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I'm a 36 year old woman with symptoms of swollen breast, itchy breast, swollen abdomen and I'm bloated with gas and back pain. What can this be?

I'm a 36 year old woman with symptoms  of swollen breast, itchy breast, swollen abdomen and I'm bloated with gas and back pain. What can this be?

See doctor: Off the cuff, I would suspect pregnancy at the top of the list. If pregnancy is a possibility, get tested for it. Nonetheless you still should consult a doctor soon- An OB if pregnant, your PCP if not. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is having a prominent vein in the breast, itchy & swollen sometimes a bad thing?

Is having a prominent vein in the breast, itchy & swollen sometimes a bad thing?

Sometimes: Normally we would not expect the veins in the breast to hurt or be swollen. However, a swollen painful vein could be nothing more than enlargement during the menstrual cycle which doesn't apply to you if you have had a hysterectomy. It could also be due to irritation of the veins in that area or even to a clot forming in the veins in the breast but this also is not common. F/u with your gyn md/. ...Read more

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Help! could swollen breast lymphnods make it hard to breath?

Help! could swollen breast lymphnods make it hard to breath?

No: The lymph nodes you can feel are outside the chest cavity. If you are having breathing trouble you should be seen before it gets worse. ...Read more

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How can I soothe sore/swollen breast after delivery?

How can I soothe sore/swollen breast after delivery?

Breast pain: Hi, do you breast feed? In first couple of days after delivery the breasts become engorged due to production of lots of milk and as soon as mom starts feeding the baby the pain becomes better, plz read below: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a8489/breast-pain ...Read more

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What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

Time dependent: If these are happening soon after the surgery, it may have something to do with the body absorbing sutures. If the surgery was a while ago, then it may be areas of abscess, usually from oil glands that cannot drain. It is something that most surgeons would want to see, especially when it is happening. ...Read more

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What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy ?

What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy ?

See your doctor: This cannot be answered without being in front of a physician. I recommend you contact your surgeon, plastic surgeon or oncologist so they can examine you and evaluate you appropriately. This can be anything ranging from infection to cancer. Please get checked out. ...Read more

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Had my spoting n blood clot had it 8/4 now have swollen breast and cramps what can it be ?Negative pg test

Had my spoting n blood clot had it 8/4 now have swollen breast and cramps what can it be ?Negative pg test

Period symptoms: Not sure if you just had spotting or a period. When is your period due or did you miss it altogether? If you missed but spotted instead and have negative pg test, it may have been too early for pregnancy to become positive. Repeat it in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's lower abdomen feels very hard, swollen breast last 9/9/12, now weight gain. 9/13/12 we had pt and negative, still no mens until now.

My girlfriend's lower abdomen feels very hard, swollen breast last 9/9/12, now weight gain. 9/13/12 we had pt and negative, still no mens until now.

Repeat HPT : You don't mention last menstrual period date, or the timing of the hpt. Sounds like a pregnancy. Please recheck the hpt in a week. If still negative, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Any medical reason i have sore swollen breast on day 45 of cycle and neg hpt i ve had no major diet or exercise change and no unusual stress? Thank u

Any medical reason  i have sore swollen breast on day 45 of cycle and neg hpt i ve had no major diet or exercise change and no unusual stress? Thank u

Keep cking for preg: The OTC preg tests are good but not perfect! A blood test for pregnancy is much more accurate! Sometimes this just happens with an abnormal cycle, caused by who knows, sorry! If not pregnant, then it should resolve soon! If not see your physician ...Read more

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Breast Swelling (Definition)

Breast swelling is an enlarging of the breast, which may be due to any number of conditions, such as from fluid retention, hormonal changes seen ...Read more