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Why is my left breast feel so numb and painful?

Why is my left breast feel so numb and painful?

Breast pain: Abnormal sensation in one breast can be a warning sign of cyst, infection or more serious disease. You need to see a gyn specialist and have a breast exam and tests done. ...Read more

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I have numbness on my right side from under my breast around to my back. What could this be?

I have numbness on my right side from under my breast around to my back. What could this be?

See below: What you are describing is a defect in the sensory nerve of this part of the body. This could be cause by a variety of things, including a pinched nerve, or muscle spasm in your back. Talk to your md and see what evaluation and treatment options are available. ...Read more

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Did you have numbness in your breasts with carpal tunnel syndrome?

Did you have numbness in your breasts with carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: The spinal nerve roots that give sensation to the hand are different than those for the chest. ...Read more

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What would cause an area of the breast to become numb and discolored?

What would cause an area of the breast to become numb and discolored?

Inflammatory brst ca: Inflammatory breast cancer occurs suddenly, with discoloration, pain, numbness, bruising, swelling or itching. Mammograms are often negative-- tumor cells grow in a sheet and don't form a lump. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. If there has been no injury to the breast, a numb discolored area should be seen immediately by a doctor. Ask about IBC. ...Read more

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Symtoms: numbness on rt side adjacent to breast. What's this sound like?

Symtoms: numbness on rt side adjacent to breast. What's this sound like?

Do you have: Impingement from an overly tight bra? Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. Encourage you to take care of your breasts by going to a bra specialty store for a professional fitting ; help w design selection. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. If this does not help, please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a numbness and sharp pain in my right breast is this something to be worried about? What could this be?

Needs Evaluation: Pain and numbness in the breast is very nonspecific. You should see your doctor for a complete evaluation of the problem. ...Read more

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Ddd breasts looking for reduction. 1-1 1/2 yrs had seen dr for arm issues numbness arm freezes so can't use at times. Diag. Cts. Is is due to breasts?

Ddd breasts looking for reduction. 1-1 1/2 yrs had seen dr for arm issues numbness arm freezes so can't use at times. Diag. Cts. Is is due to breasts?

Breast size not: Related to development of carpal tunnel syndrome which is one of the most common hand diagnosis. Sometimes, large breats may play a role in muscular type neck pain and a breast reduction in that instance may help to alleviate neck symptoms ...Read more

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What could cause a spot in my right breast feel numb?

Not cancer: Nothing that is dangerous. Your young for cancer and that's not a presenting sign. It's likely that u are focusing too hard on the issue. Are you concerned about cancer for some reason? Not saying I'm right, go in if concerned, but isolated numb spot over breast is not the presentation of any disease of which I am aware. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Chest pain on the right my breast is numb? Help

Get it checked: Numbness usually is associated with neurological issues. Right sided pain is less likely due to cardiac reason but you need to see your pcp to get it checked and evaluation. ...Read more

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How is the experience with breast reduction? Do people end up with numbness and weird sensations?

How is the experience with breast reduction? Do people end up with numbness and weird sensations?

Some: There can be changes in sensation of the nipples after breast reduction. Most of the time this is not an issue, but it can happen. Most patients notice significant improvement in back, neck and shoulder pain when compared to what they had experienced before surgery. ...Read more

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I got a sudden dull and often sharp pain on my upper right back. Massage, hot shower nor stretches worked. Now my right breast is numb. Is this normal?

Neck nerve roots: Pain with numbness is not normal. You may have spinal nerve root irritation, probably in the neck. Please get an evaluation with a rehabilitation medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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How long will numbness last after breast reduction surgery?

How long will numbness last after breast reduction surgery?

Variably: Numbness is normal over the breast after surgery and gradually improves over time, typically months. Nipple numbness is rare afterwards but can be permanent. ...Read more

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The skin under left breast occasionally goes numb, what could be wrong?

The skin under left breast occasionally goes numb, what could be wrong?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What would cause part of a breast to be numb with covering discolored skin? The area next to it is painful if slight pressure is applied?

What would cause part of a breast to be numb with covering discolored skin? The area next to it is painful if slight pressure is applied?

Must rule out IBC: Inflammatory breast cancer can cause breast pain, redness, swelling, numbness or discoloration. Mammograms are often negative because the tumor cells grow in a sheet and don't form a lump. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. Many doctors have not seen IBC, so bring it up as a possibility when you are seen. Make an appointment right away. ...Read more

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What would cause part of the breast to be numb and the covering skin to be discolored? The area next to it is quite painful if pressure is applied?

Trauma?: The most likely cause is trauma: somehow you contused your breast, it is bruised and numb and perhaps the deeper tissues are injured causing the pain. This could be the case even if you can't recall how/when it might have occurred. However, it is possible it is an unusual presentation of cancer, so I would have my doctor evaluate it as soon as you can. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Normal to have numbness in your breast with carpal tunnel syndrome?

Normal to have numbness in your breast with carpal tunnel syndrome?

Cts: No. Typically causes numbness in thumb, index, and long fingers. Ache in hand and possibly firearm/arm. ...Read more

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I have a pain on left side under breast, difficulty to breath sometimes and get numbness of left arm. What could this be?

I have a pain on left side under breast, difficulty to breath sometimes and get numbness of left arm. What could this be?

Could be: Coming from your heart, so see a doctor. Or it could be a lung problem such as infection or pulmonary embolus. Don't take any chances, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I just started feeling numbness on the left side of my body....left side of chin, neck, breast, arm, etc. What could it be from?

Get Going!!: I see this question was submitted 23 minutes ago. Still have that numbness? Then get someone to take you to an ER for a detailed evaluation. NOW. Especially if you are over 50. And take one aspirin on the way, if you have any. Don't drive yourself. If the numbness has gone away, take an aspirin, then go to the ER. This may be a warning shot for stroke. I don't want to scare you, just guide you. Go! ...Read more

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Breast pain constant IN RIGHT Breast, numbness and tigling no visible lump how do I know if I have an invisible lump very sacred?

Breast pain constant IN RIGHT Breast, numbness and tigling no visible lump how do I know if I have an invisible lump very sacred?

Ultrasound would hel: Hi Lisa,

It is very common for women to have breast pain as the breasts are hormone sensitive organs. Pain is rarely a sign of cancer unless in the late stages. At your age I would lean toward fibro cystic breasts. An Ultrasound of the breast can help determine if there is a cyst or not. Remember that if there is a cyst this does not mean that there is a problem. ...Read more

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42, female w small breast. Normal mammogram last week exp. Random tingling, numbness, heaviness in right breast. Seeking cause & treatment?

42, female w small breast. Normal mammogram last week exp. Random tingling, numbness, heaviness in right breast. Seeking cause & treatment?

Clinical Breast exam: If not already done, a clinical breast exam (cbe) done by your doctor is the first step to find the cause. Since your mammogram is normal, I doubt that we will find anything obvious to explain the cause of your breast symptoms, so visit your doctor for cbe; if it is normal, then I would not worry about anything else and treat this discomfort with a mild pain medicine like 2 tabs of tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. ...Read more

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I am 25 wks pregnant and recently I have been having this tingly numbness under my breast along the inside of ribcage. What could cause this?

I am 25 wks pregnant and recently I have been having this tingly numbness under my breast along the inside of ribcage. What could cause this?

Uterine pressure: The uterus is growing rapidly and pushing up the intestines, and stomach under your rib case (breast).Try lying on your opposite side to see if the numbness is relieved. If not, call your treating OB MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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about a year now ive been experiencing bad chest pain under my breast that wraps around to my back its burning and tingling pain often gets numb.

about a year now ive been experiencing bad chest pain under my breast that wraps around to my back its burning and tingling pain often gets numb.

Get examined: I'm worried you've got a spinal or bony/spinal process that is irritating the nerve from your back, which wraps around to under your breast. It could be arthritic, or even a growth, among many other possibilities. Doesn't sound life-threatening, but needs more evaluation. Get well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

Chest pain: It might due to your t1-3 thoracic nerve root irritated if the pain is sharp, burning, radiating and the pain increased with skin irritation. If the pain is dull, and you feel heavy of chest, you need see your family doctor to have cardiac check. ...Read more

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Recent breast pain (pulsating pinch/poke); one and only one time sudden numbness and cool sense in back; could this be related?

Recent breast pain (pulsating pinch/poke); one and only one time sudden numbness and cool sense in back; could this be related?

Rib: Sounds like you could have rib dysfunction. If you doc rules out breast disease, see a DIctor of Osteopathic medicine or a chiropractic physician to check your ribs ...Read more