Episode 3: Bust Pain
Welcome to our Dreamline Podcast where we talk about bust wellness and concerns affecting ladies. In this episode, we will discuss some reasons why you may experience pain in your bust area.
Bust pain is a common occurrence among women and can take many forms. You may feel a shooting pain, a dull ache, or increased soreness or nipple sensitivity. Most cases of bust pain are usually not serious and can be resolved with proper care and attention or simply with time.
The first reason for bust pain is due to hormones. Many women experience cyclic breast pain, which means the pain occurs in a cycle or regular pattern associated with changing hormone levels. Studies show that up to 70% of women experience some tenderness in their busts around the time they get their periods. Your bust may become sore about three to five days before your period starts and tends to stop hurting once your flow begins, though this can vary by person.
A tender bust is also common during pregnancy for similar reasons. It might be most noticeable at the beginning of pregnancy around the first trimester before levelling off or going away entirely.
Breastfeeding is another cause of soreness. Improper breastfeeding latching, lack of proper care around the nipple area or engorgement may be the reason for such pain.
Thirdly, wearing a poor fitting bra is not only uncomfortable, but it can cause other problems from bust pain to skin irritation to back problems. It's important to wear a good fitting bra for proper support, especially if you have a larger bust size.
Lastly, some medications can leave your bust feeling sore or tender, including certain antidepressants, blood pressure meds, and some antibiotics. If you're experiencing bust soreness or pain as a side effect of medication, you should talk with your doctor about your options.
Most causes of bust pain will go away on their own with time or with some lifestyle changes. You know your body best, so if you are concerned about any bust pain you're experiencing, it's always a good idea to see a doctor, especially if the pain is in one specific area, or if it is accompanied by any other unusual symptoms such as painful lumps, discharge from your nipples, or skin discolouration. While breast cancer is not usually associated with pain unless it has progressed to an advanced stage, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Your doctor can help you determine the cause of your bust pain and recommend the appropriate treatment if necessary. Remember to always listen to your body and take care of yourself.