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I have had radiating right breast pain for 3 days. It starts mid sternum into breast and "through" to back. It doesn't feel cardiac pain. Help?

I have had radiating right breast pain for 3 days. It starts mid sternum into breast and "through" to back. It doesn't feel cardiac pain. Help?

Many possibilities: Low risk for heart. Poss peptic ulcer , a full history and physical should be done . Try otc antacid and see if this offers relief in the meantime. ...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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6 Days of r) side lower breast pain radiating to shoulder. Belch w/ bile. R) side headache. Excessive bloating. Could this be my gal bladder?

6 Days of r) side lower breast pain radiating to shoulder. Belch w/ bile.  R) side headache.  Excessive bloating. Could this be my gal bladder?

Could be: Typically gallbladder pain is in the right upper part of your abdomen just below your rib cage and is made worse by eating certain foods (high-fat foods or cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage cauliflower and brussels sprouts). There are other causes for your pain and should be evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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Right breast pain radiating to shoulder blade area. Family history of breast cancer and personal history of gallstones. Breast feels heavy, full.....?

Right breast pain radiating to shoulder blade area. Family history of breast cancer and personal history of gallstones. Breast feels heavy, full.....?

Think gallstones.: Although you should be always vigilant when it comes to breast cancer, if you have not detected anything like a lump on self exam, breast cancer should be the second thing in this case that you should think of. Gallbladder pain from gallstones has right side pain around that area with radiation to the right shoulder blade area. This can also be why your breast feels full. See your dr. Asap. ...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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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 a change in thyroid medication cause breast pain?

It shouldn't: Particularly if you're on the right dose of brand name T4 replacement and your levels are normal and stable. Severe under active thyroid can elevate a hormone known as prolactin, which can cause breast enlargement, but generally not pain. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more