4. Breast swelling during ovulation Sore/tender, swollen breasts can be a sign of ovulation. As it is a sign of pregnancy and impending period. I, myself, don’t experience this during ovulation but many do. I did have this symptom when I became pregnant (It was my very first indication I might be pregnant). Did you have any other symptoms? Other symptoms of ovulation can be: a.Rise in Body temp – basal body temp b.change in discharge c.increase libido d .headaches e.fatigue f.Cramping or achiness in lower abdomen g.Change in moodLike many women, you may experience sore breasts at some point in your life, but sore breasts after ovulation is common. It is not a cause for concern as it is merely a result of hormonal production during your menstrual cycle.
What causes ovulation-related breast tenderness?
Estrogen levels increase shortly before ovulation, and progesterone levels rise right around the time that ovulation occurs. Progesterone causes fluid retention to help prepare the body for a possible pregnancy. This extra fluid also stretches the breast tissue, which can cause soreness. In addition, estrogen can add to the problem because it increases the amount of breast tissue. Together, these effects can cause your breasts and nipples to be painful and sensitive to the touch. Can other factors make the breast pain worse? Consumption of foods that contain caffeine, such as chocolate, coffee, tea and caffeinated sodas, can cause blood vessels to dilate. This causes the breasts to swell and become distended, which leads to pain. Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy can exacerbate breast pain as well due to the amount of estrogen or progesterone they contain. In addition, certain antidepressants, cholesterol-lowering medications and heart medications can cause breast soreness. High levels of stress can make breast pain worse too. 5.Breast swelling during pmsPremenstrual swelling and tenderness of both breasts occurs during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of premenstrual breast tenderness may range from mild to severe. Symptoms typically peak just before each menstrual period and improve immediately after or during the menstrual period.Breast tissue may have dense, rough, “cobblestone” feel to the fingers — usually more marked in the outer areas. There may also be an intermittent or persistent sense of breast fullness with dull, heavy pain, and tenderness.During the menstrual cycle, estrogen production increases and peaks just prior to mid-cycle. This causes enlargement of the breast ducts. Premenstrually, progesterone peaks near the 21st day (in a 28-day cycle) and causes growth of the breast lobules (milk glands).Premenstrual swelling and tenderness of the breasts is commonly associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and fibrocystic breast disease (benign breast changes). Fibrocystic breast changes are not completely understood, but are believed to be hormone-related since the condition usually gets better with menopause.Premenstrual breast tenderness and swelling probably occur to some degree in nearly all women. Symptoms severe enough to cause concern or limit function may occur in many women during their childbearing years. The rate may be lower in women taking birth control pills. Risk factors may include family history, a high-fat diet, and too much caffeine. 6.Breast swelling decrease pregnancyYour breasts are likely swelling to proportions you never imagined possible (some women have grown a full cup size by this point) and are becoming uncomfortably tender, tingly, and achy.en if you’re not telling anyone you’re pregnant yet, your baby’s certainly telling you. Not in so many words but in so many pregnancy symptoms. Like that nagging pregnancy nausea that follows you around day and night, or all that excess saliva pooling in your mouth (am Idrooling ?). And then there’s that other early pregnancy sign you certainly can’t miss (especially when you struggle to button your blouse): those changes in your breasts (are these really mine?). Your breasts are likely swelling to proportions you never imagined possible (some women have grown a full cup size at 7 weeks pregnant) and are becoming uncomfortably tender, tingly, and achy — mostly because of the increased amounts of that hormone duo, estrogen and progesterone. Fat is also building up in your breasts, and blood flow to the area is increasing. Your nipples may be sticking out a little more than usual — and though they may look good enough to touch (better than ever, perhaps), they’re so sensitive and tender, you’d probably prefer that they weren’t. The areola, the dark area around the nipple, has already gotten darker and larger — and will continue to grow and deepen in color over the months to come. On a less attractive note, you’ll also notice little goose-bump-like spots on the areola. These bumps, called Montgomery tubercles, are sweat glands that supply lubrication to the areola. And in case you’re wondering why all these changes are taking place, here’s your answer: They’re getting your breasts ready to feed your baby in about 33 weeks. 7. Breast Diseases Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are not breast milk).If you have a breast lump, pain, discharge or skin irritation, see your health care provider. Minor and serious breast problems have similar symptoms. Although many women fear cancer, most breast problems are not cancer.Some common breast changes are
- Fibrocystic breast changes – lumpiness, thickening and swelling, often just before a woman’s period
- Cysts – fluid-filled lumps
- Fibroadenomas – solid, round, rubbery lumps that move easily when pushed, occurring most in younger women
- Intraductal papillomas – growths similar to warts near the nipple
- Blocked milk ducts
- Milk production when a woman is not breastfeeding