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Painful Breast Lumps In Young Women
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
They can be.: A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women with breast cancer do not have breast pain, the presence of pain does not exclude cancer as the cause. Bottom line: a new lump in the breast, painful or not, warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
Was told I have hormonal changes that cause breast pain and lumps can this extend to lumpy painful upper stomach and sore ribs?
See your Dr.: I am assuming you have a primary care physician or gyn serving that purpose. The first step is to go and be examined. Most breast lumps are benign so stay calm but don't put off this examination. Your doctor will probably recommend some form of imaging and may recommend that you see a breast surgeon. I think that would be a good idea and my recommendations for first steps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abscess or cyst: There could be an abscess , pus collection, or a cyst or fluid collection or mastitis or an infection of your breast gland get this checked out with your primary file need an ultrasound to determine if you need something to be drained or biopsied. Do not ignore this. You may also need antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a Doctor: Any new lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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