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A 35-year-old member asked:

Nursing mom, with pain in the side of breast. is this common?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Engorgement: Pain in the breasts of nursing mothers is usually a symptom of engorgement. This occurs when your breasts are producing more milk that your infant is drinking. Applying warm or cool compresses and nursing/pumping more frequently usually helps relieve the pain and prevent progression. However, redness, severe pain, fever or abnormal nipple discharge warrants a visit to your doctor.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

I have pain in my left side breast, what should I do?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
See your physician: This is most likely a benign process but it should to be ignored. This means you should consult with your primary care doctor to determine if this needs further evaluation.

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Last updated May 18, 2014

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