A member asked:

What can cause aching type pain in left side of breast? mammogram in june was clear, but i do have dense tissue?

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Dr. John Berryman answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Over time, and after menopause, extrogen levels have caused increased "fibro-cystic changes " to occur in both breasts. Your breasts are not symmetrical, so the left side may be more sensitive to acquiring dense fibro-cystic tissue than the right. If your family history is positive for breast cancer (mother, sister, grandmother) ask your gyn physician to request an MRI of both sides.

Answered Sep 4, 2019

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