I'm 57 and went through menopause 2 years ago. over the pased several weeks I've been experiencing tenderness in both breasts and nipples. I've been on a low carb diet, but that's the only change I've made recently in my lefestyle. Is this normal? I'm concerned about breast cancer, but it's both breasts and both nipples and I thought it odd cancer would all of a sudden rear its ugly head and affect both. Any thoughts?
While breast pain is a symptom of breast cancer, it is one of the rare signs. Still, you might want to make an appointment with your doctor or OB/GYN to rule out this and other non-cancerous conditions that may effect the breast. While breast tenderness is more common in premenopausal and perimenopausal women, as this article says, some postmenopausal women also experience breast pain and tenderness. This article has some suggestions as to what might be causing your tenderness, including if you are on HRT.
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