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Roxie102
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I always have breast pain before my period, and I've always had about equal pain in both breasts, but for the past few months, I've been noticing that my right breast is very sore while my left breast has little to no pain at all. Is this something to be concerned about?

One more thing - Is ovulation pain normal/common? About 2 weeks into my cycle, I get a sharp, stabbing twinge near either my right or left hip bone, and I assume it to be ovulation pain, as it's accompanied by increased libido and stretchy cervical mucus. Should I get this checked out?

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BrightStar171
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At least in my experience, both of those are well within the realm of normal- I've certainly had breast pain and tenderness only in one breast, and I had ovulation pain just like you describe before I started taking hormonal birth control. And I've heard similar stories from other women.

That said, if either pain is severe (distracting, or bad enough to keep you awake at night), or if you're really worried about it, you should definitely talk to your doctor. And if you're not up to date on your regular breast self-exams and visits with your gynecologist, this can give you an excuse to get your check-ups up-to-date, which is always a good thing. [Smile]

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Roxie102
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Thanks. [Smile] I guess I just have it in my head that PMS symptoms are the same all the time, but I do know that's not necessarily true.

One question since you're on birth control - do you still get PMS symptoms and if so, are they less severe? I've been noticing some mood issues before my period and I'm wondering if birth control could help with that.

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You may still notice the same or may have different PMS symptoms. It really just depends and varies depending on the person. Everyone's different, so how your body works with some medication will vary as well. Best thing to do is talk with your doctor about your options.

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Personally, I still get PMS symptoms, but they're a lot more mild, but, like Stephanie said, that varies a lot from woman to woman, and from pill to pill.

Birth control can definitely help with PMS, though, so it's something worth talking to a doctor about if your PMS symptoms bother you.

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