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A 60-year-old female 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
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Breast pain at 60 ?: 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.
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Last updated Sep 4, 2019

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