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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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S. I am a 57 (almost 58) year old woman. I went through

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Hi Dr. S.
I am a 57 (almost 58) year old woman. I went through menopause at 50. But the last two mornings I have been waking up with tender breasts. Before menopause I never had this problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Are you taking any medications?

Have you gained weight?

Do you drink much caffeine?

Have you had much stress? Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1. I take quite a few meds. I am SMI, with Diabetes and Daily Migraines.
2. Yes. Between 5 and 10 lbs.
3. About 200mgs a day
4. I am extremely stressed. The Klonapin I take "as needed" (which is every day) helps some.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Your tender breasts are likely due to a combination of the weight gain, stress, and caffeine.

Assuming that you don't have any lumps and that you've had mammograms, I wouldn't be concerned that it's anything serious.

I would try to work on stress reduction, regular exercise, weight loss, and a little less caffeine. I think that your tender breasts will then take care of themselves. Best wishes.