Premenstrual Swelling in breasts is a symptom which is part of a group of symptoms called premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness can also be a sign of fibrocystic breast disease. Fibrocystic breast disease is a term used to describe painful, lumpy breasts prior to the menstrual period. Fluctuating hormone levels account for most episodes of premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness. Your hormones rise and fall during a normal menstrual cycle. The exact timing of the hormonal changes varies for each woman. Estrogen causes the breast ducts to enlarge. Progesterone production causes the milk glands to swell. Both of these events can cause your breasts to feel sore.
HOW IS PREMENSTRUAL SWELLING IN BREASTS DIAGNOSED?
A Gynecologist diagnoses Premenstrual Swelling in Breasts by performing a physical examination including a breast exam to feel for any lumps. In a severe case of Premenstrual Swelling in Breasts, the doctor will perform a mammogram to view inside the breast.
HOW IS PREMENSTRUAL SWELLING IN BREASTS TREATED?
The treatment for Premenstrual Swelling in Breasts is not one to suggest that any disease is being treated. The person can be helped to manage the condition more effectively. The doctor could suggest internal medicines to control the swelling and soreness in the breasts and so on.
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Self examination can also help monitor any changes in the breasts.