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I am a breastfeeding mum. I noticed in one side of a breast pain like bruise pain. What can be?

I am a breastfeeding mum. I noticed in one side of a breast pain like bruise pain. What can be?

Plugged Ducts: You may have a plugged milk duct problem. Be sure and alternate your positioning as you breastfeed the baby to be sure that all portions of the breast are being adequately " drained " as the baby feeds. The "cross cradle" hold does a good job of emptying these outside ducts. Try a warm compress also several times daily. Congrats for breastfeeding your baby! Bravo! ...Read more

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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Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok.?

Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok.?

Could be muscular: Rib pain can mimic breast pain. I see it all of the time. Intercostal rib pain, or costochondriitis can mimic breast pain. Your doctor should be able to distinguish between the 2. ...Read more

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Causes of right breast pain only? Swollen, feels bruised

Causes of right breast pain only? Swollen, feels bruised

Cyst or infection: At your age, it's likely just a cyst. Other possibilities are an infection. Take some ibuprofen, and if it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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Pressure & pain left quadrants. Bloat with any food. Easily physically & mentally fatigued. Breast pain & bruising. Clear mammogram. Help?

Pressure & pain left quadrants. Bloat with any food. Easily physically & mentally fatigued. Breast pain & bruising. Clear mammogram. Help?

Lots to deal with: Hang in there! You have a lot of symptoms, and they may not be related. First I see that you are taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine). That can cause "mental fatigue" so switch to a non sedating antihistamine like allegra. #2 gallbladder removed. This can cause problems with digestion so discuss that with an internist. Omeprazole can sometimes cause abdominal pain and low platelets which can cause bruising. See MD ...Read more

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Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Need in-person eval: These symptoms could be a number of things: cystic changes, abscess, breast cancer.
You should contact your primary care doctor and ask to be referred to a breast specialist (breast surgeon). You also need a mammogram and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Breast pain in left breast for 6 months. Had a negative ultrasound. What could it be?? Can't sleep on that side. Too tender.

Breast pain in left breast for 6 months. Had a negative ultrasound. What could it be?? Can't sleep on that side. Too tender.

Caffeine, hormones: Many females have problems with caffeine causing breast pain. Sometimes breast pain is due an imbalance between too much estrogen and/or too little progesterone. At your age, cancer is probably not a concern.
Try cutting out all caffeine for a month and see if this helps your breast pain. If that doesn't work, make an an appointment with an OB/GYN doctor. ...Read more

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Breast pain/discomfort and tender lump for several months with a sensitive nipple that looks like it's grown - what could this be?

Breast lump: Should always be evaluated by a physician in order to get proper testing. Please make an appointment with your doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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Very sharp left side breast pain (lasts a few seconds) then area is sore and tender. This can happen when moving. I get the same pain in upper arm too?

Left side breast: Pain my advise is to see s cardiologist for evaluation and work up to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Cramps araund my waist and upper back pain tender breast pain in my left leg?

Cramps araund my waist and upper back pain tender breast pain in my left leg?

Different pains: Start with either the breast tenderness at the gynecologist office OR the other pains at the primary care physician office. The breast contains no muscle and tenderness can be due to cysts, hormonal influences, etc. The other pains sound like muscle tenderness and the usual causes are deconditioning, strains, posture, nerve impingement, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) and tender swollen lump underneath my right nipple. Happened a few weeks ago and returned?

I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) and tender swollen lump underneath my right nipple. Happened a few weeks ago and returned?

Breast exam: To include a physical exam, breast ultrasound and possible mammogram. The tenderness suggests fibrocystic breast disease; however, you must be examined and imaged. ...Read more

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One sided breast pain, tender to touch but not localized to a specific spot in breast, not pregnant, 29 years old, mother with history of benign cyst?

One sided breast pain, tender to touch but not localized to a specific spot in breast, not pregnant, 29 years old, mother with history of benign cyst?

Breast exam: I would make an appointment with your Family Doctor to have a breast exam done. You can have pain in the breast without any mass or other discernable cause but it could also be a benign cyst. In the meantime Evening Primrose oil (oral) can help with breast pain in general. ...Read more

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I had my last period 12 days ago, trying to conceive, these past 2 days I've had stomach cramps not really painful but mild, tender breasts, feeling like I've pulled my stomach feels bruised. Is it possible I could be pregnant?

I had my last period 12 days ago, trying to conceive, these past 2 days I've had stomach cramps not really painful but mild, tender breasts, feeling like I've pulled my stomach feels bruised. Is it possible I could be pregnant?

Pregnancy test: The benefit of menstrual cycle is also to help estimate the ovulation date. If a female have 26 days menstrual cycle and if 14days is subtracted, one will get day 12 which will represent the ovulation date. Most female can conceive 2days before and after the ovulation date. Conception usually occurs within 24 hours after ovulation. In your case, you can check blood pregnancy test after 7days. ...Read more

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What do tender breasts feel like?

Pain: Pain is subjective. If you have pain and it is unexpected please contact your doctor. Pain is not easily described and there is no list of different kinds of breast pain. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of pregnancy? What does tender breasts feel like?

What are the early symptoms of pregnancy? What does tender breasts feel like?

Signs: Tender breast, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, bloating, cravings for food, food aversion, headaches, missed periods are common early signs of pregnancy ...Read more

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I'm a 55 yr female. Had healthy periods till 18 mnths ago. Aftr almost 6-8 mnths I sudden have tender breasts like be4 period. When will my cycle stop?

I'm a 55 yr female. Had healthy periods till 18 mnths ago. Aftr almost 6-8 mnths I sudden have tender breasts like be4 period. When will my cycle stop?

Need more info: It is unclear exactly what is causing your tender breasts. It is common to have tender breasts the face of changing hormones. If you happen to be on hormone replacement therapy that can cause the symptoms. If by your cycle you mean you were bleeding again particularly after 18 month, you should see a physician to assess your uterine environment and the possibility of uterine cancer or other issue. ...Read more

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Tender breasts and cramps means what?

Menstrual pain: Assuming there's no chance that you're pregnant, these are usually signs of a normal period. If you haven't started your period in a week or so, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Tender breasts one week before period?

Tender breasts one week before period?

That can occur w PMS: Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands ; feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs ; exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tender breasts while pregnant?

Is it normal to have tender breasts while pregnant?

Yes: The increased blood flow to the breasts, along with hormone stimulation, and therefore, hypertrophy of the tissue, lead to the tenderness. ...Read more

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Why does taking birth controls cause tender breasts?

Why does taking birth controls cause tender breasts?

Hormones: Hormones in the birth control pills cause cystic changes (fluid filled areas) in the breast. This causes tenderness or soreness in the breast. This is common. If too uncomfortable, ask your gynecologist to change to different medication. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

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