Why Your Boobs Hurt Before Your Period

Some women experience pain in their breasts right before they start their period. Why is this?

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PMS Breast Tenderness: Understanding Cyclical Mastalgia

“The medical term for what most women call “breast pain” is mastodynia or mastalgia.”

Premenstrual Breast Swelling and Tenderness

“Premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness is a common complaint among women. The symptom is part of a group of symptoms called premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.”

Premenstrual breast changes

“Premenstrual swelling and tenderness of both breasts occurs during the second half of the menstrual cycle.”

Birth Control Pills (BCPs)

“Birth control pills or oral contraceptive pills have been used in this country for over 50 years.”

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