The Doctors: What Causes Breast Tenderness
How do you know when Breast Tenderness is normal or when it’s something to be worried about? OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson said normal Breast Tenderness is in tune with the menstrual cycle. As your hormones go up and down, you will feel more Breast Tenderness just before you start your period.
Dr. Lisa said you can keep a diary of your Breast Tenderness. If you find that it’s happening around your cycle, and in both breasts, you’re probably fine.
The Drs TV: Breast Tenderness Warning Signs
If you have burning, persistent, or sharp pain, or it’s only in one breast, Dr. Lisa said this could be an indication of something dangerous. Other symptoms and changes like Nipple Inversion, Skin Changes, or bumps on the breast are things to ask your doctor about.
You should also do self breast exams at least monthly so you’ll know if you are having abnormal lumps or changes.
The Drs: Ibuprofen Vs Acetaminophen for Breast Tenderness
Dr. Lisa recommended some easy remedies for the typical pain of Breast Tenderness associated with the menstrual cycle.
Magnesium Rich Foods
Spinach and cashews help with Breast Tenderness and PMS.
Birth Control Pills
This is a tossup, because some women experience Breast Tenderness as a side effect of Birth Control. But for others, being on a Birth Control routine can lessen Breast Pain.
Ibuprofen Vs Acetaminophen
Over the counter Ibuprofen is recommended over Acetaminophen when it comes to Breast Pain.
The Drs TV: Hemorrhoid Pain
A viewer asked about a painful bump near her anus. Dr. Travis Stork said it’s probably a Hemorrhoid, which affects over half the American population.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez explained that veins are supposed to bring blood into your body. But when that vein is irritated, you could have a Hemorrhoid the size of a grape.
The Doctors: Thrombosed Hemorrhoids Treatment
Smaller Hemorrhoids will resolve on their own, but once they are grape-sized, you’ll need a doctor’s help clearing them up. Dr. Lisa Masterson said many women experience Hemorrhoids due to the Constipation associated with pregnancy.
Dr. Rodriguez used a balloon filled with jelly to represent how Thrombosed Hemorrhoids are treated. It’s similar to popping a zit, because you get immediate relief once it’s cut open.
Dr. Travis said it’s nothing to be embarrassed about, especially when you’re in pain.