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Doctor insights on: Swollen Tender Breasts

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Swollen breasts nipples?

Bra fit: Too much friction from poorly fitting bras can cause this. If its one side or doesn't improve, you should have it checked out. ...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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What causes swollen brest and tender nipples?

What causes swollen brest and tender nipples?

Many possibilities: There are many potential causes. One may be medication - certain medication may cause this. Another could be due to pregnancy or hormonal shifting. Simple irritation and rubbing from clothing or trauma. However it may be something more serious such as a growth in the brain. Please see your family physician to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that means it could be an infection or inflammation in those areas. I would recommend seeing a physician, specially if you have been sexually active or have any genital ulcer/lesion. I hope you will feel better. ...Read more

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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

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I have tender breasts and swollen. Pregnant?

I have tender breasts and swollen. Pregnant?

Find out: You can find out by taking a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, it is still most likely related to hormone changes in your cycle. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen, tender breasts?

What can cause swollen, tender breasts?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Lymphadenoapthy: Lymph glands can swell and get inflamed during infectious periods or with other medical conditions. If the swelling does not go down after a few days or with treatment of an infection, get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Brest been sore an tender?

Brest been sore an tender?

Antibiotics : You may need antibiotics but it could be another skin problem. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Help! there's white spots on my nipples, tender breasts & very painful?

Help! there's white spots on my nipples, tender breasts & very painful?

See you doctor: Many reasons for tender breasts. The white spots may be cysts. Cysts can be treated, sometimes need excised. Your doctor can guide your treatment. ...Read more

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Sore itchy breast?

Sore itchy breast?

Family practice : Is there a rash or redness present. If yes could be a yeast infection check with your dr if it persists. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts sore and tender?

Why are my breasts sore and tender?

Breast tenderness: Breasts can normally be tender prior to the period especially if mammary dysplasia(fibrocystic breasts) are present. In the latter case, decrease your chocolate an caffeine use the week prior to your period. ...Read more

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Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...Read more

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Are cancerous swollen nodes hard or tender?

Are cancerous swollen nodes hard or tender?

How to tell: Malignant lymph nodes are usually non-tender, may be of any consistency but are usually firmer than other nodes, often stick to surrounding structures, and are simply not normal-feeling. At your age, having cancer announce itself as a node that's not obviously very abnormal is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Tender enlarged lymph node under chin ?

Tender enlarged lymph node under chin
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Probably your friend: I've had one since a strep throat in med school. Different people have big lymphoid outposts in different places. They're there to help you, and only if they are clearly abnormal (huge, rock-hard, stuck to something they shouldn't be) should you consider biopsy. ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy. ...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


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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