Breast pain and soreness is common and it doesn't always indicate cancer. It's a sign of some problem that you've been ignoring and these could be anything from hormonal changes during your period, lumpy breasts or an ill-fitted bra. Here's what you need to check for and take the right action.
1. You are PMSing:
The most common cause of breast pain is hormonal changes during PMS, which is an indication that Aunt Flo is coming to visit. If it's too painful, opt for OTC (over-the-counter) drugs for immediate relief. You also need to watch out for other symptoms like swelling and tenderness. But, the good news is that the pain goes away as soon as your period ends.
2. You need a new bra:
If your bra is too tight or too loose, or if the cups are too small, the underwire may bite into your body leading to breast tenderness and pain. So, the next time you go lingerie shopping, make sure you get yourself a well-fitted bra.