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Dull ache above left breast. Should I try a new bra before seeing doctor?

Dull ache above left breast. Should I try a new bra before seeing doctor?

See your doctor: If this is a new problem, seek out your gynecologist or a breast specialist. If there is a mass and pain, find a breast specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more


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Had an abortion at 12 weeks almost 1 week ago...Last night left breast I feel a dull ache...Is it due to abortion...Should I be concerned and see doc?

Had an abortion at 12 weeks almost 1 week ago...Last night left breast I feel a dull ache...Is it due to abortion...Should I be concerned and see doc?

Abortion ; breasts: Abortion should not impact your breasts. However, if you appreciate changes or your symptoms worsen, it would be advisable to see a local doctor for a more thorough exam and review of your history. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I have pain or ache (not a serious pain) in my left shoulder, left arm till my wrist, and light pain in my left breast, can u please help?

Hello Doctor, I have pain or ache (not a serious pain) in my left shoulder, left arm till my wrist, and light pain in my left breast, can u please help?

See your physician: Pain in all of these areas suggests muscle or nerve pain. It may be related to exercise or a particular activity. Since it persists, you should see your physician for an evaluation in order to get treatment or advice on how to relieve it. ...Read more

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Lately I have had a lot of pain in the ribcage just below left breast. Doc says heart ok. Shoulderblade, left breast ache on occassion. Can't reproduce?

Lately I have had a lot of pain in the ribcage just below left breast. Doc says heart ok. Shoulderblade, left breast ache on occassion. Can't reproduce?

Long list: Heart is not the only generator of chest pain. Other common pain generators are thoracic spine, thoracic nerve roots, intercostal nerves, pleura, major blood vessels (aneurysm), esophagus... Every pain generator has it's own specific characteristics, but sometimes the diagnosis can be very tricky. ...Read more

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Left breastbone pain, dull ache in left breast, no lumps that I can see. Postmenopasal had no symptoms through menopause. Had pain for 5 weeks ca?

Left breastbone pain, dull ache in left breast, no lumps that I can see. Postmenopasal had no symptoms through menopause. Had pain for 5 weeks ca?

Breast bone pain: I assume you are up to date on mammograms. Breast lumps are felt not visual. Bone pain left of sternum pain to touch costochondritis heat antinflamatories. But given age need to see doctor for confirmation. Need to get mammogram to confirm no breast pathology. ...Read more

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Dull ache above. Left breast closer to armpit? Sometimes travels directly to same side in my back. I'm 28/f very healthy and exercise regularly.

Dull ache above. Left breast closer to armpit? Sometimes travels directly to same side in my back. I'm 28/f very healthy and exercise regularly.

Shoulder pain: I suspect the problem is muscular in origin given the history you have provided. I am always concerned about potential breast pathology in a 28 year old female. Suggest appropriate examination by qualified physician. ...Read more

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, age 55, post menopausal had dull ache discomfort either on left breast or breastbone, worried its serious

, age 55, post menopausal had dull ache discomfort either on left breast or breastbone, worried its serious

Most likely muscle: Although women can have atypical symptoms for serious problems like a heart attack, the most likely causes would be muscle ache or even heartburn, but it it's a significant pain, or associated with sweating, tingling, shortness of breath, or irregular heart beats, you should see a dr asap. ...Read more

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I Been having sharp stabbing pains right below my left breast, and a dull ache in my left collarbone what could it be?  

Rib pain: Routine can be the cause for those symptoms or it can be chest pain associated with heart disease. If this is associated with exertion it is more likely related to Acordia condition and is dangerous and should be evaluated as soon as possible ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would see my lump on my left breast?

Which type of doctor would see my lump on my left breast?

See details: Your family doctor or gynecologist can examine the area and order appropriate diagnostic testing. If a biopsy is needed, then a surgeon can be consulted. ...Read more

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Both my doc see lamp on the left breast, pain to touch but don't show up on ultrasound should I worry about it?

Both my doc see lamp on the left breast, pain to touch but don't show up on ultrasound should I worry about it?

If your doctors: Feel a lump, it is still a concern even if the ultrasound shows nothing. Neither mammography nor ultrasound are 100% sensitive. A small percentage of breast cnacers are found only on physical examination. So, it may very well turn out to be benign, but you should probably talk to your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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I have had a dull ache off and on in my left breast near my armpit but I don't feel any lumps. Any idea what could cause this?

I have had a dull ache off and on in my left breast near my armpit but I don't feel any lumps. Any idea what could cause this?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www. ...Read more

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