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i am only 15 and my periods are regular,,,why do i have sharp pains in one of my nipples..it really hurts but only for a min. or so

By Anonymous October 2, 2011 - 4:19pm
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Hi Anon,

One of the most common times that breasts might feel sore is when they are beginning to develop.

It is common to have sore breasts around the beginning of a girl's period, or menstruation. During her menstrual cycle, a girl's body produces lots of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Changes in these hormones can cause feelings that together are called premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Some girls have painful cramps in their stomachs, headaches, mood swings, or cravings for certain foods right before their periods begin. During this time the body may retain water, which can make a girl feel puffy and bloated. Rings and shoes may feel tight at this time.

Just as fingers and feet swell, so can breasts. All that fluid forces the breast tissues to expand, which stretches the nerves and makes breasts feel achy or tender.

Whether is is sharp or dull, the pain is usually related to your hormones and growing breasts at 15. If you are still concerned, mention it to your doctor next time you go for a visit.



October 3, 2011 - 6:45am
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