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Doctor insights on: Really Painful Breasts

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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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Dear doctors i have had really painful and swollen breasts for the past 6 weeks. My periods became late and irregular suddenly. Pls help?

Dear doctors
i have had really painful and swollen breasts for the past 6 weeks.  My periods became late and irregular suddenly.  Pls help?

Menometorrhagia: How old are you? Is there sudden change in weight ( loss or gain)? Any other disease- lupus etc? When was last time your thyroid hormone levels were checked? Any stresses in life? Answers to all these can help in your management. Go see your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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I fell yesterday, not sure why since i didnt trip on anything, now its really painful under my left breast, how long till it goes away and what happen?

Possible rib fractur: If you fell on your chest and hit your ribs, you may have sustained a rib fracture. If it hurts when touched in a certain spot over ribs and when you breathe deeply, then a rib fracture is a possibility. You can see your doctor for an extra especially at your age. Consider checking your vitamin D level. Take calcium long term. Tylenol as needed for pain. Your doctor will further help further. ...Read more

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Causes of heavy and painful breasts?

Causes of heavy and painful breasts?

Many possibilities: If this is bothersome for you, it would be best for you to have this evaluated by a doctor. But, some potential causes include hormonal, cysts, or pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do if i'm experiencing painful breasts?

Primrose oil: First you should see your doctor and have a breast exam to rule out anything concerning. However painful breasts are usually a benign condition. Try eating healthy foods, exercising and consider adding evening primrose oil to your diet. ...Read more

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Hard, painful breasts for the past week. What is causing this pain?

Hard, painful breasts for the past week. What is causing this pain?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Take a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in a week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Very painful breasts 3 months after hysterectomy, is it normal?

No, Not normal: You should go see your gynecologist and get examined and find the reason for this pain. ...Read more

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I have swollen painful breasts after unilateral oophrectomy, is that normal?

Unrelated: Pain in breast tissue is usually the effect of excess hormone on the breast duct system. One would not expect that the removal of one ovary would increase the hormone output to effect changes in breast duct tissue to initiate symptoms related to fibrocystic disease. ...Read more