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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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 sa... Read Full »
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 yo... Read Full »
I have been suffering from pain, itching, and tenderness in the right breast. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor,I have itching and tenderness in the right breast. I assumed it was hormonal. However, it became very painful throughout the day, and the tissue under the nipple was hard. I have been applying hot compresses and taking the tablet Advil for the pain, which has seemed to help, but the are... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Can you send me a detailed history of all your reports and medications? The pain could be due to trauma or internal injury. The pain, itching, and tenderness can cause fever as well. Check for temperature as well.... Read Full »
Why am I experiencing a pinching pain in the right nipple area, and is it IBC?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a pinching pain in my right nipple area for over a week. It happens if I rub my nipple in a certain way or if something hits it. So I searched online, and IBC (inflammatory breast cancer) came up in the search, and I panicked. Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I do not think there is anything to worry about. While rubbing, the pinched pain in the nipple area looks like a benign nipple problem. It has no connection with inflammatory breast cancer; usually, inflammatory breast cancer means more... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Why is my breast paining while breastfeeding?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe pain in breast while breastfeeding. The pain is present only in the right breast while feeding. My son is 24 days old and I had started feeding since day 3. From then, I have been suffering from this pain. Though it is painful, I am still feeding him. Please advic... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the specific site where you get the pain. Is it in and around the nipple or is it deep inside? If the pain is in and around the nipple, then it is most likely due to faulty technique while feeding. These are the instructions for proper breastf... 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 hypoth... Read Full »
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. Meanwhile, ... Read Full »
Does breast pain with blisters indicate herpes zoster or inflammatory breast cancer?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 38-year-old female. I got an all-clear BIRADS-1 on the breast ultrasound taken before 40 days. I got a pain in the outer bottom edge of my right breast before seven days. It became a burning pain that remained focused on that area. I thought that it was related to my cycles which we... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer the following questions, which will give an idea regarding the nature of the illness. 1. Please mention whether the skin lesions look like fluid-filled blisters. 2. Does the burning pain radiates toward the back? 3. Please mention whether you took any n... Read Full »
Is breast pain along with some small bumps in armpit a matter of concern?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I am suffering from breast pain for a year. The pain is present only on the left breast. I consulted a surgeon and took a scan. it showed fat necrosis and lymphadenitis on the left side. The doctor told me that it seems to be cyclic pain and prescribed a Vitamin E ta... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need some detailed information. Please mention your marital status and mention the number of children you have. I need your scan report to see the exact condition. Please attach some photographs. As per the concern, you have a probable diagnosis of cyclical mastalgia.... Read Full »
I have been getting period cramps but have not got periods. What can it be?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My period is delayed and I am sexually active. I have not had unprotected sex. The problem is 2 years back I was diagnosed with fibroadenoma . No biopsy was done but doctor told it was probably that. Now when my period got delayed, I started having period cramp ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroadenoma is a benign breast tumor but it is hormone dependent. The pain in abdomen you described seems like a premenstrual pain. At times our periods can get delayed due to hormonal imbalance. Stress, change in environment, etc., can change or trigger a ... Read Full »
Why do I have on and off pain in my breast?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having on and off pain in my left breast. Is it a serious issue to think about? Would you please check my report and tell me the reason for the breast pain? Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Breast pain could be due to various reasons. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you the pain always, or is it just near your periods? 2) Do you have a fever? 3) Could you please explain the nature of the pain? 4) Is there any swelling, redness, or ... Read Full »