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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have a swelling inside my breast and it pains me. Pls what should I do?

I have a swelling inside my breast and it pains me. Pls what should I do?

Breast swelling: Any painful swelling in a breast should be examined by a physician and if a lump is felt that he/she would order studies to evaluate it like an ultrasound and mammogram. You might be suffering from fibrocystic changes - usually a sign of estrogen dominance. I recommend you make an appointment with your gyn doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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After taking postinor, a few days now there's slight bleeding (dark sticky matter?), slight swelling and sensitivity of the breasts. Is this normal?

After taking postinor, a few days now there's slight bleeding (dark sticky matter?), slight swelling and sensitivity of the breasts. Is this normal?

Yes: It's very normal to have these symptoms after taking emergency contraception. It doesn't mean anything about whether it worked or not. So be sure to take a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after. Irregular bleeding may last up to 2 months after taking. Be sure to consider a more reliable form of contraception to avoid future pregnancy scares. ...Read more

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Had small amount of skin removed from breasts after reconstruction and the swelling down. Have sutures and durmabond. How long do I wait to lift weights?

Had small amount of skin removed from breasts after reconstruction and the swelling down. Have sutures and durmabond. How long do I wait to lift weights?

Post Operative Care: It would be advisable to communicate with your surgeon before engaging in strenuous activities. Your surgeon has the most complete knowledge about the details of your operation and is the best person to advise you on any aspects of post-operative care. ...Read more

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My right breast is swelling. Should I have told coach I got hit?

My right breast is swelling. Should I have told coach I got hit?

No: Tell the doctor. Don't let the coach know you're injured until you know the severity because it might result in less playing time. ...Read more

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My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?

My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?

Maybe you need to: Check for pregnancy. If first test negative, then check again in 1 week. It is always good to assume that you may be pregnant, since breast tenderness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Make sure you do not have a lump in your breast that is sore. The new findings regarding vaginal swelling may indicate some infection, so get it checked by healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have reddish skin on both my breasts no heat no swelling no pain and no node swelling just the patches I am 30 with very large breasts?

I have reddish skin on both my breasts no heat no swelling no pain and no node swelling just the patches I am 30 with very large breasts?

Redish skin obreast.: If it is under your breast and the breasts are large, it could be intertrigo, a fungal infection due to moisture under the breasts. Show it to your doctor to get the cream prescribed for it. ...Read more

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Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat. Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs & you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it. ...Read more

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Painless swelling under breast on rib cage?

Painless swelling under breast on rib cage?

Costrochondritis?: If there is a point specific area located over the rib or ribs this is a good bet. If so ice nsaids & 4 peace of mind, c ur pcp. ...Read more

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Is swelling common to have after breast augmentation?

Is swelling common to have after breast augmentation?

Yes: Some degree of “swelling” is to be expected after any type of breast surgery. However, what is “normal” versus swelling related to a complication can only be determined clinically. This is why careful follow-up with your plastic surgeon will be important after the procedure is performed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling last after breast reduction?

How long does the swelling last after breast reduction?

Diminishes in weeks: The first 7-10 days is the worst, then you'll see improvement as weeks go by... ...Read more

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How long after a breast reduction does swelling go away?

How long after a breast reduction does swelling go away?

Swelling BR: Discomfort, swelling and discoloration of the breasts are expected for several weeks. Usually, our patients return to most normal activity within two weeks. ...Read more

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Does having cll cause swelling and pain in one male breast?

Not really.: This would be very unusual. My advice is to be seen by your doctor to figure out what the issue might be. ...Read more

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Breast inflammation swelling. How do I get the swelling down?

Depends why: There can be many reasons why there is swelling.
Infection? Perhaps antibiotics
immune system reaction? Sterioids
hormonal problem? Homoral evaluation and assess cause and treatment.

Local treatment with cool compresses may temporarily help...If not any infection. ...Read more

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Breast augmentation swelling. How long is this supposed to last?

Breast augmentation swelling. How long is this supposed to last?

Decreases in stages: Swelling usually occurs during the first 24-48 hours stabilizing after 72 and decreasing thereafter. Therefore improvements will be seen in stages typically notable at 4 days, then 7-10 ds, then 3 wks, then 3 mos and usually stable at 9 mos. This is related to initial periods of inflammation, followed by fibrosis, & scar maturation with tissue creep/expansion and associated with shape/size changes. ...Read more

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When does most of the swelling go down after a breast reduction?

When does most of the swelling go down after a breast reduction?

Breast Reduction: The major swelling secondary to brest reduction surgery usually settles within the first month but the breasts continue to settle as the scars settle over the next 5-6 months. If patients have had liposuction of the axillary area along with the breast surgery then further adjustment occurs within the first 3 months. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling in breast and also underarm. What should I do?

Pain and swelling in breast and also underarm. What should I do?

See dr immediately: This is not normal and could be very serious.
An exam and mammography need to be done as well as an ultrasound to rule out any masses. The swelling under your arm is most likely a lymph node that filters bad stuff from your lymphatics system. This could be breast cancer so do not wait. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much swelling is normal after breast augmentation?

Not too much: It is normal to have a little swelling after breast augmentation. Make sure that you tell your surgeon if you have significant swelling, pain or bruising as this can be a sign of a hematoma (bleeding around your implant) which needs to be addressed by the surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after a breast reduction does it take before the swelling goes down?

How long after a breast reduction does it take before the swelling goes down?

2 Months: Generally, the majority of swelling after breast reduction surgery dissipates within the first two months after the procedure. However, the breasts continue to “take shape” and change over the course of the first year. ...Read more

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My breast is leaking with heavy pain and swelling. It's never happened before help?

Breast leaking: Breast discharge can be caused by multiple reasons. When pain, redness and swelling are associated it could be caused by an infection or an inflammation, but also other problems could be associated. It is very important to get evaluated by your pcp or gyn provider as soon as possible whatever the cause of this problem might be. It is definitely a problem that needs to be taken care of promptly. ...Read more

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I have a small painful lump on my right breast, that is now swelling. What should I do?

I have a small painful lump on my right breast, that is now swelling. What should I do?

Breast Lumps: Breast lumps can be caused by infection, scar tissue, benign cysts, benign tumors and by cancerous tumors. There are other less common causes as well. You need to see your primary care physician to determine if mammography, breast ultrasound, breast biopsy or referral to a specialist is indicated. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause swelling on the left side jus under breast area with minor pain?

Can constipation cause swelling on the left side jus under breast area with minor pain?

Constipation at guts: Usually constipation occurs in the lower abdominal area by the colon, not by the stomach that is located by the breasts. However, if constipation is chronic from reduced bowel movements/day, it can feel as if one is bloated, and that can be felt in the upper abdominal area. Consult your clinical nutritionist to how you can change or modify your diet to have better bm's, and drink more water too. ...Read more

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My breast are swelling time to time an tender with a green to black looking fluid what coould it be? Could it be dangerous?

My breast are swelling time to time an tender with a green to black looking fluid what coould it be? Could it be dangerous?

See doctor: I'd suggest that you see the doctor, and describe what you're seeing. She may collect some of the fluid for culture and cytology to determine its source and what appropriate management might be. It could be an infection, or even malignancy. ...Read more

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Chest swelling on one side, toward Manubrium (in between breast). Occasionally pops, and when I can't get it to pop it hurts. Female 16....

Chest swelling on one side, toward Manubrium (in between breast). Occasionally pops, and when I can't get it to pop it hurts. Female 16....

? costochondritis: This may be an inflammation of the joint between the sternum and rib which results in pain and tenderness to the touch.? Any history of injury or strain of this area? Try cold applications for a day or two and then switch to intermittent heat. Nsaids like ibuprofen, if you can take them, should help. See your Physician if there is a true lump or if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Pain in breasts & underarms. Discomfort in underarms esp. During periods. Intermittent pain in either breast like a twinge. Some swelling is felt.?

Pain in breasts & underarms. Discomfort in underarms esp. During periods. Intermittent pain in either breast like a twinge. Some swelling is felt.?

Breast pain: This is likely that the breast tissue has extended into the armpit. Have the doctor exam you while you have the discomfort and swelling. S/he can confirm this probability. ...Read more

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Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Not specifically: Breast swelling is not a specific sign or symptom of breast cancer. A breast mass may give the appearance of swelling depending on the size of the mass. Inflammatory breast cancer can cause breast swelling without an obvious mass. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 15 age boy, my breast swelling?

What to do if I'm a 15 age boy, my breast swelling?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. Let your parents know about this. ...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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Why does post surgical breast reduction swelling go up and down so much?

Why does post surgical breast reduction swelling go up and down so much?

Surgery interference: Surgery may interfere with normal processes of fluid drainage and may cause restrictions or limitations in the ways the body's normally treats swelling. Inflammation in the initial post operative period causes marked swelling which can be followed by scar tissue formation that produces swelling lasting 6-9 months. Abnormal or one sided swelling should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Major swelling after breast reduction surery. How long before it reduces?

Few Weeks: The majority of swelling after breast reduction surgery dissipates within the first few weeks after the procedure is performed. However, if patients experience significant swelling, they are best off seeking follow-up with her plastic surgeon who is in the best position to determine whether the swelling is normal or a sign/symptom of complication; provide you with a diagnosis and/or reassurance. ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination, possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy. See your doctor with out delay ...Read more