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Soreness on left breast, side near armpit

proudmama88 Community Member October 25, 2010
  • Hello. Im 22 years old and the mother of a 20 month old.  For the past two weeks ive had a tenderness/pain on the side of my left breast near the armpit.  im not pregnant nor is it time for my period. I also have a tingling sensation similar to the let down feeling of breast feeding. Both nipples are sore and i still have leakage from both breast. Not much comes out, just a drop or two everyday. Also my periods are pretty regular but last months came four days early and was shorter/lighter than normal.  ive taken a pregnancy test about two weeks ago and it was neg. Not too sure what this could be, ive heard alot of caffiene also causes this too..Please help

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    Oct. 25, 2010

    Hi - First of all, please don't stress over this; what you describe isn't a typical breast cancer symptom. This kind of soreness, accompanied by changes in your period and/or nipple discharge, is usually a hormonal issue. I'd suggest you wait a month; if the symptoms persist (or certainly if they get a lot worse), then see a doctor to find out what's going...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi - First of all, please don't stress over this; what you describe isn't a typical breast cancer symptom. This kind of soreness, accompanied by changes in your period and/or nipple discharge, is usually a hormonal issue. I'd suggest you wait a month; if the symptoms persist (or certainly if they get a lot worse), then see a doctor to find out what's going on. In the meantime, you might find our post on breast pain helpful. Best of luck to you - PJH

    • Gina
      Aug. 29, 2011

      I am having the same thing and I have a 22 month old!  I am happy to hear someone else is having the same issue.  I don't have leakage, but I do have tenderness on the left side of my right breast just under my armpit.  I think it's b/c I started drinking coffee for the first time in my life when I went back to work after having my son.  I...

      RHMLucky777

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      I am having the same thing and I have a 22 month old!  I am happy to hear someone else is having the same issue.  I don't have leakage, but I do have tenderness on the left side of my right breast just under my armpit.  I think it's b/c I started drinking coffee for the first time in my life when I went back to work after having my son.  I am totally addicted now and have a cup a day.  I am going to go off coffee and I'll post back if that helped.  I am also not going to wear wire bras anymore.  I think the wire is effecting my breast.  Please let me know what you find out and I'll report back as well.  Thanks for the post.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Aug. 29, 2011

      Gina, try going off coffee, and wearing a comfortable bra. If that doesn't help, and the pain persists for 3 or 4 weeks, check with your doctor to see what might be causing it, OK? You might have a cyst developing... Good luck - PJH

    • Gina
      Sep. 08, 2011

      After going off caffeine for just a week the pain in my breast under my armpit is no longer there!  I guess I am not destined to drink coffee.  I never drank it until I had my son and went back to work then got addicted and drank a cup a day for a year.  That's when the pain started.  I am happy to say it has gone away.  I hope this...

      RHMLucky777

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      After going off caffeine for just a week the pain in my breast under my armpit is no longer there!  I guess I am not destined to drink coffee.  I never drank it until I had my son and went back to work then got addicted and drank a cup a day for a year.  That's when the pain started.  I am happy to say it has gone away.  I hope this is helpful to anyone else that has had that issue/pain.

       

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Sep. 08, 2011

      Gina, that's good to hear! Thanks for coming back here to wrap up your story... PJH

    • Anonymous
      curious katie
      Jan. 14, 2012

      i am 21 years old have 31/2 year old twins  though my pregnancy was hard and i was enormous! yet my boobs stayed to be As how does that happen? well i have had little to no problems with my breast until now couple weeks its been i think i noticed tenderness in both and if i squeez my nipples a lil to see if anything would hapen and i gues my bodys stil...

      RHMLucky777

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      i am 21 years old have 31/2 year old twins  though my pregnancy was hard and i was enormous! yet my boobs stayed to be As how does that happen? well i have had little to no problems with my breast until now couple weeks its been i think i noticed tenderness in both and if i squeez my nipples a lil to see if anything would hapen and i gues my bodys stil lactoseing or somethin idk but now after   couple times dealng with it my boobs are  KILING me both feel completley swollen and lingering twards myr arms so whhats up? oh and under my nipples painful bumps. that feel like waterballoons

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Jan. 14, 2012

      Katie, is there a chance you might be pregnant? That's a common cause of the symptoms you're feeling... My other thought would be you're undergoing some fibrocystic change, which can produce the exact symptoms you describe. You may have some painful cysts, which would esplain the lumps you're feeling under your nipples.

       

      Allow yourself to go through one...

      RHMLucky777

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      Katie, is there a chance you might be pregnant? That's a common cause of the symptoms you're feeling... My other thought would be you're undergoing some fibrocystic change, which can produce the exact symptoms you describe. You may have some painful cysts, which would esplain the lumps you're feeling under your nipples.

       

      Allow yourself to go through one menstrual cycle with this pain. See if it changes, goes away, or gets worse over the course of the month, and notice when; if your breasts are more sore just before your period, less sore afterwards, then this definitely points to a hormonal cause. If the pain just keeps getting worse, then see a doctor for some help, OK? Good luck - PJH

    • Anonymous
      curious katie
      Jan. 14, 2012

      i am 21 years old have 31/2 year old twins  though my pregnancy was hard and i was enormous! yet my boobs stayed to be As how does that happen? well i have had little to no problems with my breast until now couple weeks its been i think i noticed tenderness in both and if i squeez my nipples a lil to see if anything would hapen and i gues my bodys stil...

      RHMLucky777

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      i am 21 years old have 31/2 year old twins  though my pregnancy was hard and i was enormous! yet my boobs stayed to be As how does that happen? well i have had little to no problems with my breast until now couple weeks its been i think i noticed tenderness in both and if i squeez my nipples a lil to see if anything would hapen and i gues my bodys stil lactoseing or somethin idk but now after   couple times dealng with it my boobs are  KILING me both feel completley swollen and lingering twards myr arms so whhats up? oh and under my nipples painful bumps. that feel like waterballoons

    • steph84rocks
      Jul. 17, 2013

      hello my name is stephanie and I am 29 yrs old and I jave had pain in my left breast down into my left armpit it is were my breast and armpit connect. it is really sore and my husband says it feels swollen. do you think it is cancer. my mom has the cancer gene. I am scared my brother died last march with liver cancer and he died three month asfter diagnoses...

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      hello my name is stephanie and I am 29 yrs old and I jave had pain in my left breast down into my left armpit it is were my breast and armpit connect. it is really sore and my husband says it feels swollen. do you think it is cancer. my mom has the cancer gene. I am scared my brother died last march with liver cancer and he died three month asfter diagnoses I am scared I don't want to die. I lost my best friend to a car accident my favorite cousin was murdered and my brother died three month later. I have a 12 yr old and I want to see her graduate highschool and college and I want to see her get married and meet my grand kids I don't want to die.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Jul. 17, 2013

      Hi Stephanie - Personally, no; I don't think you have cancer. However, we're not doctors here, simply well-read breast cancer survivors. Any breast change you feel (pain, a lump, swelling) should be checked by a doctor if it lasts longer than one cycle of your menstrual period: about 1 month.

       

      Breast pain can come from a lot of different sources, probably...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Stephanie - Personally, no; I don't think you have cancer. However, we're not doctors here, simply well-read breast cancer survivors. Any breast change you feel (pain, a lump, swelling) should be checked by a doctor if it lasts longer than one cycle of your menstrual period: about 1 month.

       

      Breast pain can come from a lot of different sources, probably the least likely of which is cancer. It's usually hormonal; you might have a cyst that's growing and pressing on nerves; or a condition called fibrocystic change, which is painful but basically harmless, and quite common in women your age.

       

      If this pain and swelling don't disappear within a few weeks; or if they continue to worsen day by day, it would be best to see a doctor. Please don't be afraid you'll get bad news; with health issues, it's better to move forward and take action than to do nothing and worry endlessly. 

       

      Has your mother had breast cancer? If so, then your chance of having it yourself is slightly increased. If she carries the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutations – which she'd only know by having had genetic testing – then you might carry them, too, and your risk could be significant. But please don't worry about that; less than 1% of the population carry those genes.

       

      I'm sorry you've had so much pain to deal with already, in your young life; I'm sure it's made you anxious and fearful about your own health. But you've taken the first step to overcoming this anxiety by contacting us here; take the next step by seeing a doctor, if the pain doesn't disappear soon. Best of luck to you – and enjoy your daughter! PJH

  • annarl
    Mar. 11, 2014

    I have had this disconfort for about two months. I have tryied to ignore it, but my close cousin is dieing of cancer :( I try to ignore the pain but its presistant. I have 2 year old twins and im not on my period or pregnant. Im 20 years old and scared, because i can dont have any pain on my left breast only the right side of my right breast.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 11, 2014

      Hi - Breast pain is very rarely a symptom of breast cancer, so that's good news. Also, while breast cancer isn't impossible at your age, it's highly unlikely. I'm sorry about your cousin; but her having cancer doesn't raise your risk of having it, as well.

       

      What you're feeling could be a sign of fibrocystic change, a condition quite common in young women;...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi - Breast pain is very rarely a symptom of breast cancer, so that's good news. Also, while breast cancer isn't impossible at your age, it's highly unlikely. I'm sorry about your cousin; but her having cancer doesn't raise your risk of having it, as well.

       

      What you're feeling could be a sign of fibrocystic change, a condition quite common in young women; it's caused by hormonal fluctuations. Its symptoms include pain, and sometimes the appearance of lumps. You might also have a cyst that's gradually been getting larger, and has gotten to the point where it's painful.

       

      Please read our post on breast pain; I think you'll find it helpful. Since this has been going on for 2 months, you should ask your doctor about it – any breast change lasting longer than a menstrual cycle should be diagnosed by a doctor. Take care - PJH

  • sme.
    Nov. 24, 2013

    I am 31 years old, definitely not pregnant and for the past few months I have had a constant soreness in the area between my breasts and armpits. It is starting to scare me. I don't feel any lumps per se but it feel lumpy (if that makes sense). Does anyone have any idea what this may be?

    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Nov. 24, 2013

      We are not doctors here, so we can't diagnose problems.  A soreness that has lasted several months needs to be checked out by a doctor.  The way pain seems to be spread out around both breasts doesn't sound like breast cancer, but any breast change that lasts longer than a menstrual cycle needs a doctor's attention.

  • sme.
    Nov. 24, 2013

    I am 31 years old, definitely not pregnant and for the past few months I have had a constant soreness in the area between my breasts and armpits. It is starting to scare me. I don't feel any lumps per se but it feel lumpy (if that makes sense). Does anyone have any idea what this may be?

  • sme.
    Nov. 24, 2013

    I am 31 years old, definitely not pregnant and for the past few months I have had a constant soreness in the area between my breasts and armpits. It is starting to scare me. I don't feel any lumps per se but it feel lumpy (if that makes sense). Does anyone have any idea what this may be?

  • Anonymous
    Kris247
    Nov. 18, 2013
    I am 40 years old and I go in January to get a pap and request a mammogram my problem is for a couple weeks now I have hard tenderness and soreness below my armpit where the breast ends sometime the pain is so bad I can't put my arm completely down is this something I should check right away
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Nov. 18, 2013

      Yes, Kris, I'd have this checked right away; any breast change that lasts longer than a month (and it sounds like this is getting close to a month) should be checked by a doctor. While this doesn't sound like a breast cancer symptom, you could have an infection that's settled in one of your lymph nodes, and you'd certainly want to get that diagnosed and treated,...

      RHMLucky777

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      Yes, Kris, I'd have this checked right away; any breast change that lasts longer than a month (and it sounds like this is getting close to a month) should be checked by a doctor. While this doesn't sound like a breast cancer symptom, you could have an infection that's settled in one of your lymph nodes, and you'd certainly want to get that diagnosed and treated, if necessary. Good luck - PJH

  • Anonymous
    Emara
    Nov. 15, 2013

    i have been on contraceptives for about 1yr now because i have pcos, my doctor told me my breast will be tender for the first 2-3 months but it has been a yr now and they still are, plus in my left breast there is a pain in it which leads down to my arm but whenever i am on my 7 day break it goes away and comes right back as soon as i start taking back the...

    RHMLucky777

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    i have been on contraceptives for about 1yr now because i have pcos, my doctor told me my breast will be tender for the first 2-3 months but it has been a yr now and they still are, plus in my left breast there is a pain in it which leads down to my arm but whenever i am on my 7 day break it goes away and comes right back as soon as i start taking back the pill. I changed the pill and having the same problem.also, have read some advice here: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Womens-Health/Pain-above-left-breast--left-armpit-and-shoulder

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Nov. 15, 2013

      Emara, have you reported this to your doctor? We're not doctors here, and thus can't tell you what's wrong; we're simply well-read breast cancer survivors, here to support women through their breast cancer journey.

       

      Pain that's lasted for a year definitely has to be diagnosed and treated, though. If your doctor hasn't been helpful, ask to be referred...

      RHMLucky777

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      Emara, have you reported this to your doctor? We're not doctors here, and thus can't tell you what's wrong; we're simply well-read breast cancer survivors, here to support women through their breast cancer journey.

       

      Pain that's lasted for a year definitely has to be diagnosed and treated, though. If your doctor hasn't been helpful, ask to be referred elsewhere for a second opinion, OK? Good luck - PJH

    • Anonymous
      Karisma
      Nov. 16, 2013

      I am a 33 years old female and have a pain under my left arm, also I feel there is a little ball. The pain goes from under my arm to my shoulder and back. Had a mammogram a year ago, doctor said that's just a lymph.
      I noticed that I am having this pain and at the same time an anxiety about 10 days before my period is to start.  Please let me know...

      RHMLucky777

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      I am a 33 years old female and have a pain under my left arm, also I feel there is a little ball. The pain goes from under my arm to my shoulder and back. Had a mammogram a year ago, doctor said that's just a lymph.
      I noticed that I am having this pain and at the same time an anxiety about 10 days before my period is to start.  Please let me know if you notice the same thing.

    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Nov. 16, 2013

      Karisma, if this happens for you about 10 days before your period every month, it is normal for you.  Many women have pain and/or swelling in the week or two before their period.  Keep your doctor informed if you see any other changes.

  • Anonymous
    Lilik
    Nov. 15, 2013

    I have been having this pain for a week now.  I have been seriously stressed out but have been trying to ignore my problems and not be stressed... It hasn't helped. I have serious pains above my breast and am a little worried.  But it makes sense from all the other comments that it is stress related. I am 26 years old and have had chest...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have been having this pain for a week now.  I have been seriously stressed out but have been trying to ignore my problems and not be stressed... It hasn't helped. I have serious pains above my breast and am a little worried.  But it makes sense from all the other comments that it is stress related. I am 26 years old and have had chest pains before but that ended up being related to my digestion process near my heart. This is a different pain and it's awful.  I was worried it may be alcohol related? or could turn into something worse? Not sure whether to get checked out or not.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Nov. 15, 2013

      Hi - So sorry you're having to deal with this pain. Since it's been severe and sounds like pretty constant for a week, I'd definitely call the doctor and see what s/he says. While this doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom (so don't stress about that), the pain is signalling something – something that should be identified and treeated, if...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi - So sorry you're having to deal with this pain. Since it's been severe and sounds like pretty constant for a week, I'd definitely call the doctor and see what s/he says. While this doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom (so don't stress about that), the pain is signalling something – something that should be identified and treeated, if necessary. We're not doctors here, so can't guess at a diagnosis; best to call your own physician. Good luck - I hope you feel better soon. PJH

  • Anonymous
    Jewels
    Nov. 13, 2013
    Hi i am julie... I have been having soreness right under my left breast towards the inner part of my chest and my nipples seem to be more sentive then usual... The pain has been there for a week or so...I know i am not pregnant... Curious why that might be????
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Nov. 14, 2013

      Hi Julie - Soreness in your breast is very, very seldom a symptom of breast cancer, so please don't stress over this possibility. In a younger woman such as yourself, the issue is nearly always hormonal (and not necessarily connected to pregnancy).

       

      Please read our post on breast pain for information that might help you identify the source of this...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Julie - Soreness in your breast is very, very seldom a symptom of breast cancer, so please don't stress over this possibility. In a younger woman such as yourself, the issue is nearly always hormonal (and not necessarily connected to pregnancy).

       

      Please read our post on breast pain for information that might help you identify the source of this pain; our post on nipple issues might prove useful, as well. Kudos to you for noticing this change, and asking about it, though. Any breast change lasting longer than a month should be examined and diagnosed by a doctor, so if it's still bothering you in a few weeks, best to go ahead and schedule an appointment. Good luck - PJH

  • Anonymous
    melissa
    Oct. 23, 2013

    Hi my name is Melissa I've had mamograms,ultrasounds and exams but the problem is I get up to 13-14 breast infections a year at least that's what my primary care Dr calls them the right breast swells all the way into my armpit area and my collar bone area swells I've noticed several changes like lumps,redness and constant swelling but my primary care just brushes...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi my name is Melissa I've had mamograms,ultrasounds and exams but the problem is I get up to 13-14 breast infections a year at least that's what my primary care Dr calls them the right breast swells all the way into my armpit area and my collar bone area swells I've noticed several changes like lumps,redness and constant swelling but my primary care just brushes me off my test always come back with fibroid breast but lately symtoms are increasing and getting worse any suggestions on what type of Dr to seek next fir help!! Iam extremely desperate

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Hi Melissa - I'm so sorry you're going through this. It sounds painful, and frustrating that your PCP isn't helping you find a solution. Please ask him/her for a referral to a breast specialist; that would definitely be the way to go. This person specializes in breast issues, and will know the diagnostic tests to order, and the questions to ask, to get you...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Melissa - I'm so sorry you're going through this. It sounds painful, and frustrating that your PCP isn't helping you find a solution. Please ask him/her for a referral to a breast specialist; that would definitely be the way to go. This person specializes in breast issues, and will know the diagnostic tests to order, and the questions to ask, to get you started on the road to healing. Best of luck to you - I hope you get some relief soon. PJH

    • Anonymous
      melissa
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Thank you I will do that right away breast cancer runs deep in the family so I need to get this looked at for sure thank you

    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Oct. 23, 2013

      I agree with PJ that you need to see a breast specialist to find out what is going on.  It sounds like you are in an almost constant state of infection, so I'm guessing your doctor has been prescribing antibiotics.  Antibiotic overuse could cause other problems for your health, so finding out what is causing these infections is important.  If...

      RHMLucky777

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      I agree with PJ that you need to see a breast specialist to find out what is going on.  It sounds like you are in an almost constant state of infection, so I'm guessing your doctor has been prescribing antibiotics.  Antibiotic overuse could cause other problems for your health, so finding out what is causing these infections is important.  If the antibiotics aren't helping the apparent infections, there is the possibility that you could have inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), a rare form of breast cancer.  This type of cancer can be hard to detect on a mammogram or ultrasound.  Please be persistent in finding a doctor who will take your symptoms more seriously.  Living with such frequent infections needs to be investigated more thoroughly.

    • Anonymous
      melissa
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Thank You Phyliss I got an apt today finally to a breast specialist its November 4 th I hope they can figure out what is going on iam so miserable its sad I've been going through this for 4 years and just now getting someone to listen to me and the antibiotics mask the symtoms because as soon as I get off them I have another flare up so there has to be something...

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      Thank You Phyliss I got an apt today finally to a breast specialist its November 4 th I hope they can figure out what is going on iam so miserable its sad I've been going through this for 4 years and just now getting someone to listen to me and the antibiotics mask the symtoms because as soon as I get off them I have another flare up so there has to be something wrong.

    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Oct. 23, 2013

      I'm glad you are going to see a specialist.  If the antibiotics get rid of the swelling and other infection symptoms, it is unlikely that this is cancer.  I hope the specialist can help you figure out what the underlying problem is.  Let us know what you find out.

  • Yvonne Precht
    Apr. 19, 2012

    I am 53 yrs old over weight high blood preasure who is tring to diet,

    5'5 diabetus type 2

     

    What is wrong, on my left side on breast i have a pain near my arm pit

    sometime runs back to my shoulders, it hurts when i breath, or move

    times i get shortness of breath.

    The pain lasted about 4 days now, I am under alot of stress, but tring to cool down alot....

    RHMLucky777

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    I am 53 yrs old over weight high blood preasure who is tring to diet,

    5'5 diabetus type 2

     

    What is wrong, on my left side on breast i have a pain near my arm pit

    sometime runs back to my shoulders, it hurts when i breath, or move

    times i get shortness of breath.

    The pain lasted about 4 days now, I am under alot of stress, but tring to cool down alot. I dont sleep well, up 3-4 times a night or just dont sleep till 3am or?

    but this pain what should I do???

     

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Apr. 20, 2012

      You've clearly got some health challenges, Yvonne; sorry you're having to deal with something new. If I were you, I'd get in to see a doctor ASAP; since it's on the left side, you'd want to rule out a heart issue. Breast pain is seldom a sign of breast cancer; but it can be mistaken for chest pain, which can be a cardiac symptom - especially when it produces...

      RHMLucky777

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      You've clearly got some health challenges, Yvonne; sorry you're having to deal with something new. If I were you, I'd get in to see a doctor ASAP; since it's on the left side, you'd want to rule out a heart issue. Breast pain is seldom a sign of breast cancer; but it can be mistaken for chest pain, which can be a cardiac symptom - especially when it produces these other symptoms you mention (going up into the armpit, shortness of breath). You mention you're under stress; perhaps the doctor can help you deal with this, too. So, make the call today, OK? Good luck - PJH

    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Apr. 20, 2012

      I agree with PJ that shortness of breath and pain on the left side of your body are symptoms that need the doctor's attention immediately.  Since you are 53, menopause may also be contributing to your problems.  Changes in hormone levels often interfere with the sleep cycle for women in menopause.  Add that to the stress in your life, and your...

      RHMLucky777

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      I agree with PJ that shortness of breath and pain on the left side of your body are symptoms that need the doctor's attention immediately.  Since you are 53, menopause may also be contributing to your problems.  Changes in hormone levels often interfere with the sleep cycle for women in menopause.  Add that to the stress in your life, and your sleep problems could multiply.  Make a list of all your symptoms before you go to the doctor's office, so that you don't forget to mention something in the rush of a medical appointment.  It sounds like you have a complex set of health issues that need to be looked at as a whole.  I hope the pain turns out to be a minor problem and that you are soon feeling much better.

    • Anonymous
      Luisa P
      Aug. 05, 2013
      Hello Yvonne, Searching on Google I came across this website and saw your post. I am experiencing the exact same discomfort that you has back in 2012. I will really appreciate please, if you could tell me the outcome of your situation when you visited your doctor. I hope that everything turned out to be just fine. Thank you very much.
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Aug. 05, 2013

      Luisa, you might want to contact Yvonne directly by clicking on her name (in blue) and sending her a private message; it's been awhile since she posted, and she might not be checking here. I trust you've scanned through this thread for the information it contains. Best of luck to you - I hope your symptoms resolve on their own soon. PJH

    • Anonymous
      candicebrumfield
      Sep. 24, 2013

      Hi im 39 and very much in pain and confused maybe someone else has been through what im going through ldk I was feeling foggy extremely fatigued and thirsty I got tested for diabetes and hormone diabetes was negative but hormone out of wack had complete hysterectomy at 27 meds not working and gaining weight dr sent me to internal med dr he ran tests said I...

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      Hi im 39 and very much in pain and confused maybe someone else has been through what im going through ldk I was feeling foggy extremely fatigued and thirsty I got tested for diabetes and hormone diabetes was negative but hormone out of wack had complete hysterectomy at 27 meds not working and gaining weight dr sent me to internal med dr he ran tests said I have factor for autoimune disease he said I have all the symptoms of rehamatard arthritis but It didnt come back as that so here it is I have pain in my feet like im walking on rocks my legs ache my hands hurt sometimes my fingers are stuck vitamin d deficiency h pylori positive sinus infections dont go away I have times my skin is ichy and now the sides of my breasts hurt and getting cyst like bumps under my arm oh and retaining fluid but dehydrated and very constipated for a long time im on meds for most of this please help when im on steroids I feel good most of the time

    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Sep. 25, 2013

      Candice, the doctor who is managing your arthritis is probably the doctor to start with about your breast symptoms because they might be related to your other underlying health conditions.  If that doctor thinks your breast conditions are not arthritis related, ask for a referral to a breast specialist for further evaluation.  I'm sorry you are having...

      RHMLucky777

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      Candice, the doctor who is managing your arthritis is probably the doctor to start with about your breast symptoms because they might be related to your other underlying health conditions.  If that doctor thinks your breast conditions are not arthritis related, ask for a referral to a breast specialist for further evaluation.  I'm sorry you are having so many health issues.  I hope that your doctor is able to get you on the road to better health.

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