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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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Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Is breast pain normal during menopause?

Yes: In the months/yrs leading up to menopause (the end of menstrual periods) our hormones fluctuate to higher highs and lower lows than they did when we were younger. These surges of estrogen can cause breast fullness and tenderness. Seek medical care if pain persists past a few days each month, or if pain is one sided. Get mammograms as recommended (yearly after age 40). ...Read more

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I have chest and breast pain, someone help, what to do?

I have chest and breast pain, someone help, what to do?

Medical evaluation: Should help to determine the cause. A treatment plan can't be developed without knowing more about the source of the pain. ...Read more

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I have breast pain that burns what is this associated with?

Need more info: Your symptoms are not specific to any diagnosis but it is a concerning symptom that must be investigated. You could be having anything from cancer to an infection. It is imperative that you see your OB/GYN NOW. ...Read more

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Is breast pain common in late 40's ? no lumps and abnormilities.

No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more

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Is breast pain around periods normal?

Is breast pain around periods normal?

Breast pain: Tenderness common around that time. If pain severe or persists, consult your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Does masturbation in women leads to breast pain?

Should not: However, no 2 people are the same. Thus, it can, if you get breast pain if ; when you masturbate. ...Read more

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What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

Breast mass: See your regular physician or gyn, have an exam. Based on the exam further testing will be ordered. Many breast masses are benign, but still may need biopsy. More concerning lesions on mammography and or biopsy, should be seen by a cancer surgeon and an oncologist. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy sharp breast pain?

Not normal: Could be many different things , call your OB now u need an evaluation and will prob need breast studies if the pain is coming from your breast and not somewhere else like below your breast. ...Read more

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Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Perhaps: By the time you experience breast tenderness, your urine pregnancy test should be (strongly) positive. ...Read more