Breast Pain/Sensitivity after Thyroid Surgery

Posted by mjay @mjay, Dec 4, 2021

Two weeks after my thyroid lobectomy my breasts became tender, painful and the one that had cancer treatment was swollen. Needless to say, this scared me to death and I've had all my breast exams come out normal, so now I'm reading and thinking it's related to thyroid hormones being in flux. Anyone else experience this and hopefully resolve it somehow? Appreciate your responses.

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@mjay first, it is great to hear that you sought care and got a breast exam. It seems reasonable to associate a flux in hormones to new breast pain. I found an article that talks about the difference between cyclical and non-cyclical breast pain and how hypothyroidism can play a role in breast tenderness.

– 8 Things Your Breasts Might be Trying to Tell You About Your Health:
https://www.bustle.com/articles/112197-8-things-your-breasts-might-be-trying-to-tell-you-about-your-health
Are you on any hormone replacement therapy?

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@amandajro

@mjay first, it is great to hear that you sought care and got a breast exam. It seems reasonable to associate a flux in hormones to new breast pain. I found an article that talks about the difference between cyclical and non-cyclical breast pain and how hypothyroidism can play a role in breast tenderness.

– 8 Things Your Breasts Might be Trying to Tell You About Your Health:
https://www.bustle.com/articles/112197-8-things-your-breasts-might-be-trying-to-tell-you-about-your-health
Are you on any hormone replacement therapy?

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Thank you for the article. After reading it and doing more research, breast pain/sensitivity is definitely a symptom of thyroid dysfunction, and having just had a thyroid lobectomy, it seems this is the latest issue I'll be dealing with. I'll be seeing my endocrinologist this week to get thyroid levels checked and possible meds. I am on an aromatase inhibitor as a BC survivor, and I'm sure my hormones are really whacked at this point in time. Oh the fun…not.

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@mjay

Thank you for the article. After reading it and doing more research, breast pain/sensitivity is definitely a symptom of thyroid dysfunction, and having just had a thyroid lobectomy, it seems this is the latest issue I'll be dealing with. I'll be seeing my endocrinologist this week to get thyroid levels checked and possible meds. I am on an aromatase inhibitor as a BC survivor, and I'm sure my hormones are really whacked at this point in time. Oh the fun…not.

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@mjay you are most welcome and glad if it was at all helpful. When you hear back from your appointment with endocrinology, will you come back and share what you've learned?

Do you have a list of questions you plan to ask or do you mainly want to start with seeing where your levels are at and go from there?

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