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What could cause really bad breast tenderness so you have to wear a bra?

What could cause really bad breast tenderness so you have to wear a bra?

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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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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Having a hard time swallowing food, had a barium swallow test but would like to know what it could be causing the problem? Also have to wear loose clothing or my tummy area get real tender...

Having a hard time swallowing food, had a barium swallow test but would like to know what it could be causing the problem? Also have to wear loose clothing or my tummy area get real tender...

Need : Need more specific information about your health and better description about your inability to swallow to give a list of possible causes. The results of your barium swallow test would also be helpful. ...Read more

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Getting nauseated where I have to eat to feel better could liver lesions I have be a cause of this? If not any idea onwhat else could be causing this

Getting nauseated where I have to eat to feel better could liver lesions I have be a cause of this? If not any idea onwhat else could be causing this

Avoiding fatty foods: Many reasons cause nausea. It is not always from the GI tract. Pregnancy, neurology, ENT infection etc. Eating small meals, avoiding fatty, spicy foods, alcohol. If not improved, need to see your primary care physicians. Blood tests and ultrasound of the abdomen can be done to examine the liver. It is rare that liver would cause nausea alone. ...Read more

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If your nipples and breasts hurt really bad and you suddenly have a craving for something you normally don't, does that mean i could be pregnant?

If your nipples and breasts hurt really bad and you suddenly have a craving for something you normally don't, does that mean i could be pregnant?

Possible: But those are non specific symptoms u should do a preg test that way u know for sure and if it is - and u are still worried can do a blood preg test because if u are on those 3 meds that u wrote all 3 are not compatible with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could there be something else wrong and how can I prevent them? I get yeast infections whenever I wear a pad.

Could there be something else wrong and how can I prevent them? I get yeast infections whenever I wear a pad.

Yeast infection: Vaginal yeast infections can be transmitted by a sexual partner. Wearing the pad may increase warmth and moisture as well as cause enough irritation to make the yeast infection more likely. Check with your gynecologist for advice and treatment. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your nipple stings and you have breast implants?

What could it mean if your nipple stings and you have breast implants?

Sensation can change: After breast implant surgery there can be a temporary decrease or increase in sensations in the nipple. "stinging" would be an unusual description but it is a subjective description. Numbness, tingling and over sensitivity are typical. Symptoms may persist for up to 2 years but usually return to normal. Follow up with your plastic surgeon for reassurance. ...Read more

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I sleep with a bra but only because i need to wear breast pads so i don't leak. What can this be?

I sleep with a bra but only because i need to wear breast pads so i don't leak. What can this be?

??Galactorrhea??: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. Get medical evaluation. ...Read more

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If you sleep with out a bra does that cause your breast to hurt?

If you sleep with out a bra does that cause your breast to hurt?

That depends: Some women (especially w larger breasts or who are pregnant) sleep in bra for comfort. It is recommended that a bra worn for sleep have soft cup w/o underwire or metal clasps. A shelf or cross-over design is recommended. Bras worn for sleep are made from soft materials. Use of improper cup depth can lead to rashes or chafing (due to breast contact against chest wall w trapped sweat). ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes see "floaty" things in my eyes? I wear contacts, but it seems like they're there even when my contacts are out. No pain or irritation; just curious what i could be seeing and whether it's a sign of a potential problem (or that i'm not

Why do I sometimes see "floaty" things in my eyes? I wear contacts, but it seems like they're there even when my contacts are out.  No pain or irritation; just curious what i could be seeing and whether it's a sign of a potential problem (or that i'm not

Floaters: Floaters are thickenings in the vitreous jelly inside the eye. They are common with age, myopia, inflammation, trauma, and other issues. They are benign and do not damage your vision. Rarely, they can cause retinal tears which may require laser treatment. Otherwise, no treatment is needed. In very rare cases, the floaters can become dense enough to block vision and may need surgical removal. ...Read more

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I have a tooth that is sensitive to heat and cold and it also seems to hurt when i bite a certain way. What could cause this?

I have a tooth that is sensitive to heat and cold and it also seems to hurt when i bite a certain way. What could cause this?

Tooth infection: Hot and cold sensitivity are classic signs of tooth neve infection. The solution is root canal or tooth extraction. Get to your dentist asap to prevent a worsening of infection. Hope that helps, dr. Jonathan neman. ...Read more

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I have soreness in my breast and i'm not sure why. Could it be cancer?

I have soreness in my breast and i'm not sure why. Could it be cancer?

Almost never!: Breast cancer does not typically cause pain until it is so far advanced that the tumor is invading into the chest wall. Fibrocystic breast changes or even pain of chest wall origin could be the cause of your discomfort. Your should see your physician to determine the cause of the pain and find the best way to deal with it. ...Read more

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I feel really ill and don't know what to do. Could it be from wearing my new glasses?

I feel really ill and don't know what to do. Could it be from wearing my new glasses?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

In : In a patient who is actively breast feading a palpable lump or cord can be indicative of a clogged duct. This condition is treatable by your physician or lactation consultant. However, if there is an identifiable "vein", your assessment may be correct. Regardless, you should report this to your primary doctor or your ob/gyn physician. Depending on their assessment, an ultrasound can be very helpful to futher evaluate whether it is a vascular issue or breast duct issue. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a bad ear infection. Can it cause you to feel sick and under the weather?

What do you recommend if I have a bad ear infection. Can it cause you to feel sick and under the weather?

Confirm/ treat: You help yourself by having it confirmed as a treatable form of ear infection (some are viral and self heal).Then you follow the treatment plan and use whatever comfort measures seem to help.Finish all medications even if the discomfort leaves quickly and you feel better after half the meds are taken. ...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