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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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Tender/painful breast lump that is always on the same place but I feel it more during my period or PMS what could it be?

Tender/painful breast lump that is always on the same place but I feel it more during my period or PMS what could it be?

Maybe a cyst: or adenoma (though these are usually painless). Please tell your parents as this should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Low abdomen has been bloated&hard for almost a week. Today pain shooting down my left leg. Tender/painful right breast. No energy.

Low abdomen has been bloated&hard for almost a week. Today pain shooting down my left leg. Tender/painful right breast. No energy.

Go to your MD: This could be something serious for your abdomen to be tender balloted and hard. There is a host of causes to large for a 400 character site so please see you doctor asap if you don't have one go to an ER ...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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A week before my period comes I get painful, sore & tender breasts. I know it's a common PMS symptom. Can I treat or prevent it?

A week before my period comes I get painful, sore & tender breasts. I know it's a common PMS symptom. Can I treat or prevent it?

Management,,,: Likely the best way to deal with this is to manage it. A wide range of things can be done. To start with, diet and exercise, like reducing salt and caffeine might help. Also, especially here, anti inflammatory meds like naproxen or ibuprofen could help this pain. Oral contraceptives/birth control pills could also help here to balance out the hormone swings. You can see your Dr. To be sure. ...Read more

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Was told I have hormonal changes that cause breast pain and lumps can this extend to lumpy painful upper stomach and sore ribs?

It sounds: Like you may have a hypersensitivty, or heightened perception of pain and visceral symptoms. Consider a contraceptive pill but a med for mood and anxiety may help the loose stools, daytime fatigue and the sensation of pain, good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago..it's not a soreness it's pain. ..

I am a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago..it's not a soreness it's pain. ..

Get it checked: You have very painful both breasts.You can take over the counter pain meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain.You should get it checked by your Doctor It may be due to fibrocystic Breasts,Hormonal Changes, ...Read more