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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy Painful Breasts

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I am on ranitidine at the moment & i've got very itchy armpits (develops at night), itchy & slightly painful breasts. Is this due to ranitidine?

I am on ranitidine at the moment & i've got very itchy armpits (develops at night), itchy & slightly painful breasts. Is this due to ranitidine?

Could be?: These types of medications, especially Cimetidine (tagamet) are know to cause breast tenderness. Itching? I am not so sure about, however, if there is a one on one correlation to taking a medication and developing symptoms, there is a good chance it may be the cause. One can stop and see if symptoms go away and restart and see if they recur? May just want to go to a different med. Ask your pcp? ...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


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I have breast pain that gets worse in my right breast 2 weeks before my period and gets itchy sometimes?

Common: As the estrogen level increase during the cycle, it is quite common for the breasts to become more sensitive or painful. As the Progesterone level increases during the cycle it is also quite common to experience nipple irritation and nipple itching. ...Read more

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What can I do for left breast pain.. Itchiness.. Pain down left arm! help?

What can I do for left breast pain.. Itchiness.. Pain down left arm! help?

may be CAD: See pmd. Get fully examined and tested. At your age group CAD comes under consideration depending on your age, sex, habits, cholesterol, fhx. ...Read more

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Left breast pain, itchiness and pain down left arm. What are these symptoms of?

Left breast pain, itchiness and pain down left arm. What are these symptoms of?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Constant left breast pain swelling itchy deep gnawing lymph node pain in top side of breast whitish discharge what else could be going on besides ibc?

Constant left breast pain swelling itchy deep gnawing lymph node pain in top side of breast whitish discharge what else could be going on besides ibc?

Breast skin cyst: Swelling and beast pain usually associated with fibrocystic disease. This usually from obstructed duct near terminal end at nipple. Node pain never from fibrocytstic disease but other sources of possible infection. Finding whitish discharge probably from infected sebaceous cyst near tail of breast which would explain all symploms- need cyst resection if can be defined. ...Read more

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Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok. ?

Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok. ?

Could be muscular: Rib pain can mimic breast pain. I see it all of the time. Intercostal rib pain, or costochondriitis can mimic breast pain. Your doctor should be able to distinguish between the 2. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more