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

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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I have breast and nipple area tenderness/sensitivity?

I have breast and nipple area tenderness/sensitivity?

Sensitivity: Are you female? Are your pre-menstrual? Are you pregnant? Have you just started oral contraceptives? ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea (severity: moderate) , vomiting, breast swelling, breast pain (quality: tenderness) and breast tenderness to touch.

I am experiencing  nausea (severity: moderate) , vomiting, breast swelling, breast pain (quality: tenderness)  and breast tenderness to touch.

Can do a preg. test: If any sexual activity in the last 1-3 months, one can do a pregnancy test. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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Breast burning in right breast and pain and Yellow nipple discharge what can it be breast is also lumpy?

Breast burning in right breast and pain and Yellow nipple discharge what can it be breast is also lumpy?

Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge can be normal for some. In general, white, milky, yellow and green can be normal. Blood or a brownish color can suggest a more serious condition. If this is a new finding, you should contact your doctor for evaluation. Green usually indicates fibrocystic change (I have several other posts on the subject). It does not usually indicate infection. ...Read more

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Breast pain with burning, feel movement in breast occasional yellow discharge, itching and prickly sensation all in right breast?

Breast pain with burning, feel movement in breast occasional yellow discharge, itching and prickly sensation all in right breast?

May be infection: All signs mentioned by you about right breast suggest that a lump in breast which could be due to infection .There may be collection of pus and yellow discharge is the result of that. you should see the doctor and get right breast examined and receive treatment soon ...Read more

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What would cause itching in right breast and nipple with nipple having rough texture and crusty?

What would cause itching in right breast and nipple with nipple having rough texture and crusty?

See doctor: Possibly a contact allergy to something in your bra or even a fungal infection. Need to ask your doctor to get checked out since there is a certain form of cancer which affects primarily the nipple. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast redness and breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump) .

I am experiencing  breast redness and breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump) .

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described is not a sign of cancer, but you should still see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Are slight nausea and breast tenderness pregnancy symptoms?

Are slight nausea and breast tenderness pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: That being said, many other conditions may cause this combination of symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes breast pain and tenderness in girls?

What causes breast pain and tenderness in girls?

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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Are breast tenderness, heighten smell, bloatedness and hardening of lower abdomen and minor little cramps, and white discharge signs of pregnancy?

Are breast tenderness, heighten smell, bloatedness and hardening of lower abdomen and minor little cramps, and white discharge signs of pregnancy?

Pregnant?: These are all vague complaints and could be associated with pregnancy but the number one sign is not having a period. Go buy a pregnancy test and see your doctor to talk about birth control. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast tenderness to touch, breast pain (quality: tenderness) , obesity and red spider veins.

I am experiencing  breast tenderness to touch, breast pain (quality: tenderness) , obesity and red spider veins.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?

What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?

Most common: Is pregnancy. All of those symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. You may also need to check your prolactin level and other hormones that can cause lactation, which includes breast tumor though weight gain and vaginal discharge are not commonly associated with tumor. You need to see your healthcare provider to help you find the answer. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness and pain?

Watch the coffee: Besides elevate estrogen levels just before your period or in early pregnancy, caffeine and chocolate can cause breast tenderness. These things can aggravate breast tissue and lead to cysts in the breast. Trauma is a more obvious cause but the good news is that bad things (like cancer) do not tend to be painful. ...Read more

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Tenderness and pain in brest ovary cancer symtoms?

Tenderness and pain in brest ovary cancer symtoms?

Please clarify: Are you asking if breast pain is a symptom of ovarian cancer? Usually not. Here is a good resource on ovarian cancer symptoms http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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Itchy breast in right breast, occasional nipple discharge yellow lump and pain and an itchy bump under right armpit helllllp?

Infection: what you describe may be an infection or some other pathology see your gyn or pmd for further follow up and treatment. ...Read more

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My lower back and stomach hurts real bad my breast tender an sometimes itch i feel bad please help me?

My lower back and stomach hurts real bad my breast tender an sometimes itch i feel bad please help me?

Unclear: The symptoms which you describe are quite consistent with many diagnoses. Pregnancy is one of many possible things that could be going on. Follow with your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My breast are tendered and my nipples itch. Why?

My breast are tendered and my nipples itch. Why?

Skin,infection: If the skin is irritated it could be rash from laundry detergent or fabric softener, if however the skin is normal than this coukd represent tenderness of breast tissue which coukd be due to hormones. See your doctor re blood tears and exam for polycywtic ovaries. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , pain with urination (quality: stinging or burning sensation) , vaginal itching and pain during sex.

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) , pain with urination (quality: stinging or burning sensation) , vaginal itching and pain during sex.

GU infection: Please kindly see your physician or medical doctor to get evaluated for urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, and other infections affecting genitourinary tract. Also excluding pregnancy is important. ...Read more

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Freq urination, creamy d/c no burn/itch, bloated, gas, constipated, neg hpt 'til late 1st tri, breast tenderness, poss. Uterine palpations, multipara/gravida?

Freq urination, creamy d/c no burn/itch, bloated, gas, constipated, neg hpt 'til late 1st tri, breast tenderness, poss. Uterine palpations, multipara/gravida?

Very confusing. What: Jungle of phrases unconnected. No clear question stated. Please try to compose yourself and in clarifying your own thoughts better you will help us solve your particular problems. ...Read more

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Red spot on left breast almost on the areola. Just appeared 2 days ago. Tender to touch, itches and alittle warm. Could it be a bug bite? Or see a dr?

Red spot on left breast almost on the areola. Just appeared 2 days ago. Tender to touch, itches and alittle warm. Could it be a bug bite? Or see a dr?

Possible bug bite: Could be bug bite or folliculitis. If it gets worse or begins to hurt see your doctor. You could be seeing early signs of mastitis (inflammation of the breast). ...Read more

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Does adivert cause breast tenderness?

Does adivert cause breast tenderness?

Check spelling: Checkout the spelling of your medication. The closest medication i can relate would be antivert, (meclizine) which is usually pervert ago. And I am not familiar with that causing breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Does Sprintec BC cause breast tenderness?

Does Sprintec BC cause breast tenderness?

Yes: Any type of hormonal birth control can cause breast tenderness. Breast tenderness prior to the start of a woman's period is very common, even when the woman is not using hormonal birth control. ...Read more

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I have breast tenderness, feeling sick, help?

Usually hormonal: Usually gets better after menses if it is a major problem, seeing an md may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast tenderness and growing pains?

Can you tell me about breast tenderness and growing pains?

Decrease caffeine: You most likely have fibrocystic changes. These are common. Try decreasing caffeine (coffee, tea, soda pop, iced tea, chocolate) and lowering stress. You can seek out a breast specialist if there is no relief. ...Read more

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What are the causes of constant breast tenderness and soreness?

What are the causes of constant breast tenderness and soreness?

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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How long after conception can you experience breast tenderness?

How long after conception can you experience breast tenderness?

Classic pregnancy: symptoms don't usually begin until you have actually missed your period or thereafter. Take care. ...Read more

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What's causes breast tenderness and a clear leakage from the breast?

What's causes breast tenderness and a clear leakage from the breast?

Many things.: Caffeine (e.g. Lots of coffee), cysts in the breasts, normal cycle changes, etc.. Can cause breast tenderness. Most leakage/discharge from the breasts is normal. Bloody or pinkish discharge is not normal and warrants further evaluation. ...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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Are there any bill control pills/methods that reduce breast tenderness? I'm on Loryna now.

Are there any bill control pills/methods that reduce breast tenderness? I'm on Loryna now.

Breast pain:bcp's ?: There are many low dose oral contraceptives. Ask your healthcare provider to change your prescription ( or give you samples to try) in order to find one which may diminish breast tenderness. ...Read more

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I'm 6dpo today and have had breast tenderness since 1dpo that radiates to my back and chest.it worst when I wakeup.iv never had it b4.do I need help?

I'm 6dpo today and have had breast tenderness since 1dpo that radiates to my back and chest.it worst when I wakeup.iv never had it b4.do I need help?

Depends on procedure: Done whether its normal post op finding or not. What procedure was done? Let us know? You listed 3 previous ones, and that you're on Metformin. What is your medical, OB/ GYN, fertility history too? ...Read more

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What is breast tenderness?

Good question: Tenderness can defined as some degree of pain by pressing tenderly on the breast all around the breast. Also at age 17 your breast is probably still growing. Among other things your bra may be too tight, you may have inadvertently caused a contusion to the breast , you may be developing a cyst and several other things including pregnancy Please see your primary care doc NOW! or a GYN specialist. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness?

What causes breast tenderness?

Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women in their forties tend to be relatively Progesterone deficient, leading to imbalance between estrogen & Progesterone especially late in the menstrual cycle. This produces an estrogen dominant effect which may cause breast tenderness. ...Read more

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