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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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Breast pain one breast 5cm lump swollen painful breast very small clear fluid when squeeze nipple which is sore too sounds like cancer right 46yr fema?
No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more
It could be abcess: Or start of one , check it out soon. ...Read more
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
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
I have constant pains in my left breast. Pain is sharp and my breasts have grown abnormally in the past year. No lumps but tender and redness.
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
Breast pain, feel engorged but not pregnant or nursing and my cycle is in 13 days. So what could it be? More pain in one but don't feel lumps.
I have a lump in my rgt armpit that I have had for years i popped it and now there are a few more lumps and a burning pain there with some breast pain?
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
Since weaning my son 6 months ago, I have had lingering breast pain that feels almost like mastitis but never worsens. It comes and goes. No lumps, redness, warmth, or discharge. Some days it hurts under my arm as well, but the pain is not constant.
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