Pain In Breast

Various causes such as hormone fluctuations, fibrocystic changes in the breast, breastfeeding, breast surgery, smoking, and some medications can cause pain in the breast. Breast pain does not necessarily increase your risk of getting breast cancer.

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Based on the ultrasound report, kindly let me know the reason for my sister's breast discomfort.

Query: Hello doctor, My sister, aged 38 years, married with two kids, has got an ultrasound done as she was having discomfort in her breasts for a few days. Could you please guide me as to what the ultrasound indicates?   Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. However, I need to know a few things. Since when is she having this discomfort? Does she have any discharge through the nipples? Is there any relation with her periods? Does the discomfort increase or decrease during periods? Has she got her...  Read Full »

HPT was negative two days back. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been 27 days since I missed my periods. My last period was almost two months back. I was feeling sick and slight spotting was noticed for three days. I had breast pain for more than eight days, but now the pain has reduced. 19 days back doctor said follicle is observed. So, peri...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your problem. If follicles were observed 19 days back then you still have time for period to occur. Did you take any hormonal pills? If yes then breast pain and late period may be due to that. You should wait for another week. If still no periods a...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having pain in breasts?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old, and I am not sexually active. I have pain in the breast on both sides. It got started before few days, and my left breast has got changed in texture close to my nipple. It is too sore. The breast pain is not constant. It happens when I wake up, when I run or when I pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many possible causes for having breast pain. Hormonal fluctuations related to menstruation or pregnancy are often responsible for breast tenderness. Having some degree of swelling and tenderness just before a period is reasonable. The common causes of breast p...  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 of...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have breast pain during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am three months pregnant. I am having breast pain, for which my doctor prescribed Pregcert 200 SR and Duphaston 10 mg. Is it necessary to take this? Is not breast pain normal during the first trimester of pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, breast pain is quite normal in the first trimester. If u do not want to take too many medications, talk to your doctor about stopping these. What will help you is a support brassiere. Get one with a good fit and observe how you feel. It should neither be t...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe breast pain after every ovulation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and my LMP was on 21st of last month. My periods usually last for five days, and I take Triolmezest 40 for hypertension. After every ovulation (10th day), I have severe breast pain till the periods start. I just have sore breasts and no other problems. I took Py...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to do a breast examination and a breast scan to rule out any fibroadenoma. This generally causes pain in breasts especially nearing cycles. Consult a gynecologist or a surgeon personally for an examination. You may also try evening Primrose supplements t...  Read Full »

My left breast starts paining when I lay down on my left side or while stretching. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I felt pain under my left breast seven days ago, and when I examined it, the pain was on the bone under my breast. I do not think the pain is continuous, and it starts when I lay on bed left side or when I do things that require stretching. I also have hypot...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you. This type of pain which occurs only on stretching or laying on one side, is common with multivitamin deficiencies. So I will advise you on medications to increase vitamin levels in your body. ...  Read Full »

Is breast cancer a reason for pain in my breasts for a few months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early teens and my both breasts have been hurting since I have taken the first COVID shot.The pain comes and goes throughout the day and it has been there for a few months now. There is a harder tissue and lump, exactly the same in both breasts.My breasts have been of the same ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out.Breast cancer is completely out of the question because you are too young to have it; and secondly, it does not occur symmetrically in both breasts so stay away from breast cancer thoughts.As per your desc...  Read Full »

I feel small ball-like lumps inside both the breasts. What to do now?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have had pain in both breasts for two years. I feel small naphthalene ball-like lumps inside the breast. I consulted a local physician and did a USG of both the breasts, and no lumps were reported. My pain has not reduced. I still feel the lumps. What to do...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely, from what you mentioned, you have a benign condition called fibrocystic disease. The management is according to the stage of the disease. I suggest; 1. Wear a soft bra. 2. Ibuprofen as a painkiller. 3. Oral contraceptive pills like Gynera. Consult ...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for pain in the outer side of my breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female, who weighs 130 lbs and 5.3 feet tall. For about 12 days, I have had consistent pain in the outer side of my breast up through my armpit. I have a tingling and slightly numb feeling in my left arm. I did not injure it, as far as I am aware. It started suddenly...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know few more details about your problem: Was there fever before starting of pain? Any local redness or raised temperature above the area of pain? Any history of lifting heavy weight or doing excessive gym workout before starting of pain? In these 12 days, is th...  Read Full »

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