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why do the sides of my breasts hurt

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
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30 years experience General Surgery
Many Possibilities: Could be due to size of breasts - large breasts may be more painful, especially if not supported with a good bra. Possibly related to mass, cysts, die ... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More than likely: It sounds like it, it should resolve over the next 3-5 days. If it does not improve, or if it gets worse at anytime consider being seen.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Muscle strain: It sounds like you strained the intercostal muscles (between the ribs)under the breasts.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast pain: Mastodynia or breast pain can have variety of causes. Most commonly, hormone fluctuations can cause pain. Fibrocystic disease can also be painful an ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Slipped rib: Syndrome or thoracic spine problem. See your physician for a physical exam.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Breast pain : Is not a common complaint for cancer, but it is worth getting an exam, and possibly a mammogram if you have not had one this year.
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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ThinkOutsideThe..The: I'd start with the simple stuff first & if that doesn't pan out then get examined in person.Think about your deodorant, any irritating fabrics;you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: B"sd Loestrin is a combination of the 2 female hormones – estrogen and progesterone – the estrogen will cause the breast to grow and develop – like i ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast pain: Hi, thanks for the question. I can't provide suggestions for the cause of your symptoms without asking further questions and obtaining more informati ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possible shingles!: This may be the first symptom of shingles (herpes zoster), which can have painful sensation in one part only of the body, before any "blisters" or ves ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, pain, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help de ... Read More

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