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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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Having breast tenderness/fullness and a greasy/whitish yellow and clear discharge. Should I be concerned? 9 months after weaning my son.

Having breast tenderness/fullness and a greasy/whitish yellow and clear discharge. Should I be concerned? 9 months after weaning my son.

Mastitis: What you describe sounds very much like mastitis, an infection of the milk-producing glands of the breast. This is common while breast-feeding but can happen anytime. It often resolves with anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen) and frequent warm compresses, but an evaluation for an abscess is necessary to make sure there's not an infectious pocket that needs to be drained or need of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is breast pain called mastalgia?

Is breast pain called mastalgia?

Breast pain: Yes. Also, mammalgia or mastodynia.

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Does masturbation in women leads to breast pain?

Should not: However, no 2 people are the same. Thus, it can, if you get breast pain if ; when you masturbate. ...Read more

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White discharge and breast pain. What could be wrong?

White discharge and breast pain. What could be wrong?

I assume u mean: White breast discharge, u need evaluation as u may have galactorrhea which can be caused by a pituitary tumor in some instances, u need to see your gyn or endocrine so they can draw a prolactin level (no breast stimulation for 48 hrs before) if the prolactin level is elevated then u may need an MRI of pituitary and u will need a breast exam and mammogram. ...Read more

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Why do I have breast pain immediately after ovulation?

Why do I have breast pain immediately after ovulation?

Cyclical breast pain: Cyclical breast pain is believed to be related to the hormone prolactin. Elevated levels of prolactin are associated with breast pain, especially in women with fibrocystic breast disease. Prolactin levels increase right after ovulation to suppress a second ovulation to ensure only one viable ovum is produced at a time. Fraternal twins can result when the system doesn't quite work as expected. ...Read more

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Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Heart problems: If breast pain cannot be reproduced by pushing on the chest, and especially if it occurs/gets worse after exercise or walking up stairs, the problem may be your heart. Tell your doctor about these symptoms. If you have breast pain with sweating, nausea, arm pain or a feeling of pressure or tightness in your chest, go to the closest er or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

Breast mass: See your regular physician or gyn, have an exam. Based on the exam further testing will be ordered. Many breast masses are benign, but still may need biopsy. More concerning lesions on mammography and or biopsy, should be seen by a cancer surgeon and an oncologist. ...Read more

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I got two weeks breast pain and now having period earlier...

Premenstrual signs: Breast pain can be part of the premenstrual syndrome. However, if there is concern, may check pregnancy test especially if the current period is lighter than the usual period. ...Read more

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I have white milky discharge and breast pain what does this mean?

I have white milky discharge and breast pain what does this mean?

Pregnancy test: These are common symptoms of early pregnancy, you should do a pregnancy test as soon as possible, You should consult your physician if symptoms don't improve or if pregnancy test is positive ...Read more

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Is breast pain from bc pills like marvelon after one week common? Should I stop the medication?

Is breast pain from bc pills like marvelon after one week common? Should I stop the medication?

Yes: It is common to have breast tenderness with the pill. Sometimes it takes a cycle or two to resolve. Continue the pill. If it continues talk to your doctor about trying a different brand. ...Read more

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I have breast pain and milky discharge from both sides. My PRL level 14, what is the cause of the pain.?

I have breast pain and milky discharge from both sides. My PRL level 14, what is the cause of the pain.?

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. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. ...Read more

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Sometimes (always at night) I have a really bad and sharp breast pain, like inside my nipples. What could it be?

See doctor: May be related to your hormones. Was your pain related to any part of your cycle? Was your diet change that would related to estrogen? It is best to see doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Having breast pain and uranating more frequently also having headaches and increase appetitie what could this be?

Having breast pain and uranating more frequently also having headaches and increase appetitie what could this be?

Many things: I can not think of something that would cause such a wide variety of symptoms across multiple body symptoms. Perhaps you should schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to try to narrow this down. ...Read more

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Breast pain in one breast. Benign tissue was found a few times but not followed up a few times, last being 2 yrs ago. Sharp pains and soreness.

Breast pain: If you are having breast pain and soreness, then you should see your doctor. Although you had exams in the past which showed benign tissue, there's no guarantee that the same thing is going on now. Call your doctor in the morning and schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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For my breast pain dr recommend evening primrose capsule after physical breast examination. Still I feel sudden pain if I don't take the tablet.

For my breast pain dr recommend evening primrose capsule after physical breast examination. Still I feel sudden pain if I don't take the tablet.

MASTALGIA: MASTALGIA is breast pain, MASTITIS IS BREAST INFLAMMATION. You need a full exam labs. Also mammogram and ultrasound of the area in question to define the anatomy. If exam is consistent with FBD=Fibrocystic BREAST Disease limit caffeine consumption and also take Vit E. As always follow up with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more

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Constant breast pain only swells & worsens few days before period. Goes away for a few days and comes back until next cycle. What's wrong with me?!

Constant breast pain only swells & worsens few days before period. Goes away for a few days and comes back until next cycle. What's wrong with me?!

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. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. ...Read more

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I am having breast pain and while squeezing milk and oily thing coming out. I have 2year old son and stopped givin feed one year back. Is this serious?

I am having breast pain and while squeezing milk and oily thing coming out. I have 2year old son and stopped givin feed one year back. Is this serious?

Probably not: You do at times continue to produce some mild secretions from your mammary ducts. A one time episode is probably not concerning. However, if this would be recurrent or associated with swelling, redness or fever get checked. ...Read more

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Hi My name is Leah and I have had Breast itchiness for over 7 months and redness which comes and goes, but recently have had breast pain and have had?

Hi My name is Leah and I have had Breast itchiness for over 7 months and redness which comes and goes, but recently have had breast pain and have had?

Breast discomfort: What you describe could match up to many possibilities. Don't be afraid to see a doctor because you are afraid of what you might here. You should not be guessing at what is going on. See a doctor and find out what is the cause of your symptoms and get the problem ta, en care of. ...Read more

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What could right breast pain by armpit be?

What could right breast pain by armpit be?

Breast pain: Breast pain can be difficult to treat. One of the more common causes is mastitis (inflammation /infection) of the breast. See your doctor and get evaluated. Also you may have a swollen lymph node in your axilla (armpit) that causing you pain. ...Read more

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What causes breast pain during my periods?

What causes breast pain during my periods?

Hormonal stimulation: Normal breast tissue is hormone sensitive. The proliferative effects can cause tenderness that usually improves after the peak of the cycle. ...Read more

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Breast pain and I'm not pregnant. What could it be?

Breast pain and I'm not pregnant. What could it be?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more