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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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,

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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!

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

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.

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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.

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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 . :).

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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.

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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?

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