Breast tenderness, heaviness, and nipples itching

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Hi ladies. Hopefully someone is still on here. I see that the group hasn’t been active for five months. I’m having an issue with breast tenderness/soreness, heaviness, and my nipples itching for the last three months. The itching comes and goes at least once a day for several minutes and is accompanied by the soreness. A bra seems to help the soreness a bit, but not really the itchiness. Another odd feeling I get a few times a day is the feeling that my nipples are leaking or wet, but when I check the bra, theres nothing there. I've even tried squeezing the nipples and nothing happens. I do notice the nipple is erect and cold, so maybe thats causing the odd feeling. Im 44 and had a partial hysterectomy two years ago. I had my diagnostic mammogram with US approximately two weeks ago (because of these issues) and everything was normal. I'm thinking I may be in perimenopause, but the itchy nipples is throwing me off. Anyone experience this with perimenopause?

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    ive got breast tenderness soreness im waiting to see specialist, got a few lumps as well !!! they say im on urgent list as there is cancer in my family so im a little bit worried !!!

    my advice is go back to see your doctor and tell him all that is going on and ask him if u could be pre menopausal could be just that and also another peice of very good advice that i was given is DONT DR GOOGLE IT!!! please let us know what yr doctor says

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    Hi there

    I went through a spell of itchy boobs and the sensation of leaking nipples last year. It was extremely annoying especially the leaking nipples. It made me very paranoid when I went out even though there was nothing visible. Can't remember exactly what was said but the doctor wasn't concerned.

    Shortly afterwards though I was told I was perimenopausal. Coincidence? From reading about the 'peri' state and talking to other woman, I have come to the conclusion that there is the standard list of symptoms and there's also scope for your body to do just about anything peculiar. Great!!

    I hope this will put your mind at ease a little bit.

    Take care 😃

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    I'm 46 and while I haven't been "diagnosed" premenopausal, I have had similar symptoms but they seem very spaced out so I don't always attribute it to being premenopausal. I too have experienced the itchiness, as well as a leaking feeling but with no actual leakage. I have pain from time to time, which is the thing that freaks me out the most, but I have learned to just chock it up to age and being female. Once in a while I have an anxiety attack hit me, which never used to happen, and is another thing I attribute to my changing hormones.

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