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Radiating Breast Pain
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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