Young girls first common sign of puberty is her breast development. Breasts are usually small and tender bumps under both nipples, which gets bigger over the time. In a women’s life, they confront breast problems at an early age where one side breast can develop faster than the other side. Hence, one side small and the other side a little larger is very normal. Breast problems and pain are common and generally caused by hormonal changes which occur during the menstrual cycle.
Taking the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy can also cause breast problems and pain. Some women experience breast pain every day, this pain is commonly connected with shoulder, neck and armpit pain. In many cases, it may be critical enough and may need some form of treatment.
We bring you some of the common breast problems and pain which all women confront in their life.
1. Hormonal changes
Hormonal changes cause breast problem and pain from swelling, lumpiness or tenderness of the breast. Many women experience such changes as hormone levels affect their breast tissue during their menstrual cycle. They normally happen before or after a period. Women who take contraceptive pills for hormonal treatment or hormone replacement therapy may also confront these changes.
Cysts occur when fluid gets trapped in the breast tissue. It’s very common in women aged 35 to 50 and normally they disappear with menopause. Cysts may feel soft or firm and may sometimes pain when you touch. More than one cyst may grow at the same time. Though they are harmless, in order to make sure that it is not cancer, any lump that can be felt, confront it with the doctor. Though the fluid in cysts can be drained by a fine needle, but can sometimes come back after draining.
They are harmless lumps of glandular and fibrous tissue, which feels firm and rubbery and have a smooth texture. Fibroadenomas are very common in women aged 20 to 40. Their cause is unknown, but they are painless or become tender before periods. It normally grows during pregnancy. Just as other lumps, get it checked by your doctor.
4. Other Common Lumps
An injury or previous breast surgery from which you get a hardened scar tissue, such as a biopsy, can cause lumps or lumpiness and pain. When silicone is injected into the breasts for cosmetic purpose, which can sometimes harden and create lumps. Many women can literally feel their ribs through their breast tissue. Always make your doctor aware of your full breast problems history, whenever you get your lumps checked.