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Why is my breast so tender to the touch?

Why is my breast so tender to the touch?

Could be hormonal: The most common reason breast are tender are hormonal changes during the cycle. Breast mass or infections could cause a problem also. This requires an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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I have a lump on my left side about 2in below my breast it is soft but tender to the touch and does not move?

I have a lump on my left side about 2in below my breast it is soft but tender to the touch and does not move?

Get it checked: Typically cancerous lumps are hard, painless and does not move around. It is probably a boil or a swollen oil gland called a sebaceous cyst. ...Read more

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I have a shap pain under my breast both left& right& back , its a bit swollen. In the middle of my rib cage theres a ball that is tender to the touch ?

I have a shap pain under my breast both left& right& back , its a bit swollen. In the middle of my rib cage theres a ball that is tender to the touch ?

Go to your MD: This ball that is tender or lump needs to be seen and if needed removed or biopsied or treated if it is an infection like an abscess. I can't see it, and i can't tell. It may or may not have to do with the other pain which also needs to be evaluated. We can't do much help here as we can't do much. Please see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Breast and she said it hurt and was tender to the touch is this breast cancer or what could it be? What should I do?

Breast and she said it hurt and was tender to the touch is this breast cancer or what could it be? What should I do?

Need breast exam: One type of breast cancer can be tender to the touch, but most are initially painless. Most tender lumps are fibrocystic disease, coming and going with menstrual cycle. Still, this woman needs to see her physician for a breast exam -- and also probably a mammogram if this has not been done in awhile. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest above right breast. It is tender to the touch. I have no problem breathing. It hurts worse when I move or stretch. What is it?

Costocondritis: This sounds like inflammation in the chest wall. This can be helped with NSAIDs and heat. If u have any other symptoms such as SOB, nausea, edema , pain going down your arm then be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I have a small hard knot near my nipple. Plus my breast are very sore and tender to the touch. Also they feel fuller, and heavier. But are bigger too.

Hormones?: You should be checked by a physician. The "knot" could be a result of tissue stimulation by a hormonal imbalance. This would also go along with your breast symptoms. This can also occur at certain times of your menstral cycle. That being said, it could also be an infection, or breast cancer. Not to scare you, but you really should have it checked by a physician. ...Read more

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I have intermittent burning sensations in the upper outer side of right breast and my ribs under y right arm are tender to the touch at times. ?

I have intermittent burning sensations in the upper outer side of right breast and my ribs under y right arm are tender to the touch at times. ?

Cause unclear: This could be a number of things. One thing that does jump out is that it is all on the right side. It is mostly in your chest and right breast. This is suggestive of some type of pleuritic irritation or muscular involvement that can be referred. For now I would keep an eye on it and try some advil (ibuprofen) or like med to treat any pain. If worsens see the doc ...Read more