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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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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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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 a change in thyroid medication cause breast pain?

It shouldn't: Particularly if you're on the right dose of brand name T4 replacement and your levels are normal and stable. Severe under active thyroid can elevate a hormone known as prolactin, which can cause breast enlargement, but generally not pain. Check w/your doctor. ...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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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