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My breast very painful?

My breast very painful?

Many possibilities: There are many different things that can cause breast pain- from hormone related -especially around your menstrual cycle; infection, inflammation, fibrocyctic disease, certain food like caffeinated beverages etc- also can give you breast pain. You should go to see your gynecologist or your pmd and have a good breast examination. Breast cancer at your age is less likely. ...Read more

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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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Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...Read more

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Sore and lumpy breasts. What it could be?

Sore and lumpy breasts. What it could be?

Breast Pain: Most women's breasts are "lumpy-bumpy" and often hurt just before/during one's menstrual cycle. When this "flies above the radar", we give it fancy names like "mastalgia" and "fibrocystic changes". Some women respond to caffeine avoidance, vitamin e, oil of primrose, or even occasional nsaids. Please discuss your concerns with your gynecologist--they should be able to reassure you not to worry. ...Read more

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What do sore breasts and sore protruding nipples mean?

What do sore breasts and sore protruding nipples mean?

Many things: This could mean a variety of things including hormonal stimulation that occurs with pregnancy, menses, hormonal supplementation or endocrinologic disturbances. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts sore and tender?

Why are my breasts sore and tender?

Breast tenderness: Breasts can normally be tender prior to the period especially if mammary dysplasia(fibrocystic breasts) are present. In the latter case, decrease your chocolate an caffeine use the week prior to your period. ...Read more

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Could it be bad my boobs are really sore and tender?

Could it be bad my boobs are really sore and tender?

It may just be: Due to fluid retention. That can happen prior to your period, during your period or when pregnant. ...Read more

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Why do my right breast feel so heavy, tender, painful and swollen-like?

Congestion: Congestion of breast tissue brought on by hormonal influences around menstrual period is common,but usually affects both breasts equally. It still is likely to be the explanation in your case, but if symptoms don't resolve, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples get hard and hurt very tender?

Nipple pain: There are various reasons for nipple pain - pregnancy, nipple stimulation, infection, etc. More history is needed to determine what's going on. ...Read more

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What do tender breasts feel like ?

What do tender breasts feel like ?

Pain: Pain is subjective. If you have pain and it is unexpected please contact your doctor. Pain is not easily described and there is no list of different kinds of breast pain. ...Read more

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I have tender swollen nipples, very heavy full breast, viens in breast, and fatigue. What could this be?

I have tender swollen nipples,  very heavy full breast, viens in breast, and fatigue.  What could this be?

HCG vs Prolactin: A few possibilities: 1) pregnancy 2) elevated prolactin which is the hormone that induces lactation 3) premenstrual for 1, get a pregnancy test for home use in your pharmacy, 2 your physician can test for this hormone, particularly if you have a discharge or milk coming out of your nipples, and 3 if you are in the last week before your menses. ...Read more

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I have really hard lumpy breasts. Can it be cancer?

I have really hard lumpy breasts. Can it be cancer?

See your MD: If braests are hard and lumpy you must see your doctor, for examination, and possible mamography, if needed futher treatment(s). ...Read more

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I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive and sore nipples. Here you will find many answers on this subject. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/sensitive-nipples. ...Read more

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Puss filled bumps under large breasts? I have very painful bumps under my breasts, what could they be?

Puss filled bumps under large breasts? I have very painful bumps under my breasts, what could they be?

Infection: Pus is a sign of an infection and should be evaluated and treated by your doctor. Don't hesitate as infections can spread an worsen. ...Read more

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Sore and tender breasts and nipples what could that be?

Sore and tender breasts and nipples what could that be?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, pain, 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. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. ...Read more

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Everyday my teeth are hurting, breast heavy nipples sore. What could that be?

Everyday my teeth are hurting, breast heavy nipples sore. What could that be?

Comorbidity: Two unrelated conditions that need to be addressed separately. Rec.: see a dentist for check up, imaging, and treatment. See your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Help! there's white spots on my nipples, tender breasts & very painful?

Help! there's white spots on my nipples, tender breasts & very painful?

See you doctor: Many reasons for tender breasts. The white spots may be cysts. Cysts can be treated, sometimes need excised. Your doctor can guide your treatment. ...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?

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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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I had my last period 12 days ago, trying to conceive, these past 2 days i've had stomach cramps not really painful but mild, tender breasts, feeling like i've pulled my stomach feels bruised. is it possible i could be pregnant ?

I had my last period 12 days ago, trying to conceive, these past 2 days i've had stomach cramps not really painful but mild, tender breasts, feeling like i've pulled my stomach feels bruised. is it possible i could be pregnant ?

Pregnancy test: The benefit of menstrual cycle is also to help estimate the ovulation date. If a female have 26 days menstrual cycle and if 14days is subtracted, one will get day 12 which will represent the ovulation date. Most female can conceive 2days before and after the ovulation date. Conception usually occurs within 24 hours after ovulation. In your case, you can check blood pregnancy test after 7days. ...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

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Painful breasts at area close to armpits.hurts more when touched. I am one month pregnant?

Normal : Very. Normal response. The key is to look for redness and irritation are crusting in the area should be looked into. But some swelling and pain with pregnancy is very normal. ...Read more

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Im on cetazette for ova a year with no problems but from 10th march i benn sick backach painful breasts darking nipples?

Not related : It is unclear what you are asking. If you are asking if these sudden symptoms are related to the birth control pill you have been taking for a year then the answer is probably not. ...Read more

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I am a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago..it's not a soreness it's pain. ..

Get it checked: You have very painful both breasts.You can take over the counter pain meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain.You should get it checked by your Doctor It may be due to fibrocystic Breasts,Hormonal Changes, ...Read more

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Painful breasts and 2 CM mass in left breast. What can I do to remove it?

Eval: Please don't attempt to remove a breast mass yourself. Recommend making an appointment with your physician who can assess and refer to a specialist as appropriate. ...Read more

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If I have white discharge with smell and painful breasts, could I be pregnant?

If I have white discharge with smell and painful breasts, could I be pregnant?

Possibly: If you have missed a period then it is very likely one of the first things to exclude(or include) is pregnancy. Get tested or see your ob-gyn md. ...Read more

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Enlarged, painful breasts. Should I lose weight or just go to plastic surgeon for reduction?

Enlarged, painful breasts. Should I lose weight or just go to plastic surgeon for reduction?

First...: First have your doctor evaluate you to make sure you are ok. Then lose weight to a weight you can maintain long term. At that point, seek a good plastic surgeon if you don't like the way things look . :). ...Read more

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