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Breast Pains When You Put Pressure On It
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
Recently I have been experiencing breast pains. Some due to pressure and others just slight discomfort. I recent had my period. What could this be?
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
How are hormones measured? What kind of doctor checks them? I have PCOS, one ovary left and have pressure on that side, plus breast pain. Advice?
There are thousands: of different hormones, but they are most commonly measured by blood (or urine) testing. This is combined with a good history, physical exam, x-rays (if indicated) and possibly other studies. Your primary care doc may be able to help you, or else find an endocrinologist. ...Read more
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
No connection: There is no clear connection between lower stomach pain and breast pain as you have described them. There is no one explanation that connects them. You will need to see your doctor for an evaluation to sort these out individually. If on the one hand you are concerned about pregnancy, you can do a home test to see. ...Read more
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