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Can breast cancer cause pain swelling in both breasts?

Can breast cancer cause pain swelling in both breasts?

Not usually: Pain in both breasts is usually benign, but like anything else, should be checked out if it persistent. ...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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Can breast fullness or breast engorgement negatively affect breastfeeding?

Can breast fullness or breast engorgement negatively affect breastfeeding?

Possible: The fullness or engorgement may interfere with the babies ability to latch on. ...Read more

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Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those times it may feel more engorged for some women. ...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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Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Pain not specific: Breast pain is not specific for breast cancer. Many time breast cancer is not painful at all. Breast pain could be indicative of almost anything - abscess, cyst, mastitis, muscle strain... See your doctor to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Yellow/orange crusting in both nipples,pain in breasts & occasional sharp pain behind nipples.With Symptoms in both breasts; can Paget's be ruled out?

Yellow/orange crusting in both nipples,pain in breasts & occasional sharp pain behind nipples.With Symptoms in both breasts; can Paget's be ruled out?

Not likely Paget's: Paget's disease of the nipple arises from a deeper breast cancer extending up to the nipple surface, so often presents in just one breast. Very very unlikely to have sudden simultaneous development of breast cancer with Paget's disease in both breasts. You should see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

Infection?: What you described suggests and infection and you should see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. If is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

NO: Fibrocystic breasts as they are now called(not F.C.disease,bc it is not a dse)occur in 50% of women betweenages 25 % 50. Thet are not precancerous unless something called "atypia"shows under the microscope. However,if any new "lump"is felt you need to get checked by your doctor. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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What can cause constant breast tenderness in both breasts...And I have very small breasts?

What can cause constant breast tenderness in both breasts...And I have very small breasts?

Breast pain: You need to be seen by a gyn to determine the source of the pain- often it can be as simple as cystic breast conditions made worse by caffeine and other things. Please do not wait if you are in constant pain. Feel better. ...Read more

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Breast ultrasound report: 1. Fibrocystic changes in both breasts left > right. 2. Bilateral non-significant auxiliary lymphadenopathy. Significant?

Breast ultrasound report: 1. Fibrocystic changes in both breasts left > right. 2. Bilateral non-significant auxiliary lymphadenopathy. Significant?

Looks normal to me: Such changes are common and considered normal. But why did you have mammogram at this young age? I tis not recommended under 40 years unless you have a suspected problem. ...Read more

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Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Not usually: Breast pain and nipple discharge are infrequently signs of cancer. Pain may be related to fibrocystic changes or perhaps infection or inflammation. Nipple discharge may be due to a intraductal papilloma, a benign tumor within the duct system (usually near the nipple). You should have a physical exam, and possibly ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Breast lumps, both breasts, size of a pea, in same areas on both breasts. What to do?

Breast lumps, both breasts, size of a pea, in same areas on both breasts. What to do?

See a doctor: You may be describing fibrocystic breast nodules that may more often be located in the upper outer breast areas, and may be slightly tender or larger with the menstrual cycle. The only way to tell further is to see your doctor for a physical examination. ...Read more

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I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?

I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?

Lump mastitis: For your age any signs of infection you should see your GYn or F/d asap especially with lumpy breasts and if confirm infection it should be treated with antibiotics for a coarse and follow up mandatory as if unresponsive it can be serious to rule out remote possibility of inflammatory breast tumor although it is very rare but not impossible. Good luck and see your doctor now ...Read more

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What are possible causes of unilateral, non cyclic, dull ache behind nipple with slight breast swelling. No palpable masses per gyn. Mammo/sono 2mro.

What are possible causes of unilateral, non cyclic, dull ache behind nipple with slight breast swelling. No palpable masses per gyn. Mammo/sono 2mro.

Could be normal: Without a palpable mass, this is unlikely to be malignancy or cancer, but it is good to get imaging to rule this out. Other possibilites include muscle/skeletal injury, infection, pregnancy, lactation, hormonal anomaly, and other. ...Read more

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Breast fibrosis affects the nipple area too?

May cause retraction: Progressive fibrosis with duct involvement may cause nipple retraction or inversion. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic breast cyst occur in one breast with discharge?

Can fibrocystic breast cyst occur in one breast with discharge?

Yes: Fibrocystic breast changes and symptoms can often be felt more on one side than the other or only on one side. The discharge should be clear or yellowish. You should never see blood, as this is definitely abnormal and needs to be checked out. If you feel a lump or think you have a cyst, a sonogram should be performed to confirm that it is a fluid lump and nothing solid. ...Read more

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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more


Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more