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Can Stress Cause Breast Pain
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
I have been having breast aches for about 3 days, and I also have been stressed for a week. Can stress cause breast pain? Is this normal to have?
If I am now a 35 year old female with a lot of stress. Could this be causing chest and breast pain?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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