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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Breasts Symptoms

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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

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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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For a year now I have had swollen axillary lymph nodes, and swollen itchy breasts and nipples it hurts so bad! I have breast implants.No insurance?

For a year now I have had swollen axillary lymph nodes, and swollen itchy breasts and nipples it hurts so bad! I have breast implants.No insurance?

Follow up!: You should start by seeing your plastic surgeon. This should be at no charge to you. If he/she considers appropriate further evaluation you can discuss with him/her the possible options for you. Don't wait. ...Read more

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I have lumps on my breast. They are raised, swollen, very itchy and look like orange peel. Is it hives?1 on my nipple but I have 3 other smaller ones.

I have lumps on my breast. They are raised, swollen, very itchy and look like orange peel. Is it hives?1 on my nipple but I have 3 other smaller ones.

Get evaluated: You need to have this checked. It may just be some inflammation at your age, but we never take any chances with breast abnormalities. ...Read more

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Swollen, sore breasts, heavier more painful periods, get cold and impossible to warm up, itchy everywhere. ?

Full exam: You should visit your physician for a careful history and full exam. First of all, you may need a pregnancy test. Second of all, you need some lab tests because you may have signs of hypothyroidism. Thirdly, your medications list two antidepressants, an SSRI and SNRI, are you only on one? A physician needs to speak with you in person and examine you. Good luck. ...Read more

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8 negative blood & HPT. Symptoms are progressing. Vomitting, Fatigue, Swollen Breasts, Montgomery glands. ER discharged, no further concern after NBT.

8 negative blood & HPT. Symptoms are progressing. Vomitting, Fatigue, Swollen Breasts, Montgomery glands. ER discharged, no further concern after NBT.

Not pregnant: Clearly with 8 negative pregnancy tests you are not pregnant. That does not mean there is nothing wrong. You need to see your primary care provider or OB/GYN for a full history and testing ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more