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My breast very painful?

My breast very painful?

Many possibilities: There are many different things that can cause breast pain- from hormone related -especially around your menstrual cycle; infection, inflammation, fibrocyctic disease, certain food like caffeinated beverages etc- also can give you breast pain. You should go to see your gynecologist or your pmd and have a good breast examination. Breast cancer at your age is less likely. ...Read more

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Suddenly extremely sore breasts and purple/red spider veins?

Suddenly extremely sore breasts and purple/red spider veins?

See a doctor: Breast pain can be due to a number of things: cysts, associated with menstrual cycle, superficial thrombophlebitis of veins (mondor's dz). If the pain is persisting, see a general surgeon, breast surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...Read more

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Swollen breasts nipples?

Bra fit: Too much friction from poorly fitting bras can cause this. If its one side or doesn't improve, you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts sore and tender?

Why are my breasts sore and tender?

Breast tenderness: Breasts can normally be tender prior to the period especially if mammary dysplasia(fibrocystic breasts) are present. In the latter case, decrease your chocolate an caffeine use the week prior to your period. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts sore and swollen?

Why are my breasts sore and swollen?

Breast pain: If sexually active, it could be that you're pregnant. Some women have breast pain before their period or if they skip ovulation. Birth control sometimes does this and lastly early fibrocystic breast changes may be starting. ...Read more

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I have tender swollen nipples, very heavy full breast, viens in breast, and fatigue. What could this be?

I have tender swollen nipples,  very heavy full breast, viens in breast, and fatigue.  What could this be?

HCG vs Prolactin: A few possibilities: 1) pregnancy 2) elevated prolactin which is the hormone that induces lactation 3) premenstrual for 1, get a pregnancy test for home use in your pharmacy, 2 your physician can test for this hormone, particularly if you have a discharge or milk coming out of your nipples, and 3 if you are in the last week before your menses. ...Read more

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I have tender breasts and swollen. Pregnant?

I have tender breasts and swollen. Pregnant?

Find out: You can find out by taking a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, it is still most likely related to hormone changes in your cycle. ...Read more

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My breasts are extra swollen and sore.

My breasts are extra swollen and sore.

Hormonal: As women get into their late 40s, there are often hormonal swings due to fluctuations in ovarian function. This can cause persistent breast tenderness when previously the breast might have only been sore and swollen for a few days around the period time. Be sure you're up to date on mammogram and annual breast check with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What causes swollen brest and tender nipples?

Many possibilities: There are many potential causes. One may be medication - certain medication may cause this. Another could be due to pregnancy or hormonal shifting. Simple irritation and rubbing from clothing or trauma. However it may be something more serious such as a growth in the brain. Please see your family physician to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Iv got very tender breast,the nipples are so sore to touch??what could this be??

Iv got very tender breast,the nipples are so sore to touch??what could this be??

Breast tenderness.: Pregnancy is listed under your conditions. If you are currently pregnant that could be a factor. 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 Dr can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Nipples always so sore and swollen. ?

Sore nipples: Dryness and contact irritation from the bra, are the most common culprits. Sometimes hormonal menstrual cycle changes can lead to breast engorgement and excessive nipple sensitivity. Numbing creams (Maderma with Lidocaine) can help reduce sensitivity while lubricating the surface. Be sure to wash bras once with mild detergent (Woolite) and rinse twice to eliminate retained irritating chemincal ...Read more

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I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive and sore nipples. Here you will find many answers on this subject. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/sensitive-nipples. ...Read more

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Due period in 4 days, Breasts have been very tender and noticable blue veins over breasts, chest and nipples. Very tired and bleeding gums. Pregnant?

Due period in 4 days, Breasts have been very tender and noticable blue veins over breasts, chest and nipples. Very tired and bleeding gums. Pregnant?

Maybe: If you have been having unprotected intercourse pregnancy is always a possibility but other things could also be the cause. If your period is late or is not normal, do a pregnancy test and if it is negative and your period still hasn't started repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Yeast infection (generally with redness) infection (generally looks like boils), pregnancy, hormonal changes inc menopause. ...Read more