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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

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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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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Check yourself after your period
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Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
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Remember most breast lumps are benign
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My breasts hurt. In teen years now. Is that normal?

My breasts hurt. In teen years now. Is that normal?

Very common: Breast tenderness is common in women and especially girls going through breast development. There are times during the menstrual cycle when breasts may be particularly sensitive. ...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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Perform monthly self breast exams.
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See your doctor immediately if breast lump found.
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Yearly breast exams after age 40 by your doctor.
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Yearly mammograms after age 40.
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Why could my breasts hurt all the time?

Why could my breasts hurt all the time?

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

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