Premenstrual breast changes

Premenstrual tenderness and swelling of the breasts; Breast tenderness - premenstrual; Breast swelling - premenstrual

Premenstrual swelling and tenderness of both breasts occurs during the second half of the menstrual cycle.

Female Breast

The female breast is either of two mammary glands (organs of milk secretion) on the chest.

Breast self-exam

Monthly breast self-exams should always include a visual inspection, with and without a mirror, to note any changes in contour or texture, and manual inspection in standing and reclining positions to note any unusual lumps or thicknesses.

Breast self-exam

Monthly breast self-exams should always include a visual inspection, with and without a mirror, to note any changes in contour or texture, and manual inspection in standing and reclining positions to note any unusual lumps or thicknesses.

Breast self-exam

Breast self-exams should always include a visual inspection, with and without a mirror, to note any changes in contour, texture, or color of the breast and nipple. Next, a manual inspection while standing or lying down should be done to note any unusual lumps or thicknesses and check for discharge.

Considerations

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit