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Breast tenderness and the menopause

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DillytheGardener Sun 02-Feb-20 22:33:21

Wondering if any other gransnetters have had similar symptoms of breast tenderness with the menopause? Last year I went to the breast clinic because of lumps that just turned out to be cysts, so I don’t want to work myself into a lather if it is nothing to worry about again.

Nezumi65 Sun 02-Feb-20 22:42:53

Yes - but only at certain times, so as it’s not all the time I haven’t worried about it. It’s to do with hormone levels in my case I think.

Don’t work yourself into a lather but nothing wrong with getting yourself checked out about any concerns. I had a painful lump a few years ago- they couldn’t see anything and told me to cut out coffee! (I didn’t have much anyway). I felt a bit silly, but was better than worrying all the time.

Ellianne Sun 02-Feb-20 22:50:30

Yes, quite painful along with a few worrying symptoms. Mammo and ultrasound were clear, the breast doctor says it does come and go.

DillytheGardener Sun 02-Feb-20 23:03:06

This is heartening, thank you both for your quick replies late on a Sunday. They are very tender, a man elbowed me by accident on the train to London on Friday and my eyes smarted. I’m very aware of them and sleeping is uncomfortable. I drink an awful lot of coffee, I will try cut down, thank you for the tip Nezumi.
I’ll call and book with the Gp tomorrow but will try not to panic. I decided not to google as I really work myself up worrying and ask on here instead.

Nezumi65 Sun 02-Feb-20 23:06:29

They said coffee is a real issue for some people so definitely worth a try. Sounds worth getting checked though - definitely better than worrying.

I hate trying to work out what is menopause and what might be a real worry! I feel like I no longer know my body. xx

DillytheGardener Sun 02-Feb-20 23:11:52

Yes that is exactly how the menopause makes me feel, I no longer seem to know my body and what is and isn’t normal. I feel reassured that others have experienced similar symptoms to me. Phew