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does anyone know what this can be?. i get pain on the back wall of my breasts that is sharp.comes and goes and it feels like burning type pain.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Probably in chest: When you feel a pain deep in your breast, near the wall of your chest, it is probably coming from connective tissues (muscles/ligaments/cartilage). Inflammation of these tissues is called costochondritis. The burning suggests mild nerve irritation. Try heat & ibuprofen. If the burning is more central, esophagus irritation or reflux might be to blame. Unlikely to be heart/lung problem. Best wishes.
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Muscle spasm?: Hi Evelyn, The breasts sit on the Pectoralis major muscle. Cooper's ligaments also connect the breast to the chest wall. Sometimes with different activities, lifting, stretching etc this can cause muscle spasm which is a pain very similar to the discomfort that you describe. Bra support is important so that the breast ligaments will not have to support the weightt of the breast alone.
Dr. Richard Gaston
General Practice 15 years experience
See your Doctor : Many other pieces of information are very important. Your age, your family history, other symptoms associated with your pain, and most importantly a good breast exam. Any recent trauma to your chest also would be very important to know and yes you might need some imaging studies after all this information mention above is gathered.

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