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Whether you're dealing with big breasts, a flat chest, or man boobs, we've got the answers to all your burning breast questions in these videos.
You Will Need
- Sports bra
- Supportive bra
- Over-the-counter pain reliever
- Cold or hot compress
- Change in diet
Ask your doctor about supplements
Ask your doctor about supplements or alternative medicines to help relieve breast tenderness, pain, or discomfort.
Restrict the motion
Restrict the motion of tender breasts by wearing a sports bra, or a bra with extra support.
Consult with doctor
Consult with your doctor to see if your birth control needs to be adjusted if you are using hormonal contraception.
Ease the pain
Ease the pain with an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen, or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Try using a compress
Try using a cold or hot compress on your breasts to ease the pain.
Reduce the fat in your diet to 15 percent or less of your dietary intake. Studies indicate that making these dietary changes may reduce breast pain.
Ask about Danazol
Ask your doctor about the prescription Danazol. This is the only prescription medication that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating breast pain and tenderness.