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Why do I have milk in breast & time to time my left breast hurts?

Why do I have milk in breast  & time to time my left breast hurts?

Lab testing: If you have milk in your breast not related to a pregnancy, lab testing is indicated. We check the thyroid function and a prolactin hormone level. If those are all normal, the milk is likely due to stimulation of the nipple during sex play, clothes rubbing (like while jogging) or as shower water hits the nipple. ...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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My left breast hurts for about a day already and i squeezed it and some liquid came out. Whats happening?

My left breast hurts for about a day already and i squeezed it and some liquid came out. Whats happening?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. Milk is the most likely liquid discharge. Your doctor should evaluate. ...Read more

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25yrs old - sharp pain on the left side of my left breast. Hurts even if you put pressure on it or massage it.

25yrs old - sharp pain on the left side of my left breast.  Hurts even if you put pressure on it or massage it.

Breast pain : It may be sore from an inflamed cyst. These can get painful depending on where you are in your cycle, or if you have a lot of caffeine in your diet. You can try taking Ibuprofen and make sure you have a properly fitted bra as well. If it isn't better by the next period, you should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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My left breast hurts around the nipple area like it is bruised. What could this be?

My left breast hurts around the nipple area like it is bruised. What could this be?

Breast Pain: Breast pain can be a symptom of infection as well as benign and cancerous tumors. You should seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My left breast hurts like sharp pains and is leaking i just got off my period a week ago and it's just my left one?

My left breast hurts like sharp pains and is leaking i just got off my period a week ago and it's just my left one?

Common but need eval: A common problem and may associate with birth control pills or changes in your hormones during your cycle. The problem is rarely something serious at your age but should be assessed with a visit to your doctor to assess prolactin levels (a blood test), breast exam and possible breast ultrasound that would look for cysts which are common in this situation. More eval if headaches or visual changes. ...Read more

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I have this cough for more than 8 weeks now took a lot of Mucinex (guaifenesin) and had used nebulizer for a week. Now when i cough my left breast hurts. ?

I have this cough for more than 8 weeks now took a lot of Mucinex (guaifenesin) and had used nebulizer for a week. Now when i cough my left breast hurts. ?

Painful cough: It is probably a chest wall strain from prolonged coughing. You should see your doctor though given the long duration of your cough. ...Read more

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My left breast hurts. blood work, 2 ultrasound and diagnostic mammogram all normal. Specialist says fibrocystic but it hurts all month Idk what 2 do. ?

My left breast hurts. blood work, 2 ultrasound and diagnostic mammogram all normal. Specialist says fibrocystic but it hurts all month Idk what 2 do. ?

Multiple causes: Fibrocystic changes are very common in women, and sometimes they can involve only one breast, or a part of one breast. Most doctors recommend a trial of avoiding caffeine first, which helps a large percentage of women. An infection can also cause this, and requires different treatment. Sometimes an operation is necessary. ...Read more

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I have been coughing a lot and now my rib hurts under my shoulder blade and wraps around under my left breast. Hurts to move, cough and sneeze.

I have been coughing a lot and now my rib hurts under my shoulder blade and wraps around under my left breast. Hurts to move, cough and sneeze.

You've got pleurisy: Try taking some dayquil/nyquil combo for now. Ask your dt if s/he would recommend antibiotics and chest x-ray . Take care! ...Read more

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