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I am getting a pricking pain in my left breast. It only happens periodically. There is no pain when I lie down.?

I am getting a pricking pain in my left breast. It only happens periodically. There is no pain when I lie down.?

See a breast: Doc for an exam and you may need a breast ultrasound or mammogram depending on how old u are and what the doc thinks, sometimes it could be from something under the breats so go for an exam. ...Read more

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I am getting a pricking pain in my left breast. It only happens periodically. There is no pain when I lie down.?

I am getting a pricking pain in my left breast. It only happens periodically. There is no pain when I lie down.?

Breast exam: After 40 an annual mammogram and breast exam are recommended. If you are not up to date schedule a visit to get this done. Any new breast symptoms should be evaluated by an exam ...Read more

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I have persistent pain in left breast burning in sensation, somehow pain in armpit, left side of back, left arm and pricking pain medial to left breast?

I have persistent pain in left breast burning in sensation, somehow pain in armpit, left side of back, left arm and pricking pain medial to left breast?

Complicated case: It looks like you are having a neuropathic pain from the distribution of your pain. In any case your presentation is a bit concerning and advise you to see your family doc so that you can get the assessment and treatment. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have painfull prick-like pains in my breasts?

I have painfull prick-like pains in my breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. 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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What causes pinching pains across the chest? 5 second pricks above the breasts, below the collarbone. Mostly direct in center of chest. PCP says heart OK

What causes pinching pains across the chest? 5 second pricks above the breasts, below the collarbone. Mostly direct in center of chest. PCP says heart OK

Likely harmless: The type of discomfort that you describe is not characteristic of any significant cardiovascular disorder. One most often does not find a specific cause, and hunting for a cause is usually frustrating. Anxiety can certainly play a role. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing sore and itchy breasts for a week or so and now have a red pin prick rash on one of my breasts can anybody help please?

I've been experiencing sore and itchy breasts for a week or so and now have a red pin prick rash on one of my breasts can anybody help please?

Hydrocortisone cream: I would first try a Hydrocortisone cream for a week followed by a review of all oral and topical medications or creams used as well as avoidance of sun exposure. If this does not improve in 7-10 days, I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red pin prick dots on boobs. Father has genetic breast cancer. Should I be worried?

Red pin prick dots on boobs. Father has genetic breast cancer. Should I be worried?

If it is skin change: And away from nipple, it is probably not cancer. But you are probably at higher than average risk of breast and other cancers, so speak with your doctor about risk modification. ...Read more

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I have fibrosis cysts in my breasts and I feel prickly pain around my breasts. Is there something wrong?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the prickly heat rash beneath my breasts and on my inner thighs?

Baby oil: The wettness from your sweat causes dry, irritated skin. Apply baby oil everyday. This will protect your skin from the wettness. You can also place kleenex under your breasts and change them frequently. ...Read more

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Breast pain with burning, feel movement in breast occasional yellow discharge, itching and prickly sensation all in right breast?

Breast pain with burning, feel movement in breast occasional yellow discharge, itching and prickly sensation all in right breast?

May be infection: All signs mentioned by you about right breast suggest that a lump in breast which could be due to infection. There may be collection of pus and yellow discharge is the result of that. You should see the doctor and get right breast examined and receive treatment soon ...Read more

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I recently changed birth control, and 3rd month taking it, my boobs started hurting. A prickly kinda hurt. They hurt 24/7. do I have breast cancer?

I recently changed birth control, and 3rd month taking it, my boobs started hurting. A prickly kinda hurt. They hurt 24/7. do I have breast cancer?

Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you have breast cancer. If your symptoms continue, you should consult your doctor for change to a different pill.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? Numbness and tingling all over, prickly Breast pain in right Breast that comes and goes and numbness, tingling in right hand

What is wrong with me? Numbness and tingling all over, prickly Breast pain in right Breast that comes and goes and numbness, tingling in right hand

Need an exam: I'd recommend seeing a live doctor in office with an exam to answer this. Maybe a primary doc, internist, or neurologist can comment better but this sounds very non-specific to me. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Prickly right breast, numbness in arm very tired, pain in right breast and armpit (weird feeling) no lump or discharge?

Prickly right breast, numbness in arm very tired, pain in right breast and armpit (weird feeling) no lump or discharge?

See doctor: Several things could be causing your symptoms: a plugged up milk duct in your breast, an infection (mastitis), etc. Are you breastfeeding? Do you use any birth control method, if so what? It would be best to have your doctor examine your breast and perhaps order a sonogram of the breast to see if a cause can be found. ...Read more

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Prickly pain stabbing burning in the breast right only and pain in armpit and numbness in right hand?

Recommend seeing: A physician. This could be a number of things. This can include nerve irritation from the neck causing the pain and numbness. Another cause could be a brachial plexus related neuropathy. This could be from injury or a mass exerting pressure on the brachial plexus. Do you have any masses in the armpit of upper out quadrant of the breast? Safest recommendation is a physical exam by doctor. ...Read more

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Lack of energy, always tired, moving sensation in right breast, prickly feeling and pain in breast and armpit what can be wrong?

Breast: Although breast cancer is uncommon in a 26 year old woman, this certainly must be considered in light of a breast lump and discharge. Other possible causes are breast pain that comes and goes with the monthly cycle, large breasts that pull on the ligaments of the breasts or even chest wall muscle pain. Chest wall pain is often 1-sided, burning and occurs from overuse of those muscles. ...Read more

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Pain in the right breast and armpit only like prickly no lump or discharge pimples on nipple went to doctor and said its nothing serious but worried?

Second opinion: If you're worried, why not get a second opinion. Yours is the type of problem that can really only be addressed with a physical exam, so not really going to be able to tell you definitively over the internet what the pain in your breast is due to. Commonly, hormones are the #1 cause of breast pain. But why not see another doctor for 2nd opinion so you can rest more easily. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Lots of itching between my breasts and pricking sensation what may be the cause?

Lots of itching between my breasts and pricking sensation what may be the cause?

Intertrigo: You may have intertrigo where one surface is rubbing against the other due to heat or perspiration. Occasionally it can be caused by a fungus and itching can occur. An anti fungal might be in order. ...Read more

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Does gas or reflux give a pricking sensation on the breast?

Does gas or reflux give a pricking sensation on the breast?

Heartburn: Pain originating from your esophagus (food pipe) or from the lining in your lungs or heart may cause knife-like pain in your chest, under your breast. If the pain is actually in your breast then this is not from gas, but something in the breast itself like an infection, like mastitis, or an inflammatory mass, or if you've had implants in your breast there may be related to healing if soon after. ...Read more

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Dear Dr I wonder whether breast canser transmitted by needle pricking the one that use for testing blood sugar from female to male? Tx alot

Dear Dr I wonder whether breast canser transmitted by needle pricking the one that use for testing blood sugar from female to male? Tx alot

No, it cannot.: Breast cancer cannot be transferred to another person via a needle that was used to check blood sugar. In fact, it's generally quite difficult to transfer cancer from one person to another, unless they are very immune compromised.
That being said, needles should never be shared due to the risk of transferring infectious diseases from one person to another, like hepatitis. ...Read more

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I have a pain of my left side includes breast and arm and sometimes middle and ring finger. Burning and pricking in nature.

I have a pain of my left side includes breast and arm and sometimes middle and ring finger. Burning and pricking in nature.

Exam: You need to see your family doctor for a thorough workup. Chest xray, blood work, and exam. Breast pain can be from tissue (fibrocystic disease), muscle attachments, or ribs (intercostal neuralgia).
Pain down the left arm should be evaluated for cervical disc herniation. If there is weakness in the arm, and changes in sensation, MRI should be obtained. ...Read more

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How should breasts feel?

Feel soft: Breast tissue on exam in a lying down position with the breast being examined, having the hand behind the head and the opposite hand being used, should move around the breast in a clockwise position. L the breast should feel like lumpy oatmeal. A lesion in the breast would feel like someone dropped a stone into the lumpy oatmeal. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts lopsided?

Why are my breasts lopsided?

More glands and fat: One breast formed more glands (allowing for more milk engorgement) and fatty tissue, so ended up bigger than the other. If a woman's breasts were always equal in the past, and one recently got bigger, she should have the doctor examine the breasts to be sure that there is not a more serious problem going on, such as a tumor. ...Read more

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My breasts are shrinking. Why?

My breasts are shrinking. Why?

Breast: If you find your breast shrinking, you've likely either lost weight or your estrogen levels are falling, perhaps from going off the pill or impending menopause. If you're seeing shrinkage and none of those apply (especially if you also have hair loss, acne, and facial hair), consider being tested for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and see your doctor. ...Read more

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How come my breasts keep changing sizes?

Changes breast size: Breast scan change size due to fluid retention. This can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more