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Very sore breasts, not pregnant, not on period.

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I usually get sore breasts a couple days before my period, and sometimes the first few days of my period. Right now, I have extremely aching breasts, the nipples are very sore to touch and the entire breasts themselves. Im not pregnant. I had my period two weeks ago, and there is still two weeks until my next one. I am on birth control, the same pill I've been on for over half a year, so I wouldn't think it would be that causing it. Though I did miss a few pills after my last period as I ran out and didn't have time to get more. I'm 17 in a few months, and I just want to know what could be causing such severe soreness? The pain has been going on for about the past week, only more severe the past few days. I have been wearing a very tight bra the past few days so I thought it could be that, but I wore a very properly fitting one today and as the day went on the pain got worse as usual. Please help me figure out what could be hurting then so much? Wear a bra less, wait it out to see if it subsides, take any painkillers???
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replied June 1st, 2013
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If the pain is severe, you may consider taking analgesics. If you have missed active pill intake ad had been sexually active without back-up protection, chances of pregnancy resulting are possible. Causes like mastitis, ductal ectasia, breast lump, etc., should also be looked for and ruled out with further evaluation. Thorough examination along with investigations like mammogram, ultrasound or x-ray would help to look for the underlying cause. Look out for other symptoms like altered discharge from nipple, blood tinged discharge from nipple, presence of breast lumps, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Visit your doctor/gynecologist ta the earliest for thorough evaluation, clarification and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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