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Doctor insights on: Painful Breast Lumps In Young Women

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What can cause painful breast lumps?

What can cause painful breast lumps?

Many things: Cyst in the breast. Fibrocystic change, fibroadenoma, mastitis and breast cancer.
All could cause pain in the breast. ...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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What can I do about painful breast lumps?

What can I do about painful breast lumps?

Decrease caffeine: You most likely have fibrocystic changes. These are common. Try decreasing caffeine (coffee, tea, soda pop, iced tea, chocolate) and lowering stress. You can seek out a breast specialist if there is no relief. ...Read more

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Are very painful breast lumps associated with cancer?

Are very painful breast lumps associated with cancer?

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

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Can too high a testosterone level cause painful breast lumps?

Can too high a testosterone level cause painful breast lumps?

No: Breast tissue are respond to estrogen mainly. Having high testosterone should not do that. Check your prolactin as well. High prolactin can cause breast tenderness. ...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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What should be my first steps if I have a painful breast lump?

What should be my first steps if I have a painful breast lump?

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 more

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What can be done for a painful breast lump?

What can be done for a painful breast lump?

See a doctor: Needs medical evaluation and mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Painful breast cysts will often resolve after your menstrual cycle or can have needle aspiration in the office. But, needs an exam to be sure it is benign. ...Read more

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I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. I'm 16 so what could it be?

I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. I'm 16 so what could it be?

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 more

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Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

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 more

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I have a painful breast lump, 6 weeks post partum. What could cause this?

I have a painful breast lump, 6 weeks post partum. What could cause this?

Infection: You could be experiencing mastitis, which is an infection due to clogging of the milk duct. You should alert your gyn and get a complete breast exam. You may need an ultrasound. Do not delay in contacting your doctors. ...Read more

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I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. Ii'm 16. Could this be serious?

I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. Ii'm 16. Could this be serious?

Puberty: Pubertal gynecomastia may effect the majority of males as the begin their pubertal transition. Most are minimal and last 6m to a year, but occasional longer episodes do occur (1-3yr) spongy glandular tissue directly under the nipple defines the process. ...Read more

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If I got a painful breast lump at the age of 15, could this be breast cancer?

If I got a painful breast lump at the age of 15, could this be breast cancer?

No: A breast mass at this young age is usually a fluid filled cyst or a noncancerous mass called a fibroadenoma.
I recommend seeing a physician or gynecologist for a physical examination. ...Read more

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If I have a painful breast lump, should I go to urgent care or my pcp?

If I have a painful breast lump, should I go to urgent care or my pcp?

PCP: An urgent care center is better-designed to treat emergncies; most pcps have more experience dealing with breast disease. However, if you think you have a breast abscess (redness, swelling, fever, severe pain) and your pcp is unavailable, it is reasonable to seek out immediate attention at an urgent care center. ...Read more

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During PMS and my period I feel a painful breast lump, but then I can't feel it or any pain once my period passes...and then this repeats. What is it?

During PMS and my period I feel a painful breast lump, but then I can't feel it or any pain once my period passes...and then this repeats. What is it?

Beast lump: changes in breast occur in response to the different hormon levels during your cycle. The lump could be a cyst or a fibroadenoma. It's important to have it evaluated by a physician. An ultrasound would be helpful. ...Read more

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What can be causing a painful breast lump and hand/arm pain?

What can be causing a painful breast lump and hand/arm pain?

Coincidental?: It is unlikely that you have one process responsible for both of your symptoms. Pain in your arm&hand should not be caused by a breast lump unless there is (significant) swelling in the armpit, as well. Regardless, any new breast lump warrants physician evaluation. It would be best if you saw your primary care doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What could a painful breast lump in an 18 year old be? Family history or breast and ovarian cancer

Lets review you are : You've noticed a painful lump, how long has it been there? What day of your cycle are you on? Have you had this complaint before? Do you drink caffeine? Is there a family histroy =of breast cancer? Is the area hot? Red? does it involve the nipple or nipple discharge?
At your age, the most likely cause would be fibrocystic disease which can cuase painful lumps especially due to certain foods and c ...Read more

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Tender/painful breast lump that is always on the same place but I feel it more during my period or PMS what could it be?

Tender/painful breast lump that is always on the same place but I feel it more during my period or PMS what could it be?

Maybe a cyst: or adenoma (though these are usually painless). Please tell your parents as this should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Is breast pain common in late 40's ? no lumps and abnormilities.

No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more

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I've got unbearable breast pain with large lumps, is this a sign of breast cancer?

I've got unbearable breast pain with large lumps, is this a sign of breast cancer?

Probably not: But nobody at health tap can give you a "virtual exam" you should visit your gyn or family doc and let him/her determine what to do next based on your history, your family, and your physical findings. ...Read more

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Right breast pain off and on. No lumps. I do take birth control. What are possible causes?

Cysts: It is possible to have cysts that cannot be felt that can cause some discomfort. Sometimes the breast just hurts for no discernable reason. Be sure you mention this to your doctor and that you are up to date on your regular examinations. Evening primrose oil can help with breast pain (mastalgia) ...Read more

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I have breast pain it hurts worse at night when i take off my bra I am 19 I am a 34 c 145 lb and 5 6 I am not pregnant. I feel no lumps please help me?

Sleep in bra: Sounds like fibrocystic changes. I recommend seeing a specialist to evaluate, but, sometimes wearing a supportive bra to bed, will improve those symptoms. While nothing works perfectly, this should help. Evening primrose oils (epo) has, in a few studies, helped breast pain as well. Again, not much science behind the remedies for breast pain, as most resolve without any intervention. ...Read more

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I have right Breast pain for a long time, burning, itching, numbness in arm and tingling in Breast no visible lumps and no discharge what can it be?

I have right Breast pain for a long time, burning, itching, numbness in arm and tingling in Breast no visible lumps and no discharge what can it be?

Steps to follow: Breast mammography first. Then a shoulder MRI and a cervical and thoracic MRI. A professional exam of the breast is also necessary as well as a complete blood work. Then one could get a diagnosis studying all the elements above. Very probable it is the low cervical or thoracic spine. A pain doc will make you well ...Read more

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Rt breast pain/burning when pushing underside of breast, 2 when moving. Starts where pressed goes to nipple No lumps felt or fever, noncyclical. Cyst?

Rt breast pain/burning when pushing underside of breast, 2 when moving. Starts where pressed goes to nipple No lumps felt or fever, noncyclical. Cyst?

Breast pain: Breast pain is often related to weight gain, dietary changes, caffeine intake, poor fitting bras or clothes, breast cysts, fibrocystic tissue and others. Schedule a visit for an examination. Since you are 35 the doctor may also order a mammogram or a breast sonogram to better evaluate the area. ...Read more