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Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast.Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast.Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Breast Ache (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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If my right breast aches, is that indicative of breast cancer?

If my right breast aches, is that indicative of breast cancer?

Breast pain is a: very common and non-specific symptom. It can be associated with many conditions. See you doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does my breast ache all the time?

Why does my breast ache all the time?

Fibrocystic: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands respond to hormone changes and can form small cysts. These can be painful and usually come and go with the periods. Reducing caffeine consumption may lesson the tenderness as well as taking 400-800 iu of vitamin e. ...Read more

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If I am now 18 years old .My breast aches when i touch it .Is this normal?

If I am now 18 years old .My breast aches when i touch it .Is this normal?

Depends on timing: Many women experience breast fullness/tenderness associated with menstrual cycles (your period). If you have periodic tenderness that is then better for weeks at a time, this might be the cause. I assume you are neither pregnant nor breastfeeding. Those could also cause this. If you have persistent tenderness in one area and have not been injured, it may be a good idea to have it checked at md. ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast ache when wearing my bra?

What to do if I have breast ache when wearing my bra?

Get a bra fitting: Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. Up to 85% of American women are wearing incorrect bra size. The professionals at a specialty bra store can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. It is worth the effort. ...Read more

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How long does breast aches associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast aches associated with mastitis last?

Depends on cause.: Infectious mastitis (and the pain associated with it) resolves as the infection is treated with antibiotics. However, some mastitis is hormone-related and occurs each and every month with menstrual cycles, or can occur when oral contraceptives (hormones) are changed. Recurrent mastitis can aslo be seen in breast feeding mothers, which is a combination of the two issues above. Every woman is unique. ...Read more

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How long does breast aches associated with breast abscess last?

How long does breast aches associated with breast abscess last?

Healing: Depends on factors of size of abscess, means of treatment such as an open wound, how long it takes to heal, if the infection tries to recur, any medical factors such as diabetes, etc. It may take several days to a few weeks. If it is not improving as you feel it should be, contact your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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