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WHAT IF I HAVE PAIN IN THE BREAST

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pain: Breast pain may be due to an infected cyst. Have a mammogram and see a general surgeon.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Many poss: Thrombosis or clotted vein( mondors dis), infection, contusion, blocked duct, muscle spasm, pathological rib fracture, getting pinched, etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
31 years experience Family Medicine
Usually hormonal: Most of the time it results from the breast tissue change in hormonal care. Generally it is on both sides. If so it isn't anything to worry about. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Breast pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
35 years experience Podiatry
Rib cage pain: Apply alternative heat and ice pack 20 minutes each to see if symptoms improve. If they do the you probably have a thoracic nerve compression coming f ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: It's possible. Depends on your age, how long you've been on the pill. Questions to consider: is the pain cyclical?; is the pain bilateral or unilate ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast radiation?: If it was radiation to the breast itself, then adhesions can occur where the inside breast tissue sticks to other tissue causing pain and reduced brea ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Muscular/skeletal (chest wall pain), monthly cycling of hormones causing breast swelling - cyclic mastalgia or fibrocystic breast changes, lung issues ... Read More

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