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Breast tenderness

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience in Family Medicine
Good question: Tenderness can defined as some degree of pain by pressing tenderly on the breast all around the breast. Also at age 17 your breast is probably still g ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely hormonal: Usually better after a period.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ethan Goldstein
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Watch the coffee: Besides elevate estrogen levels just before your period or in early pregnancy, caffeine and chocolate can cause breast tenderness. These things can ag ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Infection?: What you described suggests and infection and you should see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. If is not feasible to provide a more meanin ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cause only onre side: Depending on the cause, it might only effect one side.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not always: But it can be, so if you notice new dimpling in your breasts, please see your doc asap.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
Rarely: Breast pain is a very common symptom and reflects benign findings. Breast cancer is typically painless.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience in Pathology
Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some adv ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience in General Surgery
Either: Pregnancy or ovarian/pituitary stimulation....From what needs to be worked out.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Can do a preg. test: If any sexual activity in the last 1-3 months, one can do a pregnancy test. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described is no ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Breast tenderness: You probably had this before the abortion. Now that the abortion is done this breast tenderness should get better on its own. I would not treat this s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Please clarify: Are you asking if breast pain is a symptom of ovarian cancer? Usually not. Here is a good resource on ovarian cancer symptoms http://www.Cancer.Net ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many things: Periods, pregnancy, coffee, breast feeding, infection, lesions in breasts (cysts, lymph nodes) medications, etc...
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience in General Surgery
Generally no: Localized tenderness that persist beyond a period or two and is associated with some change in breast texture is more worrisome.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
36 years experience in Radiology
Yes: That being said, many other conditions may cause this combination of symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
25 years experience in Radiology
Need to see Doctor: You will need a doctor to examine your breasts and order imaging studies such as mammogram and breast ultrasound. Bloody nipple discharge is worrisom ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May not be related: By partial, I am assuming they left your ovaries. Did you have breast tenderness with your periods before. Does the tenderness come and go or is it al ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
44 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes inflammatory breast cancer is quite aggressive and painful cancer of the breast good luck.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Testing too Soon: Does your question mean that you have already tried a pregnancy test? If so, then yes, this was done way too soon and was probably a waste of money. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It could be abcess: Or start of one , check it out soon.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Massage will not reduce breast size.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denise Octaviani
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Be seem: You should be examine.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Birth Control: Oral contraceptives might be of help in this case.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sensitivity: Are you female? Are your pre-menstrual? Are you pregnant? Have you just started oral contraceptives?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Uncertain: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, ssri's), large breast size, premenst ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
On the pill: the breast tenderness and the light periods may be side effects of the pill itself.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: There is no evidence that implants of any type, whether saline or silicone, cause breast cancer, although a recent study suggested that implants might ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
Yeah but: Doctors just say.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No.: Usually nipple retraction is more concerning. On the other hand, any change in your nipple, especially if not symmetrical to the other side, should b ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No.: Breast bondage does not cause breast cancer and almost certainly has no effect on raising the risk of breast cancer.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
41 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: Yes, you can still ovulate, but the birth control pill will still be effective at preventing pregnancy. If you would like to have better suppression o ... Read More
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