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Pressing Breast Pain
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 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
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
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
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
Uncertain: Whether you have a vaginal or a breast discharge that is malodorous - either need medical evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Possible: I suppose that is possible but seems not very likely. ...Read more
If I am now a 35 year old female with a lot of stress. Could this be causing chest and breast pain?
If I have cyclic or noncyclical breast pain, more so in the right breast, could it cause the burning I feel in my side by breast?
Caffeine?: Cyclic breast pain may be due to normal changes in your hormones while non cyclic breast pain may be cause by both hormones and other factors such as caffeine, cysts etc. First do a thorough self breast exam to make sure you have no lesions in your breasts, if you do go see your OBGYN. Reduce caffeine intake, wear a good supportive bra and use motirn as last resort. See your OBGYN if it persisits. ...Read more
What could cause breast pain to come and go every day. It's usually in the same place. Feels like a slight sharp pain. Lasts for a couple mins. Why?
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. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more
I assume u mean: White breast discharge, u need evaluation as u may have galactorrhea which can be caused by a pituitary tumor in some instances, u need to see your gyn or endocrine so they can draw a prolactin level (no breast stimulation for 48 hrs before) if the prolactin level is elevated then u may need an MRI of pituitary and u will need a breast exam and mammogram. ...Read more
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