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Tenderness and pain in brest ovary cancer symtoms?

Tenderness and pain in brest ovary cancer symtoms?

Please clarify: Are you asking if breast pain is a symptom of ovarian cancer? Usually not. Here is a good resource on ovarian cancer symptoms http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer/symptoms-and-signs. ...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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Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Yes: In the months/yrs leading up to menopause (the end of menstrual periods) our hormones fluctuate to higher highs and lower lows than they did when we were younger. These surges of estrogen can cause breast fullness and tenderness. Seek medical care if pain persists past a few days each month, or if pain is one sided. Get mammograms as recommended (yearly after age 40). ...Read more

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Does breast pain signal breast cancer?

Does breast pain signal breast cancer?

Not common: Breast pain although can be part of presentation of breast cancer- however, it is not a common sign of breast cancer. Many things can give breast pain including- cyclical changes ( hormonal changes related to period), hormonal imbalance, fibrocystic disease of the breast, inflammation, infection/abscess, caffeine, trauma, large breast size with a poor bra support etc, all can give you breast pain. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Breast pain tablets?

Breast pain tablets?

Nothing magic: Sometimes nsaids such as Ibuprofen may help. Limiting caffeine helps for some women. If the pain is severe and dramatically increases before menses prescription medication may sometimes be helpful such as bromocriptine. ...Read more

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Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Is breast pain associated with  inflamitory breast cancer?

Symptom: It can be a symptom of such, but it is more common a symptom of several other conditions. Get an evaluation to be sure of what is causing any breast pain. ...Read more

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Pain: Generalized pain is serious. You should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.

Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.

Hormones screwed up: The out of balance hormones cause the other problems and are first . The underlying problem may be toxins the are causing the entire set of problems. ...Read more

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Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read more

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Causes of premenstrual breast pain unilateral?

Causes of premenstrual breast pain unilateral?

Uncertain: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, ssri's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period ; pregnancy. Your physician may be able to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?

What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?

Most common: Is pregnancy. All of those symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. You may also need to check your prolactin level and other hormones that can cause lactation, which includes breast tumor though weight gain and vaginal discharge are not commonly associated with tumor. You need to see your healthcare provider to help you find the answer. ...Read more

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Is breast pain called mastalgia?

Is breast pain called mastalgia?

Breast pain: Yes. Also, mammalgia or mastodynia.

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Breast pain after menses mean i'm pregnant?

Breast pain after menses mean i'm pregnant?

No: If you just had your period then you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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What causes cyclic breast pain?

What causes  cyclic breast pain?

Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle affect breast tissue, usually causing increased tenderness in the premenstrual phase. For those with fibrocystic breasts, other factors like caffeine use may also play a role in breast pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

I am experiencing  pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

Painful Menses: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Brown discharge after menopause, breast cancer taking aromasin (exemestane) and have lower back pain ?

Brown discharge after menopause, breast cancer taking aromasin (exemestane) and have lower back pain ?

Let gynecologist: Know because sometimes brown discharge can be older, deoxygenated blood. Although it could be benign- don't expect bleeding after menopause. Take care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea (severity: moderate) , vomiting, breast swelling, breast pain (quality: tenderness) and breast tenderness to touch.

I am experiencing  nausea (severity: moderate) , vomiting, breast swelling, breast pain (quality: tenderness)  and breast tenderness to touch.

Can do a preg. test: If any sexual activity in the last 1-3 months, one can do a pregnancy test. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Not usually: Breast pain and nipple discharge are infrequently signs of cancer. Pain may be related to fibrocystic changes or perhaps infection or inflammation. Nipple discharge may be due to a intraductal papilloma, a benign tumor within the duct system (usually near the nipple). You should have a physical exam, and possibly ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more