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Breast Pain

Breast pain is a sharp or throbbing pain in the breast. Fatty acid imbalance, large breasts, hormonal imbalances, underlying cysts, and certain hormonal medications can cause breast pain. Breast pain in males occurs due to a condition called gynecomastia. Identifying the cause helps the gynecologist decide on the treatment. Avoiding hormone therapy and following a low-fat diet can prevent causes of breast pain.

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Kindly suggest treatment for breast pain and cyst with discharge.

Query: Hi doctor,Please suggest treatment for the following complaints such as pain at both sides of the breast on pressure, a small cyst-like structure with whitish discharge through the breast from one month. I have been on past medication Evion 400 mg once daily, tablet Ultracet twice daily, Zevit capsu...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I do not see any reason for you to worry about it. As per the ultrasound report, both breasts and lymph nodes are normal. Let me explain each of your symptoms with possible causes. 1. As you say, with pressure something is profound in the br...  Read Full »

My mother has developed a lump above her breast and below the collar bone. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is ill, and there is a lump above the breast below the collarbone on the left side. It is very sore and red, and the size is approximately 4 mm by 5 mm. She is suffering from pain in the abdomen, which was diagnosed as an ulcer. She can not lift her arm above her head and has a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Robert Hugh Shapiro

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In summary, I would be most concerned that the cause of these symptoms is an infection, with or without cancer being involved. The lump could be an infection that has now possibly spread to the rest of the body, causing fever and possibly bei...  Read Full »

I have pain in my right breast. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old female. Sometimes, I get pain in my right breast for a month. I suspect that I may have a health issue. I am curious to know when it is advisable to start regular breast cancer screenings. I would appreciate guidance on the various screening methods available, inclu...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. I can understand your concern. Breast cancer screening should begin at age 40. A mammogram is the best instrument for this purpose; magnetic resonance resonance may be suggested for people who are at high risk or who have very worrisome lesions....  Read Full »

I am experiencing sharp pain in the area below my left breast and near the rib cage. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. I am experiencing sharp pain in the area below my left breast and near the rib cage. Could it be something serious?  Read Full »


Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query carefully, before any prescription I want to know few things, 1. The exact location of pain? 2. Type of pain like sharp, cutting, and duration of pain? 3. Any previous history of any disease? 4. Hypertension and diabetes? 5. Current medica...  Read Full »

I have severe breast pain with fullness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband and I have been trying to conceive for five months now. The past few months I have been noticing severe breast pain throughout my entire breast and fullness of both breasts from ovulation until the time I get my period. I read that this could be indicative of a hormone imba...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms you have described are the effects given by hormones produced before menses and after ovulation. As you are trying to conceive as well and active sexually, the body tries to respond to that too. Attempts for trying to conceive stimulates and activates hormones ...  Read Full »

What might be causing the painful breast swelling?

Query: Hello doctor,My 68-year-old mother-in-law attained menopause 17 years ago and is not currently taking medication for any condition. However, she has borderline diabetes and elevated eye pressure. Recently, she noticed a large, painful swelling on her left breast with reddened skin, suggesting it may...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your description, there is the possibility of having a breast infection and forming an abscess, so it should get drained. You should visit your nearby surgeon so that it can be examined and guided properly. I hope these su...  Read Full »

Can a cyst cause breast pain and discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two months I have had ongoing right breast pain. It first began as sharp stabbing pain that would last only a few seconds. Now I am getting some nipple discharge and burning sensation. When I spoke with my doctor about it, she said it might happen sometimes. I had some blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Breast pain, nipple discharge and cysts could be due to hyperprolactinemia. I do not see a prolactin level in your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do you have a family history of breast cancer? Do these cysts develop even when you are off the ...  Read Full »

I had pain under breast and armpit following delivery. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, Just had a baby three weeks ago. Three days ago it started to pain under left breast then under left armpit. The pain continued in a part of my arm, then a spot on my neck and then a spot on my shoulder. And I read about heart attack. And I have been under a lot of stress recently. Ki...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unlikely to be a heart attack. This is atypical chest pain. I guess you do not have any shortness of breath. Considering your age group the possibility of heart attack is extremely low. Next, the pattern of pain is not consistent with the heart attack. Heart attack p...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old girl complains of pain under her left nipple. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 years old daughter is complaining of slight pain in the left breast under the nipple. When touched, it feels like something hard muscular around the nipple area. I am a bit concern about whether it is a breast bud or something to worry about. At this stage, it is normal because s...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhuvanthi Rajendran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Chest pain in the majority of girls is nothing to worry about. I would like to ensure if she has developed any other signs of puberty like pubic hair and underarm hair. Also, I would like to know her height and weight. I will guide you further ...  Read Full »

My wife's breast bone hurts, and body itching follows. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has a problem that the GP cannot seem to figure out what her problem is. Her blood results are fine, and her urine test is as well. However, she complains of two things. Her breast bone especially is hurting or aching. When that stops, she gets itching all over her body. One of...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry. Bone pain seems to be due to lack of exercise, lack of proper sleep, sitting in the wrong posture, sleeping in the wrong posture, and deficiency of vitamins and minerals. The itching seems to be due to an alle...  Read Full »

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