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Experiencing prolonged period, breast sore. Should I be concerned?

I am a 48 year old woman who has had regular clockwork periods since I was 12 which usually last 7 days. Just after I ovulate my breasts get really sore until my cycle starts as I know my body pretty well and can predict my period to the day. My last period started 12 days ago and my breasts are still so sore. I am experiencing a prolonged period which I have never had before and my breasts are never normally sore during a cycle either. Can you advise what is going on please and if there is cause for concern? Much appreciated.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Breast pain and tenderness is the sign of menopause.
It is due to hormonal change of estrogen and oestrogen.
During menopause, hormonal imbalance increase the breast size and this engorgement lead to pain.
Diet change and regular exercise can help in relieving symptoms.
Increase fiber and fruit and green vegetables in diet.
Take vitamin E and b Supplements.
Use well fitted dresses.

Hope this helps.
Take care
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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