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Could use expert help with why the sides of my breasts hurt?

Could use expert help with why the sides of my breasts hurt?

Many Possibilities: Could be due to size of breasts - large breasts may be more painful, especially if not supported with a good bra. Possibly related to mass, cysts, diet, poor nutrition... See your doctor or breast surgeon for evaluation. ...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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What are the possible reasons to why my breasts hurt on the sides to the touch?

What are the possible reasons to why my breasts hurt on the sides to the touch?

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

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Why do my breasts hurt when i lay on my side? Could it be cancer?

Why do my breasts hurt when i lay on my side? Could it be cancer?

Breast pain : Is not a common complaint for cancer, but it is worth getting an exam, and possibly a mammogram if you have not had one this year. ...Read more

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I've got headaches, backache, stomach aches on right side left and top.Breasts hurt a little, bleeding for an extra week this month, tested negative?

I've got headaches, backache, stomach aches on right side left and top.Breasts hurt a little, bleeding for an extra week this month, tested negative?

See you Ob/GYN: Please go to see your ob/gyn sometimes the tests are negative for pregnancy but you can still have retained tissue in your uturus, or an infection. ...Read more

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Why do my breasts hurt?

Why do my breasts hurt?

Mastalgia: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, ssri's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period ; pregnancy. Your dr can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why do my breasts hurt when i touch them?

Why do my breasts hurt when i touch them?

Tenderness?: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. The breasts may be more tender at those times. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Why do my breasts hurt in the morning all the time?

Why do my breasts hurt in the morning all the time?

Are your breasts: Particularly large or heavy? Some women (especially those with larger breasts or who are pregnant) sleep in a bra for comfort. It is recommended that a bra worn for sleep have a soft cup without underwire or metal clasps. A shelf or cross-over design is also recommended. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my breasts hurt at the end of the day?

Why might it be that my breasts hurt at the end of the day?

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

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