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Doctor insights on: Severe Engorgement Of Breast

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Causes of premenstrual breast pain unilateral?

Causes of premenstrual breast pain unilateral?

Uncertain: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, ssri's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period ; pregnancy. Your physician may be able to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause pain swelling in both breasts?

Not usually: Pain in both breasts is usually benign, but like anything else, should be checked out if it persistent. ...Read more

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What's causes breast tenderness and a clear leakage from the breast?

What's causes breast tenderness and a clear leakage from the breast?

Many things.: Caffeine (e.g. Lots of coffee), cysts in the breasts, normal cycle changes, etc.. Can cause breast tenderness. Most leakage/discharge from the breasts is normal. Bloody or pinkish discharge is not normal and warrants further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden severe breast pain in one breast 4 years after full hysterectomy?

Do you have ovaries?: 1. Blockage of a milk duct -- we make milk every day no matter what, even past menopause. Almost all milk is resorbed in drainage tubes=ducts except when breast feeding. Blockage from dried milk, small infection, or inflammation can cause severe pain as the milk is being pushed against the blockage. 2. 'fat necrosis' - a tiny blood clot that kills a piece of fat (not dangerous) 3. Infection. ...Read more

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Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Not usually: Breast pain and nipple discharge are infrequently signs of cancer. Pain may be related to fibrocystic changes or perhaps infection or inflammation. Nipple discharge may be due to a intraductal papilloma, a benign tumor within the duct system (usually near the nipple). You should have a physical exam, and possibly ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is breast and nipple tenderness normal in the first month or so of breast feeding?

Is breast and nipple tenderness normal in the first month or so of breast feeding?

Yes: This is pretty common. Some women get so sore they just give up. Call your local la leche chapter for support and tips on helping the tenderness. ...Read more

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Sensation of milk let down in one breast, not breasfeeding. No other visible change in breast or lump. Is this breast cancer symptom?

Sensation of milk let down in one breast, not breasfeeding. No other visible change in breast or lump. Is this breast cancer symptom?

No: What you described is not symptom of breast cancer, however, you should get it checked out, especially to rule out susceptibility to infection. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Yes: As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released. If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. ...Read more

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What causes breast pain and tenderness in girls?

What causes breast pain and tenderness in girls?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in one breast with minor swelling?


Sudden pain in one breast with minor  swelling?

Please see your GP: My advice is not to ignore such a problem in the breast. There are quite few causes to think about from simple hormonal problem to infection and even cancer. So I would like you to see your doctor for further assessment and management as needed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of constant breast tenderness and soreness?

What are the causes of constant breast tenderness and soreness?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Could regular breast feeding lead to change in size of breasts?

Could regular breast feeding lead to change in size of breasts?

Breasts bigger: Your breast increase in size when you get pregnant so that your breasts can prepare to make milk once you have delivered. After delivery they increase in size even more and they stay large while you are breastfeeding. After you have weaned your baby, your breasts decrease in size and you can often lose a cup size. ...Read more

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Can mastitis increase the risk of breast cancer?

Can mastitis increase the risk of breast cancer?

No : Inflammation of the breast does not increase risk for breast cancer. However, there is a distict type of a very agressive breast cancer that can present like inflammation- a.K.A- inflammatory breast cancer-which is presented with redness, swelling breast with thickening over the skin area over the breast. One has to be very careful enough and not to miss the inflammatory breast cancer. ...Read more

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Could breast cancer manifest as pain below the breast?

Could breast cancer manifest as pain below the breast?

Possible: While pain is not a usual symptom of breast cancer, it is possible. Most breast cancers do no have any symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic breast disease and severe mastodynia..Unbearable ?

Fibrocystic breast disease and severe mastodynia..Unbearable
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Mammogram first: The first step is an exam by your doctor and a mammogram to rule out life threatening problems. If in fact you do have only fibrocystic breast disease there are a variety of options. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin can help some. Vitamin e supplements may help. Primrose oil has been reported to help. Birth control pills can help too to normalize hormone levels. ...Read more

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Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Pain not specific: Breast pain is not specific for breast cancer. Many time breast cancer is not painful at all. Breast pain could be indicative of almost anything - abscess, cyst, mastitis, muscle strain... See your doctor to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Can hardening of the breast and extreme pain can be cancer?

Maybe: If you are breast feeding or just had a baby that will resolve. If your breasts become engorged prior to your period that will also resolve. Having extreme breast pain may mean extreme anxiety. Fibrocystic disease is uncomfortable not painful. You may also be in early pregnancy and need to find out. Otherwise mammogram and getting checked by your doctor is in order. ...Read more