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Stinging pain under left breast. I'm male.

Stinging pain under left breast. I'm male.

Needs to be checked: At your age any pain in in left chest needs to be checked.It may be due to chest wall pain, due to gastro esophageal reflux, cardiac pain or from the lungs. Only way we can say what it may be from by taking a detailed history, doing comprehensive physical exam and if indicated doing imaging tests, blood tests, ekg etc. So get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Weak, constant breast pain burning, stinging and pain in breast, numbness and tingling, constant magraine, always tired and always in pain?

Weak, constant breast pain  burning, stinging and pain in breast, numbness and tingling, constant magraine, always tired and always in pain?

Complex: First, you need "adequate" tests. If something can be seen to explain your symptoms then you (and your doctor) will be much more satisfied. "Adequate" is tricky - doesn't mean "do everything" but does mean look with reasonable thoroughness. If tests negative and symptoms chronic then stress biology a common answer. Chronic stress heightens pain response and causes many other nerve symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Check yourself after your period
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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It's a sharp stinging pain. Mainly in one breast. It happens when I lay on heat or randomly throughout the day. I am a 26 year old female with no chil?

It's a sharp stinging pain. Mainly in one breast. It happens when I lay on heat or randomly throughout the day. I am a 26 year old female with no chil?

Breast exam: Certainly call for a breast exam and breast ultrasound. Avoid any heavy under-wire bras and examine your own breasts regularly for any lumps or bumps. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
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Remember most breast lumps are benign
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Is stinging and pain in your breast a sign of cancer. ?

Is stinging and pain in your breast a sign of cancer. ?

It can be.: Most people who i see in my practice for evaluation of breast pain do not have cancer. Nevertheless, breast cancer can cause pain, and any new symptom that persists warrants clinical evaluation. I recommend that you schedule an office visit with your primary care physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Chest discomfort ; feeling in throat ;few days ago stinging nerve like pain along breast/chest/rib areas. any help greatly appreciated. thanks.

Chest discomfort ; feeling in throat ;few days ago stinging nerve like pain along breast/chest/rib areas. any help greatly appreciated. thanks.

Atypical chest pain: At your age probably not from the heart. The causes to be considered are pleuritis, pericarditis that is lining of the lung or heart irritation. Esophageal spasm, costochondral irritation, muscular pain etc, etc. Need more detailed history and exam so that you could be helped ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Perform monthly self breast exams.
monthly
See your doctor immediately if breast lump found.
once
Yearly breast exams after age 40 by your doctor.
yearly
Yearly mammograms after age 40.
yearly
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I have a stinging pain right above my left breast almost to collarbone it is painful. What coud it be?

Left chest pain: Could be coming from your heart, so you should see a doctor. Another possibility is lung problem. But it could also be coming from the breast or from chest wall. Best to be safe, so go see a doctor. ...Read more

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