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I been having a sharp pain that comes n go on my right side right under my right breast since yesterday should i be worried i'm 44 female.

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Mastalgia: Only 1-6% of women complaining of breast pain have breast cancer, but if you're worried, contact your md to order a mammogram. Other reasons include cyclical hormonal pain, fibrocystic breasts, mastitis, pendulous breasts. Most mds recommend mammograms every other year in the 40's. See your doctor for a breast exam and consider some imaging to rule out a cancer.

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