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Swollen breasts nipples?

Bra fit: Too much friction from poorly fitting bras can cause this. If its one side or doesn't improve, you should have it checked out. ...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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Itchy breasts painful and found a lump?

Itchy breasts painful and found a lump?

Probably all is fine: Itching breasts are usually due to a skin or nerve condition and not breast cancer. Many young women have fibrocystic lumps that aren't worrisome. But the situation should be discussed with a doctor who can take more history and examine your breasts. ...Read more

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My breast very painful?

My breast very painful?

Many possibilities: There are many different things that can cause breast pain- from hormone related -especially around your menstrual cycle; infection, inflammation, fibrocyctic disease, certain food like caffeinated beverages etc- also can give you breast pain. You should go to see your gynecologist or your pmd and have a good breast examination. Breast cancer at your age is less likely. ...Read more

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Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...Read more

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I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive and sore nipples. Here you will find many answers on this subject. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/sensitive-nipples. ...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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Sore itchy breast?

Sore itchy breast?

Family practice : Is there a rash or redness present. If yes could be a yeast infection check with your dr if it persists. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast redness and breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump) .

I am experiencing  breast redness and breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump) .

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described is not a sign of cancer, but you should still see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Lumps in breasts am that hurt when pushed on? ... Hx fibrocystic breasts..

Breast lumps: Breast lumps that are tender with a history of Fibrocystic diseases are likely just that. Typically they vary in size and degree of tenderness with hormone fluctuations, caffeine intake, etc. Unusual lumps or persistent tender areas should be checked to be sure. Also if family history of breast cancer always best to err on side of getting checked. ...Read more

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Help! there's white spots on my nipples, tender breasts & very painful?

Help! there's white spots on my nipples, tender breasts & very painful?

See you doctor: Many reasons for tender breasts. The white spots may be cysts. Cysts can be treated, sometimes need excised. Your doctor can guide your treatment. ...Read more

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What causes swollen brest and tender nipples?

Many possibilities: There are many potential causes. One may be medication - certain medication may cause this. Another could be due to pregnancy or hormonal shifting. Simple irritation and rubbing from clothing or trauma. However it may be something more serious such as a growth in the brain. Please see your family physician to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Sore lump under left breast. Lump feels quite hard and get itchy breasts a lot before lump appeared?

See PCP: Make appointment to see your family physician. At 32 years, cancer of the breast is not common but not infrequent but you must be sure. "all lumps of the breast must be resolved.". ...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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3 weeks of breast pain on top and underarm. comes and goes. Ropy and lumpiness. 75% pain in left breast and 25% in right one. 21yr. Panicking nonstop!

3 weeks of breast pain on top and underarm. comes and goes. Ropy and lumpiness. 75% pain in left breast and 25% in right one. 21yr. Panicking nonstop!

Dont panic!: most things in 21 year olds are not bad and most bad things are not painful. Is it related to your period? Are there certain things that make it worse? What kind of breast history does your family have? These are all things to discuss with your MD. If still concerned he/she can order an Ultrasound to reassure you. ...Read more

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Was told I have hormonal changes that cause breast pain and lumps can this extend to lumpy painful upper stomach and sore ribs?

Was told I have hormonal changes that cause breast pain and lumps can this extend to lumpy painful upper stomach and sore ribs?

It sounds: Like you may have a hypersensitivty, or heightened perception of pain and visceral symptoms. Consider a contraceptive pill but a med for mood and anxiety may help the loose stools, daytime fatigue and the sensation of pain, good luck. ...Read more

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Causes of heavy and painful breasts?

Causes of heavy and painful breasts?

Many possibilities: If this is bothersome for you, it would be best for you to have this evaluated by a doctor. But, some potential causes include hormonal, cysts, or pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do if i'm experiencing painful breasts?

Primrose oil: First you should see your doctor and have a breast exam to rule out anything concerning. However painful breasts are usually a benign condition. Try eating healthy foods, exercising and consider adding evening primrose oil to your diet. ...Read more

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Hard, painful breasts for the past week. What is causing this pain?

Hard, painful breasts for the past week. What is causing this pain?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Take a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in a week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Very painful breasts 3 months after hysterectomy, is it normal?

No, Not normal: You should go see your gynecologist and get examined and find the reason for this pain. ...Read more

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I have swollen painful breasts after unilateral oophrectomy, is that normal?

Unrelated: Pain in breast tissue is usually the effect of excess hormone on the breast duct system. One would not expect that the removal of one ovary would increase the hormone output to effect changes in breast duct tissue to initiate symptoms related to fibrocystic disease. ...Read more

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Painful breasts at area close to armpits.hurts more when touched. I am one month pregnant?

Normal : Very. Normal response. The key is to look for redness and irritation are crusting in the area should be looked into. But some swelling and pain with pregnancy is very normal. ...Read more

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Im on cetazette for ova a year with no problems but from 10th march i benn sick backach painful breasts darking nipples?

Not related : It is unclear what you are asking. If you are asking if these sudden symptoms are related to the birth control pill you have been taking for a year then the answer is probably not. ...Read more

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I am a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago..it's not a soreness it's pain. ..

Get it checked: You have very painful both breasts.You can take over the counter pain meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain.You should get it checked by your Doctor It may be due to fibrocystic Breasts,Hormonal Changes, ...Read more

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Since january I have experienced swollen painful breasts & abdominal pain. I had a hysterectomy may 2013, i kept my ovaries. What is happening to me?

Hormonal changes: The average age of menopause is 51, so at 47 it would still be a little early, but not impossible for these changes to be related to menopause. I would definitely want you to see a doctor though, to make sure that there's nothing serious going on. Typically Progesterone is the hormone that causes breast pain and it could be that your hormones are just 'off'. See a doctor though to make certain! ...Read more

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Painful breasts and 2 CM mass in left breast. What can I do to remove it?

Eval: Please don't attempt to remove a breast mass yourself. Recommend making an appointment with your physician who can assess and refer to a specialist as appropriate. ...Read more

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If I have white discharge with smell and painful breasts, could I be pregnant?

If I have white discharge with smell and painful breasts, could I be pregnant?

Possibly: If you have missed a period then it is very likely one of the first things to exclude(or include) is pregnancy. Get tested or see your ob-gyn md. ...Read more

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Enlarged, painful breasts. Should I lose weight or just go to plastic surgeon for reduction?

Enlarged, painful breasts. Should I lose weight or just go to plastic surgeon for reduction?

First...: First have your doctor evaluate you to make sure you are ok. Then lose weight to a weight you can maintain long term. At that point, seek a good plastic surgeon if you don't like the way things look . :). ...Read more

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I have heavy painful breasts 5 days till a week after period finished, is it normal at my age or is it a hormonal imbalance?

I have heavy painful breasts 5 days till a week after period finished, is it normal at my age or is it a hormonal imbalance?

Mastalgia: Pain in the breasts may suggest hormonal imbalance. But at your age, I would recommend to see your primary care doctor or gynecologist soon for a breast exam and possibly getting a mammogram. ...Read more

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I am on ranitidine at the moment & i've got very itchy armpits (develops at night), itchy & slightly painful breasts. Is this due to ranitidine?

I am on ranitidine at the moment & i've got very itchy armpits (develops at night), itchy & slightly painful breasts. Is this due to ranitidine?

Could be?: These types of medications, especially Cimetidine (tagamet) are know to cause breast tenderness. Itching? I am not so sure about, however, if there is a one on one correlation to taking a medication and developing symptoms, there is a good chance it may be the cause. One can stop and see if symptoms go away and restart and see if they recur? May just want to go to a different med. Ask your pcp? ...Read more

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