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Throbbing Breast Pain
I'm due to start my period the very ending of this month.
I have been experiencing severe breast pain/throbbing.
I'm also having lower abd pain.
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
I assume u mean: White breast discharge, u need evaluation as u may have galactorrhea which can be caused by a pituitary tumor in some instances, u need to see your gyn or endocrine so they can draw a prolactin level( no breast stimulation for 48 hrs before) if the prolactin level is elevated then u may need an MRI of pituitary and u will need a breast exam and mammogram. ...Read more
Cyclical breast pain: Cyclical breast pain is believed to be related to the hormone prolactin. Elevated levels of prolactin are associated with breast pain, especially in women with fibrocystic breast disease. Prolactin levels increase right after ovulation to suppress a second ovulation to ensure only one viable ovum is produced at a time. Fraternal twins can result when the system doesn't quite work as expected. ...Read more
Heart problems: If breast pain cannot be reproduced by pushing on the chest, and especially if it occurs/gets worse after exercise or walking up stairs, the problem may be your heart. Tell your doctor about these symptoms. If you have breast pain with sweating, nausea, arm pain or a feeling of pressure or tightness in your chest, go to the closest er or call an ambulance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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