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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness around areola area. Left breast. Normal mammo 7 m ago. 38 yo. Comes and goes. Thoughts??

I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness around areola area. Left breast. Normal mammo 7 m ago. 38 yo. Comes and goes. Thoughts??

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. Benign causes of breast pain can be caused by weight gain, diet changes, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras, caffeine intake, hormonal fluctuations and others.

Breast Pain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Should I be worried about breast pain? I've had the pain in my left breast for 2 days now. Its like a sharp burning pain and only in the nippe and areola area, but if I try to pinpoint it, I can't. If my shirt brushes on it its painful or if I'm just sitt

Should I be worried about breast pain? I've had the pain in my left breast for 2 days now. Its like a sharp burning pain and only in the nippe and areola area, but if I try to pinpoint it, I can't. If my shirt brushes on it its painful or if I'm just sitt

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain.

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Bumps on areolas and breast pain and gas. Had sex on antibiotics, birth control, w condum no ejaculation, should I be concerned with the bumps?

Bumps on areolas and breast pain and gas. Had sex on antibiotics, birth control, w condum no ejaculation, should I be concerned with the bumps?

Maybe: There are some glands on the areola which are normal breast tissue. However, since I'm not there examining you, I recommend that you see a doctor any time you notice an unusual mass on your breasts. As far as pregnancy is concerned it sounds like you guys use the backup method with a condom so you should be okay.

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Dark itchy spot next to areola, also feels tingly and has gotten bigger over 3 months and I also have headaches at night and breast tenderness? 24 yo

Dark itchy spot next to areola, also feels tingly and has gotten bigger over 3 months and I also have headaches at night and breast tenderness? 24 yo

No tumor: Breast tenderness is common especially in young patients with growth of breast tissue. The dark itchy spot may be a keratotic lesion next to areola but not tumor. If it increases in size a breast surgeon may want to do a skin biopsy in office to make dx.

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Is it normal to have one sided breast tenderness around areola for 10 days prior to period? Pain resolves with menstruation. Rt side has no pain.

Is it normal to have one sided breast tenderness around areola for 10 days prior to period? Pain resolves with menstruation. Rt side has no pain.

Yes, YES!: What you describe is very normal. No law says one breast is equal to the other. Just like we have one side of our face better for selvies than the other! The pain resolves with menstruation, you have nothing to worry about.

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Tender breasts and darker areolas on pill. Negative pregnancy test. What could this be??

Tender breasts and darker areolas on pill. Negative pregnancy test. What could this be??

Hormonal imbalance: It may be a side effect of the pill. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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Breast tenderness, nausea, spotting one day (6 hours), darkening areolas, bloating, frequent gas, "missed" menses am I pregnant? Neg tests last 2weeks

Breast tenderness, nausea, spotting one day (6 hours), darkening areolas, bloating, frequent gas, "missed" menses am I pregnant? Neg tests last 2weeks

Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.

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Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

The bumps on the: Areola are likely montgomery glands. They can enlarge with pregnancy. Breast pain could be the result of pregnancy, oral contraceptives, pms or your period. If you miss a period - then take a home pregnancy test. Take care.

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Rash in the areola for month it disappeard now is back again breast hurts sometimes too it is normal?

Rash in the areola for month it disappeard now is back again breast hurts sometimes too it is normal?

Breast rash: May be fungal or eczematous or lesion, if pain may be premenstrual but even at age 28 would check mammogram over next 2 weeks.

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I started the re-lactating process 3 days ago. My breasts are sore, the areolas are bigger and the nipples are tender. Is this normal?

I started the re-lactating process 3 days ago. My breasts are sore, the areolas are bigger and the nipples are tender. Is this normal?

Likely yes: If you are restarting your lactation, the hormone changes in the breast can explain what you are experiencing.

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The top of my right breast hurts, pain spreads to right armpit. My areola seems to be turning white too. I'm worried that it's breast cancer?

The top of my right breast hurts, pain spreads to right armpit. My areola seems to be turning white too. I'm worried that it's breast cancer?

Breast pain: Breast cancer is rare in a 19 year old woman. Other possible causes are breast pain that comes and goes with the monthly cycle, large breasts that pull on the ligaments of the breasts or even chest wall muscle pain. Chest wall pain is often 1-sided, burning and occurs from overuse of those muscles by skiing, rowing, cycling, swimming or other activities that strain the pectoral muscles.

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I had unprotected sex just over 2 weeks ago. Had light cramps and sore breasts with darkening areola which has never happened. Got light period. Preg?

I had unprotected sex just over 2 weeks ago. Had light cramps and sore breasts with darkening areola which has never happened. Got light period. Preg?

Hard to guess: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed.

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Unprotected sex 6 days ago sore breasts red bumps on areola dark nipples and cramping but started period 2 days ago. Any chance of pregnancy?

Unprotected sex 6 days ago sore breasts red bumps on areola dark nipples and cramping but started period 2 days ago. Any chance of pregnancy?

Not likely: If period started then not likely pregnant unprotected sex just 6 days ago is not likely to show pregnancy that early.

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If I got a neg. Hpt but have sore breasts with bumps on my areolas and white discharge, mild headaches, frequent gas, and back pain can I be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.

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Help...27, ttc, sore breasts, period like cramping but stops, no blood, watery discharge, swollen areoles, noticeable glands. My last period july 3rd. But may have ovulated late, august 2-6? Tested - bfn. Could I still be pregnant?

Help...27, ttc, sore breasts, period like cramping but stops, no blood, watery discharge, swollen areoles, noticeable glands. My last period july 3rd. But may have ovulated late, august 2-6? Tested - bfn. Could I still be pregnant?

Home Pregnancy Test: Take a home pregnancy test. Make sure that it is not expired. If you do not get your period for another 3-5 days, ask your hcp to order a blood pregnancy test. See your hcp if you continue to have symptoms.

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Dark rings around areoles with blue veins. Sore breasts. Fatigue. Constipation. Mild cramps. Spotting for 5 days now. Negative pregnancy test?

Dark rings around areoles with blue veins. Sore breasts. Fatigue. Constipation. Mild cramps. Spotting for 5 days now. Negative pregnancy test?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx Practice safe sex.

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more