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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


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What are all the possible causes of breast soreness when breastfeeding? I don't want to stop.

What are all the possible causes of breast soreness when breastfeeding? I don't want to stop.

Frequency, mastitis.: Soreness might be due to doing it too long, or from use of a pump. But apparently the main issue is mastitis, or inflammation of the breasts. This can be from not improper technique of breastfeeding, or from not doing it early enough. Puerperal mastitis can be from infectious inflammation and abscess caused by pathogens like staph. Aureus, strep., and e. Coli. Feeding more often can even help. ...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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Can laying on my back cause breast soreness?

Can laying on my back cause breast soreness?

No: The soreness is more likely due to fibrocystic disease which all women have to a certain extent. ...Read more

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What causes breast soreness if your not pregnant or having your period?

Possible causes: 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 is the cause breast soreness after 4 days post ovulation period?

What is the cause breast soreness after 4 days post ovulation period?

hormones: After you ovulate your body produces progesterone. This is the hormone that causes increased breast tenderness before your period. ...Read more

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What causes squeezing pain in left breast, soreness in both, sore armpits, no fever, with pain down rt side of nose?

What causes squeezing pain in left breast, soreness in both, sore armpits, no fever, with pain down rt side of nose?

Get checked. : While breast tenderness is common and usually not the presenting sign of cancer. The odd constellation of symptoms you describe could reflect heart disease, even a mild heart attack. Please get checked asap! better safe than sorry. Definitely get a breast exam, as well. ...Read more

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What causes sore breasts?

What causes sore breasts?

Sore breasts: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my sore breasts?

What is the cause of my sore breasts?

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