Breast swelling and pain - any advice?

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Hi everyone,

Of all the symptoms I have, this one is the most critical. I only seem to have a break for ten days or so, right after menstruating and before ovulation. After that, it's hell. I had an ultrasound done and nothing came up, I was only told I had dense breasts. But I definitely feel that the outer flanks where the glands are placed must be clogged up or something. What can I do about it?

Many thanks in advance.

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    Mind my asking your age?

    ​Your menstrual cycle is irregular and I am surprised that your dr has not suggested a referral to a gynaecologist.

     

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      Hi Jane,

      I'm 35. My periods are regular, even if currently longer than usual (30 days or so); this pain and swelling began five months ago. I'm a performer and I have a couple of shows scheduled for the second half of the year. I'm terrified of having to dance and jump with this much volume and discomfort....

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      Do you mean that your periods are lasting for 30 days?Sorry but now confused.
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      This is normal but if you are having themother signs and symptoms then you would really need to see a gynaecologist to see what can be done. I would avoid any HRT but see what the gynaecologist has to say.
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    Hi Ivy, when I started the levo, I blew up like a balloon. Most concerning was the bra size increase from a 32c to a 36dd in a very short period of time (I'm talking a month), accompanied by massive bloating. When I asked the doctor about this, she insisted it wasn't related to thyroid disease or the medication. Men we in my left have I had my breasts blow up like this. Of course, this was also accompanied by breast tenderness most of the month, though I don't recall the exact timing in the cycle. It. Seemed like it went on and on.

    My my feeling is that thyroid disease and the medications can cause kidney problems that lead to excess fluid. Maybe try some parsley tea or kidneys do adrenal support herbs to see if that gets rid of the problem.

    Im off the meds, the breast tenderness has stopped, and the size has gone down some. I gained 40 pounds on the meds, so I'm hoping once I lose the weight, I'll be more myself.

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      Thanks for for the advice. I'm not taking any mess whatsoever, only doing acupuncture, but I see no progress so far and it's becoming a professional concern. The weight increase is not dramatic in my case... Let's hope it's stays that way.

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