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Can stress cause breast pain and bleeding nipples?

Can stress cause breast pain and bleeding nipples?

Stress: You can't chalk breast pain and bleeding nipples up to stress. You must be seen by a doctor for this! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can emotional stress cause breast pain?

Unusual: But anxiety is powerful. If you are getting breast pain it is most likely something other than emotional stress. Get it checked out. If it is emotional stress look into getting treatment for anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can stress cause male breast/nipple pain?

Can stress cause male breast/nipple pain?

This may help...: Ref.:http://www. Healthline. Com/health/nipple-problems#symptoms2

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Lt. Breast pain. Worse when I breath in deeply Lt. Breast pain started 3 days ago. No pain in center of chest. Had a stress echo in Aug2016 all normal?

Left breast pain: You've given no information concerning any activities prior to the onset of the pain. It could be as simple as a pulled muscle, or something more.
Why are you waiting...call your doctor. ...Read more

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When I am worried or stressed my right breast hurts a lots what causes this I am 55 years old and in good health, black female

When I am worried or stressed my right breast hurts a lots what causes this I am 55 years old and in good health, black female

Fibrocystic changes: You can see some of my other responses to fibrocystic changes/fibrocystic breast disease/breast pain.
When you get "stressed", you release more of your normal female hormones which cause cystic changes and pain in the breast.
Decrease stress (it is not good for your heart or blood pressue either-can cause stroke). Find ways to relax, laugh and do something fun! You'll be even healthier! ...Read more

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I'm 2 months late on my period I been stressed with school. For two weeks now I've been experiencing tender breasts n dizziness I'm sexually Active?

I'm 2 months late on my period I been stressed with school. For two weeks now I've been experiencing tender breasts n dizziness I'm sexually Active?

It can be!: Breast tenderness can be a normal part of your cycle as hormones fluctuate in preparation for menses. Have you increased your caffeine intake recently? This can increase breast tenderness as well. Irregular cycles can be caused by stress, but a pregnancy test would be wise. ...Read more

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Tender breasts. Late period. Normal diet. Lack of energy/tiredness despite getting 8+ hours of sleep. Not stressed?

Tender breasts. Late period. Normal diet. Lack of energy/tiredness despite getting 8+ hours of sleep. Not stressed?

Pregnant?: If you're sexually active it is really the first question coming to mind. Check with otc pregnancy test. ...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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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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With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common after menopause. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

Fibrocystic changes: Fibrocystic changes can occur at all phases of the life cycle.
If you look at my page, you'll find many answers regarding fibrocystic changes and treatments. ...Read more

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Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Back and breast pain: There are many possibilities. Time for you to make an appointment with your doctor for a check up examination to find out what is the problem. ...Read more

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If I have cyclic or noncyclical breast pain, more so in the right breast, could it cause the burning I feel in my side by breast?

Caffeine?: Cyclic breast pain may be due to normal changes in your hormones while non cyclic breast pain may be cause by both hormones and other factors such as caffeine, cysts etc. First do a thorough self breast exam to make sure you have no lesions in your breasts, if you do go see your OBGYN. Reduce caffeine intake, wear a good supportive bra and use motirn as last resort. See your OBGYN if it persisits. ...Read more

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What could cause breast pain to come and go every day. It's usually in the same place. Feels like a slight sharp pain. Lasts for a couple mins. Why?

What could cause breast pain to come and go every day. It's usually in the same place. Feels like a slight sharp pain. Lasts for a couple mins. Why?

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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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

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