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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What is the reason for the pain in my left breast and ribs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had pain in the left breast, under the left ribs, and in the lower back region for the past three months. There is a swelling in the left rib region. I also have a consistent cough and cold. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Your reports are suggestive of costochondritis, which means that your ribs on the left side are inflamed. So, I suggest you take anti-inflammatory drugs as the first line of treatment. Also, I would suggest you do 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 »


Dr. Mohammad Saquib Alam

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 rashes ...  Read Full »

I have excruciating pain in my right breast. Does it indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a mammogram done a few weeks ago. I am having excruciating pain in my right breast. It hurts when I move, or lie down to reach up any movement or touch of that breast and It makes me sick to my stomach. I have had a kind of loss of appetite. I got a callback and the person who did...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably, it will be fibroadenosis. Fibroadenosis is a condition seen during perimenopausal periods and characterized by lumps and severe pain in the breast. Probably he must have seen those lumps, which is an expected finding. Cancer, most of the time, is painless. ...  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 »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

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 mastal...  Read Full »

I am having severe breast pain radiating from left shoulder. Is it a cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old single female. I am in a painful situation. For the past two years, I have left side back pain starting from shoulder to bottom, and it is very painful like vein tightening. That pain continues and reaches my breast. My breast size is very small. I am afraid of brea...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have that much pain, then you should consult any surgeon nearby. Get mammography done for both breasts along with sonography of both the breasts. You can take painkillers. But let the surgeon examine first and decide is there any chance of malignancy or not....  Read Full »

Is it common for a 5-year-old to have breast pain?

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 »

Can breast pain and cramps after sexual contact mean pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS. I had my period a month back. My periods are mostly irregular and I usually have cramps in stomach and my breasts hurt before periods not every time though. I had oral sex with my fiance yesterday, he was wearing a condom throughout but he rubbed his genitals on my vagina...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Since you have taken the emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. These symptoms could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. So relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt then get back to me.For more ...  Read Full »

I have many lumps in breasts that are painful during periods. Are they fibroadenomas?

Query: Hello doctor, I have many lumps in both breasts for the last few years. All these lumps were diagnosed, and we got to know that these are fibroadenomas. But still, I am tensed. What diet should I take and how to proceed further with the treatment so that it does not turn into something worse? I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Roli Agarwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Fibroadenosis is a benign condition and it rarely worsens.It has relation with periods, and it is painful just before periods.There is nothing should be done about it until it affects your quality of life. I suggest you tablet Evion (Vitamin E) once daily for a month.For fu...  Read Full »

I have a sharp stabbing pain inside my breast.My mom has breast cancer.Do I have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. A few days ago I noticed that my left breast was very tender. Yesterday morning I started feeling sharp stabbing pain inside my breast near the nipple every hour or so. Yesterday night I started to feel the pain 10 times worse and more frequently. I also not...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Invasive ductal carcinoma at 18 years of age is unlikely even though you have a history in family recently. The pain in the left nipple area which had a sudden onset in last few days and have been decreasing with a localised redness around nipple goes more in favour...  Read Full »

Do lumps in the breast mean breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife noticed a small lump in the left armpit. We went to a gynecologist and she said nothing to worry as the lump was painful. With her medicines, the lump became small, but did not completely vanish. So, we went to a general surgeon. She found two lumps in the breast and referred for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivaprakash Rathinasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is not cancer. It is a type of tumor in breast, which can occur commonly in this age group. It will not turn malignant. If you want to double confirm, then ask your doctor for FNAC needle test (...  Read Full »

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