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Hello. I am having extreme breast pain that comes and goes. My left breast is nearly a 3rd bigger than the right, it is peeling, contracted, and red?

Hello. I am having extreme breast pain that comes and goes. My left breast is nearly a 3rd bigger than the right, it is peeling, contracted, and red?

Need exam asap: With these symptoms as described, you need to see a dr. For an exam of your red, painful, severely swollen and peeling breast. ...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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Pain in left side of the mid/upper back. Sometime pain wraps or radiates to the front just below left breast. The pain comes and goes and is mild.

Your pain: Description is atypical for cardiac issues and sounds more musculoskeletal which is common. It is unlikely a 28 year old woman would have cardiac issues but women's symptoms are often atypical. Probably best and most reassuring to seek an evaluation by your health care provider just to be sure. ...Read more

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3 weeks of breast pain on top and underarm. Comes and goes. Ropy and lumpiness. 75% pain in left breast and 25% in right one. 21yr. Panicking nonstop!

3 weeks of breast pain on top and underarm. Comes and goes. Ropy and lumpiness. 75% pain in left breast and 25% in right one. 21yr. Panicking nonstop!

Don't panic!: Most things in 21 year olds are not bad and most bad things are not painful. Is it related to your period? Are there certain things that make it worse? What kind of breast history does your family have? These are all things to discuss with your MD. If still concerned he/she can order an Ultrasound to reassure you. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? Numbness and tingling all over, prickly Breast pain in right Breast that comes and goes and numbness, tingling in right hand

What is wrong with me? Numbness and tingling all over, prickly Breast pain in right Breast that comes and goes and numbness, tingling in right hand

Need an exam: I'd recommend seeing a live doctor in office with an exam to answer this. Maybe a primary doc, internist, or neurologist can comment better but this sounds very non-specific to me. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing breast pain im left side. It comes and goes. I'm just 21. I exercise a lot too. So what should I do to get rid of the pain?

I'm experiencing breast pain im left side. It comes and goes. I'm just 21. I exercise a lot too. So what should I do to get rid of the pain?

See a doctor: Breast pain is not a typical side effect of exercise. Make sure you are wearing a good supportive sports bra but a woman's breast health is serious business. Do not ignore it! ...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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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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What would cause burning pain on the very edge of my breast near sternum? The pain comes and goes, sometimes for months. Small area and heart flutters

Checked with doctor?: Your symptoms are consistent with anything from anxiousness to acid reflux from the stomach, to hyperthyroidism or even atypical acute coronary syndrome, to name just a few things that come to mind. I see you are in fact on levothyroxine. Last time your blood levels were checked on your t4/tsh? You may benefit from a little dose adjustment. Make an appointment to see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain underneath left breast into armpit. Sharp pain. Comes and goes x3hrs. Sometimes when taking deep breath, not always. 26/f. Heart attack?

Pain underneath left breast into armpit. Sharp pain. Comes and goes x3hrs. Sometimes when taking deep breath, not always. 26/f. Heart attack?

Not likely: The pain of heart attack is generally a steady aching, pain or pressure sensation. However, it can present in many different ways. The pain you describe does not sound like a heart attack. Other possibilities to worry about include blood clot in the lungs. Best to see your doctor, or go to an urgent care, especially if any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness etc. ...Read more

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My period is 5 days late, breast are sore, back pain comes and goes. I am usually normal when my period comes. And my belly feels different. Am I????

My period is 5 days late, breast are sore, back pain comes and goes. I am usually normal when my period comes. And my belly feels different. Am I????

An HPT may reveal...: ....the answer to your question. If you are generally on time and this time you are not and you have had sexual relations within the past few weeks then, it is possible you may be...????? ...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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What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

Fibrocystic changes: Fibrocystic changes can occur at all phases of the life cycle.
If you look at my page, you'll find many answers regarding fibrocystic changes and treatments. ...Read more

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What could cause breast pain to come and go every day. It's usually in the same place. Feels like a slight sharp pain. Lasts for a couple mins. Why?

What could cause breast pain to come and go every day. It's usually in the same place. Feels like a slight sharp pain. Lasts for a couple mins. Why?

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 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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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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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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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

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Can discharge with bad odor and breast pain be related?

Can discharge with bad odor and breast pain be related?

Uncertain: Whether you have a vaginal or a breast discharge that is malodorous - either need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between breast pain and chest pain?

Chest pain: Breast pain is specific to your breast. Chest pain usually relates to pain caused by chest wall muscles, your heart, your lungs, or related to pain related to swallowing or heartburn. ...Read more

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Breast pain in just one specific spot, should I be worried?

Get checked: Breast pain is nonspecific. It can be normal breast changes as you age or due to menstrual cycle hormonal fluctuations. If it is at one spot it could be a fibroadenoma or a cyst. Rarely it could be infection if you're breast feeding. It would be worthwhile to check with your doctor for a mammogram and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have breast pain that burns what is this associated with?

Need more info: Your symptoms are not specific to any diagnosis but it is a concerning symptom that must be investigated. You could be having anything from cancer to an infection. It is imperative that you see your OB/GYN NOW. ...Read more

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With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common after menopause. Breasts 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 cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...Read more

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Is breast pain common in late 40's? no lumps and abnormilities.

No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with breast pain off and on?

Yes but...: First have an evaluation regarding the breast pain by a physician. This likely will include breast imaging to be done such as a mammogram and/or ultrasound. If there is no underlyling lesions of concern, there are a few things to try. This can include a well fitting/supportive bra, daily vitamin E supplementation, and evening primose oil. There is no guaranteed method. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breast pain 2 months after donating breast tissue.

Is it normal to have breast pain 2 months after donating breast tissue.

Breast donation????: I'm sorry but I do not know of any procedure or organization that requires harvesting of breast tissue. Breasts are not considered donor site. Please be more descriptive of what you had done to allow appropriate commentary from reviewers. ...Read more

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Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Back and breast pain: There are many possibilities. Time for you to make an appointment with your doctor for a check up examination to find out what is the problem. ...Read more

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Breast pain 6 months after having baby but only breastfed for 2 days. Normal?

No: Any breast issues from the pregnancy should have resolved some time ago. On the positive side, breast pain is generally not considered an ominous symptom. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubby for three days has been complaining about chest/breast pain. Left side. Last night the pain started?

Chest pains: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with shoulders pains, is always a red flag and visit to a PCP and cardiologist is warranted. ...Read more

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If I have cyclic or noncyclical breast pain, more so in the right breast, could it cause the burning I feel in my side by breast?

Caffeine?: Cyclic breast pain may be due to normal changes in your hormones while non cyclic breast pain may be cause by both hormones and other factors such as caffeine, cysts etc. First do a thorough self breast exam to make sure you have no lesions in your breasts, if you do go see your OBGYN. Reduce caffeine intake, wear a good supportive bra and use motirn as last resort. See your OBGYN if it persisits. ...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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Breast pain unsettle sleep 3days just has period normal. Breast pain don't goes away.

Fibroglandular: Not unusual for females to develop fibroglandular sensitives during and after menses. These cause pain. Usually go's away within two weeks. Would also recommend preg test as bleeding can occur also with bleeding ...Read more