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I feel breast tenderness on the left breast. But the ultrasound is normal. What can be the issue?

I feel breast tenderness on the left breast. But the ultrasound is normal. What can be the issue?

Hormonal fluctuation: Many times breast tissue becomes more sensation during hormonal changes and fluctuations that can coincide with your period ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Your breasts may provide the first signs to you that you are pregnant. Women's breasts often get extremely tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. These changes are preparing you for breastfeeding. The size may increase throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is important to wear a bra that fits and supports your breasts throughout your pregnancy. Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will darken early in pregnancy. By weeks 12-14, you may start leaking colostrum from your breasts. Colostrum is a fluid made up of water, proteins, minerals, and antibodies that you will feed your baby for the first few days ...Read more


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I have pain and tenderness in the left breast and pain in my left shoulder blade area. Can these be symptoms of cancer?

I have pain and tenderness in the left breast and pain in my left shoulder blade area. Can these be symptoms of cancer?

More than likely NO!: Actually the pain could be a problem in your shoulder that maybe radiating into both places. Feel around your upper chest and back to find a super tender area. Apply constant pressure and if the pain get worse or goes away that is a trigger points which is a "sore" in the muscle. Heat, stretch and massage. Now...Get your mammogram and be seem by your primary doc. I like acupuncture! ...Read more

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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I noticed a tender lump in my left breast right near my armpit on the top left side. What can this be?

I noticed a tender lump in my left breast right near my armpit on the top left side. What can this be?

Hard to tell.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a burning feeling in my left breast, also firmness, swelling and tenderness. I am 50 years old?

I have a burning feeling in my left breast, also firmness, swelling and tenderness. I am 50 years old?

Infection: I would suspect "mastitis" an infection of the breast tissue.But some breast cancers act like an infection or inflammation.Please see a dr. Soon. ...Read more

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29 y/o f w/dull ache under left breast. If i press on the area it is very tender &feel like its on my heart for a few weeks. What could this be?

29 y/o f w/dull ache under left breast. If i press on the area it is very tender &feel like its on my heart for a few weeks. What could this be?

Pain: Underneath breasts there could be moisture and more prone to fungal infections. It could be more tender and painful. You need physical examination. Consult your md. ...Read more

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So my left breast is bigger then the other and they been tender for 2 days. My period suppose to start today and it haven't came on. What is the cause?

So my left breast is bigger then the other and they been tender for 2 days. My period suppose to start today and it haven't came on. What is the cause?

Several things: It is not uncommon for the breasts to enlarge and become painful right before your period. This is often due to fibrocystic changes.It may just be starting but could come monthly. It resolves after your period. However, one thing to consider with enlarging breasts and no period is pregnancy. If this is a possibility, get a pregnancy tesr. ...Read more

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I have extreme soreness and tenderness to the touch on my left side, near and under my left breast.. There is no rash or noticable irritation on the s?

Possibly shingles: If there is no bruise there, it could be shingles, which often begins with pain (the rash comes later). It could also be a bacterial infection, but that is less likely if there is no noticeable redness or "firming" of the skin in that area. See your doctor asap, because if it is shingles, the sooner you start treatment, the better the result. ...Read more

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