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What does it mean if your left breast starts tingling on and off everyday?

What does it mean if your left breast starts tingling on and off everyday?

Pinched nerve.: You are pinching a nerve, somewhere between your spine and your breast. It could be many things, a pinched nerve in your back, or the nerve itself or nerves may be irritated a virus such as shingles. You need a good neurlogical examination. I would see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I am 56 yrs old and i can feel a little tingling pain in my left breast. What could this be?

I am 56 yrs old and i can feel a little tingling pain in my left breast. What could this be?

Maybe Chest Wall?: Sorting out different causes of breast pain starts with determining if the pain is coming from the breast tissue or the chest wall. Favoring the former includes variation w/menstrual cycle; favoring the latter is relation to activity and post-menopausal state. I recommend that you see your gyne or primary care dr. To help sort thru this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing tingling and burning, like I'm thawing out, in my left breast and the pain is simultaneous with that same side on my shoulder blade?

I am experiencing tingling and burning, like I'm thawing out, in my left breast and the pain is simultaneous with that same side on my shoulder blade?

It can be serious: depending on your age and medical history, you can be at risk for having heart problems. Call your doctor right away if the pain persists; in which case, getting a cardiac work up should be an immediate next step. Other causes such as trauma, inflammation, and infection can occur in this setting but these are not as urgent. Let you doctor know nevertheless. ...Read more

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

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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Pain under left breast for 2 months now it hurts when i press on it sometimes i get pain in left arm can feel tingling in fingers sometimes?

Pain under left breast for 2 months now it hurts when i press on it sometimes i get pain in left arm can feel tingling in fingers sometimes?

See doctor: You should get this checked out by a doctor since there appears to be some sort of nerve involvement at the left side of your body. If you were much older, i would have looked for a cardiovascular problem. ...Read more

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48 hours ago tingling burning along tops of both breasts.Woke up last night with entire left breast burning and tingling. Doc says heart ok.Thoughts?

48 hours ago tingling burning along tops of both breasts.Woke up last night with entire left breast burning and tingling. Doc says heart ok.Thoughts?

Mastitis?: You might have mastitis - an infection in the breast .Do you have fever? Discharge? Tenderness to touch? Has there been any recent trauma? Overly tight clothing? If you're not improving, you should be examined. ...Read more

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I have sharp 5 second pain in my upper part of my left breast towards my shoulder. I have constant pain in my shoulder and tingling in my arm and hand?

Shoulder area pain: This sounds like you have some shoulder area issue causing a nerve impingement syndrome with resultant tingling in your affected upper extremity that is innervated by the nerve. Start warm compresses to the neck and shoulder, try NSAIDS to decrease inflammation and call your Dr. for an appt. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Hav weird tingling sensation above my left breast,next to the collar bone which travels 2 the tip of my nipple and makes it itchy.wen I pres its bettr?

Hav weird tingling sensation above my left breast,next to the collar bone which travels 2 the tip of my nipple and makes it itchy.wen I pres its bettr?

Tingling breast: Look up Dermatome chart. This shows you the areas of you body and which spinal nerve innervates the skin. sounds like a compression at the cervical-thoracal level on your left side. May want to see a neurologist for diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more

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Constant fear of mi.Doc says heart ok.Ekg holter ok.Tops of both breasts tingled yesterday.Woke up today to entire left breast burning tingling.Ideas?

Constant fear of mi.Doc says heart ok.Ekg holter ok.Tops of both breasts tingled yesterday.Woke up today to entire left breast burning tingling.Ideas?

Heart likely OK.: Although burning sensations in the chest and tops of breasts can be a symptom of coronary artery disease these should be accompanied by either ekg changes or changes in cardiac enzymes etc. If these are all negative then, i would feel comfortable that the heart really is ok and then, work with your doctor to look for other causes to your symptoms such as medication, thyroid, or B12 problems, . ...Read more

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What would cause burning tingling pain in left breast? Pain covers entire breast. Doc says heart is ok.

What would cause burning tingling pain in left breast?  Pain covers entire breast. Doc says heart is ok.

Mastitis?: You might have mastitis - an infection in the breast .Do you have fever? Discharge? Tenderness to touch? Has there been any recent trauma? Overly tight clothing? If you're not improving, you should be examined. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left breast. I have no other symptoms except that sharp pain. Ive had it for two days now. What could it be?

If you can: reproduce the pain by pushing on the area it is most likely costochondritis which is inflammation of the rib and cartilage junction near the sternum. It can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Im a 42 year old woman hurting under left breast and in middle of back. Is this just symptoms of age?

Im a 42 year old woman hurting under left breast and in middle of back. Is this just symptoms of age?

Difficult to say: Unless you have particularly large breasts, the breast pain and back pain are most likely unrelated. Persistent breast pain warrants evaluation by a physician with a history, examination and possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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This is the first time this has ever happened. on/off pain in bottom left breast. no other symptoms. been going for an hour now. what is this?

This is the first time this has ever happened. on/off pain in bottom left breast. no other symptoms. been going for an hour now. what is this?

Other symptoms?: Do you have other symptoms? does it come with activity? You are young so chances of it being your heart are small, but if it comes with activity, and causes dizziness, rapid heart rate, irregular heart rate, light headedness, shortness of breath, have it checked out. ...Read more

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Am 39years old.Past 1 week my left breast pains when i lie down.Pain lasts fr few seconds .Is there symptom for breastcancer?

Am 39years old.Past 1 week my left breast pains when i lie down.Pain lasts fr few seconds .Is there symptom for breastcancer?

Cancer not cause: Breast cancer does not present with pain, especially not the type of pain you are describing. I assume you are doing regular self exams. Is pain premenstrual? Do antacids or otc stomach medicines like Prilosec help? Does pain only come on when resting flat? See your provider to sort this out. Without history & exam it is hard to give further advice. ...Read more

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My mom has a pain under her left breast that feels like pins. What should I do the has reoccured over the last three days and I am not sure she has no other obvious signs or symptoms

To : To be safe your mom should see her doctor. This may just be muscle pain however a cardiac (heart) cause needs to be ruled out. If the pain is intense with any other symptoms like shortness of breath, heart racing, nausea, sweating etc, then she should be evaluated in the emergency department. All the best. ...Read more