Women's Health Community
sore breasts and cramps while not on period
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: medical conditions, general health, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

sore breasts and cramps while not on period

(Topic doesn't quite match  my concern but I couldn't find anything closer)

I am 25 years old and I regularly have sore breasts and cramps a week before and during my period.  The breast soreness even disappears before the end of my period.  However, I had my period just under a week ago and my breast soreness has reappeard. It's tender around my nipples and very sore.  I also have cramps that won't go away. I'm suspecting gas for the cramps, but not sure.  Is it normal to have random breast soreness?  I am healthy other then my chronic hives. I'm taking 5mg of prednisone, but does that matter?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I have cramps and it is not anywhere near my period. I also have hives and have had them for 6 years so far
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Breast tenderness is common when your body progesterone level is high, that is, luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (after ovulation and before menstruation). This can be due to fluid retention and the engorgement discomfort may last till the early menstruation.  I cant tell whether your soreness and cramp is related to fluid retention but it fits the time pattern.
Long term steroid is a well known cause of fluid retention and this may exacerbate your breast symptoms. Is it your doctor who prescribes you long term steroid for chronic hives? Have you tried anti-histamines before? Do u have underlying diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis which indicate long term steroid? The side effects of long term steroid are much more than fluid retention and u should well know the risks and benefits of receiving long term steroid treatment before u take the steroid. If u have some major connective tissure diseases or autoimmune diseases, the problem of your breast symptoms can be even more complicated. Please further discuss with your doctor and further investigate if necessary.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1108141_tn?1317135179
Blank
LandM2009 Finally updating my picture... Comment
12 mins ago
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom commented on photo
30 mins ago
790669_tn?1424536298
Blank
Des_a_rae commented on Des_a_rae's status
15 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
pinkrazrbrd
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
pinkrazrbrd
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ