brest starts to hurt me and feel tender when my period starts its stop it hurt me so hard and my Brest swels but now my Brest is swell and am not feeling any pain so am wondering if I am pregnant.

  • Reply Vivek saiteja January 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    my sister breast are so big I pressed so many times

  • Reply TheQueenOf_Ships January 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Mines don't…..Is that uh..normal?

  • Reply Marwa Babe09 January 16, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    awks cus i turned 14 last week nd i still didnt get my period

  • Reply DollTron VR January 27, 2017 at 6:37 am

    30-40!? I'm 22! The fullest feels so heavy for sure,ahh

  • Reply Alyciana Parks January 31, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I 11 and my boobs hurt

  • Reply mr starz February 3, 2017 at 12:53 am

    الله يلعن امك انتم في كل مكان

  • Reply Mr. One Night Only February 4, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    guys are lucky they don't have to go through there period!:-( Girls have to go on their period and they go through puberty

  • Reply MBA Djibouti February 25, 2017 at 12:20 am

    ENGLISH plz

  • Reply krystal padden March 2, 2017 at 10:09 am

    This is the only way I know when my period is coming but it takes like around a week in tell it happens and the day after I get it they stop hurting like what the hell

  • Reply Scott Minium March 14, 2017 at 12:32 am

    the lighting in your personal videos is much, much better.

  • Reply BlueHypothermicReality March 22, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I'm very irregular but sometimes on months I don't get my period my breast still hurt like if I'm going to get it… weird

  • Reply Renee Rougeaux May 16, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    heating pads help…

  • Reply Tom Risar June 18, 2017 at 3:39 am

    All the universe needs to know that all species have a single job, the continuation of said species.

  • Reply jonathan lavezzi December 16, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Is it a Bad thing I just watched this whole thing on mute ?

  • Reply not sure idek January 15, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    When Cameron was in Egypt land… Let my… Cameron… Go…

  • Reply lakeasha martin February 22, 2018 at 4:27 am

    This was helpful

  • Reply Tamal Mahato February 25, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    That intro😂😂

  • Reply Vikko The Tusken April 3, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Husbands: After 10 years of marriage I offer this nugget of advice – Do what I do and give your wife as much wide berth and time as she needs. You can thank me later.

  • Reply bablu singh April 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    mujhe ap se kuch puch na h ki boobs me chus ne vali kese nukhele gi plz bta to yrr me bhot problem me hu

  • Reply Ani ShayShayyy August 5, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Mine never hurt until now and fs I'm scared thinking I'm pregnant but hopefully it's just a symptom before period

  • Reply Kennedy's Locksport August 20, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Mmmm boob fullness. Thank you for "touching" one of my favorite subjects!!! Boobs not periods lol

  • Reply Seon Jaime September 5, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Guys: its like having a bruise protruding from you and every time it's touched its like someone digging your thumb into the bruise.

  • Reply hasnara banu October 17, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    I want to Suke your boob please

  • Reply Dirah Mei November 21, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Before period:-
    vagina itchy
    Boobs pain
    Ass aching
    Legs pain
    Mood swings
    Constipation
    Craving
    Insomnia
    Crying for no reason

    during my period
    Boobs tender
    Cramping
    Legs aching
    Tired
    Weak
    Ass aching
    Lower back pain
    Sleepy all the time
    Diarrhea
    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    I do appreciate I'm a girl.
    I do like period
    But the pain makes me not strong to handle it for every month. Even though it takes only 1/2 days. But still every month to faced it 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Reply Allison Doran March 2, 2019 at 5:11 am

    I HATE IT WHEN MY BOOBS HURT BEFORE MY PERIOD AS WELL IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG, WITH MY BREASTS, OR IS IT NORMAL FOR GIRLS WHO ARE GOING TO BE 13 TO START DOING THIS

  • Reply Allison Doran March 2, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    WHY WOULD U TOUCH YOUR BREASTS AND SAY OWW AND THEN SAY AM I RIGHT LADIES . I DON'T GET IT

  • Reply 6th Louisiana Productions March 9, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    a water pill!

  • Reply cano3d March 24, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Well my gal and I find it best time ever 🥰, kind of makes up for the drought that's coming 😂

  • Reply Nutcha B. March 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Came here to find anything to help with this sore. Something that i usually do is that i wear sport bra during the time. I think when they’re bit compressed, it sore less when someone/something bump into it.

  • Reply Dolla Holla April 6, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    This pain is the only pain that makes me gag..it’s such an awkward and nasty feeling. 🤢

  • Reply Uym O April 7, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Women already have so many natural battles and yet she has to put up with bullshit from the society, 😢😢😢

  • Reply Dheyna Slayinn. April 12, 2019 at 1:16 am

    This might sound weird but when your putting on lotion massage your boobs for like 5 minutes your boobs will feel much better I’m being so honest and it won’t hurt as much as it would normally.

  • Reply Nonya Bidness April 21, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Fyi ladies..im 46.amd they still hurt.my husband wont stop touching them .i thought it'll be over by now but no .thinking about stop excerising so i can hit menopause i wonder will that help 😒😪😥😂

  • Reply Nathaly Dragneel April 25, 2019 at 1:19 am

    I'm 15 it always happens to me before my Period

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