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Can wearing underwire bras cause pain under breast an down ribs?

Can wearing underwire bras cause pain under breast an down ribs?

Yes: The underwire in a poorly fitted bra will cause irritation to the underlying tissue( rib/muscle) leading inflammation. One most also rule out other possibilities that may involve the actual breast tissue. A breast exam and if appropriate mammogram maybe warranted. ...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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I have breast pain for past 1 week. Its not even my time of mensuration. Can it be caused by not using training bra at gym? What can be other reasons?

I have breast pain for past 1 week. Its not even my time of mensuration. Can it be caused by not using training bra at gym? What can be other reasons?

Use training bra: Well fitting bra or training bra may relieve the pain .Try to find if it is spot painful or it is only discomfort.There are unexplained pain in breast. Without any particular reason .You may have to use good supporting bra.If it does not help, then goto see the doctor for breast examination. ...Read more

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Breast pain in one breast, 23 years of age, and good sports bra. Should i worry?

Not usually: Breast cancer would not be common at all at age 23 and doesn't usually cause pain until very late stages. Pain at age 23 is usually due to hormones or even from the muscles under the breast. Pain from between the ribs or where the ribs attach to the sternum is especially common. Best to be checked by a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I have breast pain it hurts worse at night when i take off my bra I am 19 I am a 34 c 145 lb and 5 6 I am not pregnant. I feel no lumps please help me?

Sleep in bra: Sounds like fibrocystic changes. I recommend seeing a specialist to evaluate, but, sometimes wearing a supportive bra to bed, will improve those symptoms. While nothing works perfectly, this should help. Evening primrose oils (epo) has, in a few studies, helped breast pain as well. Again, not much science behind the remedies for breast pain, as most resolve without any intervention. ...Read more

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What causes breast pain during my periods?

What causes breast pain during my periods?

Hormonal stimulation: Normal breast tissue is hormone sensitive. The proliferative effects can cause tenderness that usually improves after the peak of the cycle. ...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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Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Yes: If the fourth thoracic nerve root is involved, then the breast pain can be a symptom. ...Read more

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Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Maybe: In so far as a bad shoulder could lead to altered use of the pectoralis muscles under the breast, then this might be perceived as breast pain. Go into your doctor for a breast exam. ...Read more

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Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more