Sore boobs

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I've always been almost flat chested - padded A cups to make it look like I have something there wink

I used to get a bit of breast pain just before my period, but last time the tenderness didin't go away and my breasts are still sore 2 weeks later. So much so that yesterday I went out and bought myself some B cup bras and they are SO much more comfortable. Are my boobs growing at last? (I'm 48!!!). Is this pain something I will have to endure for months on end? Will this modest increase in size stay or disappear once this phase of my life is over?

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    Hi there - totally normal.  It affects me and it comes and goes sadly.  I think it's something that happens until we're fully menopausal.  Well, I bloody hope so.  Mine can be agonising but it does go but just expect it to come and go.  I've had it all checked out but of course, no doctor will ever say its anything to do with the menopause.  Take it from my experience and from reading this forum - it is!!!
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    Yes it is totally normal for them to hurt during this time. I get it in my left boob. As for the size increase, I don't know. I've always been top-heavy. It runs in my family. I lost weight up top at first when peri hit. But now I gained most of it back up top.
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    It's normal. My boobs nowadays get so tender that if anyone catches them, I want to scream. I'm big busted so the weight can make them feel sore when I remove my bra. They definitely feel more comfortable when they're supported. I only go about a week or so before they get sore again too. The left one starts first then the right one catches up. It's a relief when the pain goes down. I hope you're feeling less sore soon. 
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      Thanks. Can't see this improving until after the next period at the earliest. And as I can't predict when that will be (anything between 18 and 37 days in my cycles at the moment) I'm not holding my breath.
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    I'm in medical menopause and all I know is I was dd before op and now I'm a H. Dr told me Hormone imbalance can increase size.... after I had op!
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    Hi anon,

    I had never suffered with them when I was younger except early days of breastfeeding.

    Then from early 40s on and off they also became very full and heavy with my periods.

    I was always 34 A even if I put on a bit of weight it never went on them.

    Now after meno I'm a stone and a half heavier (even though I eat less)

    And my bra size is 36 B.

    They stopped being sore when I finished having my periods (there were a few t times there that giving someone a hug made my eyes water).

    They have remained bigger and for about 18 months after my last period they still felt fuller when one would have been due.

    I was pleased about them being a bit bigger, but now they are not as full any more they are more droopy than I would like them to be.

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      Thanks, that's really helpful - apart from the extra stone and a half, eyes watering and droopiness wink

      Seeing a glimpse of a silver lining though with the increase in size.

       

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