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My breasts hurt. Why?

You’ve heard of growing pains, right? Well, quite simply, that’s probably why your breasts hurt. You’re at the age when there’s a lot of developing going on with your breasts. And as they develop, they might be tender or sore. Breast pain can also be associated with the onset of menstruation.

About a week before each period, the body produces hormones—estrogen and progesterone—that can trigger some side effects, like moodiness, cramps, headaches and bloating. “Before menstruation, breast pain is more exaggerated and tender because the hormones have made the breasts retain more fluid,” says Ob/Gyn Dr. Adelaide G. Nardone. “They might even feel bigger and heavier, because they are.”

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by GL | 2/1/2016
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