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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

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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Causes of premenstrual breast pain unilateral?

Causes of premenstrual breast pain unilateral?

Uncertain: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, ssri's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period ; pregnancy. Your physician may be able to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes of breast lumps?

What causes of breast lumps?

Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing attention or concern particularly if it persists or enlarges over a short period of time should be appropriately evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of soreness of breast and nipples besides pregnancy?

What are the causes of soreness of breast and nipples besides pregnancy?

Breasts sore: Some women experience this just before or at time of menstruation. Friction against clothing can cause pain of nipples. ...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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What cause breast soreness and heaviness?

What cause breast soreness and heaviness?

Possible reasons: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...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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Causes of bilateral breast bone pain?

Costochondritis: While that is one of the possible causes, there are others. So you are best served by visiting your doctor to make sure it isn't something worse. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/costochondritis/ds00626. ...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

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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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What are some causes of breast pain?

What are some causes of breast pain?

Many reasons. : There are a variety of possible causes including trauma, infection, thrombosis (mondors), musculoskeletal, cardiac, pulmonary, neoplastici, etc. See. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast lumps?

What are some causes of breast lumps?

Many things: There are many things that cause breast lumps and are divided into cancerous and noncancerous/benign. We do not know the causes of them. Cysts, fluid filled sacs, occur in most of us around our menstrual cycle and other hormonal changes. ...Read more

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What are some causes of fibrocystic breasts?

What are some causes of fibrocystic breasts?

Physiologic changes: Usual physiologic changes that include hormonal fluctuations, increase or decrease of different components of breast (pregnancy, lactation, aging), or thick secretions can all cause fibrocystic changes. These are not associated with increase risk of cancer. Regular breast exams and mammograms are still recommended. ...Read more

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What could cause breast pain on side of breast?

What could cause breast pain on side of breast?

"Mastodynia": Sorting out different causes of breast pain starts with determining if the pain is coming from the breast tissue or the chest wall. Favoring the former includes variation w/menstrual cycle; favoring the latter is relation to activity and post-menopausal state. I recommend that you see your gyne or primary care dr. To help sort thru this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Yes: As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released. If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cyclic breast pain?

What are the causes of cyclic breast pain?

Normal: This is the normal response to our changing hormone levels during the menstrual cycle. The breast become fluid filled (called cysts). This causes tenderness or pain in many women. You can look up some of my other posts to fibrocystic breasts. ...Read more

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Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Pain not specific: Breast pain is not specific for breast cancer. Many time breast cancer is not painful at all. Breast pain could be indicative of almost anything - abscess, cyst, mastitis, muscle strain... See your doctor to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Could breast cancer manifest as pain below the breast?

Could breast cancer manifest as pain below the breast?

Possible: While pain is not a usual symptom of breast cancer, it is possible. Most breast cancers do no have any symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What causes nipple soreness?

Many things: Anything from hormones, to irritation to an uncomfortable bra. Any scratches, any redness? ...Read more