Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What is the meaning of tenderness in breasts?


Answer:
PMS, pregnancy, cancer, among other things, are all possibilties.
Could you be pregnant?
Michele is right. Are you pregnant??!
after a foreplay this would be solved
(1) tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"
(2)warm compassionate feelings
affection: a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
(3)softheartedness: a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)
Pain is common just before the start of the menstrual cycle, The others are right as well although it is unlikely to be cancer, the lumps do not hurt apparently. If you wear and underwired bra and it is too tight, this will make your breasts feel very tender. If you are really worried then ask a doctor, they won't think it is silly and will understand how you feel and set your mind at rest.
This is one sign of early pregnancy. As you are asking, I am assuming that this is not part of PMS as you would probably already be aware of this. Another reason would be a hormonal imbalance not related to pregnancy - this can be checked out by your GP. If there is a specific tender spot that was not present when you checked yourself last month then seek GP advice too as it could be a blocked duct or a benign cyst. It is a good idea to check yourself monthly, in mid-cycle, so that you know how your healthy breast feels when you are not pregnant nor pre-menstrual. Then when symptoms arise you are comparing them to your last check out. This would also mean that any alarming symptoms such as a lump would be picked up and checked out within four weeks. Tenderness as such is rarely a cancer symptom and with early detection the cure rate for breast cancer is approaching 99%. If you are only slightly tender, have you been jogging or had any other recent exertion which would have put strain on the breasts? Remember they do not have muscles of their own to support them but rely on the muscles of your chest wall and/or a well-fitted bra. Hope this information helps you and any other woman reading this.
(1) tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"
See a doctor if you cannot figure out the reason for sure.

Get a "mammogram" done with X'rays or MRI or both for peace of mind.
When a female becomes a pregnant, this is common. Confirm yourself and find out from doctor and take care of health.
Breast tenderness is pain or discomfort in the breasts. It is the most common breast symptom women have. It is usually not a sign of breast cancer.

The most common cause of breast tenderness is called fibrocystic breast changes. These changes are caused by the swelling of very tiny fluid-filled cysts in fibrous tissue in the breast. The changes usually happen 7 to 10 days before your menstrual period and go away when your period ends.

Other causes of breast tenderness include:
puberty (in boys as well as girls).
pregnancy.
infection of the breast.
hormone imbalance, especially too much estrogen.
birth control pills.
breast-feeding, when the breasts become full of milk (engorged).
injury of the breast.
a noncancerous tumor in the breast called a fibroma.
a breast cyst (a fluid-filled sac larger than the tiny cysts that cause fibrocystic breast changes).
a condition called hyperprolactinemia, which means your body is producing a high level of the milk-producing hormone prolactin.
breast cancer, but often cancer does not cause any pain.
It means exactly what it says. The breasts are tender or sore to the touch.

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