Breast tenderness or soreness is common and affects almost all women in their lives. The causes include oral contraceptive pills, hormonal replacement therapy, pregnancy, stress, ill-fitted bra, weight gain, breast injury, breast cysts, etc. The degree of soreness and location differs for each woman. The pain might be sharp, dull, stabbing, aching, or throbbing.
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I have a bumpy patch on my left breast and itching across my breast and neck. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, who weighs 158 lbs and 5.9 feet tall. I feel that my strength is declining, and I have itchiness and hot sensation across my breasts, neck, and torso. I also had a bumpy rash patch surfaced on my left breast several days ago. This rash has not gone away, and it looks lik... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any family history of breast cancer? Do you have a fever, nausea, vomiting, or weight loss? When was your blood sugar and thyroid tested? Read Full »
I have lower body pain, tender breasts, sore nipples, white discharge, and irregular periods. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have irregular periods, and usually, my cycle is 35 days. I have skipped my period every 3 to 4 months for the last two years, and I always consult with my doctor. I did all the checkups and there were no issues like PCOS, cysts, or anything. My doctor says it is just because of hormona... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You have been suffering from hormonal imbalance. These symptoms of breast tenderness and sore nipples are due to your hormonal medicine intake. 1. At present, first check beta hCG to confirm your pregnancy status. ... 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 »
Does myomax help in stopping breastfeeding?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife wants to stop breastfeeding our ten months old daughter because our daughter is healthy and weighs 12 kg. We gave her store-bought milk so that she does not form a habit of sucking mother's milk. My wife's breast milk quantity is enough to satisfy our daughter's needs. But ou... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mymox (Amoxicillin) is an antibiotic and has nothing to do with lactation or milk production. Sudden weaning of baby may lead to both physical and emotional effects on both the mother and her baby. Gradual weaning is good. Medical suppression of lactation is n... Read Full »
Can switching birth control pills cause nausea and breast pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently had to get an emergency refill on my birth control because I was going out of town and realized I did not have enough to last the whole trip. The one I originally used was a generic version of Yaz and the one I got was a different generic version of Yaz (called Gianvi). Sin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are correct. These symptoms like nausea, breast tenderness could be due to hormonal variations caused by the pill. Better to continue pill as per schedule. I hope you have not missed a single pill. If completed course without skipping the dose of the pill, no r... Read Full »
Light spotting, tender breasts along with negative pregnancy tests; is this normal?
Query: Hi doctor,I am having a slight trace of blood when I wipe my vagina and I have been spotting on and off for about five days.I am experiencing tenderness in my breasts too.I took two pregnancy tests and both were negative. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I will surely help you out. I have gone through the details presented by you however, I would need some other details as well: When was your last menstrual period? How many days does your cycle consist of? Is there any history of irregul... Read Full »
Are sore breasts, headaches, and stomaches indications of pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex (Rubbing genitals without clothes, and he ejaculated. He did not penetrate; we just rubbed our genitals). This happened on the fifth day of my cycle. The next day, I took a birth control pill (a 28-day birth control pill). Is there a possibility that I might be pre... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comFirst and foremost, the chances of your pregnancy are nil. The reasons for the same are that pregnancy requires penetration and ejaculation inside the vagina, which did not happen in your case. In addition, you took a birth control pill, which reduces the chances drastica... Read Full »
How do I avoid miscarriage and know the baby is safe inside the womb?
Query: Hi doctor, It is my first pregnancy, and how do I ensure my baby is safe to avoid miscarriage. My last period was one month and 27 days back, and I had intercourse for the past one month. Since then, I missed my period and started having mild periods like cramps and spotting one day. I could not sle... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The baby's condition has to be determined as you have blood discharge. I suggest you get a complete blood count and sonography of your lower abdomen and kindly revert with reports. Once it is sure that the baby is fine and there is no impendi... 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 »
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 »
I have some pregnancy symptoms. Am I pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26 year old female. I am trying to get pregnant. My doctor recommended me to take Susten 200 after the ovulation period. Now, I am on the 29th day of my cycle. I have some pregnancy symptoms. But, I am not sure. Please give me some clarity. I am scared too. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note the following physical signs of pregnancy, which you may experience in a few days if pregnant: The absence of menstrual periods. Four days after your expected date of period, do a urine pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy. Breast changes like achy o... Read Full »