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I have a lump on my bra line you can feel it better if you press down around the area and it is painful?

I have a lump on my bra line you can feel it better if you press down around the area and it is painful?

Well : Can be cyst or abscess a small number of these could be breast cancer. Recommend exam by primary care physician or general surgeon for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more


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I have a lump on my right bra line...hard,not painful 2mm in size immovable, not adherent to skin but to the underlying structures..I'm 21 yrs?

I have a lump on my right bra line...hard,not painful 2mm in size immovable, not adherent to skin but to the underlying structures..I'm 21 yrs?

Chest wall nodule.: It is hard to feel 2 mm lump deep enough, it is probbaly just under the skin may be a cyst, fat nodule, have it checked out. ...Read more

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Small, painful, hard bump on areola. Pain is only dull, and hurts when bothered. Just showed up last night, could it just be an injury from a bra?

Small, painful, hard bump on areola. Pain is only dull, and hurts when bothered. Just showed up last night, could it just be an injury from a bra?

Could be: It could also be a cyst or a developing infection. Warm compresses may help. It should resolve spontaneously in a few days. Things that show up quickly usually resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Can a bad disk in the back where the bra strap is in middle be very painful? I had MRI but haven't received results yet and i keep having pain

Can a bad disk in the back where the bra strap is in middle be very painful? I had MRI but haven't received results yet and i keep having pain

A disk can be bad: At any level from neck to lower back. Thoracic disks can rupture and bulge but this is more uncommon than lower back or neck. Its best to wait for MRI results so you can better know what that shows, (if anything). Even MRI s dont always give the answer. ...Read more

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I have a painful, immovable knot under the skin in between my bra strap an arm pit. It hurts also when I move my arm. Should I get it checked?

I have a painful, immovable knot under the skin in between my bra strap an arm pit. It hurts also when I move my arm. Should I get it checked?

Painful lump bra: hello- yes and mostly because it is causing pain. It could be a benign sebaceous cyst or a lipoma or a lymph node. But its causing pain so and excision biopsy is appropriate. Or see your doc to tell you what it is. thanks ...Read more

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Painful bumpy rash under my breast. Only when I wear underwire bra. Allergy?

Painful bumpy rash under my breast. Only when I wear underwire bra. Allergy?

Possibilities: I agree w the 2 other answers you received. However, direct contact with metal is not common. If the bra is worn out it could expose the underwire. However there is a thick cloth channel surrounding it & the wire is coated in plastic. The underwire can actually break. Yeast infections are not uncommon & excessive pressure from the wire against skin can be problematic. ...Read more

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Painful red bump on my left side near bra line. Extremely painful! picture posted, any ideas?

Painful Red Bump: Please, given the deadly epidemic of drug resistant staph skin infections, get to see your family doctor today. We do not wait on painful red lesions. ...Read more

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Painful birthmark raised no irregular borders checked by derm .. Painful what to do next. On back near bra strap help what to look out for?

Painful birthmark raised no irregular borders checked by derm .. Painful what to do next. On back near bra strap help what to look out for?

Have it removed. : The fact the birthmark is raised and is now interfering with your wearing your bra suggests that you should have it removed after visiting your dermatologist. Otherwise the area may break down and become ulcerated and get more infection and also become a source of infection. ...Read more

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Post bilateral breast capsulectomies. Skin above left breast & right side painful to touch, especially from support bra. What is this & what can I do?

Post bilateral breast capsulectomies. Skin above left breast & right side painful to touch, especially from support  bra. What is this & what can I do?

Possible Mondor"s: At times, veins under the breast become clotted and inflamed after breast surgery, a condition known as mondor's phlebitis. It is self limited and of no significance. You can take aspirin, or allieve, or ibuprofen, and apply heat to the area intermittently for several days. To insure this diagnosis, check with your doctor, especially if the symptoms worsen or don't subside in a few days. ...Read more

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Painful nipples, especially the right nipple. Not worn a bra due to sunburn but why mainly the right nipple (mostly burnt on right shoulder) cause?

Uncertain.: Did you get a sunburn on your nipples? If that was the case - there could be differential burning btwn left & right nipple. If you are not wearing a bra - the pain may be due to friction against your clothing. ...Read more