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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

Infection?: What you described suggests and infection and you should see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. If is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health! ...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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I am experiencing nausea (severity: moderate) , vomiting, breast swelling, breast pain (quality: tenderness) and breast tenderness to touch.

I am experiencing  nausea (severity: moderate) , vomiting, breast swelling, breast pain (quality: tenderness)  and breast tenderness to touch.

Can do a preg. test: If any sexual activity in the last 1-3 months, one can do a pregnancy test. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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Left breast sore and right breast also?

Left breast sore and right breast also?

Fibrocystic change: The most common cause of bilateral breast pain is Fibrocystic breast change which is present in 90% of women by age 40. It causes soreness which is most noticeable before your period and is made worse by caffeine. This does not increase the risk of breast cancer. The other possibility is pregnancy which also causes breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness?

What causes breast tenderness?

Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women in their forties tend to be relatively Progesterone deficient, leading to imbalance between estrogen & Progesterone especially late in the menstrual cycle. This produces an estrogen dominant effect which may cause breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Tender side breast, hard lump and pain at side of upper part of armpit?

Tender side breast, hard lump and pain at side of upper part of armpit?

See a doctor : You need to be examined by a physician. Could be an infection or enlarged lymph node. Some breast tumors can also be inflammatory. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast redness and breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump) .

I am experiencing  breast redness and breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump) .

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described is not a sign of cancer, but you should still see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What could cause breast pain on side of breast?

What could cause breast pain on side of breast?

"Mastodynia": Sorting out different causes of breast pain starts with determining if the pain is coming from the breast tissue or the chest wall. Favoring the former includes variation w/menstrual cycle; favoring the latter is relation to activity and post-menopausal state. I recommend that you see your gyne or primary care dr. To help sort thru this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Chest tightness : Left sided chest symptoms are always worrisome, because they make physicians think of heart problems. However, if you are a 23-year-old male, this becomes much less likely. I would strongly suggest you be evaluated as soon as possible by your physician, an urgent care center, or emergency center. ...Read more

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Pain in right side above breast?

Pain in right side above breast?

Normal: It is normal. In most people both breasts are not the same. Most people do not notice the difference. In your case it appears to be more of a problem|. ...Read more

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Are slight nausea and breast tenderness pregnancy symptoms?

Are slight nausea and breast tenderness pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: That being said, many other conditions may cause this combination of symptoms. ...Read more

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Tenderness and pain in brest ovary cancer symtoms?

Tenderness and pain in brest ovary cancer symtoms?

Please clarify: Are you asking if breast pain is a symptom of ovarian cancer? Usually not. Here is a good resource on ovarian cancer symptoms http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness and pain?

Watch the coffee: Besides elevate estrogen levels just before your period or in early pregnancy, caffeine and chocolate can cause breast tenderness. These things can aggravate breast tissue and lead to cysts in the breast. Trauma is a more obvious cause but the good news is that bad things (like cancer) do not tend to be painful. ...Read more

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Sharp pain through right breast mainly nipple area and occassionally on left. Tenderness on chest not on breast?

Possible infection: First, this is common in breastfeeding women, but you didn't indicate if you were. Sharp pains can indicate infection of the nipple or ductal system, sometimes fungal. Over the counter topical fungal cream is worth trying, but if symptoms don't improve or redness develops, you'll want to see your doctor. Chest wall tenderness is usually musculoskeletal and Ibuprofen will help. ...Read more

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Left breast appears bigger than right side. Pinching pain on left side with no lumps.

Anatomically normal: Breast size is always different from right to left normally unless infected. The pinching pain could be a ill fitting bra if the two cups are fitted for the smaller breast and the larger one is getting 'pinched". If that is not a concern, then have a MD examine them to confirm that there is or is not a problem. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to have one sided breast tenderness around areola for 10 days prior to period? Pain resolves with menstruation. Rt side has no pain.

Is it normal to have one sided breast tenderness around areola for 10 days prior to period?  Pain resolves with menstruation.  Rt side has no pain.

Yes, YES!: What you describe is very normal. No law says one breast is equal to the other. Just like we have one side of our face better for selvies than the other! The pain resolves with menstruation, you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more


Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more