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When I Drink Beer My Breasts Hurt
? non-alcoholic?: If there is ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol in the product I could consider it harmless. The near beers that have low amounts in the product are still a danger. Any alcohol will cross easily into the BM & one of its byproducts is formaldehyde, sometimes uses as an embalming agent. ...Read more
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
Drank 5 beers. Next morning sore/tender breasts. Happens very time I occasionally drink. No relief until I start my period. Concerning?
Alcohol concern: The concern is with your alcohol use and secondarily with your breasts. Excessive and expansive alcohol use is a known risk factor for breast cancer thought to be related to increased estrogen production. Once the period comes the estrogen levels fall relieving the pressure of breast fluid accumulation. This condition should alert you to consider a change in your "lifestyle" and "consumption". ...Read more
Please explain relative risk. For instance, "alcohol use increases breast cancer risk by 12% for every daily drink." What does that mean exactly?
Not sure: The incidence of breast cancer has remained fairly fixed for the past 50 yrs. The rate is about 1 in 7 developing the tumor which is the same in all countries exposed to the mouse with the MMTV virus. In Australia where there are mouse plagues the rate changes to 1 in 3 during the plague. Alcohol, when reducing immunity if taken in excess can enhance certain cancer such as oral squamous Ca. ...Read more
Can I drink a couple beers 3 weeks after a vaginal delivery, tubal ligation, and me partially breast feeding? If so, how long do I wait to bf again?
No: I am always worried when someone, after a serious procedure, and particularly in your case when you are breast feeding, are so focussed on wanting (needing?) to drink that they ask this question. Breast feeding is good for you and your baby (bonding, antibodies to the baby, better nutrition etc.), and women who are breast feeding shouldn't drink (maybe a glass of champagne at a wedding), not more. ...Read more
After drinking a few beers, the next morning, my left breast tissue feels very bruised and tender, pain, my back feels very sensitive, like sunburn?
See your doctor: If you have fatty liver, I strongly suspect you are drinking more than a "few, " - or that term means something else to you than it does to me. If you have a fatty liver, you should not be drinking any alcohol at all. Whether the fatty liver is from obesity or drinking alcohol, more alcohol will only make it worse, and can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. See your dr. ...Read more
Is it common to have pain under right breast from drinking beer throughout the day? Is this pain heartburn? I am 36 and my dad jut died of cancer.
33 yo. Left breast pain. Aprx where bottom of bra and up to cleavage. Ribs sometimes. Normalu/s. Hurts all time. Worse if push onnit possible cause?
Fibrocystic: It could be fibrocystic disease of breast or cause by cooper`s ligaments or costocondritis. ...Read more
Bad bras?: Could be as simple as poorly fitting bras. Try to go to a store that will do a good bra fitting. ...Read more
Breast pain: Mastodynia or breast pain can have variety of causes. Most commonly, hormone fluctuations can cause pain. Fibrocystic disease can also be painful and related to hormonal levels. Less common reasons include infections or inflammatory conditions. In older patients (ie. In the fourth decade of life or greater) an advanced cancer can be painful. See your physician for a good history and physical. ...Read more
Breast exam: I suggest an examination and consider any new bras which may have caused irritation. Certainly consult a physician. ...Read more
Breast pain: Hi, thanks for the question. I can't provide suggestions for the cause of your symptoms without asking further questions and obtaining more information. ...Read more
I pushed out a heavy refrigerator to clean under it and now the sides of my breasts hurt...Could I have pulled a muscle?
Muscle strain: It sounds like you strained the intercostal muscles (between the ribs)under the breasts. ...Read more
I sweat on and off all night. My breasts hurt all the time. I can't sleep much. I'm moody. Very emotional. I feel bloated. The list goes on! : (?
Be examined: Symptoms as you have described can be caused by pregnancy, thyroid disease or other hormonal imbalances. A physical examination with appropriate testing would be valuable if your pregnancy test is negative. ...Read more
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?
Breast pain: Mastodynia =medical word for breast pain. This could be from a variety of reasons. Some women have cyclical pain related to hormonal changes from their cycle, some have benign non cancerous reasons (fibroadenomas or multiple infections). Of course- what most people are worried about is breast cancer. Cancer is typical a painless mass that is found on exam or via mammogram. See a physician. ...Read more
Breast tenderness.: Breast pain can be from many reasons. The most common is the tenderness that fluctuates from the menstrual cycle. This is a normal process and not worrying. If you notice pain in one breast and not the other, then this could be a sign of cancer, infection, or other worrisome process. If you are worried, you need to go see a doctor for an exam. Don't forget your yearly mammograms! ...Read more
Sore breasts: Sore breasts (mastalgia or mastodynia) are usually very sensitive to hormone changes, manipulation, caffeine, chocolate and a few other ingested items. Limiting caffeine, etc., good breast support to decrease mechanical stimulation (e.g., movement with exercise), even sleeping in a bra can help. Use of "the pill" and Ibuprofen for pain associated with "fibrocystic breasts" can both be helpful. ...Read more
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