It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Menopause Message Board

Sore Breasts

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-2009, 02:05 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 389
Ashley9045 HB UserAshley9045 HB User
Sore Breasts

I know I am going through menopause due to my period being very crazy, the hot flashes at night, and I guess the one symptom that has me concerned is my breasts are very tender and sore. I just had a period and usually after that, the soreness goes away but it is not. I am wondering if it is hormonal with menopause having the sore breasts. Does anyone else have this symptom? They seemed to have gotten larger and they are just so sore. I just had a mammogram.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-22-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 54
LisaH1960 HB User
Re: Sore Breasts

Hi Ashleymichele,

Like most women, I had cyclical breast tenderness all my life. It did get a bit worse when I started peri, but my main issues were the hot flashes, night sweats and anxiety. I started on HRT last summer, and that’s when the pain in my breasts got really bad. It even hurt to shower, and would actually wake me up when I rolled over at night.

Things have gotten much better since I quit HRT about a month ago. But then again, I’ve heard others say that HRT helped relieve them of breast pain, so I guess everyone’s different.


Last edited by LisaH1960; 01-22-2009 at 09:25 AM.

Old 01-23-2009, 03:04 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Elk Grove, CA, USA
Posts: 83
Dansgrl HB User
Re: Sore Breasts

I started using a progesterone cream when my breasts started hurting so badly. It truly does take three months for the balancing, but it completely worked for me. I hope you get some relief!

Old 01-24-2009, 09:36 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 21
Penjo HB User
Re: Sore Breasts

Hi Ashleymichele,

I am 51 and always suffered with sore breasts before my period and then after my period finished they would be fine until my next period was due. Then a couple of years ago when my periods started being all over the place my breasts would be sore nearly all the time. I started taking vitamin E (200 iu) and my breast soreness lessened and now (touch wood!) I have no breast pain whatsoever! I certainly know how you feel though and feel really sorry for you ..... hope you feel better soon.

Old 02-09-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: ,Ontario, Canada
Posts: 497
sonic HB User
Re: Sore Breasts

Originally Posted by Dansgrl View Post
I started using a progesterone cream when my breasts started hurting so badly. It truly does take three months for the balancing, but it completely worked for me. I hope you get some relief! it took 3 months to get any relief?

do you apply the cream on your breasts or does it matter?

Old 02-09-2009, 04:40 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 250
Chantal231 HB User
Re: Sore Breasts

Hi Sonic,

No, never put any kind of hormone preparation directly on your breasts. It is not safe to do so.


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Very sore breasts at 31 weeks Tiffany13 Pregnancy 1 09-24-2008 08:37 PM
Tingling and Sore Breasts cinemachick Women's Health 0 12-23-2007 10:15 PM
Help for sore breasts? vickie45 Menopause 4 06-19-2007 04:13 PM
Sore tender breast ! stefie Women's Health 0 03-26-2007 10:46 PM
Sore Breasts sunshine0806 Women's Health 1 03-20-2007 03:31 PM
Sore Breasts,milky discharge??? Hysterectomy W.VgirlinIOWA Hysterectomy 6 09-14-2004 02:43 PM
VERY SORE BREASTS - PLEASE HELP !!! using ProgestaCare bellamia1 Menopause 3 07-06-2004 03:01 PM
Sore Breasts, Please Help ! Using Progesta Care Cream bellamia1 Menopause 2 07-06-2004 07:10 AM
Really sore breasts sabrinarose Women's Health 7 07-01-2004 10:21 PM
sore throat and tender testicles, some STD questions wil-2 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1 10-10-2003 10:24 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:00 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!