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Breast Pain (Overview)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection can cause sharp pains.


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Was told I have hormonal changes that cause breast pain and lumps can this extend to lumpy painful upper stomach and sore ribs?

Was told I have hormonal changes that cause breast pain and lumps can this extend to lumpy painful upper stomach and sore ribs?

It sounds: Like you may have a hypersensitivty, or heightened perception of pain and visceral symptoms. Consider a contraceptive pill but a med for mood and anxiety may help the loose stools, daytime fatigue and the sensation of pain, good luck. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Overview)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection can cause sharp pains.


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What does it mean to have to breast pain not during your period? Happened 2x today on left breast. On a scale from 1-10 the pain is about a 7 or 8.

What does it mean to have to breast pain not during your period? Happened 2x today on left breast. On a scale from 1-10 the pain is about a 7 or 8.

Check it out: Ther can be many reasons from breat abnormalities to muscle or skeletal issues. See your doc and if cleared check it out with chiropractic. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Breast pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Which treatment works the best and fastest for breast pain or mass?

2different questions: A breast mass does not require treatment, it requires a diagnosis. Please see your gyne or primary care doctor for referral to a breast surgeon. If appropriate, a nonsurgical biopsy can be done there. Breast pain, likewise, requires a comprehensive evaluation for the cause. Once this is determined, we can then focus on how to treat the pain, usually without the need for surgery. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of breast pain?

The cause of breast : Pain determines the treatment. Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, ssri's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period ; pregnancy. Your dr can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Breast pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Breast pain tablets?

Breast pain tablets?

Nothing magic: Sometimes nsaids such as Ibuprofen may help. Limiting caffeine helps for some women. If the pain is severe and dramatically increases before menses prescription medication may sometimes be helpful such as bromocriptine. ...Read more

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I have a thick pus-filled, tender, painful swelling on the skin in between the breasts for 2days. How to prevent it from recurring?

I have a thick pus-filled, tender, painful swelling on the skin in between the breasts for 2days. How to prevent it from recurring?

See your doctor: First you need to be seen, evaluated and properly treated. This may involve antibiotics, incision and drainage, or possible surgical excision. Proper treatment is the best way to prevent it from recurring! ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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I have chest and breast pain, someone help, what to do?

Medical evaluation: Should help to determine the cause. A treatment plan can't be developed without knowing more about the source of the pain. ...Read more

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How can I tell the whether I am having chest or breast pain? I'm having a hard time distinguishing.

How can I tell the whether I am having chest or breast pain? I'm having a hard time distinguishing.

See your doctor: They can be difficult to distinguish. See your doctor for a thorough physical and evaluation. ...Read more

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Breast pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Yes: If the fourth thoracic nerve root is involved, then the breast pain can be a symptom. ...Read more

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Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Yes: In the months/yrs leading up to menopause (the end of menstrual periods) our hormones fluctuate to higher highs and lower lows than they did when we were younger. These surges of estrogen can cause breast fullness and tenderness. Seek medical care if pain persists past a few days each month, or if pain is one sided. Get mammograms as recommended (yearly after age 40). ...Read more

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Breast pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Maybe: In so far as a bad shoulder could lead to altered use of the pectoralis muscles under the breast, then this might be perceived as breast pain. Go into your doctor for a breast exam. ...Read more

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Breast pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Getting breast pain and I'm only 19 yrs old!?

Several causes: You can see the doctor for a breast exam and see what the cause is. There are several possibilities. In the mean time you can take a pain medication such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. ...Read more

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Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read more