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Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


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40 years old woman with chronic pain in left shoulder+ left breast pain becomes worse during period and ECG+Echo are normal, is it breast cancer?

40 years old woman with chronic pain in left shoulder+ left breast pain becomes worse during period and ECG+Echo are normal, is it breast cancer?

Need mamogram/ultra: This can be a number of things. breast pain is not a common presenting symptom of breast cancer, but can occur. Breast pain during menses is common due to enlargement of the breast ducts during the estrogen surge. I would have a mammogram or ultrasound if you have a painful lump, although this is usually due to fibrocystic disease ...Read more

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What does it mean to have to breast pain not during your period? Happened 2x today on left breast. On a scale from 1-10 the pain is about a 7 or 8.

What does it mean to have to breast pain not during your period? Happened 2x today on left breast. On a scale from 1-10 the pain is about a 7 or 8.

Check it out: Ther can be many reasons from breat abnormalities to muscle or skeletal issues. See your doc and if cleared check it out with chiropractic. ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic changes in my left breast. After 2 months I felt that my breat solid in some areas even after period. And I am afraid. What's this?

See your doctor: Even if you have a history of fibrocystic disease (which is a hereditary condition and not life threatening), if you have a new breast mass that appeared 2 months ago and is not behaving like your cysts usually behave, then you should see your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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Left breast pain with no swelling/redness. Period is due next week but its only my left side. Has happened few times so far?

Left breast pain with no swelling/redness. Period is due next week but its only my left side. Has happened few times so far?

Breast exam: Any sudden change in the breast is worth checking out. Your doctor can do an examination and determine if any imaging tests such as a mammogram or breast sonogram is warranted. Cyclic breast pain that occurs in a recurring pattern associated with the menstrual cycle is often hormonal ...Read more

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My left breast hurts like sharp pains and is leaking I just got off my period a week ago and it's just my left one?

My left breast hurts like sharp pains and is leaking I just got off my period a week ago and it's just my left one?

Common but need eval: A common problem and may associate with birth control pills or changes in your hormones during your cycle. The problem is rarely something serious at your age but should be assessed with a visit to your doctor to assess prolactin levels (a blood test), breast exam and possible breast ultrasound that would look for cysts which are common in this situation. More eval if headaches or visual changes. ...Read more

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11 days late for period. Really really sore breasts. Bad shooting pain in left breast. Above nipple. Pregnant? First test was negative. Took 2 days ago

11 days late for period. Really really sore breasts. Bad shooting pain in left breast. Above nipple. Pregnant? First test was negative. Took 2 days ago

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Not pregnant not missed period but really sore breasts and nipples. Had a weird small round ball in left Breast help!

Not pregnant not missed period but really sore breasts and nipples. Had a weird small round ball in left Breast help!

Fibrocystic breasts: Your condition is Mastalgia and can be associated with fibrocystic breast tissue. Fibrocystic breasts have multiple small bumps in each breast. The pain can be worsened by tobacco use, caffeine or chocolate. Often, symptoms can be improved by using ibuprofen, vitamin E and evening primrose oil. There are other reasons for breast lumps, and you should see a doc. Cancer unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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Sore breasts, a sign of pregnancy? My period is another week in a half away. Above the nipple where the breast attach to the chest is really sore on my left breast. It also hurts by the arm pit and back of my arm to the shoulder. But my actual breast does

Sore breasts, a sign of pregnancy? My period is another week in a half away. Above the nipple where the breast attach to the chest is really sore on my left breast. It also hurts by the arm pit and back of my arm to the shoulder. But my actual breast does

Yes,: Yes, breast tenderness can be a sign of pregnancy. Please take a test and if it is negative, repeat the test in several days if you haven't gotten your period. Please be sure that your breast isn't red or has any abnormalities. If you breat pain continues, please be checked by your doctor to be sure your breast doesn't have any abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if it isnot normal to have breast pain (mastalgia) after period?

May or may not be: Many women experience premenstrual mastalgia. However, breast pain may occur at other times of the month also. If you experience breast pain, it should be checked by your health care provider to assure lack of a significant abnormality. If no abnormality is diagnosed then it can be observed or treated symptomatically as needed. ...Read more

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Spotting 2days after period ended. I'm having waist pain breast pain is that normal?

Normal: Breakthrough bleeding or spotting after period is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. Breast pain is typically due to progesterone, but if you feel a mass or lump, be sure to make an appointment asap. ...Read more

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Severe left breast pain never had it before left arm is feels heavy also. What is this??

Severe left breast pain never had it before left arm is feels heavy also. What is this??

Unclear: We can not determine specific causes of pain in individuals without a complete assessment. The next step if to schedule a visit for an examination and testing if needed. ...Read more

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I'm in my early 20's and have had breast pain on the underside of my left breast for about a month. Is it cancer? What could it be?

I'm in my early 20's and have had breast pain on the underside of my left breast for about a month. Is it cancer? What could it be?

Cancer is unlikely: Cancer is unlikely in your age group and rarely hurts. It could be a poorly fitted bra or some other irritant. Are you doing regular self exams? If so, do you feel anything different? It is most likely trauma. You could have some fibrocystic change which is benign and doesn't increase the risk of cancer but does cause pain usually in the 2nd half of the cycle and is made worse with caffeine. ...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 am having intermittent chest pain on my left side. Underneath my left breast. Pain is pretty sharp. Could this be my heart?

I am having intermittent chest pain on my left side. Underneath my left breast. Pain is pretty sharp. Could this be my heart?

Chest pain: Among the many possible causes of chest pain are inflammation of muscles or cartilage, reflux of stomach contents, lung disease and heart disease, the latter two including blood clot in the lung and heart attack. Best to see your doctor for complete examination. Sudden onset of chest pain warrants emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do for left breast pain. Itchiness. Pain down left arm! Help?

What can I do for left breast pain. Itchiness. Pain down left arm! Help?

may be CAD: See pmd. Get fully examined and tested. At your age group CAD comes under consideration depending on your age, sex, habits, cholesterol, fhx. ...Read more

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Left breast pain, itchiness and pain down left arm. What are these symptoms of?

Left breast pain, itchiness and pain down left arm. What are these symptoms of?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a left breast pain 4months, I went to a clinic and underwent mammogram and ultrasound, the result all are normal. And now still in pain. Why?

I have a left breast pain 4months, I went to a clinic and underwent mammogram and ultrasound, the result all are normal. And now still in pain. Why?

Mastodynia: Breast pain is usually secondary to hormonal effects on breast tissue or chest wall pain; favoring the former are cyclic changes in the pain; the latter is most common after menopause & is often activity-related. Considering your age, I suggest decreasing caffeine intake and taking vitamin e and oil of primrose. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about breast pain? I've had the pain in my left breast for 2 days now. Its like a sharp burning pain and only in the nippe and areola area, but if I try to pinpoint it, I can't. If my shirt brushes on it its painful or if I'm just sitt

Should I be worried about breast pain? I've had the pain in my left breast for 2 days now. Its like a sharp burning pain and only in the nippe and areola area, but if I try to pinpoint it, I can't. If my shirt brushes on it its painful or if I'm just sitt

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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24s old - sharp pain under left breast pain under left side under rib hurts and sharp pain about belly button?

Pains: If you can see your primary doctor within a day that should be OK.
If there is any delay please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be examined and labs etc. May be ordered.
The Emergency team will keep an eye on you and also discuss your issue (s) with your doctor.

All should go well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Constant left breast pain swelling itchy deep gnawing lymph node pain in top side of breast whitish discharge what else could be going on besides ibc?

Constant left breast pain swelling itchy deep gnawing lymph node pain in top side of breast whitish discharge what else could be going on besides ibc?

Breast skin cyst: Swelling and beast pain usually associated with fibrocystic disease. This usually from obstructed duct near terminal end at nipple. Node pain never from fibrocytstic disease but other sources of possible infection. Finding whitish discharge probably from infected sebaceous cyst near tail of breast which would explain all symploms- need cyst resection if can be defined. ...Read more

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I'm 19, suffer sever left breast pain with a large vain that goes through boob and branch vains to nipple I hve been referd to breast clinic what mean?

I'm 19, suffer sever left breast pain with a large vain that goes through boob and branch vains to nipple I hve been referd to breast clinic what mean?

Variety of issues: Women with larger breasts often times have visible large visible veins. This may or may not be the cause of your breast pain. However, at age 19 it is unlikely anything serious. They probably sent you to breast clinic to see if this is fibrocystic breast changes or mastodynia (breast pain). ...Read more

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Intermittent left side sternum and left breast pain. Sharp short pain. No other symptoms. Cannot be reproduced. Muscular? Cardiac? Esophagus?

Commonly: I see breast pain patients that turn out to have costochondritis. This is inflammation of the rib joint at the sternum. But you need to have an exam to determine the origin of the pain. ...Read more