Premenstrual Swelling in Breasts is in reality not a disorder but more of a discomfort. The condition is experienced by most women a few days prior to the monthly menstrual cycle. The typical symptoms in this condition include the breasts getting swollen and becoming tender. The cause of this condition is attributed to the levels of hormones in the body. The condition can turn severe and ebb off during and after the period.
HOW IS PREMENSTRUAL SWELLING IN BREASTS DIAGNOSED?
If women find the condition severe or if there is pain in the breasts, then the Gynaecologist must be consulted. The doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination and also learn the patient’s medical history and if any lumps or other abnormalities are noticed, the doctor may insist on a mammogram being done. Whatever other tests are needed to complete the diagnosis will be done by the doctor.
HOW IS PREMENSTRUAL SWELLING IN BREASTS TREATED?
Premenstrual breast pain can be treated effectively with over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as:
• naproxen sodium
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Self examination can also help monitor any changes in the breasts.