Your period isn't the only reason your boobs hurt, grow, or shrink. Sex, alcohol, weight changes, and other everyday things can change your breasts too. If you're like us, you blame most of your boob issues, such as pain or changes in size, on your period. And it's true, that can be why your boobs feel sore or look bigger. But different stages of your menstrual cycle can affect your breasts in different ways, and other factors-diet, medications, and certain activities-can influence your dynamic duo too.
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When I was 10, perched on the back of our brown-striped sofa with my nose in a book, my mother walked out of the laundry room and announced in a gentle but resolute voice that she and my father had decided it was time for me to start wearing a bra. I stared back at her, mouth open and warmth blooming up my cheeks. My parents were talking about my breasts? Whether delivered by the groping hand of a grown man or the kind voice of an insistent mother, it is the moment women learn something crucial about their bodies: Something we thought was private is in fact quite public.
Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs inside the breast, which are usually not cancerous benign. You can have one or many breast cysts and they can happen in one or both breasts. They're often described as round or oval lumps with distinct edges. A breast cyst usually feels like a grape or a water-filled balloon, but sometimes a breast cyst feels firm.
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