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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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I've had a pain in my breast for two weeks that feels like a sore, burning pain under my nipple when i make certain movements. See doctor or wait?

I've had a pain in my breast for two weeks that feels like a sore, burning pain under my nipple  when i make certain movements. See doctor or wait?

No mass?: If you cannot feel any swelling or mass in your breast, and it is just a pain, then i would probably wait until you've finished your next period, and if it's still there at that point, i'd see a doctor. If you feel a mass, or if there are any visible skin changes, see a doctor now. ...Read more

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I get a knotting sensation in my back, under the shoulder blades. Should i see a doctor about it?

I get a knotting sensation in my back, under the shoulder blades. Should i see a doctor about it?

Yes: A good primary md will be able to obtain a full history and examine you and determine what studies you may need or which specialist you may need to see. Many causes of your symptoms are common(muscle strain, gas pain, gall stones, reflux, etc). Other causes are more worrisome (heart pain). Only with a good history and physical will an md be able to help you differentiate serious from less so. ...Read more

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Should I go to emergency room? I have paIn a few Inches below shoulder blade on right side for over a week. Very tIred. Kidney Issue?

Should I  go to emergency room? I have paIn a few Inches below shoulder blade on right side for over a week. Very tIred. Kidney Issue?

Here are some ...: To ER? Probably not since you have endured it for almost 10 days, but you should seek professional evaluation with more detailed history review + proper physical exams + tests as needed as soon as possible to get a regular appointment from your PCP. Of course, if developing fever and becoming acutely ill, go to ER right away; but you may contact urgent care or ER for confirmation. ...Read more

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I started getting chest pain above my left breast recently. It's a constant dull pain that often becomes a sharp pain. Should I ignore or be seen?

I started getting chest pain above my left breast recently. It's a constant dull pain that often becomes a sharp pain. Should I ignore or be seen?

Chest pain needs to: be evaluated by your doc. It MAY be simple muscle tightness or something more but a doc needs to make that determinations. The presentation of cardiac issues w/women is different from that of men so please don't look on the net or talk to well meaning folks because it may be mis-information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left breast. I can feel a lump where the pain is, but nothing under the right breast. Please could you advise me?

I have a sharp pain under my left breast. I can feel a lump where the pain is, but nothing under the right breast. Please could you advise me?

Please see a doctor: Left sided breast pain could be due to lump or infection. Sometime could be due to heart pain too. It needs an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Right breast tingling for over 6 months should I be concerned?

Right breast tingling for over 6 months should I be concerned?

See you doc: Cancers are not typically painful or symptomatic. There are breast conditions that affect to skin of the nipple, like paget's disease which can be symptomatic. ...Read more

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Breast and arm pit pain hi i've been having pain in my left breat and underarm for quite some time. I've had a breast exam, an ultrasound, and a mammogram. They see nothing. Sometimes its a stabbing feeling and sometimes a constant ache. I am large breas

Breast and arm pit pain hi i've been having pain in my left breat and underarm for quite some time. I've had a breast exam, an ultrasound, and a mammogram. They see nothing. Sometimes its a stabbing feeling and sometimes a constant ache.  I am large breas

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. ...Read more

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I get a painful sharp sensation in my lower abdomen whenever I role over in bed or sneeze. It has been happening for a month. Should I be concerned?

I get a painful sharp sensation in my lower abdomen whenever I role over in bed or sneeze. It has been happening for a month. Should I be concerned?

Hernia?: Do you have any protrustions like a hernia? When you sneeze the intraabdominal pressure increases and can cause a hernia to protrude. Rolling over in bed though usually will not cause hernia pain. See your MD! ...Read more

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Pain intermittent for 5 months under right shoulder in back, doesn't hurt at rest, i'm a hairdresser for a living, ibuforen helps! should I be concerned?

Varies: There are many potential causes, many of them are quite benign, but you may want to be seen just to make sure it is not something serious. A pulmonary embolus, although not terribly common, can cause similar complaints and is potentially life threatening. More common causes would be pluerisy, pneumonia, periscapular bursitis, and a thoracic radiculopathy. An exam can usually tell the cause. ...Read more

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Sore breasts along with sharp left breast pain. What do you recommend?

Sore breasts along with sharp left breast pain. What do you recommend?

Observation: Likely fibrocystic. If persists after 2-3 cycles, see a doctor. Evaluation may include a mammogram and ultrasound. For now try a supportive bra 24/7 and motrin. ...Read more

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28 year old female just started today with pain left mid breast only when strtching or moving suddenly I have a cold so not sure if related?

Pain: The pain may be related to coughing and stretching of the ribs and costochondrititis. This is mainly inflammation of the tissue between each rib which can be significantly tender palpation and movement or deep breath's. ...Read more

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Have had dull ache near left testicle for 3 days. I found a small (rice size) hard lump on testicle. Should I go to ER or try Dr on Mon? What wrong?

Have had dull ache near left testicle  for 3 days. I found a small (rice size) hard lump on testicle.  Should I go to ER or try Dr on Mon? What wrong?

Here are some...: I assumed the rice-sized hard lump is a hyperactive sebaceous gland on the sac and the ache is in the sac also. Without further info on history and physicals, it's hard to deduce definitive answer, but to sort the related things out can be done by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight to work with doc so to reach right Dx for RX ...Read more

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I am having left upper side, right shoulder front has a lump or something on it and a cough and cold will not go away. Please help me?

I am having left upper side, right shoulder front has a lump or something on it and a cough and cold will not go away. Please help me?

COPD and complic.: With your history of Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency i would be concerned about any swelling or lumps, could indicate a lymph node reacting to a deeper right lung infection or something on the lung lining. I would seek medical attention to make sure an underlying pneumonia is not present. ...Read more

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