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Why are my breasts sore?
Toni Golen, MD,
Contributor; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing, and
- Hope Ricciotti, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Women's Health Watch
Ask the doctors
Q. I passed menopause several years ago, and my latest mammogram was normal, but my breasts have been sore recently. Why might that happen?
A. Don’t panic, but do monitor your discomfort. It seems you’re coping with noncyclic mastalgia. Unlike breast pain that happens during monthly menstrual cycles or pregnancy, this condition occurs after menopause and isn’t influenced by hormone fluctuations.
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About the Authors
Toni Golen, MD,
Contributor; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
Hope Ricciotti, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Women's Health Watch
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