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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
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
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
"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
What could be the cause of sudden severe breast pain in one breast 4 years after full hysterectomy?
Do you have ovaries?: 1. Blockage of a milk duct -- we make milk every day no matter what, even past menopause. Almost all milk is resorbed in drainage tubes=ducts except when breast feeding. Blockage from dried milk, small infection, or inflammation can cause severe pain as the milk is being pushed against the blockage. 2. 'fat necrosis' - a tiny blood clot that kills a piece of fat (not dangerous) 3. Infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I was 12 I felt a lump in my breast that appeared out of nowhere. I was so scared I just forgot about it for the past 9 years. It has never cause pain and has always been the same size. Now I am just worried it might be something more?
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