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I have chest and breast pain, someone help, what to do?

I have chest and breast pain, someone help, what to do?

Medical evaluation: Should help to determine the cause. A treatment plan can't be developed without knowing more about the source of the pain. ...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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How can I tell the whether I am having chest or breast pain? I'm having a hard time distinguishing.

How can I tell the whether I am having chest or breast pain? I'm having a hard time distinguishing.

See your doctor: They can be difficult to distinguish. See your doctor for a thorough physical and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Yes: If the fourth thoracic nerve root is involved, then the breast pain can be a symptom. ...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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Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Could breast pain be caused by bad shoulder?

Maybe: In so far as a bad shoulder could lead to altered use of the pectoralis muscles under the breast, then this might be perceived as breast pain. Go into your doctor for a breast exam. ...Read more

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Getting breast pain and I'm only 19 yrs old!?

Several causes: You can see the doctor for a breast exam and see what the cause is. There are several possibilities. In the mean time you can take a pain medication such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. ...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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Can discharge with bad odor and breast pain be related?

Can discharge with bad odor and breast pain be related?

Uncertain: Whether you have a vaginal or a breast discharge that is malodorous - either need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between breast pain and chest pain?

Chest pain: Breast pain is specific to your breast. Chest pain usually relates to pain caused by chest wall muscles, your heart, your lungs, or related to pain related to swallowing or heartburn. ...Read more

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Breast pain in just one specific spot, should I be worried?

Get checked: Breast pain is nonspecific. It can be normal breast changes as you age or due to menstrual cycle hormonal fluctuations. If it is at one spot it could be a fibroadenoma or a cyst. Rarely it could be infection if you're breast feeding. It would be worthwhile to check with your doctor for a mammogram and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have breast pain that burns what is this associated with?

Need more info: Your symptoms are not specific to any diagnosis but it is a concerning symptom that must be investigated. You could be having anything from cancer to an infection. It is imperative that you see your OB/GYN NOW. ...Read more

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With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

With women over 50 with menopause, what can cause breast pain?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common after menopause. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...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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Any over-the-counter help for someone with breast pain off and on?

Yes but...: First have an evaluation regarding the breast pain by a physician. This likely will include breast imaging to be done such as a mammogram and/or ultrasound. If there is no underlyling lesions of concern, there are a few things to try. This can include a well fitting/supportive bra, daily vitamin E supplementation, and evening primose oil. There is no guaranteed method. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

What is a common cause of breast pain in women going through menopause?

Fibrocystic changes: Fibrocystic changes can occur at all phases of the life cycle.
If you look at my page, you'll find many answers regarding fibrocystic changes and treatments. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breast pain 2 months after donating breast tissue.

Is it normal to have breast pain 2 months after donating breast tissue.

Breast donation????: I'm sorry but I do not know of any procedure or organization that requires harvesting of breast tissue. Breasts are not considered donor site. Please be more descriptive of what you had done to allow appropriate commentary from reviewers. ...Read more

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Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Back and breast pain: There are many possibilities. Time for you to make an appointment with your doctor for a check up examination to find out what is the problem. ...Read more

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Breast pain 6 months after having baby but only breastfed for 2 days. Normal?

No: Any breast issues from the pregnancy should have resolved some time ago. On the positive side, breast pain is generally not considered an ominous symptom. ...Read more