If you’re a woman, you know what it’s like to feel breast pain — it’s as simple as that.
Unfortunately, the occasional bout of breast pain (or mastalgia, as it’s formally called) just comes with the territory.
Yes, we were given the incredible gift of life-giving breasts that look great in a demi-cup bra (or running free and wild), but there’s always a price: There’s breast pain for puberty, breast pain for menopause, and plenty of extra breast pain for every year in between.
Still, when women as a group have that much experience with achy bosoms, we start to figure out what’s normal and what isn’t.
If you suspect your breast pain is more than just a little hormonal soreness, you should look into a few of the likely causes and get it checked out straightaway.
Scroll through below for a few of the common reasons your breasts may be feeling less than their best.
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#1: You’re Blocked Up
#2: It’s The Hormones
#3: An Infection Is Brewing
#4: You’re “In The Family Way”
#5: You Have Cysts
#6: You Need To Cut Caffeine
#7: Your Bra Doesn’t Fit
#8: It’s Something More Serious