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Painful breasts

Almost all women have tender, painful breasts at some time during their life. If you suffer from regular pain, ask yourself these two important questions:

  • is the pain related to the menstrual cycle (is it worse before your period)?
  • are both breasts affected, or just one?

You can check these points by keeping a daily diary over 2 or 3 months. Every day, record whether or not you have any breast pain, whether it is mild or severe and which breast is affected. Also make a note of the days of your period.

Breast pain and breast cancer

If you have breast pain, you are probably worrying that it might be breast cancer. This is very unlikely. Breast pain is very common – about 70% of women have it at some time. Doctors at the Edinburgh Breast Unit have looked at the medical records of more than 8500 women who attended the Unit simply because of breast pain. They found that less than 3% of these women – whose breast pain was probably quite severe – had breast cancer. And breast cancer is very, very unlikely if your only symptom is pain that varies with the menstrual cycle and both breasts are affected. 

Breast pain related to the menstrual cycle (cyclical breast pain)

It is common to have painful, heavy, bloated breasts before a period. Both breasts are affected at the same time and you may also feel the discomfort in the armpit or upper arm. The breasts may feel generally lumpy but there is not one particular lump. If you are particularly unlucky, it may be so bad you cannot bear to be touched, are pain-free for only a few days each month and have to wear a bra at night because it is so tender when you lie on your side in bed. The problem usually starts in the 20s and 30s, and ends about the time of the menopause. It may go away for long periods and then return.
 
Causes. Cyclical breast pain affecting both breasts is not a symptom of breast cancer. It occurs because some women’s breasts are particularly sensitive to hormone changes. Each breast is made up of a collection of glands for producing milk; these look rather like bunches of silky white grapes. The ‘stalks’ of the bunches are small milk ducts, which lead into larger and larger ducts for the milk to reach the surface of the nipple. The glands are supported and padded in ‘packing tissue’, which is mostly fat. Each month, the glands respond to the rise and fall of hormones. It used to be thought that the problem was caused by fluid retained in the packing tissue, but this has been disproved.
 
What you can do. There are a number of things that you can try to ease the pain.
  • Wear a soft bra at night.
  • Avoid jogging, aerobics or other high-impact exercises.
  • Make sure your bra fits correctly – get properly measured by a specialist fitter (most department stores have one).
  • If you are taking any hormones, such as the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), consider stopping them for a while to see if the breast pain lessens. Breast pain seems to be common in women who have recently started HRT.
  • Try a low-fat diet. There is some evidence that high levels of saturated fats in the blood make the breasts more sensitive to hormone levels, so it may be worth changing your diet. Avoid fatty meat, cheese, full-fat milk, cream, butter and anything made of pastry. Instead eat oily fish, such as herring and mackerel, twice a week. Fill up with carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta), fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Try avoiding coffee and cola drinks for a few weeks to see if this makes any difference.
  • Consider Vitus agnus castus (Chasteberry), which is available from health-food stores. It affects various hormones, such as progesterone, and may help cyclical breast pain, though the scientific evidence is scanty (American Family Physician 2005; 72:821–4).

What your doctor can do. Most treatments for cyclical breast pain take several months to work, so you will have to be patient. Continue your diary when starting any treatment; this will help you decide whether it is having any effect. If any treatment works, it is best to continue it for about 6 months and then stop. In 50% of women, the pain will not recur; if it does, further treatment can be given.
 
Gamolenic acid. Try gamolenic acid, the active ingredient of evening primrose and starflower oils. You can buy this at a health store; in the past, UK doctors could prescribe this on the National Health Service, but this has been stopped. Three to four capsules are usually taken twice a day for 8–12 weeks; it may take this long to have any effect and the improvement is usually gradual. If it works, the dose is then reduced. It can sometimes cause nausea and indigestion, but has no other side effects. Of women who take this treatment, 30–40% find their condition improves.
 
NSAIDs. A cream or gel containing an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) may help. NSAIDs are painkillers and also reduce inflammation. A research study found that gently massaging the cream into the breasts three times a day for 6 months totally relieved breast pain in almost half of the women in the study (Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2003;196:525–30). If this does not work, the next step is hormone treatment, such as danazol or bromocriptine.
 
Danazol has several different effects on the hormone system. In the breast, it may block the effects of hormones such as progesterone. It works in about 70% of women with breast pain, and works more quickly than the other treatments. It has some side effects such as irregular periods, weight gain, headache, nausea, acne, oily skin and sometimes deepening of the voice. These effects can be minimized by taking the drug for only the 7 days before a period. It interferes with the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill, so you will have to use a different method of contraception.
 
Bromocriptine reduces the level of the hormone prolactin, which stimulates breast tissue to grow. It works in about half of women, but is seldom used now because of its side effects – a third of those taking it develop nausea, headache, constipation or dizziness when they stand up suddenly.
 
Clinic treatments. If no treatments seem to help after 4 months, ask for a referral to a specialist breast clinic.
 
Testosterone. Some clinics prescribe drugs related to testosterone (the male hormone), such as Restandol. These can have some masculinizing side effects and would usually be prescribed for only a short period (for example, 3 months).
 
Tamoxifen is another possibility. This drug counteracts oestrogen and is often used for breast cancer, but sometimes a low dose is used for breast pain not caused by cancer (though it is not officially licensed for this purpose at present). If the specialist suggests that you take tamoxifen, do not assume that you have cancer. It must not be taken during pregnancy, so effective contraception is essential. About 30–40% of those taking it experience side effects such as flushing, vaginal discharge and vaginal dryness.
 
Goserelin. If the pain is very severe, the specialist might suggest goserelin. This is a drug that works on the hormone system, and is effective in 80% of women with bad breast pain. However, it has to be given by an injection once a month and does have side effects.
 
Treatments to avoid. A few treatments do not really work.
  • Diuretics do not work, because the pain is not caused by fluid retention.
  • Vitamin B6 is sometimes prescribed if gamolenic acid does not help, before moving on to hormone treatment. Studies have shown that about 30% of women find that vitamin B6 helps; however, the same number reported an improvement with a placebo (dummy tablet), so its effect is probably psychological. Taking a dose of vitamin B6 of more than 10 mg a day over a long period may cause nerve damage.
  • Antibiotics are pointless; there is no infection.
  • Progesterone hormone has been tried in tablet form and as a breast cream, but there is no evidence that it does any good (apart from having a psychological effect).

Pain unrelated to the menstrual cycle (non-cyclical breast pain)

If your breast pain has no monthly pattern and occurs in just one breast, it is known as ‘non-cyclical breast pain’ and should not be ignored. Rather than a heavy, bloated, tender feeling, this pain tends to be sharp or burning. There is usually a very simple cause such as bruising from an injury, a sports strain, an infection such as shingles or a breast abscess, a viral infection of the muscles between the ribs (Bornholm disease), inflammation of the joint between the front of a rib and the breastbone (Tietze’s syndrome), a lung problem such as pleurisy or even gallstones. However, there is a very faint chance that it could be related to early breast cancer, so you should check it out with your doctor. If no cause can be dealt with, it is usually treated with NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, or in the same way as cyclical breast pain, such as with gamolenic acid.
 

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, January 16th 2012

 

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Posted by Optional on 20/08/2014 at 11:35

I haverecently noticed lately that My breast has been feeling like it has dimples in. I do have stretch marks on my breasts(mostly my right) and this bumpy texture is also mostly on my right. It's on the inner side and the underneath of my breast. Is this stretch marks I can feel or should I visit the doctor? I read a change in skin texture is a sign for breast cancer but it might just be my stretch marks I'm feeling.

Posted by Lisa on 18/08/2014 at 09:32

I Have swelling in lymph nodes under arm not painful but swelling got bigger. Left breast seems more fuller with red hot pain when touched does any one know what it is

Posted by Optional on 17/08/2014 at 07:14

hi i have had very bad breast pain for a long time but for the past 4 months and the gp said i have very nobly breasts i only finely went to gp as i was holding a friends baby and the pain was just putting tears in my eyes i was told a name but i carnt remember it ayway he put me on 500mg of mefenamic acid 3times aday and said i have to go back in 4 weeks as he as never felt breasts so nobly with out having kids

Posted by Yvonne mason on 14/08/2014 at 09:28

I experience pain in both breasts at all times and have dimples in my nipples

Posted by Courtney on 11/08/2014 at 12:46

I've always had sore breasts before my period. But for the past year I've had sore breasts everyday. Touching them hurts and switching the pill had no effect.. does anyone have any idea what I should do? I'm over this daily pain. Thanks

Posted by Optional on 09/06/2014 at 06:29

Hi thr thanx for all the help guys cause really I was even scared of bad news so could not go t the doctor. But will try t go for check ups soon to avoid any harm that may be.

Posted by Optional on 03/06/2014 at 01:03

my breasts hurt a lot sometimes. I felt like a spongey pebble in each of my breasts and i automatically thought it was breast cancer. but how could i have breast cancer at 13? my breasts feel cobblestone like and sometimes they burn or have sharp pains. Nice to know it's just growing pains! I still think I have great cancer though. Hypochondriac problems! Great article though. Thanks for your help!

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2014 at 08:42

I am 35. I have dimpling right below my right nipple. I also get sharp pain that will radiate from my arm to my nipple. It's sometimes buring and sharp. I had a mammogram and was told it's most likely to be benign and have a recheck in 6 months. I also have had some very small scaly open sores around the outer part of my right nipple. The pain doesnf seem to get better or worse when menatrating. It's always there. I hate having to wait 6 months for a recheck.

Posted by cathy on 20/05/2014 at 02:19

Hello,I am 29yrs old I started feeling this pain yesterday night which is unsual @ my right hand side breast jsut one side of my breast not the two...And the pain is making me worried so much pls what can I do to prevent this pain cos is not a cyclical pain I guess is non-cyclical pain.thank you.

Posted by Optional on 19/05/2014 at 04:44

This is a good website. but what if you don't understand the difference between heart pain. to breast pain exspecially on the left side.

Posted by Optional on 19/05/2014 at 03:13

I am 47 years old very fit petite woman. Over the last month my breasts have swollen dramatically (I am naturally small chested), they really hurt and are tender to the touch. They are not lumpy, just look very full all around. I have to hold them up when I get out of bed. There is no discoloration, no discharge. This swelling happened exactly around the same time last year and lasted a few months and then went away. Any thoughts?

Posted by Optional on 28/04/2014 at 08:03

My left breast is about two cup sizes bigger than my right, and sometimes I get sharp pains coming from around that area.

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2014 at 11:22

hi, i have been on the implant for a year and 4 months. i have had no problems with it, no symptoms at all. then suddenly my nipples are really tender and sore, my breasts have grown two cup sizes within a few months. I am concerned as i have never experienced this before. i hope you can explain to me what is going on.

Posted by Optional on 17/04/2014 at 02:07

Hi there, I am 24 years old, I have been having on going pain in my left breast for numerous months now. The pain is a regular thing. Not just before a period. The pain started off somewhat dull and throbbing and has grown recently to be a sharp sudden pain. On the same breast I get a reccurring "rash" which is basically anywhere from 1-5 itchy lumps, somewhat like large mozzie bites. I have on occasion had nipple discharge but i have had one child two years ago and have been told it is still possible to lactate sometimes. i dis not beast feed and only expressed for roughly two or three months and it was the right side that mainly produced. I have not had any of the symptoms at all in the right breast. I am also starting to think that the left breast is starting to shrink. It has always been smaller but is even more so now to the point of the left being roughly a size 10-12 b and the right roughly 14 c almost which makes it very difficult to purchase bras that are suitable/comfortable. are these just a bunch of "normal" harmless symptoms or am i facing something more serious? I dont believe i have any family history of breast cancer. I realise i should go to a doctor but firstly my recent arrangements had made it a little difficult and secondly ive been a bit scared to incase a-it was nothing and i looked silly or b- it was serious.. would love any input. Thankyou.

Posted by Optional on 16/04/2014 at 04:33

hi im 18 years old and never had pain in both nipples its only been going on for two or three days but its really sore if I touch them it feels like im getting stabbed by something im not due for a period I just had one a couple weeks ago what could be my problem?

Posted by Optional on 09/04/2014 at 09:55

when i press my left breast it hurts a bit ..it is also slightly bigger in size than the right one..i dont think i have a lump...but this has been happening since very long...bt sometimes it doesnot hurt on pressing...plz tell me what is it..

Posted by Optional on 05/04/2014 at 10:32

I'm 13,I'm not due on my period for a couple weeks and my left breast is so painful it has been for a few days and I'm getting worried it a sharp burning pain and I don't know what it is?

Posted by Optional on 30/03/2014 at 07:42

I have breast discomfort It reminds me of the time I was breastfeeding and my breasts were full of milk

Posted by wating my death on 09/03/2014 at 07:19

hi, am 24 years old female... i learn mostly all comments here!.my problem is little bit different i think.. .. i have this problem too.... when i was 11...i feel the same pain around by both breasts...then after consult a doctor...she told me to...don't worry... pain because of its devoloping and hormone changes.... ok i got it...now my problem is the pain never gone...am 24 now...still i feel pain around my both breasts...when i press it...and there is no lymph or anything... its irritating me!! when my husband wrap his hand around me (breast area) i feel terible pain!!. and he is like what ? am really tired of this.. what is it cause of ?

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2014 at 09:26

This information really helps

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2014 at 05:49

Hi im a 62 year old woman and im taking Prem pac c for the menopause my left breast is very painfull to touch and is significantly bigger than the right side . I have a couple of hard lumps wich are cysts.diagnosed 3 years ago.my left breast is very tender and swollen could the Prempac C be causing this .

Posted by Sketch N Scribbles on 24/01/2014 at 12:49

My breasts hurt every single day. The only change that happens during my monthly cycle is that they get a little heavier and they hurt even more. I can't find a bra my size because it doesn't exist. I am a 29AA. My breast size and rib circumference is so small that a bra my size doesn't exist. There are no lumps, it's just the pain. I eat fairly well, I don't own any sports bras and I don't exercise too often because I have breathing problems. If I even nudge my breasts against anything, the pain starts. It's been like this for two years now and lately the pain makes it impossible to sleep.

Posted by Optional on 22/01/2014 at 07:15

Last night I had just finished a 1hr 15 in class of Yoga. When I got to my car to leave, I had an enormous pain on my temples and then I felt very hot and my chest and breast felt like they were being compressed, I felt the need to remove my bra and jacket. I have never felt this way before. Very frightening. I sat in my car and just started to take short breaths . I had some water and my temples felt better but my breast felt very hot and itchy. What do you think it was. Today my breast continue to fell itchy. Please advise soon.

Posted by none on 05/01/2014 at 11:07

Ive had sore tender breast for over a week now, im 100percent not pregnant and im not due a period for another 3weeks, ive tried everything... e.c.t. massaging them in a hot bath, cabbage leaves and ive taken pain relief but noyhing is working :( please help!!!

Posted by Optional on 02/12/2013 at 08:49

Hi .. i am 18 years old and i have been experiencing some breast pains, especially in my right breast, especially above the nipple and sometimes even up to my armpit. My period will be coming in 10 days, and I am noticing that my right breast is becoming a bit larger than my left one. Should i be worried about this? Cos i'm scared. Thanks

Posted by Optional on 23/11/2013 at 05:44

I'm 34 ! N recently expressing heavy period pain , any solution to calm this pains from coming !

Posted by Optional on 14/11/2013 at 07:19

Experiencing pain on my right breast.a vein also appears on t while the other breast is very tender.

Posted by Missharris1989 on 16/10/2013 at 10:54

I am 24 years old and over the past 8 months I have had serve pain in the middle of my armpit and al in and behind my breast it hurts so much that it sometimes takes my breath away and my chest gets tight. The past 4months it's got worse and I wen to the doctors who felt my breast and said there's no lumps so I'm fine but I don't feel it. It's always the right breast please help it's not down to my menstrual cycle as it happens all the time and my auntie died of breast cancer.

Posted by Optional on 04/10/2013 at 06:33

It should be a woman talking about breast pains, a man can not relate and what he may know is only "hear-say", Women can't trust what a man says about their breast. I feel that these pains are quite a source of worries. They could be brought on by glandular imbalance, emotional upsets or some ordinary foods. Pains can be extreme one day, light the next. Why? Not knowing makes them worse it seems.

Posted by Optional on 04/10/2013 at 06:07

I am 30 years old and in the last week my left breast has become very painful and swollen. The right one is normal??? Should this cause for concern and should I see a dr.

Posted by Ally on 13/09/2013 at 11:46

Hi am 13 and one of my breast hurts alot inside the nipples too like how Amy said it just started like a week before posting this . And inside is like something very hard Idk what is it but am very scare.

Posted by mother of many on 13/09/2013 at 03:35

I have six children and had a hystrectomy after my last due to placenta insertia. I noticed my right very small breast was sore around the top of the nipple. It has been presitant for day. My husband wto touch them like he owned them and it hurt for the first time at touch. I felt and noticed this solid rough knot that protudes outward a little. Like I said I have six children under 11. Very concerned and can't do anything ease my mind until Monday. Does anyone have a similar experience to ease my mind?

Posted by blessing on 12/09/2013 at 06:26

what are things or treatment i can use to reduce my breast pain it comes a week before my period . I can't touch or sleep during this discomfort

Posted by Krystal on 29/08/2013 at 05:27

My breast have been sore a week going on two after Sunday first I thought I was coming on my menstrual cycle but I didn't come on my blobs an the cramping started around the same time the pain is In both blobs my fiance told me not to worry because it wasn't nothing serious but I freaked out because I noticed this purplish bruise on both blobs an I got scared as hell an I told him I was scared I had breast cancer but he was like no you dont so stop worry but then the thought of pregnancy popped up we have been trying to concieve but Im scared but I'm going to buy a pregnancy test to see I just want to know if any one else have or had this problem I need help.

Posted by Newly born gland in my breast on 15/08/2013 at 08:06

I m 17.i m suffering from the breast pain.A small gland is born in one of my breast below the centre of breast...which gives sometimes pain... Doctor recommends me to take a medicine ''codesoft''.bt it doesn' work..wat i do?i don't know?

Posted by Amy on 01/08/2013 at 06:32

Im 13 and both my breasts hurt under the nipple. Painful when I touch. It seems like i have lots of lumps underneath. Have had for about a year. probably not breast cancer butt im still quite scared.

Posted by Optional on 31/07/2013 at 08:40

My left breast kind of hurts and it feels like there is a lump i am not sure but it hurts a bit more like a sore feeling i don't know what it is and i am kind of freaked out and worried i don't know if it might be because i sleep like on my front side with my breasts facing the mattress please help i need information.

Posted by Optional on 28/07/2013 at 11:07

I have had a cold burning sensation in my right nipple scone earlier in today. My period only stopped a week ago so I still have a few weeks so I don't think it would be a menstural thing. I'm only thirteen so I don't feel comfortable about getting a mammogram (however you spell it) does anyone know what I might be experiencing. I get very nervous about these things so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Posted by Nazia Bilal lone on 26/07/2013 at 08:28

I do have burning pain in my right breast at right side. It includes right rib cage aswel. It happens always after i feed my son who is just 4 weeks old. I visited neurologist nd surgeon suggested by my gynocologist. I m having anti-biotic, painkiller nd multi-vitamin tablets still pain is same.. Please do help

Posted by Optional on 25/07/2013 at 06:54

i have a pain that moves around in the breast. Its also not constant. My breasts are heavy and large. I dont feel any lumps. Have used voltaren gel and it was better. I am generally very healthy and active but overweight. I have found taking magnesium in the past seems to control the breasy size (reduces the size i would say to almost a size which is better for me. ) have also been on a hormone tablets for about 5 years. Apart from the moving pain the breast have no 'dents' or anything in, its what i would call healthy looking, the skin aswell. Thank you so much for this site and for the info. And also for taking time reading my lettter. Thanks. Candy s

Posted by Kylie on 09/07/2013 at 05:42

What a thoroughly excellent informative article! I had convinced myself I must have breast cancer until I read this! I will still be starting a diary to make sure, but what a relief! Thank you

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2013 at 12:15

I had a hysterectomy about 7 years ago, I still have my ovaries. During the last 3 months my left breast has been leaking clear discharge and it's also painful. Sometimes it feels as if a knife was stabbing it. Anyone else have same issuses and any suggestions..help please

Posted by jamie on 04/07/2013 at 03:49

I have moderate to severe pain to both breasts and it only started a week ago and still going what can I do to make it not so painfull! please help

Posted by Optionaltitty on 26/06/2013 at 10:37

my breasts are like as though i am gonna start breast feeding!! i have had a child and breastfed.. i had sex and was suckled but for 3.5 weeks my breasts are the same feeling with erect nipples and let down feelin?????

Posted by jude on 20/06/2013 at 10:38

I found quite a large and very hard lump just above my nippe, its extremely painful when touched,I noticed it yesterday night, it bagan to itch and I started getting pain in that breast, about a week ago I had the same sort of lump but smaller in my right armpit, I then found this lump on my right breast just above my nipple, I'm worrying quite a lot because I haven't felt myself for a long time, my period's seem to be skipping a month and there is no possibility that I am pregant, I've been getting a headache on my left side of my head constantly for atleast 2-3 months now, I keep getti mucle spasm's, and really painfil ache's in mostly my whole body, and now these lump's, I'm really worried, can anyone help or know what this is?

Posted by Optional on 18/06/2013 at 06:43

Since falling with my breasts some months ago on a sharp edge, I have had shooting pain under my arms and through my left breast. My doctor has given me Ibuprofen which takes the pains away but they always return If I sleep on my left side I wake up feeling my ribs are on fire.

Posted by Lucia molahli on 07/06/2013 at 11:35

I have the severe pain which affect one left breast.It used to be painful before menstuation bt it is now continuos.plz tel mi what to do

Posted by Optional on 25/05/2013 at 12:24

i AM a 33 year old man that is getting severe tenderness in both breasts and is very sore when i touch the area. Have u or anyone that has any ideas what is causing this, I have had this pain for over 6 months now but am too embarrassed to go to my gp incase i am wasting their time thank you

Posted by Suel on 28/04/2013 at 05:23

I have been experiencing tender itchy breasts never had it before only when I had my 2 children 36 years ago can anyone help

Posted by Mandoo on 18/04/2013 at 07:00

hi my name is Mandoo I am 24 years old I have painful breast problems they started about 3weeks ago at first I thought I was going to go on my periods but its over 3weeks know and the too painful I cant deal with dis and every morning I vomit en feel like I should go back to sleep what could this problem be or mean

Posted by Optional on 03/04/2013 at 11:19

i have been having really sore (l) nipple for about 14 months occasionally i have a discharge and i have a itchy rash on the skin on the underside of the breast...and i have pain going up towards the armpit..it is uncomfortable to wear a bra, but i have been feeling and can't find any lumps...what should i do.

Posted by priscilla on 18/03/2013 at 07:14

I have that same problem. My breast hurt its mostly my right one my breast are small but i am over weight and am glad tp have reed all thid info,, thanks

Posted by Optional on 15/03/2013 at 09:29

Hi,is it normal to have small lumps in d breast,sometimes they hurt wen i press them. Bt my left breast lumps hurt more,and i also notice that there's lump somewhere in my left breast that is closer toarmpit,it's quite painful but the lump around my right armpit/breast isnt painful. Is that normal.

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2013 at 10:55

burning in my right breast

Posted by lac88 on 13/03/2013 at 01:09

I have a question about my breast pain. I have been having pain in both my breast for the past three months. They are very sore and firm. I haven't had a period for over five years and stop getting my birth control shots 5 months ago. I haven't had sex in 7 months. What could this pain be?

Posted by rixy on 10/03/2013 at 02:09

i am 26 and both m breasts have been very sore for over 6weeks now, i have done many pregancy tests and there all negative i had blood test to check my hormones and there all normal,,, whats going on

Posted by Optional on 09/03/2013 at 09:47

I am 50 had hsterectomy 12yrs ago over wk tender painfull to touch left breast?

Posted by donna on 09/03/2013 at 07:08

My left breast leaks most the time it is clear and sometimes its bloody.now at least 3 to 4 times a week. the pain runs straight through the nipple

Posted by Poppy on 05/03/2013 at 05:02

I had a baby 6 months ago and since about 4 months ago the right side of my left breast gets sharp pains and also a strange numbness sensation. Mostly at night, I've tried wearing a support bra but that didn't help and it happens no matter what position I lie in but I do get it during the day aswel. I've taken ibuprofen but it doesn't take the pain away. Any ideas as to what this can be? The pain is every day and not related to my menstrual cycle.

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2013 at 07:39

My left breast is quite a lot bigger than the right one and hurts a lot. It use to only hurt if I touched one of the small lumps( that are hard like a rock) now the individual lumps have made one large lump that covers all but the very bottom of my boob. Now it hurts (mild-sever) all the time. Also my stomach feels sick, but I haven't ever even kissed a boy, so I know it's nothing like that. I haven't noticed the pain having to do with my period, but I will start marketing notes... What do you think?

Posted by stephanie on 28/02/2013 at 10:35

hey i have been having sever pain on my left breast had knot cut out at 18 that was not cancer now it swells and is tender doctor didnt feel anything but is setting me up with a mammogram went to the er before my doctor and they gave me tramadol hcl 50mg for pain what could be wrong with me

Posted by cc on 27/02/2013 at 07:09

Had my nipple pierced just under a year ago. Yesterday after I got home from the gym I realised my breast hurt so checked it out. There is a small red lump, almost like a spot on the verge of my areola and it is painful. I went away last weekend and there are a few more all over my body, my dad thinks they are flea bites but I'm not v sure. Help appreciated

Posted by lily on 23/02/2013 at 08:13

I am 15 and both my boobs hurt really bad and they are lumpy and tender what does this mean ?

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2013 at 10:04

about a month ago I felt like I had bumped my right breast a couple of days later i had real pain at the front of my chest and in my shoulder blade - really painful I might add. Ive been to the doc and was sent to the hospital checks on my heart for a blood clot etc all came back clear. The pain has subsided a lot but my right breast still feels tender, the doc thought I had damaged my rib and that was causing the problems, but I still cant away from the uncomfortable feeling in my right breast. Its worrying me. I would just like to add the doc gave me full exam on my breasts and said the tenderness wasnt in my breasts .. any advice please

Posted by Dj on 13/02/2013 at 03:08

Im14 an today my left brest began discharging brown foggy liquid my brest is swollen an has a light pain shuld I be worried? I'm to imbarrst to even tell my mom about it what do I do. To get it to stop?

Posted by Optional on 08/02/2013 at 07:12

my daughter is 7 months preg, and one of her breast is bright red and she is in alot of pain what should she do

Posted by sunni on 08/02/2013 at 04:55

Hi I am 50 years old and suffer for monthd at a time with breast pain and engorment to thee or more times their normal size. I suffet so bad that my active life comed to a halt. I had a partial hysterectomy at 38. Still have my ovaries. I had this under control for a few months as I was using natursl progesterone cream. This time it is a bit different. I am having strange food cravings such as baked beans and salt. I am usually the type of person that eats cause I have to and now I will eat anything that is not locked up! I do have lumps in left breast. I have had a mammo and ultrasound. Again the Dr. That read the tests acted as if I had two heads when I asked if the two small cysts he found could possibly grow and then shrink. He said possible but not likely. I am not a huge baby with pain. I have fibromyalgia but exercise and kick fibro"s butt. This pain and nausea make me feel as if I am pregnant. I also had Hyper emesis gravidium (princess kate) 20 years ago when pregnant with daughter. I have chronic stress that I can usually control by yoga and positive living but it all goes out the door with this pain, burning and feeling like my breasts are going to pop! HELP PLEASE! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

Posted by De on 18/01/2013 at 11:23

Hi, I normally have tender breast every month before my period, but once its started the tenderness goes until a week before the next period. Now i have had very sore and tender breast before and after my period its not going. Why is this and do i need to see my GP. Just wonder why after my period my breasts are still very sore and tender.

Posted by Honey on 17/01/2013 at 08:06

I had sex just after my periods was on 13 dec2012 without any protection after that i had i pill and again i had a period on 25 dec2012. now i am having pain and heavyness in my brest both side. i have gone through prega news test but it was negative. what can be the reason of pain

Posted by Optional on 12/01/2013 at 08:31

Brest sore three weeks never happens this long keep feeling sick for four days use condom not pregnant can you explain why.

Posted by Optional on 09/01/2013 at 10:34

I have been the pain during my previous menstration till now,and the next one is close and am still having it. wat do I do?

Posted by Tinkerbell on 09/01/2013 at 12:32

Hi, I have a burning painful sensation on my left breast. I just went back to work and I've started drinking a lot of coffee. The problem is, after the pain on the left breast subsides, the right breast starts paining too. Also when I drink a very cold content, i seem to have this weird feeling within th left breast as though the drink is going straight there. Like there are hole absorbing the drink into the breast instead of it going down to my tummy or something. The doctor told me that the lump on my left breast is nothing serious about a year ago but this pain is getting really frustrating!! Please help!!! Regards,

Posted by nana on 07/01/2013 at 06:07

am 21 i feel a pain at he rigth side of my breast close to the arm hole and a very small lump when i touch i feel pain do you think i have a breast cancer

Posted by Optional on 30/12/2012 at 05:28

Both painfull breast changing colour being black at the nipples

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2012 at 09:49

Both breasts pain my doctor has put me on antibactics. but they pain 3 weeks to my menstral periods, is that normal? PLEASE RESPOND, THANK YOU

Posted by A on 23/12/2012 at 08:01

I'm fifteen and my breast have been hurting for a couple Weeks now, I haven't been wearing a bra unless I go out. I can only sleep on my stomach so my chest really hurts

Posted by Optional on 21/12/2012 at 11:39

I had a hysterectomy ten years ago.. currently being tested for underactive thyroid... My right breast is tender more to the side of breast..I find wearing a bra uncomfortable and have to sleep on my left side or on back...I'm a little worried and not sure how to approach this with doctor... Please can anyone help.

Posted by A on 08/12/2012 at 05:56

hi im 16 and am suffering from breast pain it pains a lot i cant put my bra and even it becoming big day by day

Posted by pro on 02/12/2012 at 09:46

a day after making love my left breast was painful, a day later there was lump and now it is itching. A month before this I had breast ultrasound which show nothing abnormal. Do u think this could be just injury I've sustain when making love?

Posted by Shannon on 02/12/2012 at 06:51

I am 36 I had a hystectomy when I was 28. I have pain in my breasts and have also noticed one being significantly bigger than the other. I know one is usually always bigger but it seems to have gotten even bigger. I had a spot show on a mammogram and had to have an ultra sound. They told me they were almost certain it was nothing to worry about but I have to go back and have another mammogram done 6months following which will be in February. I'm just wondering if I should be concerned with the changes I am having now.

Posted by Optional on 25/11/2012 at 07:54

Hi i have a pain in my leftside breast for a six months. I went to check up. My doctor told me you are just affected by harmonal changes. I can't breath as well. Please help for my problem.for a complete relief

Posted by Carlz on 23/11/2012 at 10:38

Hi can anyone help... I had a boob job 10 yrs ago and for the past 3 years i have been experiencing very very sore stinging nipples, mostly in the left nipple but occasionally in both. My nipple literally turns purple and sometimes black patches. I did go to the doctor a year ago who told me i had blocked ducts? She gave me anti biotics but it has happened ever since, i get this approx 4 times a week, it is especially bad when im in the cold? Any ideas? Thanks

Posted by Optional on 14/11/2012 at 08:44

Thankyou I have found your information on breast pain very usefull

Posted by Optional on 04/11/2012 at 07:47

My left underarm and my left breast had been painfuls for 2 weeks and had not get better. I went to see my doctor twice and she thought that my body had bad infections but not there is my underarm and breast still hurts alot and can't able to work as normal. I miss my work so much. I do not want to stop working because I love my machine. Please, help me to find a better doctor. Thanks,

Posted by Optional on 01/11/2012 at 08:46

hi. i have a dull ache all the time in my left breast and my nipple is sore. there is no leaking and i cant feel any lumps but im really worried. iv had this now for several months and general pain relief does not help. both breasts are usually tender when my period is due but left side worsens so much that i cant lay on that side. please could you advise. i dont want to bother gp for them to say its "normal".

Posted by Shatadi on 31/10/2012 at 03:45

I'm 38 yr old,this is the second month i'm experiencing breast pains 9 days after my periods,brown discharge ,mild pain on the left hand side of my abdomen am i sick?

Posted by Victoria on 30/10/2012 at 10:09

Started with sharp pains inside left breast,now botj are extremely painful amd feel bruised inside.

Posted by Optional on 17/10/2012 at 02:34

I was worried for my wife's cyclical breast pain and this post really helps me understand the whole set of symptoms and the implications. Thanks a lot for the post. Very helpful and makes me think better and concentrate on the right track.

Posted by Optional on 09/10/2012 at 01:01

painful lump in the right breat before menstration monthly.

Posted by Optional on 08/10/2012 at 07:52

am having nipple pain sometimes and am nt pregnant, pls what is d cause

Posted by marshia on 02/10/2012 at 11:16

Hi,My breast is to soft and falling,and the nipple of my left breast pains my often.and i have no appetite for food,and I am loosing seriously. THANKS.

Posted by Optional on 21/09/2012 at 11:27

hi, i used to get painful boobs the weeks before my period but for the last few months i have had pain constantly. today i noticed that my nipples are leaking a cloudy greyish fluid. i have made an appointment with my doctor but im worried sick about this!

Posted by Optional on 10/09/2012 at 08:05

Hi, It started with a back & shoulder pain then moved to the breast area its so painful attimes & no pain @ all on other days ve had a lump in my breast for over 6 years & it has never been painful noticed it all started when I started loosing wait pls help.

Posted by mrs g on 31/08/2012 at 07:25

Because i live in another country i later realised my contraceptive pill was no longer available so after contacting my doctors i was reccommended a different brand which i have been on for 5 months now and this is the 3rd time i have experianced the most painful swollen breasts ever. I cannot take them out of a bra as if i do its like 100kg weights hanging off both of them. I have to hold them up whilst i get in the shower. I cannot lay on my sides in bed. They are hugely swollen so they cannot even be touched. You can see lots of veins in them too. Its really getting me down and im exhausted from the lack of sleep caused by it. Its been 5 days now and my period is in 5 days which means this started 10 days prior. Is this normal. I keep thinking of breast cancer as i got big lumpsclose to my armpit on both breasts

Posted by Optional on 29/08/2012 at 10:52

Me and my partner are trying for a baby, and for the past 2 months or so my left breast has been hurting alot, there is a sharp pain mainly in the end of my nipple, but I can be doing day to day tasks and I get a horrible pain in my hole left breast. Can someone help?

Posted by Optional on 18/08/2012 at 07:38

Iam 25 and I recently just started feeling my left breast only with a soreness not painful or anything and it's also kinda feels bigger than my other breast. Iam so scared that it may be breast cancer and iam freaking out. Anyone else have the same problem out there? :/

Posted by Optional on 27/07/2012 at 02:04

yesterday my breasts started to hurt as i took of my bra and then it came to my attention tht my nipple was also inverted its so saw i couldnt go to sleep at all because whatever position i layed in it was so sore. what should i do im so scared that its breast cancer, is there anything i can do to stop the swelling and pain. (if this helps a few months back i would come home from school and change and i notced my breast gave of some yellowy fluid :/ and my bra size is 32C )

Posted by Optional on 24/07/2012 at 11:46

I'm a 50 years old woman with very tender breast.. I haven't had my period in 7yrs and everything is gone on my left side. So why do I have very tender breast?

Posted by Mercy on 30/06/2012 at 12:31

My breast is runing,i do nt no the cause nd the solution, it use 2 bring problem between me nd my partiner? Pls help me .

Posted by nadhy on 12/06/2012 at 06:25

I have pain in my left breast lastmonth after period it start,wen i touch my left breast i can feed hard area like it stuck there ,and wen i touch pain is there? i did scan also but doc said homons problem.but more then 1 month still pain..

Posted by Sandy on 09/06/2012 at 10:09

I am 31 years old and i use to have cyclic breasts pain four to three days before my period. however just recently i started having pain in one of my breasts about two weeks after my perid and gradually it has spread to the other breast. I am concerned and wonder what the cause is.

Posted by Blondie'90 on 09/06/2012 at 08:34

Hi, I'm 21 and for the past 2 years I've been having sharp stabbing breast pain in both breasts. Sometimes it will be both breasts other times its just the right one or the left one not at the same time. Its not at all asociated with my menstrual cycle. & Just recently my right breast has been having a seering unbearable burning feeling. Breast pain in which I have never felt before. When I touch it, try to shower & wash it, or simply try to move at all or even do daily walking around cleaning house activities it hurts so bad it takes my breath away & makes me cry. I dont even need to move I could be sitting down watching TV then all of a sudden sharp burning pain gets shot like a lightning bolt in my right breast. & I have no idea what this is. I could use some advice please! Thank you.

Posted by Mary on 04/06/2012 at 08:16

I have been having a sharp pain from my left shoulder and it comes straight to the left breast and this has been going on for a year and recently both breasts are painful everyday everytime its like they have water inside they are so painful that I have to wear a bra everytime and I'm losing weight everyday .All the doctors that I have been to cannot explain anything to me please help me please.

Posted by Sweetness on 30/05/2012 at 06:02

I never go in period for a year and i have painful breast what is happening? Pls help

Posted by Honey T on 28/05/2012 at 10:59

My both breast is paining me and the right one pain me more. It pains me true my armpit and my neck. Any one with same proublem should pls help

Posted by divya on 15/05/2012 at 04:11

My one breast is hard and one is very soft.. It looks awkward if i wear outfits.. My figure has almost changed.. Any solution please.?

Posted by Moon on 05/05/2012 at 05:13

Am suffering from this pain.When my mens was started.Sometimes i cant take it any more.What can i do?I am married...

Posted by Louise on 03/05/2012 at 03:30

In the past I had moderate elevation of prolactin. Both breasts feel heavy, and painful.

Posted by mirriam on 29/04/2012 at 11:44

i am having a burning breast pain for a month and i have been given antiotics and painkillers for last 2 weeks but they donot help the pain is so hectic

Posted by jane on 26/04/2012 at 03:31

hi.my name is jane. i notice that whenever i am having sex with my man,he complains of milk coming out of my breast and i am not pregnant. and my month flow comes regularly.please what do i do?

Posted by Optional on 26/04/2012 at 06:29

Please all of you with redness, itching hot painful breasts search Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2012 at 07:02

i m having sensitiveness in my nipples suddenly after a week of conception, when i touch them they pain, but just next day i had 1 pregnancy home test(urine) which was negative, but its paining since last 6 days n i had not another pregnancy test. what cud be the reason it never happened before.

Posted by Optional on 19/04/2012 at 10:32

Hi I've had breast pain for around a month or so, the pain is in both breast's. It feels like I've been punched in the both of them, the pain is constant & if my neice cuddles me or sleeps on me the pain is enough to make me cry, my husband has not been able to cuddle me or do any thing else.I have had no periods for around 2/3 years. I have been worried have waited around a month to see my local doctor, due to see her next Tuesday. Also I've had pain in my right shoulder & top of my right arm. They both feel like a constant ache after you have had a stitch. I know I am to see the doctor next week but, my mind & my pain is telling me not nice thoughts. Please can you help me?

Posted by shonda on 17/04/2012 at 02:51

This made me feel alittle better all I could think of is breast cancer I been so sad but this put my mind to rest until I go to my appointment. This pain in both of my breast come one day out of no where maybe tonight ill sleep better thanks

Posted by Optional on 13/04/2012 at 11:55

i have brests that leake and one hurts to touch

Posted by Anonymous on 13/04/2012 at 10:45

i have one breast thatsbigger then the left one and hurts when i touch it, im really worried about it and its warm and hard sometimes :( reply and help me stop worring x

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2012 at 07:13

Breast pain, swelling in one breast near period to the point that it hurts to walk.it feels like there is a huge lump near nipple when periods due, but scans and breast checks have show nothing. Go and hospital seem to think its nothing but the pain and worry is horrendous.

Posted by Pain in right breast found a tiny lump on 07/04/2012 at 02:27

Please help me my right breast is very painful on one side and I've found a tiny lump I only noticed it early hours his morning,I feel so tired and I am sleeping more than normal please help me I'm very worried thanks belinda.

Posted by Sophy on 04/04/2012 at 06:54

HI! my name is Sophy. I got a breast Lump 2 months back. Earlier it was small and now it has grown little big. A month back i was suffering frm typhoid, Jaundice and liver infection. Whch has been cured nw. I have stopped eating non-veg, oily stuffs. I consultd a doctor and he said tht due to liver infection they cannot do an operation as of now. I have lost my weight like anythng. I take a vitamin tablet, to improve appetite. And, still my weight is 38kg. Plz suggest me so tht i can improve my diet, i dnt feel hungry and am gettng weaker, doctor has asked me to become healthy. After knwing dis i didnt have sex wit my would be Husband. I want to know is there any problem if i have a sex wit my would be husband. Plz reply me.

Posted by ntombi on 24/03/2012 at 04:11

I have painful bresasts, its been 2 weeks now and I don't have any lump and haven't been on my periods since I'v stopped the family planning injenction, what's wrong with my breasts, is it cancer?

Posted by Optional on 23/03/2012 at 01:08

Before period pain start in breast. Pain isn't regular when i touch my breast i feel pain and my breast become hard during pain but when period start pain is over. Or next month before period it again start. Pl suggest me...

Posted by Optional on 17/03/2012 at 07:03

painful breast for a couple of weeks really hurts

Posted by Stephine on 18/02/2012 at 04:28

I always have this painful sensation on my nipples during love play/sex.(lightly fondled)

Posted by Krutika on 04/02/2012 at 11:43

I have severe breast pain before my periods starts

Posted by jennie on 03/02/2012 at 06:34

I have had a lump in my breast for the past couple weeks. Sometimes it is really sore. Im on provera 10mg and am very worried now cause i have been reading alot about it and it says to call a docter if such a thing happens.

Posted by lovedelia on 02/02/2012 at 09:43

My breasts is very painful nd i am not on any medication nd don't have any family historry of breast cancer.

Posted by Optional on 25/01/2012 at 08:23

I have had sore breasts for a few weeks now and can't find any answer as to what's causing it, I am on the implant (no periods), I'm not on any new medication and I have a family history of breast cancer Any ideas what's going on?

Posted by jasmine ainsworth on 11/01/2012 at 10:46

my right breast painful cold and uncomfotable i wear a bra at night and still feels cold painful and uncomfortable could i have same advice its before and after for a month or so i would like same advice thanks

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2012 at 07:52

I've found that taking some Vitamin B6 leading up to my period has helped substantially with my breast pain.

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2012 at 09:55

ive gotpain in both breasts should i get it checked out by a doctor my periods are normal and finished about 2wks ago

Posted by Optional on 30/12/2011 at 04:14

I am suffering with my right nipple as it turns colder my nipple tends to turn white/slighty green and the pain is unbearable it feels like someone is stabbing me with a knife the only comfort i get is by putting a hot water bottle on but it only takes so much pain away was wondering what was causing this [it cat be period pains as i have a coil fitted and dont have periods] would like a soultion or advise

Posted by Optional on 30/12/2011 at 04:07

could not find all the information i needed all comments sem to relate to pregency related problems and not other issues

Posted by shish marylisha on 28/12/2011 at 05:52

ma breasts have been so painful ever since i stopped breastfeeding

Posted by Optional on 12/12/2011 at 09:29

I have a lump in right breast very painful and icey cold two inches from niple entire sid is painful I need a second openion but I have no funds or know who to call

Posted by Optional on 08/12/2011 at 01:39

If you generally have breast pain in both breasts around menstruation I've found soaking cotton wool in alcohol (vodka.whisky, etc) and putting it inside an old bra over the nipples really helps. It's worth a try unless you have a problem with alcohol or very sensitive skin. I've had a constant pain in one breast for a few months and, while I think it's just a little blockage, I'm going to get it checked out.

Posted by Optional on 19/11/2011 at 10:02

I always have pain in my ribs on the right size of my breast it from 3 years ago and still feel pain i did ultrasound from almost 2 years ago normal but sometimes feel like burning and pain in the right breast.

Posted by Optional on 03/11/2011 at 02:47

my breasts hurt all the time? I love to play with them quiet alot coz i love them and i going to start wearing a bra at night and see that helps.

Posted by ebonylahrah on 25/10/2011 at 10:40

I'm 2weeks pregnant and i av a big lump in my breast which hurts my shoulder and left arm what could be the cause and what should i do?

Posted by Optional on 11/10/2011 at 07:23

I've recently noticed there are greasy spots on my bra where the nipples sit. I don't see or feel any wetness. I'm wondering what could it be?

Posted by Optional on 02/10/2011 at 08:12

hi im 13 and my nipple is hurting alot and its like a little purple around it ...i dont know if anyone hit it (i forget easly) or what ....plz help me im freaking out

Posted by Emerald on 03/09/2011 at 06:57

Took postinor,had another period,am having this tenderness of the breast after.

Posted by Optional on 01/09/2011 at 10:18

I believe my painful breasts are linked to my being peri-menopausal, but there is no mention of this on the website, only pre-menstrual.

Posted by Optional on 23/08/2011 at 06:55

Thank you that is very helpful and gives me some piece of mind. I did go to the doctor and she told me to just keep an eye for a couple more months, there were no lumps or other signs to alarm, since it's both breast. I can also take some pain killer she said, so very similar suggestions.

Posted by mellyminkles on 31/07/2011 at 09:39

I have read the infomation amd will keep you updated 2 c if it works

Posted by sharron ruddy on 31/07/2011 at 06:14

i have a very painfull left breast and its under my armpit as well and shoulder it hasnt gone away and i have had this for the last 3 weeks i have been takin painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol a well pleae help

Posted by Optional on 28/07/2011 at 07:01

im only 4 days overdue my menstual period but for about 10days i have had a progressive tender heavy breasts, they are now stinging and feel hot and burning sesation! i usually get tender breasts about 0ne week before period due but nothing as bad as this before!, i get twinges in both nipples and thro bing pain , been feeling bit irritable, and although very tired during day cant sleep during night! what could be poss causes does anybody know x

Posted by Nadine on 25/07/2011 at 09:38

Left breast is heavy and sore, more so than right one. I use the Pill to control endometriosis, and the only side effect seems to be this breast pain. It subsides a great deal during my period. I am a believer in trying different natural therapies, so I will try vitamin B-6 as I understand it's involved in estrogen metabolism. FYI: 10 mg of vitamin B-6 is puny; I don't know where this article found such a statement that 10 mg or more is toxic. It is a water soluble vitamin, so whatever you don't use gets peed out. You can purchase doses up to 250 mg for therapeutic use so don't be afraid to try a vitamin B-6 supplement, ladies! I will report back with my results.

Posted by Optional on 23/07/2011 at 08:09

Hello. I had been diagnosed with fibrocystic breast condition at age 36. I have a lot of pain like bruising or like ha heaviness and it prevents me from wanting to do anything but lay down. It has been bad for like 5 days straight now. Today I have picked up the burning sensation. However mine is not come and go with my menstral cycle. I have shoulder pain as well. Painful to touch in a lot of areas. Wearing a bra hurts really bad so when ever i can I go without. I have had a mammogram last year and it showed nothing. From researching online if you have this condition, you have very fibrous breasts and nothing will show on a mammogram and or even a ultrasound. The only option is MRI. That is the only thing that can find anything. Also because if you have fibrous breasts that alone can cover up any sight of cancer. There for an MRI is the only thing that can show. You can have cysts that are benign get bigger and they can drain them to offer relief and from what I have read it will not usually come back if you do have them drained. I am still concerned myself because this come on all of a sudden after months of it not being there and has stayed constant. Do not always listen to your doctors if you do not like the answer keep getting second opinions until your satisfied. Too many women are told it is nothing and then are diagnosed with cancer. Although they say if it is cancer it would not hurt and in some cases yes. But there is always a first time for something. GET YOUR MRI'S LADIES!!! IT IS YOUR BODY NOT YOUR DOCTORS!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS ALSO YOUR LIFE!!!!!! Take any new thing that is out of the ordinary seriously!

Posted by Candy on 27/05/2011 at 12:45

My breasts hv bn painfull lately, nd i hv 1 streach mark on my stomuch.does dt mean im pregnant?

Posted by Optional on 25/05/2011 at 06:23

both my breast have been heavy and painfull when i remove my bra for the past month,

Posted by Worried on 23/05/2011 at 03:03

a year ago I had radioactive iodine treatment to treat Graves disease/hyperthyroidism. Since then my periods only come about every 4-5 months and not near as heavy and painful as in the past. I have noticed in the last month constant breast pain and weight gain in the abdomen area. the endrocrinologist who treated me said that these symptoms are not caused by my thyroid condition but gave me no other answers other than maybe I am pregnant which I very much doubt. What else could it be?

Posted by Optional on 19/05/2011 at 07:03

my breasts always become painful two wks before my period, but this time they are worse and im feeling cold, my body aches, feeling tired and i sleep a lot. what can this be?

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2011 at 12:29

i felt a sharp pain in one of my breasts then later, discovered a green discharge

Posted by ElizabethOptional on 27/04/2011 at 01:50

i feel pain on my breast but not every time.what cause it

Posted by N257 on 25/04/2011 at 05:13

very useful, thank you

Posted by Optional on 01/04/2011 at 02:47

My right breast is painful,warm, red,swollen and makes me feel shortness of breath. I have this problem 4 months ago.

Posted by Optional on 30/03/2011 at 03:44

its been many years that my left breast has been tender and mild pain underarm and outer part. during menstruation the pain gets worst, it feels very heavy and uncomfortable. i cant really find obvious lumps but it surely is different than my right one and the left one is bigger than the right one. am worried.

Posted by Optional on 27/03/2011 at 10:08

I have for the last 4 weeks had heavy, sensitive breasts. At the beginning this coincided with my period, but my left breast still feels pre-menstrual - at the beginning my breast was quite sore, whereas now it is more itchy, haevy and a feeling as if it is warm underneath the skin - visibly it is fine. I have sore, hardened areas and am getting tired with not being able to lie on it and material etc irritating it. Please help

Posted by Optional on 21/03/2011 at 03:54

I have been getting breast tenderness just in the past few months. I had a miscarriage 7 mths ago so I don't know if this caused it? I wasn't aware if it before that but it's also possible I'm just paying more attention since. It has a strong pattern of coming more than a week b4 my period so I wasn't too worried, but what concerned me after reading is that it's always only in my left breast and in the same place. It's really sore to touch, at the most underneath part, a bit like the feeling of a sore bruise. Is it normal also that it's not both that have this? Thanks!

Posted by divine mercy on 17/03/2011 at 08:00

i stopped breastfeeding my baby about a month+ but still feels pains during love making. What is the cause?

Posted by None on 12/03/2011 at 06:26

I've been experiencing severe breast pain in my left breast for well over 2 years now. I went to my doctor to see what he thought it might be and he told me i was too young for it to be breast cancer and to not worry about it, he said that taking a pain killer would help to get rid of the pain. I told him that i had taken pain killers before and they had done nothing for me but he didnt listen. I am worried about what it could be as it is only in the one breast and it has no relation to my periods as i have recorded it down and there is no pattern.

Posted by christy on 08/03/2011 at 03:03

i used to have painful breast every month before my menses comes out and immediately after menses, the pain goes away but last after my menses, it continued till now. please i want to find out if it's normal because i intend to see my doctor. thanks

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2011 at 07:06

During sex, my husband sucks my breasts but my nipples pain terribly? WHat do I do? I have never visited a Gynae?

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2011 at 01:37

What about older women with painful breast,you say nothing about them.You know we are still alive........

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2011 at 05:21

sharp stabbling pains in left breast on very painful breastbone can this be R/A related?

Posted by Optional on 06/02/2011 at 02:52

pain in breast increases as m.c date is near ,as m.c starts pain reduces to 50% .but again increases .please guide.

Posted by patricia allan on 25/01/2011 at 12:27

i am looking for answers to having pain in my nipples not in any other part of the breasts i have been having pain for few months now and it does not ease atall i have recently had breast screening done that came back clear i have not had periods for years and am worried that i should not be having this problem

Posted by Optionalsandra beck on 21/01/2011 at 10:20

I;VE FOUND THE ANSWERS INFORMATIVE AND USEFUL.THANKYOU.

Posted by helen on 11/01/2011 at 06:22

My right breast is soo sore the majority of the month, at first i thought it was to do with my period. Untill i had it more often, Its there now, under and around my nipple, sharpe pains that are inconsistent some times really bad other times not so bad, My breast seems heavy, not really swollen, but its sucg an inconvenience. What could this be?

Posted by Anonymous on 11/01/2011 at 02:02

I am currently experiencing very tender breasts and medium, but persistent nausea. I feel sick if I don't eat and often sick when I have. I am taking various medications, but this is a new thing and I've not experienced it before when due my period, which is the first thought many friends have had. Mood changes associated with pregnancy would be hard for me to notice as I am bipolar and take mood stabilisers...so I have no idea. I have taken a pregnancy test and it has come out negative. However, I have been pregnant once before and it feels like morning sickness and the breast pain associated with pregnancy, so I'm confused. Any ideas?

Posted by Optional on 10/01/2011 at 03:55

15 year old girl pain on both breasts feel really sore and extremely sensitive it even hurts to put a bra on sometimes

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2011 at 12:57

Excellent article - although I've previously never suffered with breast pain I have recently - but in both breasts I think its period related. However having read quite a lot of comments below - don't ask the website 'what's wrong with me?' - it can't respond to individuals. If you have questions GO TO YOUR DOCTOR, the sooner you go, the sooner you will have an answer.

Posted by Optional on 02/01/2011 at 11:51

as imformative as the comments were i didnt find that it covered the pain or the problem that im personally going through,x

Posted by Nithi on 23/12/2010 at 09:11

i have brest pain in my left breast before a week of mensuration and the pain releases after mensuration. pain increases when i am pressing my breast. what to do for this to releave from this problem. pls help me.

Posted by Karen on 16/12/2010 at 03:33

I've been having breast tenderness for roughly two weeks and a half, and it's caused me to not even be able to put my bra on. It is causing me great pain. I was wondering how old/young is the average for breast cancer paitients. :(

Posted by Optional on 24/11/2010 at 07:55

i have had a small spot of pain in my left breast that comes and goes and is very painful week before peroid, it eases the week i am off pill then starts again. it is painful the more i press the area. wat is this ? i am 28

Posted by Optional on 09/11/2010 at 11:36

i have very tender breast for the past month the pain is very severe in the morning. I am not even having a period at the moment. I also notice that my left upper arm is also vert sore when i lift my arm to high.

Posted by Jazmin on 07/11/2010 at 01:03

I've been experiencing some pain in my left breast. It isn't menstrual related, I think. Now, reading this, I am scared...Is this pain just the hormones that tell me my breast is growing?Help.Please.

Posted by Optional on 05/11/2010 at 10:01

is it painful for a woman of small breast while they become bigger in size ??

Posted by hannah on 23/10/2010 at 05:36

i was wondering if my breast pain would have anything to do with the implant i have had inserted into my arm? they are very sore to touch and its only been a recent thing, i have had the implant in my arm for 5 months

Posted by d on 22/10/2010 at 09:07

i noticed on the main page for this issue nothing was mentioned about possible pregnancy. most woman i have spoken with have had sore or tender breasts during the first three or months of pregnancy. however in general the info available here was helpful

Posted by Anna on 20/10/2010 at 02:38

I have had severe pain in my left breast for 7 months. It started as a burning pain in my upper breast. My breast then went numb over night and feeling only returned after several weeks. My breast then suddenly swelled overnight and became itchy with burning shooting pains. I had sever pain in my lymph area near my clavical and under my arm. Some symptoms have subsided but I'm left with an constant extremely painful breast and under arm(lying on my right side with my arm up is unbearable and feels like the breast and lymph area are being torn from my body. It is also extremely painful to the touch). My breast is also much bigger than the other one. I have gone up 2 cup sizes (d to e) but it keeps getting bigger and I'm bursting out of this now. The pain and swelling are not related to my cycle but things do get even worse near my period. Tests - mammogram & Ultrasound did not show anything but an MRI showed swelling/fluid. I'm at the end of my tether and am being told by doctors that I just have to live with it asnd 'some women just get pain'!. It is affecting every aspect of my life - physical and emotional. Whilst they have ruled out Inflamatory Breast Cancer I can't help feeling something isn't right and is being missed. Please please help.

Posted by Optional on 18/10/2010 at 02:57

my breast are in lots of pain but is due to menstral cycle

Posted by jane riches on 17/10/2010 at 05:37

helpfull

Posted by kayleigh on 12/10/2010 at 06:18

i am 8weeks pregnant but i have grown very large lumps in both breast but left is bigger when touched the pain shoots to my armpit,my brests have grown quite consideratley since getting pregnant.i am very worried about this as i misscarried a baby excactly 1year ago this month and god knows why i am haveing this problem please help

Posted by Optional on 24/09/2010 at 04:53

I have recently been to breast clinic because of an inverted nipple but nothing was found of any concern. A week later I went for open heart surgery. This was approx. 3 months ago and the breast with the inverted nipple is extremely sore cant feel any lumps but feels very swollen even though I don't think it is. Have seen doctor who thinks it was trauma from operation but it seems to be getting worse. Any suggestions. Thanks Anne?

Posted by Emma on 11/09/2010 at 08:53

Heya, Both of my breasts are really sore at the minute and have been for two weeks now. I've had the implant 16 months now and never had a period. So I dont think the pain is menstrual. I've been feeling sick every night and every morning around the same times for the past week. I've taken 2 pregnacy test both negative. I feel bloated and I'm getting stomach cramps and I don't know if it is all related. I just need some advice please.

Posted by Optional on 24/08/2010 at 12:57

i have sore breasts and nipples I havr had the implant in for two and a half years ive been having dizzy spells amd have put on weight

Posted by Christina on 22/08/2010 at 02:25

Thank-You so much for this information. I am suffering with one painful breast, it began about a year ago behind the nipple. It was coming and going but was never as painful as this month and feels like its getting worse. I'm not sure what to do.

Posted by Optional on 19/08/2010 at 11:32

Is it common to have tender breasts at the onset/or during menopause?

Posted by Diana on 16/08/2010 at 09:18

I have had a very intense sharp pain in my right breast for 3 days, on and off although I tend to really feel the pain after a bath in the evening. After reading your article, I think it may be a strain from a sports injury and I would prefer to wait for a few weeks before seeing a doctor to see if it heals itself. However, if I was one of the 3% who had pain as a symptom of breast cancer, would the pain continue or would it subside?

Posted by Optional on 13/08/2010 at 06:48

thanks for the teaching for about 8months i have been experiencing very sharp pain in my breast mostly on my right side and does not related to my monthly cycle am very worried sometimes the left breast also has the pain

Posted by Jules G on 12/08/2010 at 06:44

Small lump directly behind (R) nipple. Noticed the lump 8/9 weeks previously. last 3 weeks my breast has become increasingly painful. However; I had total hysterectomy 14 years ago, thus do not have a monthly cycle. Have seen Doctor - who prescribed 7 day course of antibiotics - in case of infection - antibiotics ended 3 days ago - the lump is still there (approx size = marrowfat pea size). I am scared to go back to the doctor - which is silly, i know!! I have not been on HRT. Cancer is rife in my paternal family line. My father died of pancreatic, stomach cancer in March this year!

Posted by Optional on 08/08/2010 at 06:59

Erice, breast Cancer has no pain, it has a lump but generally painless. If you feel worried, go and see your doctor, he/she will give you the required treatment

Posted by erice on 31/07/2010 at 08:44

i have had very sore breast all the time foe abaot 2 month my sister has not long died of brteast canser i am very werried

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2010 at 09:26

i have been pinching my breast nipples since the age of 10 and now i have pain in my breast.will i have problems after marriage

Posted by Optional on 19/07/2010 at 03:08

My both breast are sore, when im not wearing a bra at night its like they going to fall off. They ussually sore when im on my periods but now a week after my periods they started being sore again

Posted by Optional on 13/07/2010 at 11:16

mastitiis i have just been diagnosed with i am worried.

Posted by Janice on 28/06/2010 at 11:22

Julia, If you have a dry crusty skin that flakes on or around your nipple you should mention it along with the breast pain to your Doctor. I had what I thought was normal crusty skin on my nipple that flaked off easily and it turned out to be Paget's disease of the nipple, which is a type of breast cancer. I was diagnosed at 37 with breast cancer that also included paget's disease of the nipple. I had what my doctor thought was a normal fibrocystic breast changes but decided to order a mammogram. It wouldn't hurt to get a mammogram. That was 9 years ago and I'm doing great. It might not be anything to worry about, but you have five reasons to take care of yourself.

Posted by Optional on 25/06/2010 at 10:55

I am having pain in the breast before the period, first it was 4 days and month by month pains increasing and last month I got period then pain stop and suddenly after 5 days it started paining, mostly the pain was severe in the under arm . so I contacted doctor so she prescribed me to take capsule of Vitamin e for 2 months. Does it beneficial for me to take capsules

Posted by julia on 23/06/2010 at 05:00

ive noticed for a while the tenderness in my left breast and it has increased also radiating to my arm too,it is a burning type of pain and only in the left side,ive had 5 children and do have lumps and bumps all over the place so have no idea what im feeling when i check myself..ive also noticed now n then that my nipple has dry crusty skin which flakes away but this has only been a rare occurance.im wondering if anyone else has had the same trouble..

Posted by Eden on 12/06/2010 at 04:01

I'm 16 and have always had bigger boobs - 38F. For the past few months I'd had constant pain and they feel so heavy all the time. I've been buying new bras and have had fittings for good support but nothing seems to work- they just ache and are sensitive to a lot of movement - I can't participate in gym because of it. I've visited my GP more than once and only puts me on different doses of medication. Please help?

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2010 at 09:05

i have had periods since i was 12 but never experienced any breast pain. this month i am late for my periods and i experienced back pain for 2 days (it tended to move from upper back to lower back). i am not on contraceptives or any hormones. from the past 2 days, i'm experiencing a tingling sensation in both breasts. now both my nipples pain when even touched slightly and i have pain in the area around them. pls suggest what do i do?

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2010 at 09:28

i have these little spots on my boobs all over them and they really hurt they dont itch but they really hurt what is it and what can i do ???

Posted by Helen on 14/05/2010 at 01:24

Hi, I have had sensitive breast for 2 years now. i have mentioned this to my doctor, checked for lumps/bumps/infection, but all turned out negitive. I get a mamogram yearly and it seems o.k. But both my breast are very sensitive, i don't even like touching them. can you help me?

Posted by Marget on 18/04/2010 at 08:27

i get breast pain in one breast and my nipple is really red :(

Posted by dot on 31/03/2010 at 02:51

Thanks...very useful information

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2010 at 11:19

I am suffering from very painful breasts please help. I cant sleep at night

Posted by Optional on 17/03/2010 at 01:09

left breast,very painful, burning sensation and sometimes prolonged pain if breast is bumped. has been permanent for 20 years + . have regular mamogrammes, all negative good results. i don't know what to call it.

Posted by Optional on 11/03/2010 at 01:46

very helpfull comments and alot of infomation

Posted by Trish on 10/02/2010 at 09:50

What if it is both breasts and it has gone on for more than 2 wks. I only have one ovary, and a hysterectomy?

Posted by anonymous on 06/02/2010 at 10:52

Ihad the marina coil removed 7 months ago 2 start trying 4 my 3rd child wit no luck so far since havein it removed about a week b4 my period is duew my breasts are un bareable and increas 2 twice there normal size is this normal ? never had it b4 haveing marina coil fited 4 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2010 at 10:00

You have mentioned making sure your bra fits correctly, there is also some evidence that underwired bras can cause 'mysterious' breast pain, particularly if ill-fitting. If one breast is sore try going bra-less for a day or two and see if there's a difference.

Posted by williow on 03/02/2010 at 11:07

i am 25 years old and never experienced breast pain before i'm not due for my period but my breast are very tender escpecially when i'm walking around the house or coming down the stairs, can anyone offer any advice? any help will be gratefully recieved thankyou

Posted by Jerry on 31/01/2010 at 03:09

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2005 and received 45 radiation treatments along with hormone therapy to drop my testosterone level. My doctors chose not to replace the testosterone, feeling that I would have a better chance of beating the cancer. So far, so good, but my breasts are very sore all the time now. If I have to choose between cancer and sore breasts, that is a no brainer, but it would surely be nice if there was something that could give me some relief from the soreness. If creams do help, can you give me the names of some. Are they prescription or OTC. Thank you for anything you can tell me. This is becoming a real problem and the discomfot is constant. Thank you

Posted by Jabulile on 27/01/2010 at 08:29

Often this is the first physical sign of pregnancy. In fact, some women know when they are pregnant based on this sign alone. The reason breasts and/ or nipples are often sore, swollen, or tender during early pregnancy is because the breasts are undergoing changes to prepare for breastfeeding. The reason for this is the increased production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs and the breasts and / or nipples are often particularly painful during a first pregnancy.

Posted by Jabu (Italy) on 27/01/2010 at 08:13

I often wondered if painful breasts can also mean that conception had occured that month, even if unsuccesful. Don't painful breasts have anything at all to do with early pregnancy signs???

Posted by jackie on 23/01/2010 at 11:10

Hi. My name is Jackie. I have a lot of breast pain in the side of my left breast. It seems to come and go. I go to my doctor for check ups because it scares me so much, i think when a woman has breast pain its worrying for them (ONLY NATURAL). I have a problem with oestrogen so i got my pill changed and still have this pain, yet my doctor says i'm just one of these woman who have breast pain!! Its like a very sharp stabbing in the side of my breast and i can't bear to be touched. I'm always scared someone will bang into me by mistake and hurt me. I do worry about it, i can't help it! Thanks to whoever wrote this page on how to help the pain as i'm going to try some of thses things, right now i'll try anything to ease the pain.

Posted by cora on 16/01/2010 at 02:26

hi i'm 39 female. i've been having allot of pain in my right breast. i've had a partical histericamy. about 13 years ago. i still have my overies. the pain is going throught my upper par of my back. i've been taking over the counter pain meds. do you have any suggestions the pain been going on now sence for about 3 to 4 weeks any

Posted by Peehu on 15/01/2010 at 07:10

I hv noticed a small lump at the right side of right breast almost 6-7 years back. In the beginning i thought its just little bigger than the left breast lump and its common with woman. But i found that it is different in the right breast and is paintful. I felt the lump harder so i went to doctor in 2005 to let her examine. She checked and told no lump is there. I din't understand y couldn't she feel the same. Last year also during my molar pregnancy treatment i went to a well known oncology doctor in delhi i told her my suspicion of breast cancer. She also examined and said nothing not even for any tests. I still feel the pain,heaviness,itching, swelling and lump of bigger size now. Does the CT scan show any suspicious lump? Is it helpful in diagnosis of a cancer?

Posted by mary on 13/01/2010 at 01:50

i have suffered with pain in both breasts now for years i had my womb taken away 13yrs ago when iwas 28 i still have my ovaries im taking gamelinic acid tablets but dont seem to work that well should i be trying something else

Posted by SHARLET on 11/01/2010 at 12:59

HI,,im having pain in my left boobs only,,mainly when its pressed..wat is the cause for this??pls help me

Posted by maxine holmes on 10/12/2009 at 10:55

Dear sir, I have been taking the following Depo-Provera 150mg injections, 3 monthly for 7 years, because of very troublesome period cycles. Recently I have noticed very painful breasts, My doctor perscribed Gamolenic Acid capsules 400mg twice daily and Mefenamic Acid 500mg,1 x3 a day, I dont normally have a period, but have noticed after a week of taking this, I am having spotting and bleeding and am very worried. Would really worried. Recently I

Posted by Emmm_09 on 08/12/2009 at 08:37

this may seem a little strange worrying about breast pain this young, but its only just started and its pain in both breasts its not a sharp pain its just a regular ache but it can be painful at times i sometimes get red marks appearing on the outside of the breasts where it is hurting im very worried about what it is...

Posted by Helen48 on 30/11/2009 at 02:55

Be very careful. Inflammatory Breast Cancer is killing women, and very quickly. This form of Breast Cancer can not be seen on a mammogram, and doesn't always have a lump. Please research it and get to your doctor immediately to have MRI,Biopsy, and Pet scan done!!!!!

Posted by Sue on 26/11/2009 at 12:51

Iv'e been getting pain in my left breast for months now, it shoots from my nipple to my armpit and at times it's so painful my eyes water. I also have painful engorged breasts for almost 3 weeks out of the month now but my left one always feels like I have something under my arm and I cannot lay on it at night. I have been to the breast clinic and had a mammogramm and all is ok, it is all to do with hormone changes due to my age!!!I had mastitis after the birth of my second child 15 years ago and that was also in my left one...I will keep a check on it and urge anyone to go and see their doctor...it really does take away that inital fear and at least you get to ask a few questions, please don't be scared the quicker you go the quicker you get some help.xxx

Posted by suzie on 14/11/2009 at 11:59

i've been having left breast pains for years and had mamogram 3 years ago and scans which showed up small cysts which have had no treatment at all. since then my left breast pain is more frequent often on a daily basis with a severe burning in it in a quater of the breast only, i can pinpoint it. i dont want to go back to the hospital as i was pushed and pulled rather roughly by a male doctor who left me very sore and embaressed. i'm worried as over past few months my breast has been having a milky looking discharge and i can still feel the lump in the same place, it didnt go away and feels like a pea inside my breast, any advice...

Posted by Fran on 10/11/2009 at 05:33

Last Feb after parathyroid surgery, I had a segure due to lack of sodium. After that I have constant pain in right breast. Have had manogram and a ultra sound and nothing was found that caused it. I have good days and more painful days. Glad to here so many comments. I plan on trying the NSAID CREAM OR GE. Thank you.

Posted by Tasha on 04/11/2009 at 08:28

Can anyone tell me why women gets painful breasts, I have them and I'm only eighteen umm I haven't had anything likie this before and would really like to know, If anyone can help me, Please?

Posted by michelle on 02/11/2009 at 04:45

hi left breast hurts wen put pressur on e or if knocked accidently by 2yr old cant feel any lumps just breast tissue feels tender hope you can help x

Posted by jag on 18/10/2009 at 09:59

i have had pain in my left breast for a number of years in one particular area,been to see specialist and have mamograms,scan they say its fybrocystic but im not convinced,that area is very tender to touch and the pain seems tombe so severe,it has effects my shoulder arm and armpitt. worried like everyone esle that it could be cancer?

Posted by marg on 13/10/2009 at 11:50

i have always suffered breast tension when i was younger i have had a hysterectomy 3 years ago and have developed tender breasts now for 7 weeks istill have my ovaries and i am noe not on hrt but i am taking a non hormonal medication for hot sweats help

Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2009 at 11:03

i have very tender pain in my left breast and the slightest knock is really painful i also have a lump near my nipple.

Posted by dee on 04/10/2009 at 09:48

I am 48yrs of age. Had total hysterectomy(so no periods) when i was 28yrs old. Have two daughters. Last few weeks been experiencing quite intense burning sensation discomfort i Right breast. Also very tender to touch or sleep comfortably. There are lumps or discharge, just this extreme burning sensation. i am too embarrassed to go to gp as they are all male. Is there something i could buy over the counter to treat myself. there is no family history of breast cancer.

Posted by Miracles on 04/10/2009 at 02:48

I have been trying to get pregnant for over 15 years. Nothing seems to be working but my specialist recently found out that my prolactin has elevated, which could be the reason I cannot get pregnant, therefore, I am taking Dostinex twice a week to lower it. After taking the medication for about two weeks, I noticed one week prior to my period I have so much pain in my breast, particularly, the left breast. Could be be bacause of the medication? Does someone know and does someone know if one has gotten pregnant out of this? PLEASE HELP!

Posted by ajf3006 on 29/09/2009 at 07:09

my daughter has cerebral palsy and is 27 years old approx 2 months ago she complained of tender and breast and shooting pains in her right breast. my wife took he to the doctor who diagnosed mastitus and put her on a course of antibiotics. so far the medication has not worked and she is now going to have a scan on her breast. my daughter is very scared and distressed by all this. my daughter is not sexually active and is not breast feeding which seems to be the main cause of mastitus from what I have read so I am a bit confussed and worried about what is going on can someone please advise.

Posted by Anonymous on 28/09/2009 at 08:30

I'm 32 and started with breast lumps 4 years ago they used to apear about a week before my period and then disapear a soon as my period started. It has now got to the point where the only time im free of the pain is during my period i am constantly aware of the pain and my nipples are erect and also painful. can anyone help?

Posted by Jane on 27/09/2009 at 07:44

I have unilateral (one breast only affected) cyclical breast pain. All literature I have read suggests that all cylical breast pain is bilateral (affects both breasts). I did have a lump removed from the unaffected breast some years ago. Could this be why only the one breast is painful?

Posted by Gia on 24/09/2009 at 01:16

i am a pretty healthy sexually active young woman. i am experiencing an increase in size of my breast and they are really tender and sore. the right one sometimes hurts so bad at times, and im sort of worried. it feels like tingling and makes my nipples erect. help anyone?

Posted by Anonymous on 16/09/2009 at 11:25

my left breast. l am having pain in my left breast an a stinnging kind if ache

Posted by Kay on 11/09/2009 at 07:25

My breast's usually ache before a period but this month the pain hasn't gone away, any idea's? Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous on 11/09/2009 at 04:12

I have painful breast sore nipples a week before i start my periods.I am 38 years old.This problem just started a year or 2 ago.Now this month I am only half way thru my cycle and the same pain is felt .The right one now is giving more problem.The pain is extending in the armpit and the enttire right shoulder or forearm now hurts.Can anybody recognise these weird symptoms

Posted by Sue on 26/08/2009 at 08:00

My right breast i have a lump iv had a mamagram ultrasound and nothing showed up.you cant feel the lump when my arinm is down only when i raise my arm its quite big.Iv now had a mri and waiting results Im still worried what could it be im in pain all the time with it iv taken tablets to stop the pain but they dont work even inflamtion tablet but they dont work. My gp said its got bigger! why is it you can feel a lump but it doesnt show up on the mamagram or ultasound. i get a lot of tightness on the top of my breast going to the top of my chest and deep pain deep inside do you have any idea what it could be iv gotta wait another week for my mri results and this is getting me down pain 24hrs a day.

Posted by Sam on 16/08/2009 at 09:36

I recently lost 60 pounds since Christmas.Now Im left with male breasts,how do I get rid of them.

Posted by Shy on 15/08/2009 at 01:34

I am 20 and 16 months ago had my first child my body has almost gone back to normal and i thought my breasts had fully recovered apart from slight drooping and now i but for the past 3 months my left breast has been painfull and burns when touched does anyone have any information that could help me x

Posted by JD on 01/08/2009 at 04:43

I am 38 years old and had a hysterectomy in October 2008. For the last 6 months every 2 weeks my breasts become seriously painful, large (my bra's don't fit) bloated, very tender, and shooting pains. I had my womb and cervix removed however still have my overies. My Doctor has not really said very much and thinks it may be hormonal. It is becoming a worry and I can't find a proper answer anywhere. Can anyone help?

Posted by anon on 21/07/2009 at 05:01

Can anyone tell me is there a connection between having fibroids and breast pain. I had chidren over 25 years ago and have had 'milk' in both breast since then. Many years ago i had that checked out, the doc said all was normal and that some women just continue to have milk. Since then maybe 8 or so years ago i also developed fibroids and had noticed my breasts were fairly tender. I really didn't worry about it but since having a grandchild that crawls and stomps all over me i am forever flinching in pain, and suggestions?

Posted by micky on 12/07/2009 at 04:57

my breast are swollen painful and i have gone off my cycle now going on 2 weeks, i would like to know why are they so swollen and painful.

Posted by fiona on 08/07/2009 at 06:04

ive had breast pain for bout 3 wks now on and off. its not there all the time but its like short stabbing pains in my left breast on the left side. also my left nipple hurts too. it feels lke maybe ive knocked my breast and its pulled muscles. but i kno i havent. also i am late for my period by 7 wks and one day. pregnancy tests are negative. any comments wod be greatly appreciated. thanx fiona.x

Posted by claire M on 26/06/2009 at 03:39

I have been experiencing pains in my right breast for 3 or 4 weeks now, i finished my period last week and there has been no change. I can't feel any abnormal lumps, but I do have large breasts anyway so it's difficult to be accurate. The pain seems to be quite close to the surface but I can't pinpoint an exact spot, it doesn't seem deep enough to warrant pleurisy or an infection in my joints etc. I have an appointment for next Thursday with my Doctors but it's really worrying me. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

Posted by Mirriam on 17/06/2009 at 07:23

I recently went to a dermatologist and he gave me some medication, and ever since then my breasts having been very painfull,now i cant go to the gym because i cant even run becuase i aggrevate the pain. Do you think the medication i'm taking has something to do with my painful breasts? The name of the medication is: Cyclidox and Ginette35.

Posted by Alero on 03/06/2009 at 01:21

This is quite educating. Infact I am really relieved of my worries. I have been having this painful breast for some time now, but it is not monthly, and it is usually on both breast. Thanks for the information

Posted by Good Advise on 26/05/2009 at 05:44

This has been one of the best articles about breast pain that I have ever read. I am very worried and having a diagnostic mammogran next week, but meanwhile, the pain in both breast in very unconfortable and keeping me worry, but it looks is associated to these changes we go through at my age. Thanks.

Posted by me on 23/05/2009 at 04:28

I have had this problem with my nipples since becoming pregnant 19 years ago. It doesnt matter what the weather my nipples turn white and are very very painful sometimes its just one or it can be two but the only way to help is to slap them until they change colour and the pain goes away HELP

Posted by Anonymous on 21/05/2009 at 04:02

I had a fall five days ago. No bruising but I've got a very painful breast and back. My breathing is very laboured and if I sneeze or cough the pain is unbearable. I've been taking ibuprofen but it's not doing anything. My husband wants me to go for x-ray but I want to give it time. Could I have broken anything?

Posted by anne on 20/04/2009 at 04:15

Early in 2009 I had a pain in left breast for three months, kept hoping it would go away but eventually found a lump. Following a mammogram a benign cyst was discovered and aspirated. I had taken HRT for 5 years up to 2004 but ceased on discovery of breast cysts. Could the cysts be related to HRT?

Posted by fudgcicles on 12/04/2009 at 04:13

whenever I'm on my period or following it, the area under my armpits connecting to the breasts is sore and tender. Is this normal?

Posted by kyra on 11/04/2009 at 02:56

hi my name is kyra i have a huge mass and lots of lumps in my left breast and it hurts soo bad even when i dont touch it, its like a burning and sharp feeling i went to the doctor today and she did and breast exam and told me that it could be fibortic tissue and i really dont know much about it. im so scared that it could be something else can someone help me out or at least tell me if they even experienced this and had nothing wrong??? i never had this problem until 5 days ago and its only my left breast...

Posted by leonie on 08/04/2009 at 10:14

Ihave had pain in my left breast on and off for a few years. My GP sent me 3yrs ago for mamogram but they cannot find the cause for pain.For the last month this pains as become unbearable ,Iwent to see my GP 2 weeks ago and he gave me Balmosa cream to rub it, to me as if they dont believe how much pain Iam in. I have type 2 Diabetes atreatrd with tablets ,also I have SLE cotrolled with Prednisolone Tabs and Hydroxychloroqine tabs. Please can you give me asolution as to what Ican do.

Posted by Carol on 02/04/2009 at 09:32

I have had breast implant for approx 9 yrs. The implants are behind my breast muscle. Just recentley in the last 2 weeks my right breast feel uncomfortable especially when in bed and I lay on my right side. I am also experiencing some soreness and pain around the right hand side of my breast. How would I know if my implant was leaking.

Posted by Anonymous on 27/03/2009 at 09:10

Very useful information.before 15 days of my periods this pain get started, i was worried, but now m sure this is nothing but cyclical breast pain. Thanks

Posted by Benny on 17/03/2009 at 01:20

I've pain on outer side of left breast, not sure if it's a lump or just thickening as I can't feel it when lying down during breast examination. Also have lump/thickening under both armpits. Had surgery 15 years ago so not related to periods, I'm in slow menepause. Can painful breast be related to menepause?

Posted by Sarah on 15/03/2009 at 12:22

Ladies try ice when have pain sounds cold but it will help the swealing has a women that works in the health field you will learn different tricks good luck.

Posted by colleen on 08/03/2009 at 09:07

my left breast near the nipple is very tender, I cant touch the area, I have no lumps, I had an hysterectomy at the age of 36 so no womb problems etc. any advice, I hardly see my GP as he is not useful at all. I do have extensive thickening but was given #'all clear' and that was years ago, told it was a common thing.thank you.

Posted by jess on 06/03/2009 at 11:42

well im only 15,and since i started my period ive always had tender breast's a week before my period,which is a REAL pain when im doing sports.especially cross country week O.o try having a warm bath and just...well just soak into the bath and relax a little,it helps loads =]

Posted by Debra on 24/02/2009 at 12:45

i have suffered on and of for a few years now with painful breasts but have now become unbearable i am also on the menopause which is not helping any ideas what would help as i dont want to take hrt

Posted by paula on 20/02/2009 at 11:03

I have suffered tender breasts which comes and goes now for a bit and it's usually 2-3 weeks before my period.i only have about a week without any pain but other months i can go about 3 weeks without any pain then it's just the week i'am due on my period that i get tender breasts.

Posted by jo on 17/02/2009 at 11:17

Ive had a painful right breast on and off for 3 weeks. It started at the outer bottom then went, then came back at outer top then went and has now come back round the nipple area. It dosent feel on top it feels deep, hurts when caught or when take bra off. I no its not menstrual cause its not round that time . Please help

Posted by ann watts on 17/02/2009 at 02:35

i have two very large and painfull breasts, this happened years ago and i was told not to worry and it would eventually stop, well it did after about a year or so but i had my second child 4 1/2 years ago and my pain has been on and of since then till the lasy 8 month or so i have had it checked and they say not to worry, i take evening primrose and angus castus and have done for about three years and dont know realy if it makes alot of difference, i am getting to the end of my teather now i am off to the doctors a week on monday but i dont hold up any hope i am desperate now please what can i do

Posted by D M S on 14/02/2009 at 03:14

My breasts (both) are painful. Left breast is worse. There are large masses where it is painful. I wear a bra at night but that doesn't help. At night they get almost hot to the touch. It's been going on for 3 months. I've been to the doc. They say "Keep an eye on it". I don't have a regular period. The pain doesn't come and go. It's constant. Please help.

Posted by Lorraine Fisher on 07/02/2009 at 06:03

I have soreness under my breast where the bra comes across/I am large breasted so I need to wear a bra/ The pain gets worse as evening comes. I end up loosening my bra.

Posted by Maya on 31/01/2009 at 03:25

i am un married and i feel pain in my both breasts before periods they all the time secrete some white matter which is too smelly this secretion continuous all the time through out the month doctors says its not breast cancer but hormonal problem so i should take medicine (DOPERGIN) for 1 month

Posted by Kate on 28/01/2009 at 02:43

I had pain in one breast at 35. I was told it was not unusual. Later, I had some discharge so I was sent for a mammogram which was normal. Fortunately I had a good doctor that did further tests and I had cancer. This was 13 years ago. You can't convince me the pain was not a factor.

Posted by anon on 27/01/2009 at 10:51

Im a male and seems to be hard to find pain related issues of the breast. Anyway it happens on both sides and it is very sharp sudden pain, lasts maybe 2 or 3 seconds.

Posted by denise on 26/01/2009 at 07:24

my pain is only in my right breast on the right upper side. it hurts to lay on it and to touch it. i have had this problem now for about 3 months and it seems to last for about 3 weeks a month. i am really worried about this and i havea dr. app wednesday. i'm a nervous wreck!!

Posted by emm on 26/01/2009 at 10:58

i have pain on my left breast only its the undernerath of my breast and feels like bruising i also have painfull glands under the left arm iam terrified. my doctor is sending me to the breast clinic i stopped breast feeding november 2007 and my babies didnt like to feed from the left side it never produced much milk and was smaller than the right. anyone else had similar probs? thanks

Posted by Angela on 25/01/2009 at 09:08

I finished the menopause 15 years ago & have started getting pain in the side of both breasts, sometimes at the same time. Also pain in the centre. Was diagnosed with chostacondritus 7 years ago and have had painful breasts 7/8 years. Any reasons why??

Posted by Anonymous on 21/01/2009 at 09:26

I have painful breasts too on the sides, ive checked for lumps and there is no specific lump. I am on a contraception pill and as ive read it can contribute so i might stop taking them for a while. Im still really worried but im too scared to go to the doctors, any advice ?

Posted by Anonymous on 21/01/2009 at 08:44

I have had an itchy breast for 5 months now. It's mainly my right one. It feels as if the itch is internal, not the skin. I have had a mammagram, sonogram, a biopsy(which turned out to be a cyst that was aspirated), seen TWO breast specialists, had 3 CBE's, and seen 3 md's. No one seems to know why I have this itching. I've been told it could be allergies, peri-menopausal, or just unknown as to why. Has anyone ever had this happen and it NOT be cancer, and what did you do about it? Also note that I've experienced "all over" body pain since and been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I just don't believe this is a "fibro" thing, but maybe undetected cancer which has spread. Lymphoma? Please help!!

Posted by jo on 20/01/2009 at 11:12

Breasts are normally sore just before period but this is the first time i have had pain after my period. I have put on weight over the past 18 months so am presuming it is to down to diet and weight change. This is probably my incentive now to lose those pounds. Hopefully it will ease this discomfort. Good advise on this web site glad i read it - feel quite reassured

Posted by need a solution on 12/01/2009 at 05:05

i read this article. i am one of the woman who suffer almost 25 days in a month with severe breast pain. checked with dr. there is no fibroids, no cancer . but have severe pain in both breasts. during periods, this pain vanish like anything and agaian starting on the 9th day after periods.. can anyone help me?

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