Premenstrual Breast Swelling and Tenderness. Premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness, or cyclical mastalgia, is a common concern among women. Fibrocystic breast disease is a term used to describe painful, lumpy breasts prior to the menstrual period.
Premenstrual swelling and tenderness of both breasts occurs during the second half of the menstrual cycle.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), hormone changes due to menstruation are the most common cause of breast.
Breast pain is a common premenstrual discomfort that may be improved with bras , medications, herbs and supplements, diet changes.