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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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What're the possible causes for breast pain / tenderness?

What're the possible causes for breast pain / tenderness?

Seek advice: Please seek medical advice for this problem. Causes are many. ...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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What might be cause of breast pain and tenderness?

What might be cause of breast pain and tenderness?

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. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What might be cause of breast pain and tenderness? Only right side?

What might be cause of breast pain and tenderness? Only right side?

A problem: Usually breast pain related to monthly cyclical changes is symmetric. If you are having pain in one breast it needs to be evaluated and you should see your pmd or gyn and get your mammogram and breast ultrasound and see a breast surgeon for full assessment. ...Read more

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I would like informatics guide to causes of breast pain and tenderness?

I would like informatics guide to causes of breast pain and tenderness?

Here's some info: I'm not sure what you mean by "informatics, " but here are some good web sites with reliable information. Seeing a breast surgeon for an opinion is never a bad idea. Good luck! www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-pain/ds00760 www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003152.Htm women.Webmd.Com/tc/breast-pain-mastalgia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What causes breast pain and tenderness in girls?

What causes breast pain and tenderness in girls?

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. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

Breast Pain due to: Breast tenderness is common thing in women. It sometimes from fibrocystic breasts. Pain also changes with the time of your cycle. Dietary deficiency of Essential Fatty Acids also contribute to tenderness. Can take oral Evening Primrose capsules, Flaxseed Oil capsules to replace omega three fatty acids in the diet. Of course eating sources of such is best. Salmon, flaxseed products and others. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) . I have Difficulty sleeping. What should I do? And they hurt with or without bra on

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) . I have Difficulty sleeping. What should I do? And they hurt with or without bra on

Acetamophen/Ibuprofe: For pain you can try over the counter pain meds like Tylenol or non steroidal like ibuprofen if no allergies or contraindication.If it is a persistent problem all the time,then consult your gynecologist as some times birth control pills.low fat diet and magnesium supplement may help.You may prevent the pain by wearing sports bra during exercise. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , bone pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) . The following also describe me: S...

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) , bone pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) . The following also describe me: S...

General: Hi, Thank you for your question. I would love to discuss this in more detail with you. It seems like you have several things going on and it is best to consult with a physician. Please contact me if you would like to tackle your problems one by one. Either way hope you feel better. Dr. M ...Read more

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I've been discharging the last two weeks. And these past two days i've been having breast pain & nipple tenderness. What could it be ?

I've been discharging the last two weeks. And these past two days i've been having breast pain & nipple tenderness. What could it be ?

Unsure: If the discharge concerns you, see a gyn for eval. It could be that your discharge is due o infection or hormone changes. Hormone changes can also be the cause of your breast pain. ...Read more

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Had a partial hysterectomy 6 years ago just recently started getting breast pain and tenderness what might be causing this? Should I see my doctor

Had a partial hysterectomy 6 years ago just recently started getting breast pain and tenderness what might be causing this? Should I see my doctor

Breast Exam needed: since you had a partial hysterectomy you can be confident you are not having breastpain from pregnancy. Any new pain in the breast should be evaluated for a palpable lump or with a mammogram. If you had trauma to the area you would probably know. If you did some new exercise and your pectoral muscle is sore, that might present as breast pain. ...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
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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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Am not married but i have breast pain and tenderness on both,i went to the doctor and on x-ray he found a fibrosis on the right ,medical advice ??

Am not married but i have breast pain and tenderness on both,i went to the doctor and on x-ray he found a fibrosis on the right ,medical advice ??

Not exactly sure: what you mean. Did you have a mammogram? "Fibrosis" would not tend to be a description of a mammographic finding, or a mammographic diagnosis. What was the specific terminology? ...Read more

Early Breast Development (Definition)

Is the technical name and means breast development earlier than "normal". Breast bud development can begin as early as 8 years old in some girls and is more usually between 10 and 12 years old. If there is actual breast development before age 8 then it can indicate a hormone problem (precocious puberty) and an endocrine appointment ...Read more


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Breast Surgeon (Definition)

Generally speaking, a breast surgeon is usually a general surgeon who concentrates his/her practice performing breast surgery. He/she may have additional fellowship training and/or specialized ...Read more