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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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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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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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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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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

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