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2 Potential Breast Itch Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Premenstrual Syndrome

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a very common condition. PMS has a variety of symptoms including cramping, mood swings, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, breast tenderness & depression.

    Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome can last all the way into menopause.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    stomach bloating, anxiety, constipation, depressed mood, breast pain
    Symptoms that never occur with premenstrual syndrome:
    constant sadness, severe sadness, post-menopausal
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Non - Specific Breast Pain

    Breast pain is either related to menstruation (cyclic) or not (noncyclic). It is common in pre-menopausal women and can also be a side effect of contraceptives that contain hormones like the pill, anticonceptive injections and intra-uterine devices.

    7 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, breast swelling, armpit pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific breast pain:
    breast pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Breast Itch

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.When was your last menstrual period?
  • Q.Are you sexually active?

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Breast Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced breast itch have also experienced:

    • 8% Breast Pain
    • 7% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 4% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
  • People who have experienced breast itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 34% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Over a Month
    • 15% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced breast itch were most often matched with:

    • 6% Non - Specific Breast Pain
    • 3% Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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