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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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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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