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Doctor insights on: Painful Lumps In The Breasts

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Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts: Caffeine is known to contribute to fibrocystic breast symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I get painful lumps in my breasts right before my period? They go away afterwards

Why do I get painful lumps in my breasts right before my period? They go away afterwards

Hormones: Many women have breasts that feel lumpy, thick, and tender, especially right before their periods. These symptoms are called fibrocystic breast changes. They may also be called cyclic breast changes, because they come and go with your menstrual cycle. Fibrocystic breast changes are normal and benign, and can occur with hormonal changes that occur during your cycle. ...Read more

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I have had painful large lumps in both breasts for almost 15 years?

I have had painful large lumps in both breasts for almost 15 years?

Have these lumps: Been evaluated? If not, medical evaluation would be prudent. ...Read more

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What would cause painful lumps on ribs under breast?

What would cause painful lumps on ribs under breast?

Costochondritis : The joints between the ribs and sternum (breastbone) can be swollen and sore. Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) helps. ...Read more

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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

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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