Premenstrual breast pain and tenderness are common, and can lead to the overuse of mammography services in young women. This is so sad as this condition is invariably related to conditions that can be improved through simple dietary intervention. Fibrocystic breast disease can nearly always be sucsessfully treated with transdermal progesterone cream in three cycles. Dr. Lee's book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause" has all the information and approrpriate references.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 1997;177:126-132.