Sore Boobs!

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Sore Boobs!

Post by MamaMagoO? » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:56 am

I really wasn't sure where to put this post so just trying here. I have really sore boobs. They've been like this for a few days, maybe a week. Based on some reading I've done I suspect its due to increasing oestrogen levels caused by decreasing lactation as DD is dropping her bedtime feed which means she is pretty much down to one feed a day.... although come to think of it she did have a bedtime feed last night but hasn't had a morning feed this morning so that might explain why they are particularly sore today.... No lumps or bumps but my bras all feel tight and uncomfortable. I'm also experiencing some other symptoms of increased oestrogen; increased vaginal mucus and pimples :oops:

Has anyone else experienced this sort of thing as the result of weaning??
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Post by PellyintheWilderness » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:58 am

My boobs deflated :?
Could you possibly be ...?
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Post by MamaMagoO? » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:29 pm

PellyintheWilderness wrote: Could you possibly be ...?
Certainly hope not. I have an IUD so it would be very bad news indeed :?

They have been deflating up until now. The tight bras is a bit weird. Just last week I was annoyed that my bras all seemed too big. But according to the info sheet I found on a women's hospital website (so I'm assuming its a reliable source) :
The most common hormonal breast soreness comes from an increase in the level of oestrogen before a period. This causes milk ducts and glands to swell, trapping fluid in the breasts. Many women have tenderness or pain in the lead-up to a period, and sometimes right through it.
I haven't really had a period since before DD was conceived but maybe that's about to change. Also know that lactating women have lower levels of oestrogen so I'm assuming that by reducing the amount of lactation the amount of oestrogen could increase which could cause these sore breast symptoms.

The really good news is the same info sheet says:
For many women, the biggest concern about breast soreness is that it is a sign of cancer; however, breast soreness is not often associated with cancer and it does not put you at any increased risk of breast cancer.
I was pleased to read that.
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Post by Yankee » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:01 pm

My first thought was ... has aunt flo returned yet? If not, I wonder if she's on her way...
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Post by keyfive » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:24 pm

I always seem to get sore boobs around ovulation time...
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Post by MamaMagoO? » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:27 pm

I'm thinking AF might be on the way. I'm also have a nagging ache in my lower back which was often a pre-menstral symptom with me. Feel blergh :?
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Post by Ronale » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:45 pm

I was thinking hormonal too - but more on the AF side rather than the other. If you've had the IUD in and minimal AF since DD might be just that time of month joy
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Post by 4fun » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:26 pm

even if you don't get af it could be the sign your body is trying to create a bit of a cycle again, I had all those symptoms on and off for months and then bam it just took dropping 1 feed for 3 days and af was back
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Post by MamaMagoO? » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:49 pm

I really like not having AF :cry:

Can I just curl up in a little ball in my cave until its over please?

Someone get on to my DH and tell him I need chocolate and hot water bottles stat!
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Post by Penguin » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:32 pm

MamaMagoO? wrote:
PellyintheWilderness wrote: Could you possibly be ...?
Certainly hope not. I have an IUD so it would be very bad news indeed :?
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Post by AussieBritLu » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:36 pm

My initial thought was af...
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Post by Mummy woo! » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:07 pm

I had mastitis when mrs mops was about three - can't really remember any change in feeding (and she is still going two years later :roll: ) but I was really run down, stressed, tired. Hope it feels better soon, but keep an eye out for flu like symptoms.
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Post by MamaMagoO? » Fri May 01, 2015 2:40 pm

Thanks for your input ladies. Today I feel fine. No boob pain, no backache and no AF. I'm tired but otherwise good. Bit weird but at least that probably means its not mastitis and I don't need to POAS. Must be just crazy hormones :?
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Re: Sore Boobs!

Post by mooki » Fri May 01, 2015 3:03 pm

thought 1 was oooooh a new magoo baby!
Thought 2 was probably AF

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Post by Feebes » Fri May 01, 2015 7:47 pm

mooki wrote:thought 1 was oooooh a new magoo baby!
Thought 2 was probably AF

My first though was Penguin and her Super Baby.

Hope that your body sorts itself out!

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