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Left breast sore and right breast also?

Left breast sore and right breast also?

Fibrocystic change: The most common cause of bilateral breast pain is Fibrocystic breast change which is present in 90% of women by age 40. It causes soreness which is most noticeable before your period and is made worse by caffeine. This does not increase the risk of breast cancer. The other possibility is pregnancy which also causes breast tenderness. ...Read more

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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Nipple hurting, pain under left breast with no discharge, lump in armpit (right armpit). Advice?

Nipple hurting, pain under left breast with no discharge, lump in armpit (right armpit). Advice?

See your MD: The breast with pain could be just simple fibrocystic disesase, but it should be evaluated. However a lump in the opposite arm pit need to be evaluated, probably a lymph node. You have an infection you arenot aware of, you could have an enlarged node signaling other problems. Please get evaluated. ...Read more

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Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Need in-person eval: These symptoms could be a number of things: cystic changes, abscess, breast cancer. You should contact your primary care doctor and ask to be referred to a breast specialist (breast surgeon). You also need a mammogram and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Pierced nipples for 4 months. Nipple pain at left nipple piercing site and pain in left arm?

Pierced nipples for 4 months. Nipple pain at left nipple piercing site and pain in left arm?

This is concerning: Need to seek medical attention promptly for signs of infection: heat, redness, swelling, purulent drainage, tenderness, pain, red streaking, fever or swelling of underarm lymph nodes ...Read more

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Having mild pain above left breast?

Chest/breast pain: Is it sore to the touch? Might be a breast cyst or pre-menstrual tenderness. It is rare to have cardiac disease at 22 years old, although it does happen. If concerned or it persists and is not tender with pressure, go to the urgent care center for help. ...Read more

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Tender to touch pain under armpit near breast with mild shooting pain under same breast. ?

Pain: Pain in the arm pit most commonly from hair follicle infection or lymphnodal infection. A physical exam would be helpful. ...Read more

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Have pain under left arm and breast?

Have pain under left arm and breast?

Most likely..: Sprained chest wall muscle or rib issue. Try aleve (naproxen). If pain persists, see your doctor! need more info. Is it positional? Does moving make it hurt? Unlikely to be arm or shoulder. ...Read more

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Had breast implants 4 yrs ago getting soreness n pain in left breast?

Had breast implants 4 yrs ago getting soreness n pain in left breast?

Contracture: You may be developing capsular contracture. See your original surgeon to see if that is the case. It could also been unrelated to the implant. ...Read more

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Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

ER now: In case this is heart or vascular related, i suggest you go to the er now. Time is of the essence. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

Infection?: What you described suggests and infection and you should see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. If is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I have swollen lumpy areas under my left armpit and left breast. Shooting pains into left breast and swollen areas. Also pain under right breast, ect.

I have swollen lumpy areas under my left armpit and left breast. Shooting pains into left breast and swollen areas. Also pain under right breast, ect.

See Your PCP: Any swollen lumpy areas in the armpit that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Soreness and discomfort from left side shoulder blade to the side of my left breast?

Muscle problem: at your age muscle spasm can present with symptoms like the one you described. If you are worried about your heart, please see your physician. ...Read more

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Pain in left breast and shoulder?

Pain in left breast and shoulder?

?: Ok, what would you like to ask about that? How long has it been going on, what other symptoms do you have, what history, what triggered this, etc. Can't answer your question as it is written. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade/back radiating to my left breast, left arm, neck. No breast lumps and breast does not hurt when its being touched?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade/back radiating to my left breast, left arm, neck. No breast lumps and breast does not hurt when its being touched?

Pain neck, back: The type of radiating pain you describe is often from nerve impingement (pinching) in the neck spinal area or in the thoracic area. See your doctor for diagnosis. Physical therapy helps. Avoid neck and back strain, heavy lifting most sports for now. ...Read more

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Does angina pain occur inbetweeb breast or under left breast?

Does angina pain occur inbetweeb breast or under left breast?

both: Angina is different in different people and depends on which coronary artery is involved. It can be in the mid chest or under the left breast - or elsewhere. The best delineator is that it often is worse with exertion and relieved by rest (but not always) ...Read more

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What causes squeezing pain in left breast, soreness in both, sore armpits, no fever, with pain down rt side of nose?

What causes squeezing pain in left breast, soreness in both, sore armpits, no fever, with pain down rt side of nose?

Get checked. : While breast tenderness is common and usually not the presenting sign of cancer. The odd constellation of symptoms you describe could reflect heart disease, even a mild heart attack. Please get checked asap! better safe than sorry. Definitely get a breast exam, as well. ...Read more

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Left breast sore and right breast also?

Fibrocystic change: The most common cause of bilateral breast pain is Fibrocystic breast change which is present in 90% of women by age 40. It causes soreness which is most noticeable before your period and is made worse by caffeine. This does not increase the risk of breast cancer. The other possibility is pregnancy which also causes breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Swollen bump under chin to left,tender left breast,sore left nipple with cracks, tingling under left collarbone to nipple cause itch.is it all related?

Swollen bump under chin to left,tender left breast,sore left nipple with cracks, tingling under left collarbone to nipple cause itch.is it all related?

Probably unrelated: The lump under the chin could be an enlarged lymph node or swollen salivary gland and if it doesn't recede within a week or if it increases in size or new lumps appear, get examined by an ENT specialist. Dryness and cracks in a nipple aren't unusual but that and the tingling in the chest appears to be separate issues. Left breast tissue may be congested and hormone related but get checked for it. ...Read more

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The left breast is sore on the side when i touch it?

The left breast is sore on the side when i touch it?

Need to see doc: Unlikely to be a serious problem at 19; however, you should see a gynecologist or breast surgeon. ...Read more

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My left breast feels sore. What are some common causes of that?

My left breast feels sore. What are some common causes of that?

Evalu8 breast pain: Au breast pain should be ecvaluated by your physician with a history, physical and possible diagnostic imaging. There are a variety of causes, mostly benign, but some require needle aspiration or a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Having pain under left breast. Feels sore if touched and is very painful when i come up after bending down for the past month. What could this be?

Having pain under left breast. Feels sore if touched and is very painful when i come up after bending down for the past month. What could this be?

Chest wall pain: This is typical chest wall pain and can be due to inflammation where sternum and ribs meet.Also cled costochondtitis. It can also be due to some trauma like your chest hitting edge of bed or door or while playing around.You can try Motrin or aleve (naproxen) if you are not allergic to it. But if it persists you should have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My left breast is sore to touch, its been that way for a month?

My left breast is sore to touch, its been that way for a month?

Need more info: Male or female? Gynecomastia can be a tender breast swelling in males, usually resolves with time, and would be best to see a doctor for an examination. Breast tenderness in women not uncommon from fibrocystic conditions, and can become worse during the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Left breast is sore on side close to under armpit?

Left breast is sore on side close to under armpit?

Lots of things: Lots of possibilities, including muscle strain, lymph node inflammation, or other. Many groups recommend mammography for screening starting at age 40, you may want to get that done. ...Read more

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Off and on tingling pain in my left breast and sore like nipple what can cause this?

Variety: Sensations like this are sometimes related to menstrual changes. If there is any unusual skin redness or nipple discharge this would be worrisome for an infection of the milk duct. If the discomfort persists, you should see your doctor for an exam and possibly an ultrasound. Keep notes about when the pain started, and what factors make it better or worse. ...Read more

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Left breast is sore with itchy/stinging nipple. Has been this way for a week now. What is going on?

Tough to say: Difficult to speculate without more info. A common cause of nipple irritation in a young woman is a poorly fitting bra especially if athletic/a runner. A rash can also develop on a breast just like anywhere else from an allergy or irritant reaction. There's also menstrual hormonal changes to consider which cause soreness but not so much nipple irritation. Local injury. Infection... ...Read more

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I think i may be pregnant but my period isn't due until the 17-19th. My left breast is sore but the other is fine. Is that normal in early pregnancy?

I think i may be pregnant but my period isn't due until the 17-19th. My left breast is sore but the other is fine. Is that normal in early pregnancy?

No: Serum pregnancy test would not show that you are pregnant till couple more days.Usually both breasts are sore , may be one more than others with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ive been feeling nausea,left breast is sore and vomitting at night for the last 2 weeks,my tummy isnt feeling well and ive been getting headaches?

Ive been feeling nausea,left breast is sore and vomitting at night for the last 2 weeks,my tummy isnt feeling well and ive been getting headaches?

Unprotected?: These can be signs of pregnancy. I suggest that if you are having unprotected sexual intercourse get checked for pregnancy. I would suggest a GYN exam for evaluation of breast tenderness and nausea. ...Read more

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Left breast extremely sore. I'm 6 days late. cramping like my period wants to come in but nothing. appetite has picked up. could I be pregnant?

Left breast extremely sore. I'm 6 days late. cramping like my period wants to come in but nothing. appetite has picked up. could I be pregnant?

Do a pg test.: Check a pg test to be sure, anytime your period is abnormal, in length, symptoms, or timing. Repeat in a week and if negative, and you miss another period, see your doc to find out why. Follow the instructions on the kit, and be sure it has not expired, too. Also, infections can occur, if you are at risk of pregnancy. So get checked for those if your pg test is negative. Practice safe sex! ...Read more

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My left breast is sore, im 22, not pregnant not on period not on borth control, my grandmother died of breast cancer at 60, how do I check for it/what could be wrong?

My left breast is sore, im 22, not pregnant not on period not on borth control, my grandmother died of breast cancer at 60, how do I check for it/what could be wrong?

Not to worry: Breast pain may be a sign of cancer, however, breast pain is far more commonly due to benign processes. Cyclic changes in hormone levels are a common cause of breast pain. If this persists beyond a few cycles, i suggest you see your gyne for a breast exam. Having a 60 yr old g'mother w/breast cancer should not change your risks & at age 20 your chance of cancer is 1in a million. ...Read more

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Im 18 and i lost my virginity about two weeks ago. My left breast has been sore for a while and it has grown a bit. Is this normal?

Im 18 and i lost my virginity about two weeks ago. My left breast has been sore for a while and it has grown a bit. Is this normal?

Maybe: please remember the safe sex procedures you probably learned in high school...or contact Planned Parenthood for help with this.
At your age changes in breast size with some soreness could be quite normal, but I'd suggest scheduling with a family practitioner or NP/ PA experienced in teen sexuality. ...Read more