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Sharp stabbing pain in left breast on and off for 2 years now. Different from PMS breast soreness. What is it? Breast cancer runs in my family..

Sharp stabbing pain in left breast on and off for 2 years now. Different from PMS breast soreness. What is it? Breast cancer runs in my family..

Breast Awareness: Transient sharp pains are often harmless and occur when you are anxious about a possible problem. You should get a physical exam by your doctor once yearly so that he /she can check you for any lumps. You should also look and feel your breast once monthly and be aware of what is normal(now) and be able to see any changes in size, shape or deformity affecting one breast over the other. ...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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Is it normal for breasts to be sore w/ pms?

Is it normal for breasts to be sore w/ pms?

Yes: This is a very common complaint from women with their periods, so not to worry. If you have persistant pain that does not go away after your cycle then see a physician for an exam and perhaps some blood work. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sore breasts if you had a hysterectomy and are?Take horomone supplements?

Is it normal to have sore breasts if you had a hysterectomy and are?Take horomone supplements?

Yes: You may be getting a little more Estradiol in the supplements than you were making, especially at 44, so the tender breats could come from the Estradiol you are adding. Usually goes away in a couple of months and can be treated with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My breasts very sore, watery discharge from left. Feel heavy. I had hysterectomy two years ago. Pain goes into sternum. Please advise.

My breasts very sore, watery discharge from left. Feel heavy. I had hysterectomy two years ago.  Pain goes into sternum.  Please advise.

Mammogram: You will benefit from seeing your GYN for breast exam and possibly labwork and mammogram. Watery discharge from the breast can be due to multiple things (ductal ectasia or widening, hormonal changes, medications, breast disorder, prolactinoma,etc.) ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 44. I have noticed recently that my right breast gets sore. My last mammo was about 1 month ago. Cause?

I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 44.  I have noticed recently that my right breast gets sore.  My last mammo was about 1 month ago.  Cause?

Hormonal changes: Breast pain is often due to fibrocystic changes in the breasts. This can be stimulated by caffeine or other dietary causes or a change in hormones. If you still have your ovaries, you may still be cycling even though your uterus is gone. Continue to get your mammogram once a year. ...Read more

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Why are breast sore after partial hysterectomy?

Why are breast sore after partial hysterectomy?

Hormones: If you still have your ovaries, then you will still produce hormones. Usually women feel breast tenderness when they are in the premenstrual phase of their cycle. Since you won't bleed, you won't know exactly when this is, but you will still have cycles of hormones. Breast pain can also be from excess caffeine consumption, chocolate, weight gain, or other changes in diet. ...Read more

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Sore breasts or tender breasts are they the same or are they different but go together? When do they happen? Pms? Ovulation? ?

Sore breasts or tender breasts are they the same or are they different but go together? When do they happen? Pms? Ovulation? ?

The breasts: Can become sore and tender due to fluid retention (causes stretching). This can occur in premenstrual time frame, during period and when pregnant. ...Read more

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TTC for about 4 months now. Period is very regular. Usually get sore breasts & emotional week before. I start in 4 days & no PMS symptoms.?

TTC for about 4 months now. Period is very regular. Usually get sore breasts & emotional week before. I start in 4 days & no PMS symptoms.?

No PMS symptoms: well hopefully these are good signs for you. I know it is hard to wait, but wait until you see if you miss your period then check a home pregnancy test. These are very accurate. I suggest you wait 4-5 days after you miss and use the first morning urine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Both my hip felt uncomfortable and last night i have slightpain on the left hip. and I have sore breast. Not sure what I am experiencing. Is this pms?

Both my hip felt uncomfortable and last night i have slightpain on the left hip. and I have sore breast. Not sure what I am experiencing.  Is this pms?

Hip pain: Hip pain is not a typical symptom of PMS. Unless you have always had this in the days before your period then we can not conclude there is a link to PMS for you. Consider seeing your primary care doctor for an evaluation of hip and joint pain. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy a few years ago.I'm not on hormones b/c they made my menopause symptoms worse. But i'm suffering with extremely sore breast?

I had a total hysterectomy a few years ago.I'm not on hormones b/c they made my menopause symptoms worse. But i'm suffering with extremely sore breast?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new pain, 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 a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago..it's not a soreness it's pain. ..

I am a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago..it's not a soreness it's pain. ..

Get it checked: You have very painful both breasts.You can take over the counter pain meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain.You should get it checked by your Doctor It may be due to fibrocystic Breasts,Hormonal Changes, ...Read more

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Are sensitive breasts a part of pms? How sore and/or sensitive do they get?

Are sensitive breasts a part of pms? How sore and/or sensitive do they get?

They can be: Progesterone causes water retention at that time. Increased water in the breast tissue stretches it and causes pain. The degree of discomfort varies with different women. ...Read more

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Hi i had a hysterectomy about 8 weeks ago and i breasts are very sore and it feels like I have morning sickness day and night. What can I do.

Hi i had a hysterectomy about 8 weeks ago and i breasts are very sore and it feels like I have morning sickness day and night.
What can I do.

Ask your gyn?: Obviously you have a gynecologist so first step is to discuss symptoms with him/her. If you had ovaries removed you are having menopausal symptoms. Without more of a health history, impossible to answer with any certainty though. ...Read more

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A week before my period comes I get painful, sore & tender breasts. I know it's a common PMS symptom. Can I treat or prevent it?

Management,,,: Likely the best way to deal with this is to manage it. A wide range of things can be done. To start with, diet and exercise, like reducing salt and caffeine might help. Also, especially here, anti inflammatory meds like naproxen or ibuprofen could help this pain. Oral contraceptives/birth control pills could also help here to balance out the hormone swings. You can see your Dr. To be sure. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more