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What Might Cause Sudden Pain In The Breast
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
See below: Muscular/skeletal (chest wall pain), monthly cycling of hormones causing breast swelling - cyclic mastalgia or fibrocystic breast changes, lung issues (pneumonia, pleuritic, bronchitis), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), mastitis, large pendulous breasts causing stretching of cooper's ligaments, hidradenitis suppurativa, spinal or para spinal disorders. Get checked by your physician. ...Read more
What causes pain in the breast, back and shoulder? Is the most likely cause cancer if i know i didn't do anything to hurt it? Cancer?
May be muscles: Given your age and symptoms cancer is unlikely. You may have a strain in your neck and shoulder muscles, likely the trapezius, periscapular and sternocleidomastoid muscles. These can remain tight, painful & sore for many weeks after overuse. They can cause headaches too. You might want to have a primary care doc check you out. Ice, ibuprofen, gentle stretching & range of motion exercises can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Mastodynia": Sorting out different causes of breast pain starts with determining if the pain is coming from the breast tissue or the chest wall. Favoring the former includes variation w/menstrual cycle; favoring the latter is relation to activity and post-menopausal state. I recommend that you see your gyne or primary care dr. To help sort thru this. Good luck. ...Read more
Breast veins.: Breast veins can become tender for many reasons including irritation and inflammation. Sometimes even a small clot can form in a breast vein. Usually local care including wet heat to the area, ibuprofen and a support bra will help. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation if symptoms do not improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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