Here are a few reasons why your boobs might be sore:
Your breasts are straining your muscles
Dr. Martin also told the publication that “large breasts can pull on supportive ligaments causing neck, back and shoulder pain.” Women with a fuller chest should invest in a supportive sports bra
Your bra is the wrong size
Wearing the right bra size is so important – go get yourself measured and make sure you’re wearing the right sized bra to support your breasts. The HSE say you should be refitted every time you buy a new bra.
This is especially important if sagging breasts is something you want to avoid.
You could be pregnant
“The fluctuation between estrogen and progesterone that are preparing your breast for milk production could cause tenderness” according to Martin. This can happen even just two weeks into your pregnancy.
However, if these don’t apply to you or you have a fever, swelling or redness around your breasts, you should visit you GP as soon as possible.
Your period is coming
T.O.M is coming and he’s about to paint the town red. This is one of the most common reasons for sore breasts. Andrea Martin, a doctor of nursing and a women’s health nurse in California spoke to Cosmopolitan and said that the pain is as a result of a fluctuation of hormones the week leading up to your period .
Cyclical pain, according to the HSE, occurs between the ages of 20 and 50, and normally occurs three to seven days before menstruation but might occur from the time of ovulation.
“In severe cases the pain can last for up to two weeks. It can affect the whole breast or just the outer part of the breast. The pain goes away when the period begins. This pain is due to normal hormonal changes” the HSE says.
Non-cyclical pain is normally found in women over 40 and is associated with the muscles and joints around the breasts.