A 37-year-old female asked:
pain in my left breast & armpit comes and goes for 1.5mo. mammo a few months ago was fine. feels swollen at times. no other symptoms could it be ibc?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Berryman answered
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast tenderness: Breast tenderness is usually b/c of hitting the breast with a blunt surface, etc., and you may not remember doing it. If this is periodic, one breast may be larger than the other, and more estrogen is made after age 30, so it may be that one breast has more reaction to the increased hormones than the other. Breast cancer in early stages is painless.
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Dr. Jocelyn Tan answered
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Pain in breast: If it is bothersome for more than a month as you say, it’s best to see a doctor who will decide whether you need further tests like a mammogram or biopsy. Even if your mammogram was fine a few months ago does not always mean everything remains fine now.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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