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Saturday, April 26, 2008 Joni, Community Member, asks

Q: Strange, My left breast "vibrates" every so often, sort of like a cell phone that's on vibrate!

For the last three days my left breast has this strange vibration.  At first I thought I was imagining it but it continues!  It doesn't hurt...just feels wierd.  Could it be a symptom of breast cancer?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/26/08 1:03pm

Joni, I've never heard of this type of vibration you describe as being a sign of breast cancer. Only your doctor can make this determination -- and any diagnoses -- for sure. Breast cancer isn't usually something you "feel" - except that you may feel a lump. Other than that (and unless it's inflammatory breast cancer, which is painful and hot), it doesn't feel like anything. If it continues to bother you, by all means get it checked out; being on the left side, maybe it has more to do with your heart than your breast? But whatever, to set your mind at ease - make an appointment to see your doc, OK? Good luck - PJH

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rix, Community Member
10/12/11 5:20pm

Why are people not being warned of the dangers of cell phones which should NEVER be carried on the body and certainly not near delicate fatty tissue like breasts. Are people really that unaware of the dangers of microwave radiation? The graphs for gliomas and brain lymphomas have gone nearly vertical in the last few years. A brain surgeon I met said, when I asked him if he thought it was due to cell phones 'well, put it this way - I only use a land line.' For godssakes women - inform yourselves. And NEVER let your children carry phones on their bodies.

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jeanne, Community Member
2/ 8/12 3:02pm

I have had the same vibrations here lately only mine are in the right breast.  Sometimes several times a day.  In the past hour it has occured at least ten plus times.  I do not carry my cell phone in my bra, have maybe done that a very few times like maybe three.  It has me a bit concerned and would love to have answers.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/ 8/12 7:05pm

Jeanne, unfortunately, no one has a definitive answer for this. Read through this long thread, and you'll see what I mean... Thankfully, it seems doctors pretty much agree it's nothing serious - they just don't know what causes this. Hope your "vibes" disappear soon! PJH

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southgirl, Community Member
10/20/11 3:16pm

I have just recently started having the same symptoms. It is a pulsating vibration in my Left breast but it is not in rhythm with my pulse rate.Its occuring about every 6 seconds. I am nurse at a cardiology group and have never heard anyone c/o this symptom. Its driving me nuts, and reminds me of maybe how a bruit would feel; just not sure what this is either.

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RobertR, Community Member
10/30/11 8:46pm

What a relief to find this string, almost longer than the dead sea scrolls. In fact actually too many posts to read them all so I am responding to the most receint (of about ten days ago; it is now October 30, 2011.) After about a week of the phantom cell phone vibration, I moved my cell phone to my hip pocket. I had been keeping in in my left shirt breast pocket. That was about three days ago but the "vibration" in my left breast has continued. As with everyone else, my vibration was intermittent and only lasted for about a few seconds. I mostly sit during the day, either driving or behind my desk and thinking back it seemed to only happen when I was upright, especially when I stood to urinate. So about an hour ago, stepping out of our bathroom, my wife happened to be waiting to get in, so I mentioned it to her. She is a registered nurse and said she never heard of it. It was her idea to see if I could find anything about it on the internet. So here I am joining the rest of us in our symptoms. My cell phone is an iPhone, the same one I have had for years, and it is only lately that I began to experience this odd condition. Could it be long term use or the stronger signals now sent to the cell phone that triggered the nerve reaction? We all know nerve impulses are electrical and we also know that it is electrical impulses that can restart a stopped heart. I am not about to see if the cell phone signals can stop a heart so, from now on, I'll keep my cell phone in my hip pocket. I'm 72 years old so if it makes me sterile I don't think I will need to worry about that!

Bob

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
10/30/11 9:47pm

Bob, I hope moving the phone turns out to solve your vibrations.  If it doesn't, checking with your doctor might be a good idea.  Since this vibration is on the left side, you will want to rule out any heart issues.

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RobertR, Community Member
10/30/11 10:05pm

Phyllis:

Thanks for the expression of concern.

As I mentioned my wife is an R.N.

No heart issues.

And vibration is topical not deep internal.

Almost like a twitch.

I am satisfied it is simply an irritated nerve.

I am equally satisfied the cell phone has caused that irritation.

Bob

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
10/31/11 5:35am

Thanks for the information.  Stay well.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
10/31/11 5:35am

Thanks for the information.  Stay well.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
11/ 8/11 2:39pm

Kelly, please keep things civil, OK? People are entitled to their opinions, and to express them here. Thanks- PJH

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
11/ 8/11 2:39pm

Kelly, please keep things civil, OK? People are entitled to their opinions, and to express them here. Thanks- PJH

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Ndjambula Phillemon, Community Member
11/18/11 1:43am

am a 19 year old guy, am also experincing vibrations on my back at my right arm. it really freaks me out. this has been goin on for almst 2 mnths now. went to cee my docter, but apparently its something in mu muscles. am afraid, could this be cancer??

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
11/18/11 5:01am

It is almost certainly not cancer.  (The only reason I don't say I am 100% certain it is not cancer is because nothing is ever 100% certain.) Muscles spasms can occur when the body is tired.  You may have been using that arm to the point of fatigue.  Or the mineral balance in your body might be off.  Mineral deficiencies can cause muscle cramps, and your vibrations are probably a form of muscle cramping.  Eat a healthy diet, don't overdo on supplements, and exercise sensibly.  This is a breast cancer site, so we don't know much about muscle vibrations.  They are not usually dangerous.  If the problem gets worse, I'd suggest going back to the doctor.  There might be some other underlying health condition causing the problem, but almost certainly not cancer.

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Kl8360, Community Member
3/13/12 2:41pm

I am so glad to find this thread also but I have never and I mean NEVER had my cell phone anywhere but in my jeans pocket or in my purse.  My "cell phone" vibrations started a couple of weeks ago in my left breast then it stopped and now it is happening in the right.  It happens laying down or sitting up and it is driving me nuts.  I am 51 and beginning menopause, had convinced myself it was my mammary glands shutting down but Bob made than thought go out the window.  It is not in tune with my heart beat, although sometimes it seems like it is but it is too erratic to actually be thought of as my heart beat as sometimes it is every 4 or 5 seconds and sometimes every 12 seconds or a day.  I will be glad when someone goes to the doc and tells the rest of us what this is... thanks and looking forward to that. Who knows, maybe it will be me.  :)

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Willow, Community Member
3/17/12 7:58pm

Just saw my doctor after 10 weeks of buzzing in my left breast.  Said it was nerve endings that can happen anywhere, especially as we age.  I let her know they were near the surface and not deep in my chest.  She did a thorough breast exam by feel and felt the armpits.  She listened to my heart and all was normal.  I am 58 and finished with menopause symptoms.  I have never carried my cell phone in a shirt pocket.  Hope this helps you.  I am still having the vibrations in just my left breast regularly.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/17/12 8:28pm

Thankfully, Willow, while this vibration can certainly be annoying, no one in the medical community thinks it's dangerous, nor anything to do with cancer - so that's a relief! Thanks for sharing your experience here - PJH

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Marilyn, Community Member
4/ 9/12 9:22pm

I had vibrations in my right breast, Im pretty sure it must have been a muscle spasm because I just more potassium and the next day it was gone.

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Tony, Community Member
12/14/11 7:36pm

I too am 72 and carried my cell phone for years in my left shirt pocket and got a iphone 3 months ago and carried it there too. The same symptoms started last night much as you have stated. Today in 12-14-11. I had the same ideal and put the iphone in my pants pocket. Hope it stops.

 

Tony

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
12/15/11 6:12am

Tony, I hope your vibrations soon go away.  If they don't, check in with your doctor just in case this is heart-related.  Since this is on your left chest, you should always consider the possibility that it has something to do with your heart.  Since the vibrations are in the external muscles, it probably is not at all dangerous, but it's a good idea to let your doctor know about any changes in your health.

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Shopper girl, Community Member
3/28/12 5:16pm
I just started getting this three days ago. When did yours stop. Went to the doctor had some tests done and they don't have any answers. It stops when I'm laying down. Just wish it would stop. Reply
PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/28/12 9:29pm

Think you ust have to wait it out - that seems to be the experience of most on this thread. There doesn't seem to be anything you can do about it - but luckily, it also doesn't seem to be connected to any serious health issue, so far as anyone can tell. Good luck - hope it goes away soon. PJH

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greekgirl, Community Member
6/ 8/12 12:10pm

i don't usually respnd to these or look up these kinds of sites but I AM GLAD THAT I AM NOT ALONE!!! This ringing in my left bereast ( for three days...and counting!) is DRIVING ME CRAZY AND i am as a result, driving my husband crazy...too!

i have called my primary gynecologist and until my (stray-beginning-menopause-period is over i can't go for a visit...). We'll see in a few days!

 

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Marilyn, Community Member
4/ 9/12 9:12pm

I have just recently had the same thing, I just took some potassium and it was gone the next day.

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Annie, Community Member
5/ 7/12 8:04pm

So I am not the only one.  It started a few weeks ago and I never carry my cell phone in my bra.  I just had a mammo in jan.  If anybody finds the answer let me know.

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Kelly, Community Member
11/ 7/11 10:12pm

Thats rediculous!!! Its a nerve spasm and it happens to different people in various parts of their body. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with CANCER!! Stop scaring people with your stupidity!!!! UGH!!!! 

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patty, Community Member
3/30/12 10:53am

It CAN be a symptom of breast cancer.  Stupidity is when people don't ask and think they know it all.

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Hope, Community Member
2/23/13 12:50pm

This is not meant to "scare" anybody, and I am certainly not stupid.  I am well educated and have a higher than average IQ.  I too am plagued with the issue of vibrations in my left breast.

Three days ago I woke up with really bad pain in my left breast.  After a fashion it went away and was replaced with vibrations in the left breast.  That made me a little crazy as I kept looking to see if my cell phone was vibrating.  It was not.  Yesterday I again woke up with really bad pain in my left breast.  Again, the pain was replaced with vibrating.  Today, same as yesterday and the day before.  I do not believe it is cancer or anything more than "wierd" and "bothersome".  It may have to do with caffiene intake as I have had more coffee and chocolate in the last few days than I would normally consume. Smile

 

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
2/23/13 4:57pm

Your caffeine theory makes sense to me.  If you stop the caffeine, and the vibrations continue, you might want to check with the doctor.  Anytime you have pain or issues on the left side of your chest, it's good to rule out heart issues.

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Joe, Community Member
1/ 3/12 1:41pm

2012-01-03

Joe B male 52.

Buzz started Dec 26th in the evening left side of chest.

Comes and goes. Sometimes it will vibrate 5-10 times in a row, with a 2 second buzz, 2 second pause, 2 second buzz, etc.

I seem to have several episodes a day, but they are very random.

Sometimes it just buzzes once or twice, and sometimes it goes on for an hour. I do carry an iPhone 4S in my left shirt pocket. I'm a manager with a desk job. I've been carrying an iPhone in my pocket for 2 years.

Strange stuff.

 

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catmom, Community Member
2/17/12 11:25am

Weird when I found this thread right off the bat!  I just had to see what was going on w/me and typed the "vibrating and buzzing" question into Yahoo.  Glad I found you all, makes me more comfortable with this weird occurrance. When I walk or go to the gym, and if I don't have pockets, I do carry my cellphone (which is also an MP3 player) in my bra.  But right in the center.  The buzzing is only on the left side, and actually kinda under my left breast.  Also made me wonder about heart problems, but I don't think that's it (at least hope not!) Am very active and regularly work out.  Guess I won't carry my cell phone in my bra any more - hope that's all it was!

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catmom, Community Member
2/17/12 11:26am

Weird when I found this thread right off the bat!  I just had to see what was going on w/me and typed the "vibrating and buzzing" question into Yahoo.  Glad I found you all, makes me more comfortable with this weird occurrance. When I walk or go to the gym, and if I don't have pockets, I do carry my cellphone (which is also an MP3 player) in my bra.  But right in the center.  The buzzing is only on the left side, and actually kinda under my left breast.  Also made me wonder about heart problems, but I don't think that's it (at least hope not!) Am very active and regularly work out.  Guess I won't carry my cell phone in my bra any more - hope that's all it was!

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
2/17/12 6:46pm

Catmom, we are not doctors here, so when we read about any kind of issue on someone's left chest, we want to make sure they consider the possibility of a heart problem and check with their doctor.  If you see a difference when you move your phone, you will have an easy answer.  However, if the problem persists, please check in with your doctor.  Probably it will be some sort of superficial muscle spasm, which seems to be the main conclusion about these breast vibrations.  We don't want to be alarmist, but we want to make sure that any potentially serious problems are checked out.

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Jarnail, Community Member
2/26/12 5:29pm

Hello, I want to talk about the same vibrations. My father has these vibrations on the left side of his chest for about a week. I'd like to know if a change in cholesterol medication can cause these kinds of vibrations? My fathers been taking SIMVASTATIN 20MG for 3 years until december 2011, then the doctor recently changed his medications to CRESTOR 5MG since January 2012. I'd also like to know if other people who are experiencing the same kind of vibrations take these medications?

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Jarnail, Community Member
2/26/12 5:31pm

Hello, I want to talk about the same vibrations. My father has these vibrations on the left side of his chest for about a week. I'd like to know if a change in cholesterol medication can cause these kinds of vibrations? My fathers been taking SIMVASTATIN 20MG for 3 years until december 2011, then the doctor recently changed his medications to CRESTOR 5MG since January 2012. I'd also like to know if other people who are experiencing the same kind of vibrations take these medications?

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
2/26/12 9:04pm

We aren't doctors, so we couldn't say for sure, but if the main change in your father's life is a new medication, it seems possible that they are related.  I'm sure the doctor would want to know about this even if he considers the problem minor and decides not to make another medication change.  This is a breast cancer site, so we are not up on our cholesterol medications, but I know that some of them can cause muscle issues.  If you have read down farther in this thread, you have seen that we always recommend that anyone experiencing symptoms on the left side of the chest check with the doctor to make sure that there is not an underlying heart problem.

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Jim, Community Member
2/28/12 5:42pm

Surprised  Hi all, no need to panic. This has happened to me twice, the first time i got scred but as it turned out it had to do with something heavy I carried the evening before. It was a muscle spasming. I too have heart issues, 100 percent blockage in my RCA, two collaterals popped in creating their own bypass. But please dont worry, at least now you know. If you are still unsure, please see your doctor.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/28/12 8:04pm

Good advice, Jim - thanks for your feedback here. PJH

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Dawn, Community Member
7/ 8/12 6:37pm

Yes at the moment it is in my left breast excatly as described. I have been getting it off and on for well over 4 years or so. I am now 75 and it 'turned' on again this mornng, it lasts for about ten seconds and then stops and restarts again perhaps 30 seconds later and this pattern continues for about 24 hours. I decided to see if I could find out what it is and I am pleased to read that others have experienced the same sensation because trying to explain it to the doctor is difficult. I never carry my iPhone near chest but sometimes I get quite uncomfortable in my left hip where I always carried my iPhone in that pocket. When that happens I used to transfer the phone to the right pocket and after a few days the left hip would be OK. Now i try not to have the phone on my 'person'. left hip OK.

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/ 8/12 9:15pm

Well, Dawn, at least you're used to it, after 4 years. That doesn't help how you feel, I know, but I'd guess you can assume it's nothing serious, and you know it'll soon pass. Thanks for adding your feedback here - it's always good to hear from others experiencing the same thing. Take care - PJH

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Rebeka Worthington, Community Member
1/ 1/13 3:01am

I have never carried my phone in my bra (boobs are to big for that) and this is the second time this has started happening to me. I barely carry my phone around and I am only 18. This happened once when I was 16 and I never figured it out what caused it. Is there any theories at all? I would read through this thread but there are so many replies and I've seen all the people saying that doctors say it's nothing, but if there are so many people experiencing it they have had to at least form some theory, but that cellphone in the bra doesn't really apply to me.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
1/ 1/13 5:48am

Yes, Rebekah, there are theories, but nothing proven, and none that lead anywhere. Some think it may have a gastroenterological root; but most doctors take the approach that it's not a breast cancer symptom; doesn't appear to be dangerous; and is simply a random nerve issue that doesn't need to be worried about. Hope this helps - PJH

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Angi, Community Member
4/27/08 1:49pm

You should talk to your doctor about whether the vibration is a possible symptom of cancer. To prepare for this conversation, I just wanted to throw out there that if you have had a mastectomy, or breast surgery, the pains and odd feelings you may be getting could be what I was told were "phantom pains."

 

When I went through my first mastectomy, it took a long time before those cut nerve endings calmed down, and I would often tingle in my chest area, even though I had no breast.

 

I've also been told that at some point I could get some feeling back after all my surgeries.  One reconstruction surgery had my nerves tingling for weeks.

 

Just a thought because you hadn't said if you had underwent a breast surgery recently or in the past.

 

I don't know if I was able to help much, but I know the feeling - and I hope for your sake it's something as simple as nerve tingling and nothing major! Check in with your doctor, as only he or she can tell you for sure.

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CC, Community Member
5/11/08 2:24am

I am experiencing the same thing!!! please post here if you get any insight.

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themyranian, Community Member
1/ 7/10 6:41pm

I am having the same problem..I had a biopsy done and they placed a titanium part in the breast so if it was malignant they would know where the spot was..but I have had a vibration for the past few days..

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Judy, Community Member
5/17/10 1:37pm

Ok this is weird - I have had the same thing.  I actually had been keeping my cell phone tucked into my bra on the left side and would feel it "vibrate" sometimes but there was no message or call.   Even when the phone was in my pocket, I felt the weird vibration in my left breast. 

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wellthen, Community Member
8/ 9/10 2:32pm

Bizarre!  I've been having this sensation in my right breast for about 3 months, off and on, too!  I'm so glad to know that other people experience this ... but I'm weirded out that nobody can get any answers.

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LouAnn, Community Member
10/22/10 6:04pm

I started developing this sensation in both breasts when I was in my mid to late 20's.  It was accompanied with some nipple discharge that was somewhat greenish looking.  When I went to the doctor with this, her diagnosis was an intraductal papilloma.  I continued to have this sensation off and on for many years.  In my 40's, I started getting mammograms which never showed anything - all they said was that I had "dense breasts".  Two years ago (at age 48), shortly after digital mammograms became available, the mammogram discovered calcifications in one of my breasts.  Now, whether this was in the same area as the "vibration" or not, I really can not say.  I was identified as having invasive ductal carcinma.

My advice to all women, especially those with dense breasts, is to get DIGITAL mammograms.  Also, check for nipple discharge in the breast which is vibrating.  Good luck to you all and stay healthy!!

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Jan, Community Member
2/22/12 5:07am

Hi LouAnn, 

What you desribe is exactly what i have, i just never connected the two!! 

Many years ago i had a feeling in my breasts that they were 'full'. I laid in the bath & some dark green fluid seeped from the nipples. 

I went to see my Doc who said i had 'green nipple syndrome' & that it was nothing to worry about!

I have had it ever since but it doesnt seep out now, only if i squeeze them. 

Recently i have been experiencing a buzzing sensation in my left breast, my daughter could even hear it when she put her ear to my chest!

I went to see my Doc (we have since moved so we have a new one) & told him about the buzzing, i am waiting for an ECG now, iv just had blood tests. The Doc also listened to my heart & said i had an irregular heartbeat.

I didnt think to mention about the green discharge so i will tell him when i go back. Another thing is, i feel sick 24/7, i have been sick a few times. I wouldnt say i have pain in my stomach but definately a discomfort, like a feeling of being winded. Area all these things connected do you think?

 

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
2/22/12 5:57am

Jan, your symptoms could be connected. Nausea/indigestion can be a heart symptom, but only your doctor can say for sure. Today many heart issues can be treated with medication. 

Make a written list of everything that is going on, and be sure to tell the doctor about any medications or supplements you take when you go for your next appointment.  Your doctor can sift through it all and decide what is important.  I hope your ECG and blood tests come back OK. 

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Boopsie, Community Member
2/22/12 10:30pm

I had intermittent buzzing in my left breast  (in the area directly beneath where I would carry my blackberry AND a cordless phone.  This went on for months.  Then I had a mammogram and was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (stage 0 cancer, or pre-cancer, depending upon the doctor), in that exact spot.  Since the partial mastectomy to remove the lesions, I have not had the sensation.  I make no claims.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/23/12 5:10am

Thanks for adding your experience here. I think, just to be safe, it's better for all of us to carry our cells elsewhere... I hope you're doing well. PJH

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Karen B, Community Member
10/18/11 12:50am

My vibration is in the right breast. It started a few weeks ago and everytime it happens I reach for my phone which I sometimes keep in my bra. It only lasts a few seconds but is unnerving. Too weird! I will refrain from storing it there any longer!

 

Karen B

 

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mk, Community Member
5/19/08 3:34am

I wondered if anyone answered this question?  I just googled this info because my breast has had this odd vibration from this am and is getting more apparent.  Actually keeping me awake.  Did anyone answer this question for you?

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JCross, Community Member
6/15/08 10:36am

I have been having this same type of vibration feeling for the past few days.  It's a really strange feeling and I notice it most often after I've taken my bra off.  Just wondering if anyone has found an answer to this question?

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Charli, Community Member
6/26/08 10:44am

I don't have the answer you're looking for but I've had the same thing happen to me several times... I've actually gone to my pocket to get my phone and realized it wasn't there! I was just wondering if you found any answers... Is it a sign of cancer?

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Dori, Community Member
7/ 3/08 6:04pm

I am glad that someone else has this symptom. I thought that I was going crazy. I have had vibrating in my right breast for about a month. It started out as only once in a while. I just thought that is was my clothing pulling, but it felt really strange. Then it started happening a few times a day. Now, today, it is happening about every 30 seconds. It really does feel like a cell phone vibrating. It only last for 2 or 3 seconds, but it is annoying. I asked my husband to feel it, but he said that he couldn't feel anything. So, it must just be an internal feeling.

 

I did have breast cancer about 8 years ago and had a lumpectomy in that breast. Maybe it is something with the nerves repairing themselves.

 

After my surgery in 2000, I did not have any feeling under my arm because of the lymph node surgery. That lasted for 2 years. One day I had some pain under my arm and realized that it was in the area that previously had no feeling. It took 2 years for feeling to return. I got back about 90 percent of the feeling that I have in my normal armpit.

 

I would like to know if the other women that have this vibration have also had a lumpectomy, biopsy, or other breast surgery. 

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ashok jain, Community Member
8/23/09 2:16pm

i am a physician and for last 2 days i am having a feeling of vibrating beeper over my left upper chest area. i am a male. this sensation occurs every 1-2 minutes and last 10 seconds at most. i almost reached out on my coat pocket thinking it was my beeper, although i do not carry one. my pulse during these episodes are normal as initially i thought it my be my heat fibrillating. i think it is some short of nerve irritation on the chest wall. medically there is no other explaination. sounds a benign episode and hope will go away, although if i am busy working i do not notice as often.

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jennifer clapp, Community Member
10/10/09 3:31pm

hi doc-

did the buzzing go away, I have the same thing, have checked my pulse, which is normal, but it is so irritating, I cant stand it, is it a muscle nerve thing??

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Carol, Community Member
10/ 9/09 5:13pm

I had a lumpectomy in my right breast which turned out to be cancer  5 years ago.  I started feeling the vibration sensation about 2 months ago.  I was actually wondering what it was also.

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Crazy, Community Member
9/15/10 12:02am

No, I have not had any thing going on my breast and yes I started feeling this vibration in my right breast today. It realy has me concerned.

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Michigoose, Community Member
9/15/11 1:11am

Dori, I had a lumpectomy in 1994 and a mastectomy in 1998.  Sometimes as the nerves regenerate I got a strange feeling....sort of a vibration, but sometimes sort of a searing sensation, and at other times it was like someone stuck a knife in my chest (I actually thought I was having a heart attack sometimes).  Many of my co-horts in a breast cancer support group I belonged to said that they had the sensation too and had been told that it was the nerve regeneration or sometimes that the scar tissue underneath would pull or stretch and cause strange sensations. This was verified later by a couple of doctors I talked to.

 

While trying to describe the different sensations on the internet may not really direct us to an answer, this may be what you're feeling. 

 

Lisa Quintana

http://michigoose-longtermbcsurvivor.blogspot.com/

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erica, Community Member
8/21/12 4:16pm

hi, i have several non-carcinogen cysts on left breast. ever since i had a mamogram ive been having this vibrating feeling left breast. it is so anoying. im super worried. i also have breast implants. so, im extremely confused of what this could be. keep on posting please. thank u

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
8/21/12 7:15pm

Erika, generally speaking breast vibrations do not appear to be dangerous.  They seem to be muscle spasms and the cause is not fully understood.  I am assuming that you know that you have cysts because lumps identified on the mammogram were further evaluated on an ultrasound and shown to be harmless cysts.  It is probably time to check in with your doctor to ask for some clarification about what the tests showed and if there are special considerations that you need to keep in mind as a person with implants.  However, I don't think you need to worry too much about the vibrations.

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JAS, Community Member
1/26/12 7:41pm

I had a lumpectomy also - 5 years ago.  The vibrating feeling in my breast started a few months ago.  It comes and go, but when it starts, I have it for several days. It is the most annoying feeling that you cannot shake.  It feels like there are tiny worms crawling around in there or something.  It makes me crazy.!

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Diana, Community Member
7/ 2/12 6:36pm

I have had a biospy in my right breast but, the vibration is on the left side. I fiqure it is indigestion. I have had a few times when my bed felt like it was vibrating and even as I write this , it has been buzzing for quite awhile.

 

I just had a mammogram and it turned out normal. It is really weird and I am glad to have found where others have the same experience.

 

And I never carry a cellphone in my pocket or my bra.Kiss

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Diana, Community Member
7/ 2/12 6:37pm

I have had a biospy in my right breast but, the vibration is on the left side. I fiqure it is indigestion. I have had a few times when my bed felt like it was vibrating and even as I write this , it has been buzzing for quite awhile.

 

I just had a mammogram and it turned out normal. It is really weird and I am glad to have found where others have the same experience.

 

And I never carry a cellphone in my pocket or my bra.Kiss

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
7/ 2/12 6:56pm

Diana, thanks for adding your theory to the breast vibration question.  It appears that there can be several possible triggers for the muscle spasms that seem to be the source of breast vibrations.  If yours are tied to indigestion, you will want to check with your doctor if you have this problem frequently. 

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marie clare, Community Member
1/24/13 12:52am

hi!

 

i don't know if anyone is still paying attention to this thread, but im sure someone who is presently vibrating will come across it!!

 

this is driving me crazy.it is in my left breast. i checked with the dr. and he asked me if i had an ekg and YES, i had it last time i was there, a few weeks ago. so he said it's nothing.

 

after reading all this i think that maybe it's possible that it's from leaning on my left elbow at the computer. I've already got computer elbow and maybe if it's nerve damage, that's what it's from

 

it's still scary, though!

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
1/24/13 5:39am

Marie Claire, your theory that this is related to nerve pressure from your elbow make sense to me.  If it goes away after changing the way you work at the computer, you will have your answer.  As you can tell from this thread, this vibration is not something to worry about, especially since you have had your heart checked out.  I wouldn't agree with your doctor that it is "nothing" since it annoys you, but maybe knowing that it is not dangerous will make it easier to bear.

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swastikm, Community Member
3/12/13 5:58am

good day im swastik maharaj from south africa n just a few days ago my wife has begin suffering with this vibrations and now we on our way to see our family doctor to find out what this strange thing is

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Vivi, Community Member
7/12/08 11:32pm

I have had this vibration in my left breast for the last week or so also. I was carrying my cell phone in my bra frequently and wonder if it is related to that. Did anyone else carry there cell phone near that area? If anyone finds out what this I would appreciate knowing too.

 

thanks!

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mmak, Community Member
11/ 7/09 2:37am

I am feeling it in the left breast as well and I do occassionally place my cell phone (blackberry) in my left bra/strap.  At first I thought it was my phone but my phone wasn't there whenever I felt it.  I've noticed this in the last month.  I've not had lumps or cancer. I've actually never had a mamogram either but I think I will now.  I'm 48. I've done a self exam and that breast feels tender like it has been punched or sore like from a workout.  No bruising though.

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Keith Lutz, Community Member
11/30/10 6:40pm

I am a male, age 53, and just experienced my first vibration an hour ago.  I mentioned it to  my friend (male, age 54).  He said he  he's experiencing the same thing and it started 3 months ago!  Here's another thing:  Both of us use Blackberrys!  I keep mine in my left shirt pocket and that's where I feel the vibrations.  My friend keeps his on his right side on his belt and that's where he feels his vibrations.  I noticed some of the readers are suning Blackberrys.  Is this a coincidence?

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Geo, Community Member
7/ 5/11 5:22am

I am male aged 48. Used Blackberry Bold for the last two years, always in my left shirt pocket. I started feeliing vibrations in my left breast/ nipple some time ago, several times a day, lasting one to two seconds, similar to the phone vibration. It looks ike this may have to do with the Blackberry. I just changed to a differnet phone, and from now on will try to keep it away from my breast.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/ 5/11 5:29am

Good idea- hopefully that'll solve the problem. You should also mention this to your doctor, though, next time you have a physical; I think it's always wise to mention something that affects the left side of your chest, just to rule out cardiac issues. Take care- PJH

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Geo, Community Member
7/ 9/11 9:57pm

Thanks PJH, actually the vibration dissapeared (fingers crossed) about one week after I stopped carrying the phone in my chest pocket...

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
7/10/11 7:46am

I'm glad to hear that moving your cell phone turned out to be a simple solution.  I'll cross my fingers for you, too!

Phyllis

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JP, Community Member
12/24/11 5:57am
I find this interesting. I was actually on the Internet finding out about the weird tissue my breast augmentation found, I had a sever case of asymmetry which resulted in even two different nipple sizes. Well, the interesting part I found is I usually carry my cell phone, iphone, in my jacket pocket and when I drive I slip it under my thigh, in the past few months I have had weird feelings of this phantom vibration near my thigh and buttocks. Very interested to find out if the vibration that I usually feel on the right, maybe once on the left, may have been when my husband is home he usually drives And I put my phone under my other thigh to keep it away from falling out the door. Hmmm, will be observing this. Lol Reply
PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/ 5/11 5:29am

Good idea- hopefully that'll solve the problem. You should also mention this to your doctor, though, next time you have a physical; I think it's always wise to mention something that affects the left side of your chest, just to rule out cardiac issues. Take care- PJH

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Gitana, Community Member
12/25/09 5:15am

Hi.  Oh man I'm glad someone else has phantom vibrations in their breasts.  I usually carry my cell phone in my bra, so when I first started feeling the vibration my first thought was OMG it's from carrying the cell phone there.  My symptoms are like most peoples... very light vibration, non palpable from outside, lasting 3 - 5 seconds, for me once or twice an hour.  Let's keep this conversation going.

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karen, Community Member
1/12/10 11:12am

Hello, I am of Puerto Rico, thanks  God I am not lunatic and I am not the only one - my left breast vibrates as if was a cell phone - for the last one or two months and  like you for 3 to 5 seconds.....

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Concerned, Community Member
10/10/11 10:16am

I started to feel the vibration three days ago and yes, I used to carry my cell there as well (tucked inside the bra strap) and wondered if that has triggered something off. I am so scared. It is going now every 15-20 seconds and lasts for about 2-3 seconds. I hate it...it is so annoying. I am wondering if this is something I should be concerned about. I have been doing a lot of reading on it through Google and am finding out that people found out they have had breast cancer, a sign of MS, or its menapausal. Omi..please tell me its normal! I am going to the doctor in two days and am scared to mention it.

 

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Louise, Community Member
10/12/11 5:21pm

Hello,

I have the same symptom and am waiting for my OBGYN to return my call.

If I get an answer tonight I will let you know.

 

 

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Concerned, Community Member
10/12/11 10:00pm

Thanks Louise!! :) I just came from my doctor this evening and she reassured me that its nothing to worry about. I have no pain with it or numbness. She said that its a nerve ending just acting up like it does in your eye at times. Besides, it stopped as of last night! And...I'm happy with that for sure..ha! It was very annoying.

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Concerned, Community Member
10/10/11 10:16am

I started to feel the vibration three days ago and yes, I used to carry my cell there as well (tucked inside the bra strap) and wondered if that has triggered something off. I am so scared. It is going now every 15-20 seconds and lasts for about 2-3 seconds. I hate it...it is so annoying. I am wondering if this is something I should be concerned about. I have been doing a lot of reading on it through Google and am finding out that people found out they have had breast cancer, a sign of MS, or its menapausal. Omi..please tell me its normal! I am going to the doctor in two days and am scared to mention it.

 

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admama3, Community Member
7/18/08 9:29pm

I was just doing a search on this EXACT same sensation! I can't believe we are all experiencing it. Mine is in my right breast and has just started within the past few days. It feels exactly like a cell phone on vibrate. It is happening every 30secs or so and is just really, really annoying. I think there must be some explanation, but what is it? Does anybody have any definitive answers? Please?

 

Thanks!

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Laura, Community Member
7/19/08 8:43pm

For the past two days I too have had this same strange vibration.  It is concerning and bizarre.  I had a breast biopsy 5 days ago and they permanently left a tiny clip to mark the suspicious area.  I now think they should take it out.  Do you also have a clip or have you also had a breast biopsy or surgery? 

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aisha, Community Member
1/19/10 11:24am

i cant believe that so many people have this going on! i really thought i was going crazy...it feels like a cell phone vibration in my right breast but i do not keep my cell phone in my bra. wow...this is amazing that this is happening to more people.

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mtd, Community Member
4/29/10 10:41am

This has nothing to do with the breast marker. I have had those markers for more than eight years. I had a cardiac stress test on Tuesday and I first noticed the vibrations on Wednesday. I talked with my brother who is a physician and he said that it is muscle vibration. You're right, it feels like a cell phone vibrating.

 

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greenweaver, Community Member
7/20/08 1:57am

I thought when I googled vibrating breast symptoms that I would come up with Nothing! My right breast has been "buzzing" for the last couple days. I too thought it was my cell phone in my shirt pocket... only to realize I had no pocket in my shirt. Today it has vibrated on and off all day. I have never had breast cancer and will be making my recheck appt for another mamogram on monday. I'll mention it to the doctor and see if he has anything to say about it. How weird!

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Lulie, Community Member
7/21/08 3:19pm

Me, too.  There are too many instances of this being reported for us not to have any definitive answers.  What's up?

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Msrlk, Community Member
7/22/08 1:55pm

I searched Web md first, nothing!  I too feel a vibration in my left brest...  it feels like I have a cell phone on vibrate in my bra.   Has anyone found out anything on this yet?   If this many of us are having the same sensation there must be something to it! 

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Mrspuppy, Community Member
8/10/11 11:31pm

Perhaps when we put our cell phones in our bras, the electromagnectic fields in the cell irritate the breast tissue enough to stimulate the nerves to fire, and the firing is felt as a twitch.

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
8/11/11 5:39am

Could be - there are theories aplenty, but no real answers to this strange syndrome... thanks for adding your thoughts here. PJH

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Laura, Community Member
7/22/08 4:37pm

 

My vibrations happened about 4 days after having a breast biopsy.  The vibrations happened much more frequently the first day and now far less.  I spoke with my Dr. who initially said that she has never heard of this.  I proceeded to tell her that hundreds of online individuals report the same strange sensation (there are other people who are affected in different areas of their body as well, you'll find them if you search) and then she responded saying that it is likely that it could be caused by a hematoma.  Then told me something about when blood circulates through the body is can cause this sensation.  She said that she believes it will dissipate and ultimately completely stop.   She said if it were something that continued for a long period of time she would have had other patients inquiring.  I have searched extensively and have not found anyone who indicated having this vibration for months or longer.  The postings that I have read all sound as if they are reactionary to needing an answer to a problem which is strange and just started.

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woodlawn, Community Member
7/25/10 2:04pm

I had a breat biopsy two years ago. Directly after there was a lot of bleeding for a period of time  that seemed excessive (4-6 weeks).  Since then I have the vibrating sensation about every other month and it lasts for days at a time.  I also have a titanium piece in my breat to mark the biopsy.  I can only assume that the vibration is some sort of nerve damage.

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Laura, Community Member
7/22/08 4:41pm

Continuing...thus and given my Dr's explanation, even though I would have perferred to hear that she has heard of this before and has a definitive answer,..., my hope is that this vibrating sensation stops very soon.  Have others experienced this for a long period of time or did it just begin? 

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Laura, Community Member
6/18/10 2:36pm

I just did a search on this because my left breast starting vibrating yesterday.   At first I thought there might be something in the bathing suit top I was wearing yesterday, but it still does it no matter what I'm wearing.   I've had several mammagrams, all negative, the last one was about two months ago.   This has never happened to me before.   I'm 45.   I have a torn calf muscle that is slow to heal, another sore calf - I've always taken very good care of myself, good diet, exercise, etc., but I feel like I'm falling apart - my husband is deployed for a year  - could my symptoms be psychosomatic? 

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JWP, Community Member
7/24/08 6:57pm

Dori's recap fits me pretty well.  Lumpectomy, eight years out, tingling.  It started a week or so ago and I thought it was my new bra.  But then recalled the gradual return of feeling following the lymphectomy and lumpectomy and figured it's probably nerve endings reuniting.  Nevertheless, am seeing the surgeon who performed the surgery in 2000 at the end of next month and will know more.  In the meantime, am heartened that others are experiencing the same thing.  I suspect that the tingling may generally be an artifact of surgery or injury, and indicative of nerve healing, but urge others to check it out w/ medical team as I am doing.Smile

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Rita, Community Member
7/28/08 11:53am

I am so happy I found this site.  I have had a biopsy with two clips left in done in April.  I noticed the buzzing sensation everyone is describing.  It started to ease and then I had another biopsy in June.  It came back.  Not quite as irritating, but most definitely noticeable.  I never carry my cell phone in my pocket-have carried it on my hip and the sensation is exactly that feeling-in my breast.  My doctor had never heard of it either.  I am going to give her copies of the emails on this forum.  I am having a lumpectomy in two weeks-in the same breast, so will be interested to see if that makes it more active or maybe decreases it.  I have had many procedures on my other breast and never had this experience.  I had been wondering if the clips had anything to do with it-as I never had them before??

 

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felicia, Community Member
7/29/08 5:17pm

I have the same thing started yesterday 7-28-08. I have not had anything done with my

breast except exams and mamograms and that has been about 2 years ago. The only thing

on here that I can say I have that anyone mentioned is I do very often put my cell in my bra

on the same brest thay is vibrating, however with that said I never have my phone on vibrate

It always stays on the ringer. Would be nice to see some answers to this. I wont be putting my

phone in my bra anymore.

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RB831, Community Member
5/24/10 12:31am

OMG This is too wierd!! My left breast started vibrating this morning and has done that many times today.. I actually watched it move!!! I have never had anything done to my breasts!! I felt like an idiot even googling this and I am in shock at how many of u have had the same experience.. I have never heard anyone have this before!! What is this??? I am 50  Age thing??? Any of u young??? Just so curious!!! Don't know if thuis is just a coincidence but I am a nurse and for the first time last week I carried my new blackberry in my upper left lab coat pocket.. Never did this before. Always carried it in my hip pocket.. Not sure why I did but...???

 

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Trixie69757, Community Member
6/ 1/10 8:56pm

i have been having the exact same issue all day today -- i am 28 and have never had any type of biopsy or breast surgery.  the sensation lasts 1-3 seconds and truly does feel like a cell phone on silent.  is very unnerving!  has ANYONE found an answer?  is it the muscle stressed out?  is it sleeping funny?  is it cancer?  wth is goin on with my boob!!  lol its my right, not the left, so its not a heart thing.  i cannot believe there are so many of us with this symptom and no answers!  i felt like a lunatic googling boob vibrating.

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Deenied, Community Member
6/ 4/10 12:55am

I am 66, never had cancer or any other problems. I have the vibrating sensation in my right breast and told my husband that the only way I could describe it was a "cell phone vibrating." I have no other symptoms whatsoever. There is no pain or discomfort, just a very wierd feeling. I sure wish we knew what this is. I've never heard of it before.

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math teacher, Community Member
8/ 8/11 10:55pm

I googled vibrating heart bc the left side of my chest seems to be vibrating several times a day. I just noticed this sensation a few days ago. I found out that I am anemic last week...doc put me on double dose of iron...could it be related?

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
8/ 9/11 5:03am

As you can tell by reading this thread, there are plenty of theories about what causes breast vibrations, which are apparently much more common than anyone realized until folks started sharing their experiences here.  

Sometimes events that occur sequentially are coincidental, and sometimes there is a cause and effect relationship.  Muscles that are not getting enough oxygen because their owner is anemic might twitch, but that is just a guess.  Since this is on the left side, and your intitial reaction was to check out heart vibrations, I encourage you to call your doctor and report this new symptom.  It may turn out that this is not unusual with anemia, or it may be something the doctor wants to check out right away.  I hope the iron soon has you back in tip-top shape.

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annalects, Community Member
11/29/11 2:20pm

Like several on this forum, I googled "buzzing breast" expecting to find nothing. Wow! Last night my left breast started vibrating for a  few seconds every few minutes or more frequently. Have never put cell phone in bra; bp consistently normal; age 69 and well past menopause; had lumpectomy in right breast 2 wks ago and do not think this is related at all; mamo left breast 6 mos ago normal, no calcifications, etc.; no known heart issues. Reading all these posts, I'm left holding anemia, insufficient oxygen to muscle tissue, mineral imbalance, nerve twitch as hypotheses. I'm grateful for finding this discussion. If this sensation persists for another day or so, I'll definitely email my doc for her opinion.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
11/29/11 7:11pm

I hope it goes away on its own, but you are wise to contact the doctor if it lasts very long.  Surgery does affect nerves, so it might be related to your lumpectomy.  I have muscle spasms (although not in my breast) when I am tired, and you may be tired after your surgery.  Fortunately, as far as we know, these vibrations don't seem to be dangerous.

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Debbie, Community Member
8/ 2/08 11:04pm

I also have a buzzing sensation in my right breast.  The only idea I can come up with is past history of the shingles on the right side that went from around my right back and under my right breast.  The shingles occurred 2 years ago, but I have had problems with post-herpetic neuralgia. This buzzing just started 2 weeks ago. I need answers too.

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Countess1166, Community Member
1/11/12 6:43pm

Debbie, BINGO! I had shingles two years ago as well. My buzzing is on the heart

side. I've been buzzing for about 2 weeks.

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Diane, Community Member
8/ 3/08 9:41pm

I am so glad that I am not alone!!  This started on Friday and now it is Sunday.  I too felt that my pager was going off and it is my right breast.  I have not had anything done and have had a negative mammogram.  It is the oddest thing!  After reading the posts, did any of yours stop?  I am hoping so!

Thanks.

 

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princess_pixiedust, Community Member
8/ 6/08 9:22pm

I am so surprised to see so many vibrating breasts out there.  In 2003 I had a breast-lift, and in early-2006, I began to have buzzing vibrations in my left breast (only).  It was pretty annoying and surreal - like I was inhabited by an alien or something.  Until reading these posts, I never put the prior surgery together with the buzzing although it makes sense to me even though it was quite a long time between the two.  Ultimately, I did find out 9/06 that I did in fact have breast cancer in my buzzing/vibrating breast.  So, in 10/06 I had a bilateral mastectomy followed by 14 months of chemo & radiation treatment for stage III bc.  I certainly don't mean to frighten anyone but when your body is telling you something out of the ordinary, you really should have it checked out to your satisfaction.

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Melanie, Community Member
8/ 7/08 12:00am

Hi all...I just noticed this buzzing in my left breast yesterday and it seems to be increasing in frequency.  I used a steloscope to check my heart rythym and seems fine.  This is definitely inside my breast rather than below in my heart.  I'm going to visit my doc...and probably my naturalpath., too..tomorrow afternoon, but I am soooo glad to have come across all these postings and am struck by how recent the postings are.  Will let you all know what becomes of the visits.  I hold out more hope for my naturalpath...she can sense just about anything.

 

 

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Dori, Community Member
8/12/08 8:26pm

Since writing in the first week of July, I have not had the vibrating again. I had it really frequently the day that I wrote in, but have not noticed it since. I hope that it does not return.

I will also mention it to my doctor when I go for my next checkup. I have several clips in my breasts from previous biopsies, but some of the women who wrote in did not have any biopsies or surgeries. So maybe that is not it. The blood clot idea makes more sense to me. I am anxious to hear what the doctors have to say. Anyone who asked their doctor, please write in and let us know.

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momoxan, Community Member
8/26/08 12:28pm

This is so bizarre - my left breast has been buzzing/vibration off and on for about a week, usually when I'm moving around. i thought it was my bra, but I started wearing a different style and I'm still feeling it. I'm 43, never had any breast issues, and had a clear mammogram last month. I do get some breast tenderness when I drink too much coffee, so maybe it's time to cut back. I'm astounded at the number of posts here!

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GHackett, Community Member
8/27/08 9:26pm

I also am surprised to find that so many other women have experienced this strange sensation.  My right breast started to tingle this morning. It is now 6:15 and it has happened 4 or 5 times so far. It only lasts a second or two and then it is gone. I have never felt this before. I am also curious to know what the cause could be. If anyone gets an answer please post it. I have not had a mammogram for years and it worries me a little.

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spasm, Community Member
8/27/08 10:42pm

First off , I am male. Though I am glad I am not alone in this weird phenomenon; I wish I had some answers.  I am also experience this weird sensation, under the nipple area on my left breast/peck. It feels like I have my cell phone set to vibrate in my breast pocket ( only not quite as powerful of a vibration as my cell phone)  I have been experiencing this for about two weeks now, with a few days of it not happening. It lasts about three or four seconds then stops but it mostly happens when I am moving. I have no history of breast issues in my family, not that I am aware of anyway. The best thing that I could think of this is, is this is some sort of wacky nerve that’s having a spasm.

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Chuck V., Community Member
10/16/09 2:56pm

I have the exact same feeling also. Male 54 years old. Left breast "buzzes" randomly.  Researching it on the internet, and came across all these same reports.  Feels just like a cell phone, but I never keep my cell phone there. 

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Nicola Martin, Community Member
8/30/08 6:02am

I have had this sensation for a couple of days now. how weird that its so common. I am worried because I have breast implants and was wondering if something was going wrong with them. Now i am worried its more sinister after reading some posts.

Anybody medically trained have any good advice??

 

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NATALIE H, Community Member
9/ 4/08 7:58pm

Hello, well I too am glad I am not alone.  I expected to find issues with the heart when I typed in vibrating in my chest.  My left breast has been vibrating every 7-10 seconds since last night.  I have never had breast cancer of any form.  I do have has MS and recently had a full relapse from which I am recovering.  I also have Mitral Valve Prolapse which has never required treatment.  I feel fine but this is weird and it feels just like a cell phone as I sometimes carry my phone is the top of my bra there but am not since this started.  Any answers????  Natalie

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Paula, Community Member
5/23/11 9:15pm

I also have mitral valve prolapse and am wondering if the vibrating i've been having all week and real bad tonight could be problems with the valve getting worse.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
5/24/11 5:58am

Paula, it is true that sometimes sensations in our breast are actually referred pain from other parts of our body.  I'd suggest calling the doctor today.  If it isn't heart-related, you'll feel better knowing that it's harmless muscle contractions.  But if it is a change in your valve condition, the sooner the doctor knows, the sooner you can make decisions about what to do next. 

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Tish0521, Community Member
9/ 8/08 10:14am

I'm adding to the "it happens to me too"!  I do carry my cell phone in my bra, quite often on the left side.  But, since, my breast started vibrating on its own, I've started just carrying my cell by hand. I've had the vibrating for a long time, now.  Oddly, it's been about two years.  Two years ago when I got my first Mammy, I asked my doc and the tech and both had never heard of it.  Lately, since about June/July, it's happening more, and just recently, my nipples have begun to hurt to touch.  I was hoping that I could find a solution so I wouldn't have to call my doc.  Lately. I've been having female issues, and I'm worrried she's going to think I'm trying to get attention of some sort.  Even though her diagnosis is always the same as what I "suggested".

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Sheevy, Community Member
9/ 8/08 12:14pm

Hi Joni,

 

 

Yet another person to whom this has just started to happen (for about a week now) .....it's like a fairy's mobile phone....almost imperceptible at times but sufficiently noticeable as to be disconcerting. I was standing on the London Underground last Wednesday thinking "What the heck????"!

 

My sister is a GP and I asked her about it.....she said it's most likely to be a circulatory thing........and that increased exercise - particularly upper body  - should help.....so I'll give it a go! I hvve noticed that it started at the same time as my legs started to feel heavier / a bit achy......must change my rather couch potato lifetyle!

 

Good luck to one & all....let us know if you find out anything else....

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Sean's mom, Community Member
9/22/08 2:36pm

This happened to me a few years back. I reached to my shirt pocket for my cell phone, but it wasn't there. I went to the doctor when the "vibrating" persisted because I thought it was my heart. It turned out to be a sympton of acid reflux disease

- the vibrating was caused by the acid that was trapped in my esophagus (or something like that). I had other symptons as well, including chronic heartburn. Anyway, I was put on prescription zantac for three months and learned to watch my diet and it was gone. I haven't had the vibrating since and now know what to eat and what not to eat in order to avoid such bad heartburn.

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Kim63, Community Member
9/30/08 12:07pm

OMG!! I'm having the same thing. It started in the middle of the night just last night.  I often will carry my cellphone in my bra, tucked close to the axilla on the left side so I know what the vibration of  a cellphone feels like.  Only this vibration is in the right breast.  I made a comment to my coworker this morning about the sensation and when I googled it, I was most shocked! 

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janine, Community Member
10/ 2/08 5:35pm

Well, I've also been noticing the same feeling, and also for about 4 days now. I have had a biopsy, 20 years ago, and I still have fybrocystic tumors, ( which have actually gotten much better since limiting salt and caffiene intake ), but this is the first time I've noticed this. The fairy's cell phone ringing is the perfect descpition. Right breast, for me. And why is it always only one or the other? Why have doctors not heard of it? It is very interesting to see how many women are experiencing the same thing. Is it just me, or does it seem to be a relatively new phenomena across the board? Makes one wonder what the heck is going on in our world, in our environment, in our diets, what indeed? Personally I have little faith in Western medicine. I intend to do Reiki and get healthier all the way around, and hopefully that will make a difference. Are we just the sensitive ones, the canaries so to speak? Better start living clean is my suggestion. To the women who posted earlier, please respond with how long it lasted, and did it go away? Thanks, Health and Peace to you all.

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Carol, Community Member
10/ 8/08 6:06pm

I too started having vibrations in my left breast yesterday morning.  Like several others, I had a partial mastecomy 5 years ago for malignant cancer in my left breast.  There has to be a medical answer for this if so many of us are having the same symptoms.  Unlike several others, I do not or never have carried my cell phone in my clothing, it's always in my purse, so I don't think that that is a common demoninator for us.

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RB831, Community Member
5/24/10 12:40am

OMG I am so shocked that other people have this same sensation!!! I googled this thinking there will be nothing!! This vibration started this morning and has happened about 5 times throughout the day, lasting about 2 seconds.. It is actually vibrating and I went in the mirror and saw it moving.. It is in my left breast.. What is this??? Coincidentally I put my cell phone in my upper left pocket last week for two straight days in work.. Never did this b4. I usually carry it in my hip pocket..

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Carol, Community Member
10/ 9/08 9:49pm

This started for me about a week or so ago.  Right breast, closer to the armpit than the breastbone.  Feels deep inside, not near the skin. A subtle vibration. Nothing else. No pain. No tingling. No itching. It is near where I had two biopsies.  I do sometimes carry my cellphone in my bra but not regularly, only occasionally. But absolutely the first times I felt it I reached for my cellphone, even though it was in my pocket.  We've got to get an answer.  EVERYONE SHOULD PRINT OUT THE WHOLE THREAD AND TAKE IT TO THEIR DOCTORS. 

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Irispath, Community Member
10/22/08 8:44pm

I also have left breast vibrations. I had a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation 11 years ago, and have clips in that breast. Over the years, I have occasionally felt that buzzing when I was sitting in our school's computer room (I'm a teacher). I thought it was related to the clips. Now I'm a student again, use my laptop a lot, and am surrounded by about 50 laptops during classes. My breast is buzzing at those short intervals all the time. I think it is related to the magnetic/electronic fields of the laptops. My surgeon suggested I see my radiologist, so I've made an appointment. I also have a mitrovalve prolapse, so I'm chekcing with my cardiologist, too. Strange so many of us are experiencing this. Anyone else note an increase when near many computers? Maybe that and the cell phone proximity are related.

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Candida, Community Member
10/23/08 5:08am

I'm so glad to find this website and to know there are others dealing with this.  I thought I was going crazy at first.  My right breast has been vibrating for about 2 weeks.  Not painful, only 2-3 seconds, it happens throughout the day and night sporadically.  I never carry a cell phone in my bra and I have never had any breast surgeries. 

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deke, Community Member
11/ 3/08 12:46pm

This is too weird, but I'm glad we are all here. I am a male, 37 no cardiac issues and have had this same thing on and off for the past few days. It does feel exactly like a cell phone in my pocket! Sean's Mom post talked about acid reflux, and I have this too, so why not try an alka selzter? Also I have had a upper respiratory infection and coughing up yucky junk for a few days. I just went on antibiotics today. My electrolytes (also mentioned in some posts) might be off, so I am trying a big jug of gatorade and will eat a banana for potassium. Finally, I took Mucinex for my cold and may have taken it each day I had the 'buzz' (today is by far the most buzzing), so no more of that stuff!

 

Hope this helps.

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Mom, Community Member
2/ 7/10 11:42am

Since you have acid reflux, your body is too acidic. When your body is too acidic, it allows all sorts of things to reproduce in your body that shouldn't be there.  Cancer can only grow/live in an acidic, non-oxygenated arena.  Start becoming more alkaline and you will see a difference.  Alka selzter GOLD is the only one to take for acidic problems.  All the others contain meds., ie: pain killers, etc.  Celery, asparagus, lettuce (not iceberg), green beans, really all veggies,  chamomile tea, ginger tea, twig tea, are all alkaline.  Remove ALL sugar, wheat; (breads/pastas), dairy, especially sodas, as these are all acidic.

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Heather Strange, Community Member
11/ 9/08 1:02pm

okay... I'll add to the list of "me too's".   I have not experienced this sensation for several months now, but I did feel it for several weeks, and then it disappeared.  I was searching on line for a problem that I fear is much bigger than this, and felt compelled to add my other symptoms that I think may be realated to this vibrating sensation in the breast.   

 

I have been experiencing a similar sensation in my left arm pit for about a year and a half.  At times my arm even feels numb.  When I went to my doctor he essentally told me I was imagining it, and that I was fine.  I was insulted with his answer and demanded an mamogram and a heart test.  They came back fine.  However I still have odd sensations a year and a half later.  I assumed the vibrating feeling that I experienced in my left breast was tied to the sensations I was having in my armpit. I'm scared that I have cancer.  I can't tell if my problem is a cirulatory issue, lymph node issue or a nervous system issue.  I know I need to go back to the doctor, but I'm afraid of medical bills!!  

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Mary, Community Member
11/12/08 1:02pm

I'm glad to find other cases of this. My left breast began buzzing about 2 days ago.  It doesn't feel like anything to do with my heart, because the buzzing is within the breast tissue itself.  Feels like a cell phone vibrating, but very gentle.  It lasts for a few seconds each time, and repeats about every minute.  Not painful or even uncomfortable, just constantly aware of it.  I've never had any breast surgeries.  But do sometimes tuck my cell phone into my bra, always on the left side.  But since many others have this symptom but no cell phone, that probably isn't the cause.  I have no idea what is causing it, but don't want to call the doctor about a "buzzing in my breast".  Sounds crazy. I was hoping to find an answer on the web, but it sounds like no answers, just others with the same symptom...but that's something at least.  I'm just going to wait a few days and see if it stops.  If anyone has any answers, would love to hear it.

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One, Community Member
9/28/10 4:12pm

this describes me best, cuz i have the same for last coupla weeks.

I don't think its my heart.

I AM under alot of stress and I do have reflux.

Its annoying as all get out.

I keep thinking its my cellphone too!

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Ms. Moneypenny, Community Member
11/16/08 12:34am

I had the same vibration in my left breast. It felt like my cell phone was vibrating in my pocket, but very faint and unpredictable.  I read on another site that it was caused by heart burn/acid reflux.  I took Zantac Maximum strength and it went away.

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Lulu, Community Member
11/17/08 12:05pm

Add me to the list.  My stats: 53yrs old, female, no kids, no sign of breast cancer ever. Never kept  my cell phone in my bra. Buzzing started last night in t he left breast. I may or may not have problems with acid reflux.

 

 

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Lulu, Community Member
11/17/08 12:06pm

Add me to the list.  My stats: 53yrs old, female, no kids, no sign of breast cancer ever. Never kept  my cell phone in my bra. Buzzing started last night in t he left breast. I may or may not have problems with acid reflux.

 

 

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pukeko, Community Member
11/21/08 6:14pm

I am amazed at so many women experiencing this. I have been experiencing this for about three or four weeks. It is intermittent and lasts, at the most, 10 seconds at a time. Such a strange sensation. A Fairy's cell phone ringing is the perfect description. Only in my right breast and I have never had breast cancer as far as I am aware. Surely there must be some explanation. I figured it was maybe a nerve - but why ?

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dmd08, Community Member
11/25/08 8:13am

Add me to the list. I am 40 and this just started yesterday...a random vibrating feeling near my right nipple. Today it is happening so frequently and it is driving me crazy. My only medical input is that I had a hyterectomy a few years ago and have been on Vivelle (Estrogen patch) ever since. I will go see my doc if this continues. Hope everyone keeps posting updates here...I would love to know if there is any medical daignosis for this.

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Penny, Community Member
11/29/08 6:46pm

OMG! This is way too weird! For the past couple of months I have had tingling/vibrating sensations mostly in my left breast, sometimes in my right. I'm 34 years old and female.  I have never had any kind of surgery and no history of breast cancer on either side of my family. I do not put my cell phone in my bra either.  It happens every few minutes or so and it is truly frightening me.  I'm going to get a mammo this monday.   

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irish56princess@yahoo.com, Community Member
12/ 1/08 5:08pm

I have been experiencing this same "vibration" on the outer (left) side of my left breast for nearly two weeks. I have never carried a cell near my breast, I have no history of breast cancer or disease. There is no pain associated...just this annoying vibration. Has anyone had any physician's diagnosis of what is causing this?

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mbk, Community Member
4/15/11 8:49pm

I have the same situation as you.  I'm in the process of being checked out by a cardiologist.  Right now, I'm wearing a holter monitor for 48 hours and I have to mark everytime I have a vibration and what I was doing when it happened.  In a few days, I'll be getting a  nuclear stress test.  I had 2 ekgs done and they were normal.  This is beyond bizarre.

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Donna, Community Member
12/ 2/08 11:03pm

I thought I was the only one. I've been experiencing a vibration in my right breast for several weeks on and off. Although it isn't painful, I find it so annoying that I rub and push on my breast until it hurts. Eventually the vibration stops for a couple of days and then returns. I've never had breast cancer or implants. I sometimes put my cell in my bra but not enough to cause this problem. I'm wondering if its connected to too much coffee/caffeine or maybe too much splenda. Also, I recently started working out with weights so I wonder if that could have triggered the sensation. Any help would be appreciated.

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Donna, Community Member
12/ 3/08 11:38am

I just posted my story last night and I heard from my doctor this morning. My bloodwork came back with a very low B12 level. I asked if this could be causing the vibrations and she said possibly. I'm going to start taking 2000mg of B12 and see if the vibrations stop. It may be coincidence but you never know. If the B12 doesn't work I'm going to stop using splenda and see if that helps. I hope people who posted their comments awhile ago will post an update as to whether they are still experiencing the vibration and if anyone found out why. Thanks.

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concernec, Community Member
12/ 3/08 3:43pm

I am too out done~ I thought i would be the only one.  Please please let's keep our ears and eyes open to any suggestions b/c the feeling is very irrating.

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LA, Community Member
12/ 4/08 4:07pm

SEE THIS PERSONS ANSWER AT http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080213061910AAAofrW

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Kathy, Community Member
12/10/08 11:50am

I am so happy that I'm not alone with this one and amazed there are so many of us.  The strange buzzing began about a month ago in my left breast, in the nipple area, and lasted for a few days and then was gone.  It returned two days ago and occurs any time of the day or night.  I've never carried a cell phone in my bra and have had no breast cancer, implants, cysts or surgeries.  I'm away from home right now and think I'll go see my doctor when I return.  I'm a month past due for my mammogram.

 

 

 

 

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Rebecca, Community Member
12/14/08 6:06pm

My left breast has been vibrating the last two days, just a gentle vibration like a cell phone on low vibration.  I am concerned also, and  hope that someone has an answer for us.  I have never had breast cancer, although my Mother and sister both had it, but my last mammogram was fine. 

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Shona, Community Member
12/16/08 2:26pm

Thank god I am not alone.  I thought I was going mad!!  My buzzing sensation started last night, I just thought that i had been wearing my bra to tight, but possibly not.  I have no answers but if this keeps up am going to my doctors, will keep u all posted! x

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abcdefg, Community Member
12/16/08 3:23pm

okay well im only fourteen and i have the same sort of thing. i can feel a very faint sort of vibrationg in my left breast. its been happening for a few days now and im starting to wonder if its anything serious. it doesnt hurt, and i can put up with it, im just curious to know what it could be. thankyou Smile

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abcdefg, Community Member
12/16/08 3:28pm

as somebody said before its like a mobile phone vibrating except there is no phone and its more faint. im too embarassed to go to the doctor and i dont think its anything serious. i spoke to my mum about it and she thought it could just be a nerve. but its been happening for about 3 days. im surprised there are so many people with the same symptoms.

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Janet, Community Member
12/20/08 6:00pm

I have the exact same symptoms. A gentle intermittnet buzzing/ vibrarting in my left breast--like a blue bottle is trapped in there.  It started a few days ago and is really worrying me.

  I'm age 58, don't drink alcohol, am not taking any drugs, have never had any chest pains or shortness of breath and don't carry my cellphone in my pocket. Apart from the buzing I'm well.

 

I swim a lot and thought it might be a muscular thing.  Also I recently took echinacea for a few days when I seemed to be starting with a cold.  As  this has previously given me palpitations I thought the buzzing could be a side effect so stopped taking it as soon as I noticed the buzzing.

The buzzing isn't   related to my breathing--it buzzes  whether I breathe in or out or hold my breath. I have a slight acid reflux probelm but the buzzing doesn't seem to be connected to my digestive system and if it were caused by acide reflux why would it be just in one side of my chest?

Should I be worried or is it okay to wait and hope it will go away?

 

Janet

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Buzzing While Shopping, Community Member
12/23/08 12:59am

Glad to know I am not alone.  I was out Christmas shopping all day and I kept feeling this faint cell phone-like buzzing in my left breast.  Definitely not close to the heart, more in the breast tissue.  It's the weirdest thing.  Faint cell phone vibrating is definitely the best description.  I hope it's not something related to cancer.  I'm leaning towards the explanation of a nerve spasm as working in healthcare I have felt nerves buzz in this same fashion.  Certainly think we should all print out this thread and take it to our docs to get them to start understanding what this could be all about.  It's such an abstract concept too.  Let's update this thread as we progress so we can come up with answers and provide support.

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Melanie B., Community Member
1/ 2/09 2:31pm

I have had something very similiar since July.  It feels deep in my chest always the left side.  It happens more late afternoon and evening making it hard to sleep.  I have had every test under the sun.  Heart, endocrine, infection, lyme and just recently an MRI.  All is fine.  I have been seeing a chiropractor.  He has been adjusting a rib and my upper neck/scull.  He thinks it might be a nerve.  It has been two months but it's still there - not as strong as often.  Sometimes moves into tingling in my face, which might be a side effect of the upper neck/scull adjustments.  Makes me feel like sort of odd.  Like I just want to lie down.  Does anyone feel more than just annoyed by it?  The two doctors I have seen seem baffled and have hinted it might be panic/anxiety.  Maybe some panic/anxiety when this all started.  It was kind of scary in the middle of the night.  I am scheduled to see a neurologists in Feb.

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jax, Community Member
1/ 7/09 9:32am

my right side of right breast started vibrating today, jan 7, 2008, very odd sensation, almost continueous. no sergery on breast, sergery on right arm at wrist. i do have high blood preasure. i have never kept my phone in my bra. i am 43 and active. thanks to all,...jax

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ljpne, Community Member
1/ 9/09 8:40pm

I, too, have no answer. However, I am a 57-year old female and have noticed this sensation off and on for about three-four years. In the past week, it has become quite persistent. Same as many writers... left breast, very light, fluttering/vibrating... at times I find myself wondering if others can HEAR it - it is so much like a weak cell-phone vibration. Same, exact spot each time... one to one-and-a-half inches to the right of center, left breast. Not related to erratic pulse/fluttering heartbeats - I also experience those from time to time and this is distinctly different. It seriously feels like there is embedded a tiny, silent, buzzer that goes off unpredictably. It does feel as though it is in the exterior, "fleshy" part of the breast rather than underneath in the chest wall. Not painful, just annoying and mysterious.

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ljpne, Community Member
1/ 9/09 8:41pm

I, too, have no answer. However, I am a 57-year old female and have noticed this sensation off and on for about three-four years. In the past week, it has become quite persistent. Same as many writers... left breast, very light, fluttering/vibrating... at times I find myself wondering if others can HEAR it - it is so much like a weak cell-phone vibration. Same, exact spot each time... one to one-and-a-half inches to the right of center, left breast. Not related to erratic pulse/fluttering heartbeats - I also experience those from time to time and this is distinctly different. It seriously feels like there is embedded a tiny, silent, buzzer that goes off unpredictably. It does feel as though it is in the exterior, "fleshy" part of the breast rather than underneath in the chest wall. Not painful, just annoying and mysterious.

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Michelle, Community Member
1/10/09 7:36pm

I have also been experiencing a vibration in my left breast for the last 2 months.  I have noticed it both when I am active and when I am at rest.  It has become much more frequent in the last few days.  That is what prompted me to search it on google and find this page.  I am 37 and fairly active.  I have never carried a cell phone anywhere near that area.  I am on no medications.

I found a small yet noticeable lump in that breast a year ago.  I had a core biopsy about 6 months ago.  The biopsy results indicated a benign fibroadonema or a benign phyllodes tumour in the outside area of that breast.  However, the vibration is nearer to the centre of the breast. 

I have not yet mentioned it to my doctor. 

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stefffff, Community Member
1/15/09 12:19am

so... did we ever find the answer to this?? im 26... its been going on for a week, ive been trying to ignore it but its not really going away....  cant belive how many others have had it!...

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Sue, Community Member
1/15/09 1:05pm

Wow!! This has been happening to me for over a week and I've been growing rather concerned about it.  Finally thought I'd Google it on the next step before making a doctor appointment and really thought I wouldn't find much information. I'm relieved to know that it's somewhat common and probably benign.  I won't rush to make a doctor appointment but will definitely follow up on it in the near future, especially if it continues.  I've never had any breast problems before and just do the annual mammogram at this time.

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Nancy, Community Member
1/17/09 5:09pm

I have fibrocystic breasts (bumpy boobs) and from time to time have the cysts aspirated in the doctor's office.  I have mammograms every six months, and have had breast biopsies, all benign.  My best guess is that the vibrating is either nerve related or is a cyst refilling, because they nearly always recur.  And, it could be a circulatory thing.  The vibrating/buzzing is annoying, but apparently is not dangerous.  This, too, will pass.

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Yvette, Community Member
1/23/09 11:23am

WOW.......I turned 45 in October, have annual mammograms, was diagnosed at age 15 with fibroids in both breast, but have never had any issues other than some "period"ic  soreness.  However, about 3 weeks ago I started having a "buzzing" sensation in my left breast.  It was concerning me..until now!  I just figured it was a deep nerve twitching but feels more like a vibration due to the depth in the tissue.

 

Thanks for sharing Ladies and setting my mind at ease!!

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kimmy, Community Member
1/26/09 12:36am

UNBELIEVABLE...I also checked WEBMD first and got nothing...googled the question and here I am...mine started this last week...left breast...the other symptom for me also within the last week is occasional muscle twitching in my neck also on left side...not sure if related...also burping alot but not having bad heartburn...just started researching and "muscle fascilations" (spasms) has come up twice...sounds like nothing to worry about but obviously we are all concerned...it's about par that medical doctors have never heard of this...there are so few out there that actually know what they are doing which is scarey in and of itself!!!

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kimmy, Community Member
1/26/09 12:40am

UNBELIEVABLE...I also checked WEBMD first and got nothing...googled the question and here I am...mine started this last week...left breast...the other symptom for me also within the last week is occasional muscle twitching in my neck also on left side...not sure if related...also burping alot but not having bad heartburn...just started researching and "muscle fascilations" (spasms) has come up twice...sounds like nothing to worry about but obviously we are all concerned...it's about par that medical doctors have never heard of this...there are so few out there that actually know what they are doing which is scarey in and of itself!!!

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megn730, Community Member
1/26/09 11:14pm

Wow. I just found this page and am appalled that I've never heard of this happening before! I am 24, never had surgery or illness of any kind pertaining to the breasts. I did have shingles last year, but that was on my right back/chest, and the vibrations are in my left breast. It feels EXACTLY like a cell phone vibrating, and I've tried to feel it from the outside but it too seems to be internal. I also have one symptom that someone else mentioned--around the same time as the vibrations started I had a tension or pulsing sensation in the veins in the front of my neck. Scary. I looked up the symptoms on webmd and all they came up with was possible heart problems. I've also been on birth control for 5 years, but recently switched to a different brand (Junel Fe). I plan on seeing my doctor within the month and look forward to hearing of any other feedback from professionals as far as answering these odd symptoms. --Megan--

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Gina, Community Member
1/31/09 4:27pm

I am very glad to see I am not the only woman out there diving in to her bra to grab a cell phone that is not there. I have had this off and on for years and never thought much of it. Breast fed my kids, never  had cancer and I carry my phone in the left side of my bra. I have experienced more heart burn acid/reflux. Might just try cutting down on some of my recent home made bread and biscuts Tongue out. Good luck to all and hope nothing bad comes from the "vibrating boob syndome". Oh I didnt notice if anyone had mentioned bra size. I wear a 38 DD.

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Lisa, Community Member
2/ 9/09 3:44pm

Me too!  I am 44 and whilst shopping my left breast started buzzing at regular intervals.  I thought some sort of bug was in my clothing but on closer examination nothing was there and I realised it was from inside. I have not had any operations in that area.  Will keep looking for the answer.

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Bo, Community Member
2/11/09 9:29am

My left breast just vibrated again for a few seconds so I thought it is time to google it. What a relief to see so many others experiencing the same thing. At work, I wear a vibrating beeper in my left pocket so sometimes I think it is going off only to find out it is my breast doing it. I have had no cancer history or surgical procedures. I hope we can get some sort of answer to this weird sensation.

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Emamom, Community Member
2/15/09 12:34am

I just started having this buzzing sensation in my left breast/heart area.  Just knowing that I'm not going crazy is comfort enough...I was beginning to wonder if I was unique, but if this continues I'll have so many perfect descriptions to give to my Dr.  thanks to this site.  It's annoying, not painful, but I am so curious about what could be causing this to happen, it seems rythmic like it may be heart related, it's happening to me right now, it's like zzzzz, pause, zzzzzzz, pause, etc. 

 

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Erica, Community Member
2/15/09 12:47am

I don't have this particular issue in my breast, but I do feel it in other muscles occasionally. I thought I'd chyme in with a couple possible reasons:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myoclonus

 

or, absent other symptoms it's more likely:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasciculation

 

Sorry about the wiki sites, but they're good brief explanations for involuntary muscle twitches. My legs get this a lot. Try and up your calcium and potassium intake, stay hydtrated and avoid sodium a bit. These all are involved in the cascade of chemicals that cause your muscles to contract and can cause mini-muscle spams if out of whack.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Erica

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Robin, Community Member
2/16/09 12:39am

Count me as another one amazed that so many people are experiencing this.  I am 44 years old, recently had a good mamogram, I take plenty of vitamins including B12, D, Calcium... I have no history of any problems, I've had one child (24 years ago!), I'm 36C.  I can't see any connection between everyone.  I'm going with the spasm thing.  I hope someone gets an answer and posts it.

Robin

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Maddy, Community Member
2/19/09 9:28am

I have been feeling the same vibrating in my left breast for about a week and like everyone else its vibration like a cell phone. dont know what to think about it, hopefully it goes away.

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Sarah, Community Member
2/23/09 8:40pm

Hi Joni!

I just googled the same thing because I have experienced the exact same thing on my left side as well! Its very bizarre.  My mother just got through breast cancer last year and at 31 I'm planning on having a mamm done just in case.  It seems to do this right about the time my cycle starts and my breasts are a little tender anyway.  Have you noticed a pattern with your cycles?

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stefffff, Community Member
2/28/09 2:47am

Hi.. I posted on Jan 15th and  I just wanted to give an update.. The buzzing continued for about another week or so and then it went away. very strange. wondering if this has happened to anyone else or if it will happen again... anyways, just thought id share. Take care all.

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PAMELA, Community Member
3/19/09 8:06pm

HI I HAV EBEEN HAVING VIBRATION IN MY BREAT FOR ABOUT 2  - 3 WEEKS NOW DOCTORS THOUGHT IT WAS BRONCHITUS BUT I DO RECALL HAVING SIMILAR PROBLEM IN THE PAST A BOUT 2 YRS AGO AND IT WAS DUE TO ACD REFLUX I AM SLEEOING WITH BED ELEVATED NOW AND WATCHING WHAT I EAT AND LOT OF WATER IM 38 AND I JUST GOT MY YEARLY MAMMO I HAVENT HEARD ANYTHING BACK YET SO I WILL COME BACK MONDAY AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT I FIND IF ANYONE FINDS AN ANSWER THAT IS SOLIDE EMAIL EM AT LITTLEPINKFAERY1@AOL.COM THANKS MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE ANNOYED AND ANXIOUS           PAMELA

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abc1228, Community Member
3/25/09 7:02pm

OK, so glad to hear that I'm not the only one out there.  I kept trying to answer my phone!  I'm 44, been blessed with healthy breasts though they are getting closer to the floor, never kept my phone in my bra, but I'm having this crazy vibrating in my right breast.  I really hope there aren't aliens out there trying to beam us up! (just kidding btw - well no not really, I really do hope there aren't, but I don't really think they are trying to beam us up.)  My husband is a physician, I'm going to ask him about it tonight.  I haven't asked him before because I thought I was just imagining it.  He'll probably look at me like I'm crazy, but given all these responses, it's gotta be something, right?!  I'll get back to you.

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Penelope, Community Member
3/26/09 3:11am

I'm having the same thing--buzzing in the left breast, especially at night. It is disturbing, but I found a few possible answers. One, it could be a clogged or blocked milk duct (doesn't mean you'd need to be nursing; even when the baby is six feet tall those ducts are still there). It might be a blood vessel spasm or a muscle spasm (Yahoo answers & Wiki cover these possibilities). It sounds like upping your magnesium, reducing stress, and reducing caffeine can help. One report said that a bout of diarrhea can reduce your magnesium and bring this on. Some of us are in our 50s, and might have had, as I recently had, had a colonoscopy. Therefore, diarrhea and perhaps a magnesium dip.  I think seeing a doc is a great idea and I like the idea of sharing this long list of women who feel the buzz. 

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PAMELA, Community Member
3/26/09 11:21am

GUESS WHAT MY BUZZING IN MY BREAT /CHEST WENT AWAY WELL ALMOST IT ISNT VERY STRONG NOW OR AS MUCH WANT TO KNOW WHAT MY DOCTOR GAVE ME VITAMIN B 6 100 MG ONCE A DAY SHE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYTEM AND THE SKIN AND IT WORKED SO IF IT FEELS LIKE BUZZING OR VIBRATING IN ON THE SKINS SURFACE TRY THIS I WAS GETTING ANNOYED AND WORRIED BUT IT DID INDEED WORK THEY ARE ALMOST GONE COMPLETELY  PAMELA LITTLEPINKFAERY1@AOL.COM

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abc1228, Community Member
3/28/09 11:52am

I asked my husband, a doctor, and he said it must be related to our cell phones.  Then I found this site ...

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-06-12-cellphones_N.htm

 

Apparently, our little weird vibrations are not that unusual.  What I don't get is why the right breast?

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mandie, Community Member
12/24/10 8:54am

I understand that many of the people who have this sensation have a history of having thier phone in thier bra and so it is easy to think that there is a connection. I, however, don't buy it. I have never carried a cell phone in my bra and I am sure the men who have posted here have not either. I believe the cell phone thing is unrelated. With that said I do not have an answer for it anymore than you all do. I just know for me there is no way a cell phone is involved.

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Helen, Community Member
3/30/09 2:07pm

I am 73 and have had these buzzing vibrations in one or other of my breasts for some months, exactly like a mobile or cellphone vibrations. Lasts few seconds, then gone.

 

I am on medication for Osteoporosis ie Allendronic Acid which takes the calcium from the bloodstream, putting it into the bones, so maybe a lack of calcium could be the problem.   I read on a website that it can be the cause, but can't find that web now.

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Idon'tkeepmyphonethere, Community Member
3/31/09 1:41pm

Hi All, I dont have any answer but phew!! im not some kinda vibrating nutter,  I cannot believe so many people have the same symptoms, I did not expect to get an answer when I googled it made me feel like it is real well, i'm now gonna speak to my doc, Im 37 female with vibrating left breast no previous of cancer or any treatments but I do have previous acid probs. Thanxs to the power of the WEB for the relief of at least im not on my own can a doctor get on to this and give a real medical answer?????????? 

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Melanie B., Community Member
4/ 1/09 1:52pm

I have an answer - posture!!!  I know it can't be that simple.  Here is my story.  My tingling started in July of 2008 (don't know why).  I could not sleep through it.   I was terrified. Thought I was having heart and anxiety problems.  I have spent thousands on tests.  I've seen a cardiologist, endocrinologist, neurologist and regular my doctor a lot.  No one knew what the problem was. I starting seeing a chiropractor.  He suggested my rib was out and gave me excercises to strenghthen my back muscles.  Started to help.  Decided after another MRI I would try a physical therapist.  I now where a cloth brace to keep my shoulders back and am doing excercises to open my chest and strengthen my back.  It really has helped.  I KNOW we are now on the right track.  When I take the brace off the tingling will happen but much less everyday.  No one has named this but I truly think this is my answer.  Good Luck!! 

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Lucy, Community Member
11/16/09 7:22pm

I was getting quite concerned and still will make a doctor's appointment.

I had a mamogram in May "09" with  negative results. I had this vibration a few years ago. It went away but came back November "09. 

I do believe it has a lot to do with posture. Just sitting and reading the many concerns about this weid buzzing in the left breast, I tried improving my posture by sitting more upright and I have not had the buzzing in the last 15 minutes. I think correcting your posture might have a lot to do with it. I also have acid reflux. I will give up my coffee and other foods with caffeine too.  It would not hurt to take the B12 and B 6 Vitamins also.

I will also search the web for upper back exercises to strenghten the back muscles and improve posture.

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Lucy, Community Member
11/16/09 7:59pm

I couldn't believe how many people have posted comments with the same issue. I do believe poor posture has a lot to do with this vibrating in my left breast. While reading the many comments, I corrected my poor posture by sitting with my shoulder back more and I have not felt that vibration in a while.

I also have acid reflux. This might be a contributing factor. It would not hurt to start taking the B12 and B6 Vitamins.

it's hard to believe there is very little medical research to support what it going on.

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Lucy, Community Member
11/16/09 7:59pm

I couldn't believe how many people have posted comments with the same issue. I do believe poor posture has a lot to do with this vibrating in my left breast. While reading the many comments, I corrected my poor posture by sitting with my shoulder back more and I have not felt that vibration in a while.

I also have acid reflux. This might be a contributing factor. It would not hurt to start taking the B12 and B6 Vitamins.

it's hard to believe there is very little medical research to support what it going on.

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Lucy, Community Member
11/17/09 6:34pm

Starting last evening when I was reading all of the comment I counsiously pushed my shoulders back to improve my posture.  I also found that I was wearing a poor support top for a bra. Today I wore a bra to hold my breast up. Would you believe it! I did not have one vibrating buzz today. I think the people who commented on poor posture and possibly a weak muscle in that area might be on the right track. I also gave up the caffeine. I will comment again a week from now.

I hope this help all the people with this annoying buzzing. I do believe that if you have GIRD(Gastro Intestinal Reflux disorder), this might contribute too. I made sure I took my nexium also.

I too thought I had a rare problem that no one had heard of. I even thought if I mention it to my primary doctor, he might think it was all in my head. Good Luck!

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Melanie B., Community Member
11/18/09 11:01pm

It is amazing to me that I couldn't find a doctor that could figure this out!  My physical therapist thought my description strange but understood the body enough that he could decide how to tackle this issue.  Good luck to you.  I am feeling better every day but still can find myself slumping in a chair and then the tingle starts. 

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Lizzie, Community Member
11/ 6/11 11:05am

I think you are right. You and Juniper seem to have hit the nail on the head.  After reading all the responses and symptoms posted, yours makes the most sense.  I am 46 years old and have no history of breast or heart problems. I don't smoke or drink and my caffeine consumption is 1-2 cups a day. All tests from the doctor have come back normal. I have no acid reflux problems. On whole I am pretty healthy.  I have been having these breast vibrations on my left breast for the past couple of months.  I do not carry my cell phone on my body.  I always have it in my purse. I know that my posture is not very good. I sit at a desk all day.  In the past 4-5 months I have been having issues with my back and spine.  It all makes sense.  I find the days that my back hurts the most, the vibrations happen more often. I am going to be going to physio soon and going for tests to check on my spine.  Hope this is the answer.  Have enough to worry about without adding to it. Will update my findings.  Nice to know I am not the only one!

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Melanie B., Community Member
11/ 7/11 12:46pm

Just an update - I am doing well.  As long as I get adjusted periodically by my chiropractor, I do not have any more tingling/buzzing!  My Chiro specializes in the thoracic (mid-chest) and is awesome!  Hope you find someone who can help! 

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cat, Community Member
4/ 7/09 1:05pm

melanie b....i think you are spot on!!!!!...there is such a plexus of nerves in the arm to torso/shoulder region that if you do not practice good posture and core strength something is going to give. i'm curious if the folks with left breast vibration are right handed and vica versa.....

the only other ting i might suggest to some of you is...STOP putting your phone in our bra...cell phones emit bad stuff!

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cat, Community Member
4/ 7/09 1:07pm

melanie b....i think you are spot on!!!!!...there is such a plexus of nerves in the arm to torso/shoulder region that if you do not practice good posture and core strength something is going to give. i'm curious if the folks with left breast vibration are right handed and vica versa.....

the only other ting i might suggest to some of you is...STOP putting your phone in our bra...cell phones emit bad stuff!

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cat, Community Member
4/ 7/09 1:07pm

melanie b....i think you are spot on!!!!!...there is such a plexus of nerves in the arm to torso/shoulder region that if you do not practice good posture and core strength something is going to give. i'm curious if the folks with left breast vibration are right handed and vica versa.....

the only other ting i might suggest to some of you is...STOP putting your phone in our bra...cell phones emit bad stuff!

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Alrighty, Community Member
4/10/09 12:30pm

No answer here but noted in quick read thru approx 71 comments no cancer or surg/biopsy history; 2 men; 9 prev surg/biop no cancer; 5 prev cancer history - like I said approx #s and somewhat assuring to someone that likes figures. I have sensation over a week in right breast off and on. Now for example past hour - haven't noticed at night. Have always had fibrocystic lumpy breasts, have slept poorly lately on couch w/rt arm falling asleep once and cricks in neck. Am also taking Osteoporisis meds (Boniva) at 49 yrs old - so wonder about calcium comment. This meds side affects are gastric/esophogal related (hmmm).  I plan to take vitamin daily to see if anything changes and less caffiene. I have experienced brief sharp pains in my breasts in past over my life- figured it was caffiene. My annual Mam is scheduled in May. I will print out these to take there and leave for their review. I have some history as others; poor posture, hysterectomy, breast fed.  Will check back.

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Glasgow, Scotland, Community Member
4/16/09 2:10pm

I have just turned 36 and have no previous medical history.  2 children and am experiencing right breast vibrations lasting 2-3 secs without any other symptoms.  So glad to hear others are experincing this symptom..and that its not in my head !!! CHEERS ! By the way thanks for last e-mail, rounding up the stats that was really useful !

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Zohanna, Community Member
4/21/09 4:57pm

AMAZING to see how many of us are experiencing this...why doesn't Oprah do a show on it?  Experienced my first today, while standing at the check-out counter at a department store.  I moved away from the register, thinking that the lazer price whatchamacallit was zapping me!  It's been continuing off and on, and I knew it was something strange, even though must say was relieved it wasn't accompanied by pain, swelling, or lumps.  I have had children, and two breast operations w/implants (before and after kids), have had a biopsy for calcifications on my right breast, which is where my buzzing is. 

 

What I must also admit is that my stress level is off the charts, and as a result I have not been taking care of myself at all.  This means that I do not exercize, I drink to relax, sometimes excessively, and I have lost at least two dress sizes.  I realize now more than ever that I have been taken my health for granted and have been flirting with disaster.  Okay, there goes my right boob again.  A buzz buzz.  I place my hand over it with love and send messages of calm acknowledgment.  And yes, I'll speak to my doctor, too.  But I doubt he'll have any idea, which seems to be the case.

 

Must say that I am somewhat relieved to read all of these boob buzzing accounts, to know that I am not alone, or an alien receiving extraterrestrial transmissions from beyond! 

 

Peace and love to all of you...

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Melanie B., Community Member
4/22/09 6:57pm

I have an answer - posture!!!  I know it can't be that simple.  Here is my story.  My tingling started in July of 2008 (don't know why).  I could not sleep through it.   I was terrified. Thought I was having heart and anxiety problems.  I have spent thousands on tests.  I've seen a cardiologist, endocrinologist, neurologist and regular my doctor.  No one knew what the problem was. I starting seeing a chiropractor.  He suggested my rib was out and gave me excercises to strenghthen my back muscles.  Started to help.  Decided after a thoracic MRI I would try a physical therapist.  I now where a cloth brace to keep my shoulders back and am doing excercises to open my chest and strengthen my back.  It really has helped.  I KNOW we are now on the right track.  When I take the brace off the tingling will happen but much less everyday.  No one has named this but I truly think this is my answer.  Good Luck!! 

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Melanie B., Community Member
4/22/09 7:01pm

I forgot to tell you all.  My husband has the same sort of vibration now and then.  Usually when his job requires repetitive motions.  He tells me it has to be a muscle issue.  I'm starting to be truly convinced.  Physical therapist told me yesterday to continue on with the excercises and that it will take time to fix this problem. 

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jayne, Community Member
4/27/09 9:13pm

I also have this vibration and sometimes on the out side of my vagina oddly enough.  It always goes away. but returns weeks later. I was wondering if any of you smoke it could be related.  I'm going to the Dr. I'll get back to you.

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jayne, Community Member
4/27/09 9:15pm

I also have this vibration under my breast and sometimes on the out side of my vagina oddly enough.  It always goes away. but returns weeks later. I was wondering if any of you smoke it could be related.  I'm going to the Dr. I'll get back to you.  I think its a pinch nerve possibly.  Maybe from underwire bras.

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M&M, Community Member
5/ 1/09 1:07pm

WOW!  After asking just about everybody I know, including my doc, I thought I was the only one with this - not so!  I first discovered this about a year & a half ago.  I had it for about 2 months, it went away & 14 months later, have it back again.  I have never had any surgery's or biopsy's, don't smoke, am right handed.  Oh, forgot to tell you, it is in the left breast.  I see from reading all the comments, some people have experienced this over a year ago (like myself) & still do not have a diagnosis.  This is really strange.  Please anyone, if you ever find out what it is, pass it on to all of us.  My doc said, could be blood flow, she told me she didn't feel it was anything to be alarmed about.

M&M

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Melanie B., Community Member
5/ 5/09 4:05pm

I have an answer - posture!!!  I know it can't be that simple.  Here is my story.  My tingling started in July of 2008 (don't know why).  I could not sleep through it.   I was terrified. Thought I was having heart and anxiety problems.  I have spent thousands on tests.  I've seen a cardiologist, endocrinologist, neurologist and regular my doctor.  No one knew what the problem was. I starting seeing a chiropractor.  He suggested my rib was out and gave me excercises to strenghthen my back muscles.  Started to help.  Decided after a thoracic MRI I would try a physical therapist.  I now where a cloth brace to keep my shoulders back and am doing excercises to open my chest and strengthen my back.  It really has helped.  I KNOW we are now on the right track.  When I take the brace off the tingling will happen but much less everyday.  No one has named this but I truly think this is my answer.  Good Luck!! 

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M&M, Community Member
5/ 1/09 1:29pm

I just read the info on the link that abc1228 was ever so kind to forward onto us.  I must say, I have never carried my cell phone in my shirt pocket, it is usually in my purse & NOT on vibrate, so I don't think that is the answer.

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angela, Community Member
5/ 5/09 10:01pm

Have you noticed how you are feeling emotionally when the buzzing happens? Are you really relaxed and comfortable?  Anxious and nervous?  I have been having experiencing this too and notice that it happens when I am in meditation and feeling absolutely no stress.  I honestly believe its breaking up energetic/physical blockages in the breast and is very positive.  Just relax, breathe and deepen into the feeling.

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mkbraley, Community Member
5/11/09 1:28am

Hello everybody - felt compelled to post.  My left breast started vibrating for a couple of seconds at a time a few days ago. Same thing - doesn't hurt, just feels strange.  I am 52, no children, annual mammogram coming up next week, no breast issues to date.  In the past I have tucked my cell phone in my bra occasionally, but won't from now on. 

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mkbraley, Community Member
7/ 1/09 2:22am

Here is my follow-up:  Today, June 30, I was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer in approximately the same area that the buzzing occurrs.  It feels like the two symptoms are related.  Will post again after my 60 days of pill-taking to heal the ulcer.

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Kathie, Community Member
5/27/09 9:18am

 

I'm going to check out this site.. and also am seeing my doctor today.. so I'll let you know what comes up.  Anyway, I have high blood pressure and was one of those who waited too long to get help and for me anyway.. it might be a part of it.  At least reading these, I don't feel alone.  I couldn't sleep for a while because it was worse tonight after a stressful day yesterday.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-06-12-cellphones_N.htm

 

Kathie

Vancouver. B.C.

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Tammy, Community Member
6/26/09 7:37am

Hi Kathie,

 

I found the article at http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-06-12-cellphones_N.htm somewhat offensive. The author mentions people's brains more or less reacting to a 'learned' sensation .... pooshaw! Just another one of those "it's all in your head sweetheart" people who would love to pat you on your head and move you along.  Perhaps if their breast ... or some other body part were to start vibrating, they would not be so quick to assume such things.  

 

I have a cell phone but it stays in my purse, and I do not, nor have I, used the vibrate function.  I also use an earpiece when I talk on the phone, but it is one of those with a wire that plugs into the phone.

 

I have another questions for everyone ... are any of you hypersensitive in other ways? For example, sensitive to perfumes, exhaust, or smoke?

 

What were your thoughts?

 

Have a nice day.

 

Still vibrating ....

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Rho, Community Member
6/ 2/09 1:46am

Started in my left breast 2 days ago - no history of surgery or breast disease.   I agree it feels like a mild cell phone vibration.    I thought maybe ny bra was too tight but I haven't worn it for a day and it is still intermittent.    Recent negative mammogram and exam.  I mainly sleep on my left side and am wondering if my breast nerve might be getting pinched.   I'm a registered nurse and have not heard of this before but there sure are a lot of us.   Well, let's just keep each other updated and see if we can figure this out over time.  

Rho

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Patti, Community Member
6/ 4/09 5:13pm

Me, too, I serched for results and it was good to know I am not alone! I feel better after reading this site...not so worried any longer!

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Tara, Community Member
6/ 8/09 5:27pm

I have read the post that folks have placed to try to explain this breast vibration.  I never carry a cell in my shirt pocket so I don't thinks that is it.  Also, I have muscle twitches as explained in the other article, but this feels nothing like those. I am not stressed.  Have never had cancer,but have cysts, or as one post put "bumpy boobs".   What is interesting to me is that it seems this site does not have a lot of repeat vistiors which also makes me believe it will just go away.

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Tammy, Community Member
6/23/09 10:30pm

Wow! I cannot believe that there are others with this same sensation. I told my husband earlier tonight that I thought I needed to make an appt with my doctor because of this weird sensation in my left breast. He acted like he thought it was all in my head. 

 

I am a right-handed, 50 yr old mother of two grown children, with no prior breast surgeries. My only source of caffeine is 1-2 cups of coffee in the morning. I take a multi-vitamin, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D.

 

I had a normal mammogram in January. I have a busy life, but my life has been that way for the last two years without the sensation, and I have definitely been a lot more stressed than I am now. So, I do not think this is a stress issue.

 

The sensation feels to me like it is most-likely a mild muscle spasm or a freaked out nerve ending. I admit that I was worried until I found this website, but I feel better now.

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KarenK, Community Member
6/29/09 11:19am

I'm another "me, too". It's in the left breast. I'm right handed, 53, have one child that was breast fed (I was 36). Get annual mammograms. Last year, the mammo center called me in for a recheck. Fortunately, it was clear.  It's wild that so many have this sensation but never hear about it - and so many situations are dissimilar. I have RA and frequently get a twinge on the right side of my spine, just below my waist. I've never been one to freak out about odd symptoms, but will talk to my GYN at the next annual appointment. If he has any insight, I'll post again.

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jw35, Community Member
7/ 1/09 5:46am

I am so amazed . This buzzing/vibrating feeling in my right breast has been bothering me for months and just plucked up the courage to google it as afraid to ask my doctor for it sounded so strange. I can't believe that so many people have this, but would really like to know why (just like everyone else).

 

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What is It ?, Community Member
7/ 1/09 6:46pm

I am a 53 year old male and am very surprised as well as to the amount of these similar symptoms. Left sided near the breast or to the underarm - you naturally freakout - lymph problem ? Cancer ? Heart issue...?? etc etc.....but after 2 months....what the HEC is it????? I like others think my doctor will think I am a loon - then order every imaging test under the sun.....but If it does keep up I fear there really is no choice...the fact that the majority of people here are women...it seems the male occurence is allot rarer......I know everyone is unique but I am looking for some common reason......

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Scout, Community Member
7/ 2/09 11:54pm

I am a 55 year old woman, no kids, no breast health issues, who has just (as in about two days ago) started having this buzzing sensation in my left breast, just under the nipple. It only lasts for a second or two. I am relieved and amazed to find so many of you out there with exactly the same phenomenum. I'll keep checking back. Obviously, no answers really!

 

Smile

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Frank, Community Member
5/ 1/11 2:58pm

Me toooo. I am a male, 85 yrs old, and have the light, frequent, vibrations in the left brest-above the nipple, with no pain. I have noticed that some have acid reflex, as I do.

Eugene, OR.

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Frank, Community Member
5/ 1/11 2:58pm

Me toooo. I am a male, 85 yrs old, and have the light, frequent, vibrations in the left brest-above the nipple, with no pain. I have noticed that some have acid reflex, as I do.

Eugene, OR.

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Frank, Community Member
5/ 1/11 2:58pm

Me toooo. I am a male, 85 yrs old, and have the light, frequent, vibrations in the left brest-above the nipple, with no pain. I have noticed that some have acid reflex, as I do.

Eugene, OR.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
5/ 1/11 6:49pm

Frank, as you have read from other people who have written in, this sensation is not uncommon.  As far as we know, it is usually not a sign of anything dangerous.  Since yours is on your left side near your heart, checking in with your doctor might be a good idea.

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lorraine, Community Member
7/ 2/09 3:03pm

so glad i found this site - the vibrating sensation started this week in my left breast, at first i thought i was going mad and i'd imagined it but its happened a few times now. although i've not found the answer i know i'm not on my own - any answers i would be interested? Lorraine

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Lynn, Community Member
7/ 8/09 1:04am

I too, am releived that I am not alone. I am 46 and have a 2.5 yr old daughter.  I thought it had something to do with breastfeeding, but I stopped over a year ago. I never carry a cell phone on my body, just in my purse. I have Carpal Tunnel syndrome and degenerative disc disease in my neck. I just had an adjustment from my chiropractor a few days before it happened. A friend said it could be a nerve thing connected to my neck and back problems. Any official word yet?

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Lynn, Community Member
7/ 8/09 1:06am

I too, am releived that I am not alone. I am 46 and have a 2.5 yr old daughter.  I thought it had something to do with breastfeeding, but I stopped over a year ago. I never carry a cell phone on my body, just in my purse. I have Carpal Tunnel syndrome and degenerative disc disease in my neck. I just had an adjustment from my chiropractor a few days before it happened. A friend said it could be a nerve thing connected to my neck and back problems. Any official word yet?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/ 8/09 4:49am

WOW, I had no idea so many of you have this issue. I'll try to do some research and see if I can find out what it could be... PJH

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Tracy, Community Member
7/30/09 10:01am

I am so glad I found this site.  I am 36 with a 3 year old son.  Just had a work up of blood and an ekg and everything came back normal.  Of course I forgot to tell my Dr. about this, but I have had the exact same problems.  In my right breast, started infrequently, but has become more and more frequent.  I almost had an anxiety attack last night because of it.  Took a little Xanax and went to sleep- thank goodness!  Anyway, after reading these replies- I can say that I had just started working out pretty intensely and I also am on Protonix for acid reflux.  I am wondering if the working out thing has anything to do with this?  I hope someone comes back with a definite answer soon.  I didn't know if I should go back to my doctor or not about this because it just seems so odd and crazy!!  Thanks to everyone who has posted!

 

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Jen, Community Member
7/31/09 9:51am

I've had it on and off for 2-3 years sometimes in the left breast and sometimes in the right and sometimes in the center.  zzzzz pause.... zzzz...pause, just like everyone describes.  The longest "spell" was for about a week, but usually it's just on and off for a day or two otherwise.  I am 34 y/o female, large bumpy boobs too and overweight and right handed.  I never carry cell in bra and never have it on vibrate, but I do carry it in pants pocket.  I have also gotten these same buzzing feelings on a couple of occasions in my inner thigh area and once in abdomen and once or twice in hip.  Today it is sporadic in center of chest/a bit more to the right.  It is deep and cannot be felt from the outside.  It is annoying and scary.  I haven't started any new workout plan.  I did just recently start a low carb metabolism B diet (which added splenda, aspartame and now I can't have fruit so probably lower potassium) but I had these spells before the diet.  My week-long spell of frequent boob buzzing did occur after a very frightful/stressful situation.  But this that started yesterday, well, I don't have really anything stressful going on to have caused it.  I haven't been to any doctors nor had any tests.  I do have other ailments here and there such as burning chest pain sometimes (maybe acid reflux?) and pain between the shoulder blades or sometimes just under the left shoulder blade.  I do seem to have more problems if I've been sitting for long periods at the computer.  I do also think possibly posture plays a small role, perhaps, my posture is awful.  I also get tingling and numbness sometimes in fingers/hands, weakness in arm but I figure that's either due to nerve or my frequent lower back pain, or neck pain or either possibly carpal tunnel.  Sorry for all the extra info but I'm hoping maybe by putting together some clues, there will be answers.  I'm afraid to go to Drs, they will only tell me I'm nuts.  I have wondered if I have possible circulation issues or heart issues.  My other scary symptom is that I get minor pitting edema around my lower shins, if I press for a spell with my finger, it will leave an indentation that takes several minutes before it goes back to normal and socks leave quite a mark for a long period as well. My diet has been really healthy for the past year.  I used to smoke but that was over 3 years ago, vibrations didn't occur until after I had quit.  If anyone has any other questions for me feel free to ask and if anyone has ANY ideas or answers or thoughts or followups, please please please post here.  These responses are so very helpful.  Thank you

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Ana, Community Member
8/ 3/09 8:12pm

I too thought i was going crazy! I'm 26, 17 weeks pregnant, and i started feeling the vibrating this morning... i went to see my ob, and he had no idea what i could be so i started looking online. At least i'm not alone... i've been watching tooo much tv and the show Monsters Inside Me has got me spooked! If anyone has found out what it is please let me know.... i'm still concerned because it happens in my left breast only, every 30 seconds or so.. but not in the same spot on my breast, each time its in a different spot... its driving me crazy! my Ob asked me if i had felt any lumps in my breast.. which i havent.. but Cancer runs in my family alot.. i just lost my brother at age 33 to cancer on new years.... and the fear that it could be related is making me panic.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
8/ 3/09 8:50pm

No, Joni, it's not brast cancer. A surprising number of women experience this condition - and, while doctors don't know what causes it, they surmise it might originate with spasms of the tiny little muscles around your nipple. Since this is happening in your left breast, if it continues, you might want to rule out something heart-related. But otehr than that - hopefully, it'll abate soon! PJH

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Deb, Community Member
8/13/09 2:08am

I can't believe all the people who have experienced the same strange symptoms and absolutely no physician has an answer. I have had the same sensations alternately on both sides of the outer side of either breasts. I have for 2 years used my bra (on the left side) as a repository for my cell phone. I have not had any biopsies nor surguries of any kind. I was afraid to bring it up to a health care provider for fear of being considered crazy. I am sorry for anyone to have this puzzling medical issue, but I am also glad it isn't just in my head!

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Debby, Community Member
8/16/09 10:14pm

No answer just adding my story to the group of buzzing breasts!  Perhaps there is a new fiber in our clothing that is wired to alien forces, allowing tracking of our activities.  Hey - it could happen couldn't it?  If we can be photographed from miles above the earth why can't we be "booby trapped"!

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
8/17/09 5:54am

Booby trapped - LOVE it! This vibrating breast thing must be one of the Great Mysteries of Life... Smile PJH

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Tonya, Community Member
8/21/09 4:33pm

My left breast also vibrates, I do place my cellphone in my bra at times when I have no purse or pockets and hands full as not to lose it, but I reach for my cellphone the last few weeks thinking that is what it is and no phone is there.  It is really freaking me out.  I feel I have an obscene object vibrating inside of me it is not a tingle or a itch it is a vibration so strong it startles me.  I think it is heart or related to a problem with circulation as I have had toe amputations and both femoral artieries blocked in both legs and had them opened.  Scares me I am going for a mamogram ASAP If anyone finds anything out email me at tonyafrisby@yahoo.com

Tonya

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Alien, Community Member
8/21/09 9:22pm

WOW!!! If it had not been for this site, I probably would not mention this to anyone and just kept it to myself forever. Now I feel safe asking friends and co-workers. If anyone thinks I belong in a sci-fi flick, I will refer them to this site. I am a 51, single and  do not need this extra worry right now in my stressful life. I, like all of you, google "vibration in breast" and was shocked to find this. I thought this was due to my weight because in the last few years I have been putting on the pounds. I do not exercise and I eat sporadically. I am under a doctors care and feel comfortable mentioning this to her now. (I will bring this site just in case.) I will be happy when we get that AHAA! moment. 

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Elliemoo, Community Member
8/25/09 11:03am

Hi there, I am the proud owner of one more vibrating left breast, just started this morning and is already driving me insane.  Mine is intermittent, say every few mins for a few seconds and seems to be located more in the middle and lower part between nipple and heart.  My only history is slight anxiety for which I have just started taking citalopram (but dont think this is a side effect) 

 

I have called NHS Direct UK and they know nothing about it so despite there being over 100 posts on this site it can't really be that common.

 

Maybe those of us too embarressed to go to our GPs with vibrating booby syndrome should pluck up the courage and get some answers.

 

Good Luck!!!

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msjeep0, Community Member
9/12/09 11:56am

Hi, I really got a kick out of your explanation as vibrating booby syndrome. I too have this and am really stumped????  Have never had any problems with mammogram results and do them yearly. I am 58 yrs old and this just started about 2 months ago. I'm not really too concerned as have had no other problems.

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Elliemoo, Community Member
8/25/09 11:12am

This link may put a few minds at rest - It has definitely got me thinking about getting a mamogram now i'm 40 because routinely we dont get them in the uk until aged 50.

 

http://www.everydayhealth.com/breast-cancer/diagnosing/etingin/vibrations-and-breast-cancer.aspx

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Gemski, Community Member
8/27/09 9:30am

Thanks to all of you for these comments I am the same- I have the vibration in my Right boob, have been thinking I am going mad and at the same time I'm concerned about getting Cancer. I haven't had any ops as mentioned in these posts nor do I carry my mobile in my bra.....

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TinaClarice, Community Member
9/ 7/09 9:03pm

Just adding another one :) I too have a vibrating left breast...been on and off for a few weeks now. I am 36, I never carry my cell phone in my bra or anywhere close to my breast, never had any surgeries/biopsies, have had breast exams...no mammogram yet but am going for first one soon. So I am bookmarking this page and hoping to one day check back and someone will know the answer to a very puzzling question :)

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curlygirl, Community Member
9/28/09 12:59pm

I too am extremely surprised to see so many people have the same symptoms.  I am 38, have no history of breast cancer and I don't carry my cell phone near my body often.  This just started yesterday and it is really bugging me.  Maybe it will bother me less now that I know I am not the only one and will be a little less paranoid that I am going to drop dead of a heart attack.  I am sure I look a little strange grabbing my left breast every 30 seconds to try to feel the vibrations.Embarassed  Doesn't look like anyone has any clear answers but I might buy the idea of a nerve spasm.

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HoneyBane, Community Member
9/16/09 12:16am

http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/question/15141/answer/26100     I have the same thing vibration on the left breast at first i thought i had my phone in my bra and went to grab it but there was nothing there.it just started today and is happening constantly and last for about 7 seconds at a time.I dont think im going to sleep well like this.I am 30 years old and i had breast implants put in 2 years ago (cosmetic only) and as far as i know i dont have a cyst or cancer or anything like that and am in high hopes its just some sort of benign spasm.I have 4 kids work about 32hrs a week & work out 12 hrs a week and i do get anxiety problems alot i know i am over worked and over stressed ... i really hope it is just the spasm thing.

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Annoyed, Community Member
9/19/09 12:00am

i have had the same sensation. It happens now maybe every other month . Sometimes it last one -two days. It feels just like a cell phone on vibrate and it always affects the left breast. It doesn't hurt, its just annoying. What is this?????

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/19/09 5:23am

No one seems to know what causes this, and it's quite common. Suggestions hav been made that it's spasms of the very tiny muscles surrounding the nipple. I'm going to do some research on this one of these days! PJH

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Louise, Community Member
9/20/09 8:39am

I too have the same problem, it started three days ago. I am currently recovering from swine flu and have been taking lots of medication from cough bottles to anti biotics, i have not taken the tamiflu. I have never carried my phone in my bra and have had no surgery on my breasts, There is a family history of breast cancer and i am the oldest female left on my dads side. After having my son 5 years ago my Nipples became inverted and because of this and the history i get checked once a year.

 

I would love to know the reason behind this mysterious buzzing and i cant believe there are so many of us with, when i told my husband this morning he looked at me like i was crazy or something ha ha.

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J123, Community Member
9/20/09 2:58pm

Just thought I would even up the male/female statistics a little.

I am male, 48 years old. I usually keep my mobile phone in my inside left jacket pocket, sometimes in shirt pocket.

I wonder if it is a phone radiation symptom. Had the feeling of buzzing, just every now and then, on and off for a few months. On one occaision it felt like a truck was running vibrating behind me.

Finally decided to Google up the symptoms.

Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this.

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jct1014, Community Member
9/27/09 12:06am

I also have the strange vibrating sensation in my left breast, I did not have the flu but my daughter did and I got a flu shot this past week...don't know if there is a link between the two. Really would like an answer but after reading these posts it doesn't seem like I'll find it here, it is a relief to know I'm not imagining this. Thank you to all for sharing.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/27/09 6:46am

I've looked far and wide for an answer to this; still looking... I'll write a Sharepost when I finally gather everything I can. PJH

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mzmo, Community Member
9/23/09 7:58pm

I have felt alittle of what you are talking about mine feels like eletricity , I wish I knew the anwser too help you but surly you will be in my prayers

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DianeW, Community Member
9/29/09 3:36am

I'm 41 and went on camping trip last weekend and noticed my right breast was vibrating also.  I timed it and it was going off every 7 minutes for about 2-3 secs. (My friend was laughing at me because I was tapping my right breast like I was shutting off a snooze alarm lol) I've had no cancer, no breast surgeries, no cell phones anywhere but on my ear. Now that I've been back home its only gone off twice on the 1st day back (Sunday) and none after that.  I'm really thinking its just nerves creating muscle spasms. Kinda like you get eye twitches. I'm still going to ask my OBGYN, but I think everyone has put really great info on here with all kinds of medical situations which gave me my conclusion. 

 

Thank God for the Internet!  Now if we can just get our doctors to use it too we'll all be in business!!!

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kimma, Community Member
10/ 1/09 8:47am

never ever thought that when i googled "my boob is vibrating" i'd find so many answers!

 

i've felt this slight 'buzzing' or 'vibrating' in my left breast all day and it's been really irritating me. at first i thought it must have been the way my shirt was sitting but then i put a bra on and it still happened. been happening a few times an hour all day, but it's not too bad because it's not vibrating heaps. hoping it'll be gone by tomorrow. really glad i found this site because i thought i was going insane! or that something really bad might be happening to me ;(

 

and for statistics sake, i am 21, female, never had cancer or cysts or lumps in my breasts or anything else like that. never had any breast/chest area or upper back surgery. never had a mammogram. (it seems i might be the youngest here to have felt this? tried to look for some other answers by 20-somethings but only skimmed so might have missed you..)

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Jenny, Community Member
10/10/09 10:04pm

Just want to be added to the many boob-buzzing posts here - was excited to find I'm not alone. I'm 42, breast-fed my kids in my 20s, have bad posture and anxiety issues, clear mammograms, not overweight- I have this same sensation of the feeling that my cell phone is inside my left breast on vibrate (have had it in left groin in the past too) - on and off for a year or so now. I'm going to try adding vitamin B (I don't take any vitamins) and will mention it at my next check up. Thanks to all for putting out the word.

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Kathy, Community Member
10/22/09 10:11pm

I started getting these vibrations about six months before I was diagnosed with cancer in my left breast.  This, in itself concerned me, but I thought it strange.  I then had pain in my left breast and saw the doctor.  I ended up with a lumpectomy, sentinal node biospsy and 28 sessions of radiation.  It will be six months since the surgery on 11/7.  I am gettting these vibrations again (left breast only) and have emailed my surgeon with concerns.  Hope to hear from her soon.

 

FYI - I told many medical professionals (doctors, nurses, radiation therapists, breast study coordinator, to name a few) and all poo-pooed the "vibration may be the first sign of breast cancer".  My cancer was very small and did not invade the lymph nodes.  I am very lucky.  I would recommend all of you with vibrations, see the doctor and insist on a mammogram. 

 

 

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jodi, Community Member
10/22/09 11:30pm

wow, I have also been experiencing right breast vibration for a couple of days and my mom thinks im crazy.  I had wrist surgery done on the opposite arm 2 weeks ago, don't know if there is any relationship?  So glad to hear it goes away, it is so annoying, but going to see a physician tomorrow (even though he will prob tell me it's nothing)...Thanks everyone for your info so glad to hear im not crazy!!

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Danna, Community Member
10/23/09 6:38pm

Sorry, I can't help you. I came here looking for answers too. I am not as worried now that I see how many other women are experiencing the same thing. I kept reaching for my cell phone that is usually in the pocket of my scrubs, then I changed bras, to no avail. Would love to know what it is.

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Rosem602, Community Member
10/29/09 3:51pm

Maybe we all should find some common ground since there seems to be no answers out there for us.

So far it doesnt sound like gender is an issue but...

-Female

-25 years old

-Native american / Mexican

-Diabetic

-Obese

 

Any other suggestions would be apprciated!

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Rosem602, Community Member
10/29/09 3:54pm

I forgot to mention there is no history of brest cancer in my family and I've never had any kind of brest surgery or major surgery.

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Teagur, Community Member
11/ 9/09 1:51pm

Allow me to put a kink in these comments.  I did a search for women experiencing "vibrating" vaginal areas and I read just about all your comments.  I believe it is directly related to what ya'll are experiencing.  I too have cancer, ovarian cancer.  I've had many surgeries down in that area so there is some correlation between ya'lls vibrating breasts and my vibrating vagina!  Crazy huh?!?!?  I'm pretty sure now that it is a nerve thing and nothing to worry about.  It's just uncomfortable.  Sometimes it's worse than other times.  But I've got so many other health problems, my vibrating who-who is not for me to be concerned.

 

Thank you to all of the ladies ... and gentlemen ... for being honest about it all.  Good luck and God Bless to all!!

 

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al2sn, Community Member
4/29/10 11:53pm

I was just about to give up finding someone with my problem til I read your comment!  I too am experiencing 'vibrating' in the vaginal area for the past few days now.  Haven't been checked/diagnosed with any cancer, but I will now.  Did you notice this symptom before or after surgery?  Any further info you can give will be greatly appreciated! thank you.

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Lucy, Community Member
11/19/09 9:55am

I have had experience with the same buzzing.

Since reading about the many others with the same concerns, I decided to try improving my posture to take the pressure off that area. That seems to work.

Even though I'm a size 8, I have large breast. I now wear a better support bra to take pressure off that area too. I'm also accustomed to having 2-3 cups of coffee each morning. It is tough but I'm staying away from the caffeine because I do have GIRD(Gastro Intestinal Reflux Disorder). I take nexium from time to time. I am also trying to elimanate the foods that trigger the acid reflux. I also stop using the Splenda.

I have not had the buzzing sound in the last few days. I hope one or more of these changes in my routine has solved the problem. I hope this help you.

 

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BOK, Community Member
11/22/09 12:25pm

For the love of god is this the first sign of breast cancer?  I have been having this vibration for about 4 days and it is directly behind my left nipple...talk about annoying...I sometimes get the sensation running up from underneath the left breast up to the nipple.  I hope this is nothing serious!

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
11/22/09 12:32pm

No, this is not a validated breast cancer symptom. Most doctors think it's a nerve problem of some kind. If you develop other symptoms - e.g., a lump – then see your doctor. But hopefully this will just disappear without any further issues. Good luck - PJH

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jaime, Community Member
11/25/09 11:33pm

I'm 16 years old and I started feeling buzzing in my right breast 2 weeks ago, deep inside as if there were a cell phone behind my nipple. My mom dismissed my concerns because "I'm too young for breast cancer" and it doesn't run in the family but I'm legitimately worried and I'm wondering if I should go to the doctor. Can someone tell me what happened to them after they did? And am I the youngest one to experience this?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
11/26/09 7:13am

Jaime, your mom is almost right. While you're never too young for breast cancer (an 11-year-old has been diagnosed), your chances of having breast cancer at your age are TINY. Please read or message about this - I think it'll make you feel better. Vibrating/buzzing isn't a breast cancer symptom, either. Most likely it's hormonal or nerve-based, having to do with your developing breasts. So, while it's annoying – and you should certainly speak to your doctor about it next time you see him/her (or make an appointment, if you're totally stressed) – I think/hope this will soon go away on its own. Good luck - PJH

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Mom, Community Member
2/ 7/10 12:23pm

Please read my post from "Mom", dated Feb. 07, 2010.  You probably aren't the youngest to experience this, just the youngest to notice it.  Become more alkaline and see if that helps.  Young people didn't used to get diabetes either, but the eating habits have greatly changed within the last generation.  I'm not saying that you have cancer, but you might not have a great diet.  Our bodies are fabulous machines God has created for us.  They are made to heal.  But like a car, if you put in the wrong fuel, it messes with the engine.  If you change back to the correct fuel in time, the engine will be fine.  If you continue with the wrong fuel, there will be a time when things will not repair.  The same goes for our bodies.  Good luck, hope this helps.  Keep searching and praying!

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Diane, Community Member
12/ 3/09 12:16pm

I was so surprised to find so much about chest/breast vibrations!!  (also so interesting that so many women carry their phones in their bras!)  it just started this morning.  I have never had breast cancer or any breast surgery.  I am diabetic, obese, past menopause.  Enjoy a latte every morning.  I did wear a different bra than usual this morning.  After finding it so common, I am not going to worry about it. thanks to all for sharing.

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Jennifer, Community Member
2/11/10 12:30am

LOL!! Had the same symptoms today and found this thread.....read all 100+ replies, but yours was too cute! It was exactly what I was thinking! :)

I used to carry my cell in my bra til it went off at the checkout line in the store, and without even thinking about where I was or who would see me I just reached in, took it out and answered it!

Then I was paranoid that the cell battery would give off some harmful cell stuff & give me breast cancer for sure!....needless to say I keep it in my pocket these days. So has anyone gotten to the bottom of these symptoms?? Is it nerves?

~j

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nicole, Community Member
12/25/09 7:48pm

I've been experiencing this all day (Merry Christmas from my buzzing left breast) and thought I would add my stats to the collective wisdom here.  I'm 32, white, no prior breast surgeries or illness.  I did nurse my 2.5 year old son and weaned him almost a year ago.  I don't carry my cell phone in my bra ever.  Not overweight, not terribly active, no chronic medical conditions.  I am also currently trying to conceive another child, so I pay particular attention to breast symptoms.  I was thinking this might be an early pregnancy sign, but I've found nothing to back that up. 

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Tia83062, Community Member
1/25/10 3:47pm

I had the same vibration in my chest about a month ago that lasted about a week then went away.  Now it is in my groin area.  It is so weird and feels like a cell phone vibrating.  This is annoying!!!

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Mom, Community Member
2/ 7/10 12:14pm

You are too acidic.  Use Alka-seltzer GOLD only (the others contain meds) for immediate TEMPORARY relief.  You MUST change your diet.  Cut out sodas, coffee, sugar, wheat, use meat in moderation.  Add VEGETABLES.  Celery, asparagus, lettuce (not iceberg) cucumbers, green beans, lemon in water are all very alkaline.  Expect to have die-off and feel nauseous, have head aches, depression.  These will last for 1 week to 10 days.  Continue to add more veggies to your diet and less of the other things or your body will go back to the same.  Go moderate and change the balance of your diet gradually.  Or go totally vegetarian for about a week and get clean.  Drink 8 - 8 oz. glasses of water daily to flush out all the toxins your body will be releasing.  Get plenty of rest.  Start a walking regimine, the extra oxygen helps kill all the stuff too.  Prayer, positive thoughts and soothing music are also alkalizing.  Google about becoming alkaline and educate about the acidic/cancer relationship.  Cancer can ONLY grow/live in an acidic/non-oxygenated environment.

 

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maureen, Community Member
2/12/10 2:54pm

just experienced this last night for the first time. Scary. I thought I was having an arrythmia. Checked my heart rate. 60 beats and regular, no chest pain , no  shortness of breath or dizzinesss. I am under a lot of stress & after researching on this subject am wondering if this is due to anxiety.

 

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Lynn C, Community Member
2/13/10 3:20am

Fascinating.  My left breast vibrates occasionally.  Started some time in the last six months.  I'm 48, eat healthily, exercise well and have no illnesses.  However, I do take the contraceptive pill and wondered if there were hormonal links.

 

Good to find a forum like this.

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Halifax, Community Member
2/16/10 3:32pm

Me too, started about a month ago, very random, left breast only behind the nipple mostly, sometimes a bit lower.  34, breastfed kids like 6yrs ago.  Never carried a cell in my shirt or bra.  Poor posture but not finding that it improves when corrected.  Use a laptop at work everyday??? Hmmmm.  Stress increased recently, never had cancer of any kind no biopsies, mammograms have only had regular breast exams.  It feels like blood being released through my veins (this is what I imagine it feels like).  Please post any medical findings and good luck to everyone, it's a bit scary.

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Chazb, Community Member
2/21/10 1:25am

Hi all.  Wow cant believe how many people are experiencing same thing, I have had same sensation in my left breast for past few days. I woke one day with a really sore left side of neck thought I must have pinched a nerve or something, this eventually went away after few days then I had a small abcess on my upper left gum about 4 wks ago, then for past wk or so am experiencing weird feelings in my head like pressure in ears, sinus areas etc & when I turn my head or move my eyes have strange sounds happen like a type of buzzing, whoosh.  Has been really scaring me & making me anxious. Feel like Im losing it big time.  Also suffer from Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis & Costochondritis, dont know if any of these things are related.

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swansongzoso, Community Member
2/22/10 8:47pm

Well it is definatley reassuring that there are soo many other posters.  This sensation just came out of the blue about a week ago and I never thought googling, "right breast vibrating" would yield this many results. LOL...

 

I am a 30 year old RN and have never heard of this nor have ever experienced it and questioning it gets you a crazy look and maybe a laugh.  So...it doesnt suprise me that many of you are hesitant to see the MD over it.  Plus its not providing good closure given the fact that there doesnt seem to be many answers to why it starts.

 

For me, as for many of you, it just feels like if I had a cell phone in my right breast pocket, (which i never do) and it was set to vibrate.  That is the best way to describe it.  It is just so subtle.  But comes on randomly irregardless of what I may be doing at the time.  Lasts approx 7-10 intermittent seconds and then gone.  I may not experience it again for 30min to several hours.

 

Its definately not debilitating, just irritating and mostly because of the unknown factor.  Breast cancer does run in my family along with ovarian cancer so I have some worried family members and pressure to go to the OB-Gyn.  Doesnt sound like it would really yield much benefit reading all of these posts.

 

Would like to see more "after the MD visit" follow up posts though!!

 

Where are all the MD's at???  LOL

 

Wishing you all well.

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carol, Community Member
3/ 6/10 7:59pm

I too have a phantom cell phone in my right breast.  Every couple of weeks and a couple of barely detectable ones this week.

 

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Mandolia, Community Member
3/ 7/10 9:54am

I too have a buzzing sensation in my left breast.  I do believe it is linked to the tens unit I began using about a week ago.  This is when it initiated, therefore I would say it is nerve or muscle related. 

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robin, Community Member
3/13/10 4:08pm

I have had the same sensation in my right breast for a few days and it is so bizarre.  Is anyone else on the drug celexa?  I am wondering if it could be a side effect?

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robin, Community Member
3/14/10 9:51am

i too hae been having this sensation on and off for a week in my left breast.  Is anone else on Celexa or other sSI drug?  I am wondering if it is a side effect.

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debbie, Community Member
3/14/10 9:19pm

I also have the left breast vibration.  I liken it to having a kitten sitting on my breast and purring.  Like others, I thought this was a cell phone or construction happening in the store (I was standing in line at Target and asked others if they could feel a vibration in the floor - the answer was no).  I worried that it was my heart.   I have IBS and at my colonoscopy, my dr. found that I have an unusual amount of intestine and that it was actually wound up high in my chest - very close to my heart.  He had never seen so much intestine in a person (and he's being doing this for 55 years).  He suspected that the spasms I was feeling were actually from my intestines going into spasm from the IBS.  I can't be the only person with this condition - so it's something to consider. . . 

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
3/14/10 10:13pm
Sensations we experience in one part of our body do often originate in another part. It's called referred pain. So breast vibrations could well be related to your IBS. Reply
Mariana, Community Member
3/26/10 1:23pm

I have it too and can't figure it out. I have been taking Celexa for about 3 years, also Advair and Spiriva.

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Jane, Community Member
4/10/10 6:02am

Hurrah for the Internet! Like so many others when my right breast started vibrating yesterday afternoon my first reaction was to check for my phone even though I never have my phone a shirt pocket.

 

Then, when it continued I thought I had a fly trapped in my bra and rushed off to the bathroom to remove said bra... only to have the vibration happen while braless! At this point 'Alien' came to mind, rapidly followed by the more logical idea of breast cancer ( my Aunt has breast cancer) I decided there was no point at all in going to my Doctor, (which is a pretty sad reflection on doctors, after all shouldn't we be able to discuss things which scare us with our doctor?) So this morning when it continued I hit the Internet and feeling a little stupid, put in ‘breast vibration' and here we are.

 

I am ssoooooo happy to know I am not alone and as no one has come back to say they have been diagnosed with some terrible disease,(and there have been no reports of an Alian) I am going to assume this is annoying, but not harmful. Thank you all. Jane

 

By the way for those putting the  statistics together, I had a biopsy on the same breast almost 20 years ago which was benign,and I was diagnosed with a reflux type condition two years ago and am treated with Omprezalole.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/10/10 6:35am

So, might be the reflux... But as you can see here - no one REALLY knows. One of those mysteries of life, eh? Thanks for finding us. Smile PJH

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Mariana, Community Member
4/10/10 4:12pm

Well I don't

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Mariana, Community Member
4/10/10 4:14pm

Well I don't hae IBS. Someone suggested maybe it's a milk duct problem, but II'm 67 and never had a milk duct problem before. I just love the internet where we can share these things. When I told my doctor (a man), he laughed and said oh that must be nice, and no he (of couurse) never heard of it.

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susan4, Community Member
4/11/10 2:11pm

me too. started in the right, also in the left but not so much. been going on for weeks. I was thinking it felt like the glands were drying up! It also invoves the armpit on the right side. I'm a bit freaked out and will be hitting my Dr up next week. I'll post back if anything comes of it. Female, 58 yrs old, great health and no history of cancer in the family, no kids.

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kerrida, Community Member
4/29/10 4:01pm

Hi OMG so glad i found this site, I had a breast augmentation (boob job)on Monday 26th April 2010. Sitting at home this evening and was alarmed as my right breast started to vibrate! I am becoming so paranoid as these boobs need to heal. I am also a children's nurse so a little knowledge a dangerous thing!!! After reading many of the comments above I feel it is either a nerve/muscle thing or gas as since the operation on monday i am quite gassy so I'm going to see if I can take something for it. It is very strange and is just like a mobile phone being in my breast poocket, when I don't even carry it in my pocket! Good Luck evryone alls I can say is if in doubt get it checked out!! Kerrida

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/29/10 6:34pm

Bet it's a little bit of nerve irritation after your operation, Kerrida - hope it disappears soon! Good healing - PJH

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dajedwards, Community Member
5/ 4/10 7:01pm

Kerrida, Like you, I am glad I found this site with information on the vibration/buzz feeling under the breast. I had breast augmentation in October 2009 and the cell phone vibration feeling started this January.  This vibration appears to have a pattern much like the vibration a cell phone has when the phone is on silent.  It is driving me crazy.  My plastic surgeon has never heard of this.  I had my annual GYN appointment this March...and my doctor has never heard of it either.  By the way, I felt really stupid asking them!  It did go away for about two weeks in February, but started up again.  Movement seems to make the vibration stronger.  I would love to find out what this is and be reassured that everything is going to be ok.  Best of luck to you and I hope you are healing well.  Debbie 

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TARA, Community Member
5/ 7/10 2:42am

My right breast vibrates, has been for a month 38 years old, no clips ?, no boob jobs , no sign of cancer, no previous issues. I am so glad others are experiencing this. Will keep my eye out for diagnosis on this site and will post if I hear something. Glad to know I have some vibrating kinswomen..Laughing

 

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kerrida, Community Member
5/18/10 2:02pm

Hi Debbie in response to your message just to let you know I am now 3weeks post op and vibrations have stopped at this time. I am due to see my surgeon in middle of June I will mention it then but probably say he's not heard of it either!! LOL!! My breasts are still tender, but on the mend. I still think its a nerve thing. Im remaining positive and trying to keep my thoughts positive so as to help with the healing process as you and I know much can go wrong with are boobs what with the "Boob job" even months or couple of years after but we are going to stay positive aren't we Debbie!! I am sure that everything is fine Debbie, well done to you for getting it done in the first place. People say its common procedure but thinking about it it still takes some bottle to do!!! Stay well look after yourself, keep me posted and good luck to you also :) Kerry

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kerrida, Community Member
5/18/10 2:02pm

Hi Debbie in response to your message just to let you know I am now 3weeks post op and vibrations have stopped at this time. I am due to see my surgeon in middle of June I will mention it then but probably say he's not heard of it either!! LOL!! My breasts are still tender, but on the mend. I still think its a nerve thing. Im remaining positive and trying to keep my thoughts positive so as to help with the healing process as you and I know much can go wrong with are boobs what with the "Boob job" even months or couple of years after but we are going to stay positive aren't we Debbie!! I am sure that everything is fine Debbie, well done to you for getting it done in the first place. People say its common procedure but thinking about it it still takes some bottle to do!!! Stay well look after yourself, keep me posted and good luck to you also :) Kerry

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Mooby, Community Member
5/19/10 12:56pm

I hope I can shed some light on this, as I can absolutely corrolate my breast vibration with a specific procedure. Read my recent experience below.

 

I recently had a Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy on my left breast on Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Steeple Chase Cancer Center of Somerville, NJ. Prior to the procedure the attending nurse explained that during the procedure the doctor would be placing tiny steel clips in the areas of concern as markers once the samples had been extracted. This, they explained, was so that if it becomes necessary to revisit the area in the future and xray will reflect where samples were previously removed.

 

Since the procedure, I have experienced slight vibrations in the related breast (left); and, only in that breast. The vibrations only last a few seconds, and I have not discovered a correlation to any specific cause. The first time I noticed it I was moving around my home in different areas and it did seem to follow text messages that arrived on my mobile phone. That may have been a coincidence though. The next time I noticed it was later that night while heating something in the microwave. Naturally I was concerned at that point. The following day, I noticed that the vibrations continued at work, but did not necessary follow mobile phone activity or any other electronic device. I work in IT and am surrounded by electronic equipment throughout the day.

 

My follow up appointment with my primary care doctor is next week, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, and I also have an appointment with the surgeon who prescribed the procedure in early June; but, I may call the Steeple Chase center to inquire about the vibrations rather than wait until then.

 

Have a little peace of mind that if you have experienced this you are not only not alone, but you are not going CRAZY.

 

Stay tuned for an update.

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LWH, Community Member
5/23/10 9:40am

I just had this happen for the first time yesterday.

I also had a vacuum-assisted core biopsy recently - in early April, for what turned out to be a benign fibroadenoma, and a marker clip was put in place. Today I was at an event with very loud music, and vibrations started in my right breast (the biopsied one) during the music. The vibrations continued on and off through the day while I was still at the event, but not always when I was near the loud music - still, I am guessing there's a corelation.

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Juniper, Community Member
5/26/10 5:18pm

I have been having this vibrating sensation for the past few months off and on and have been seen by a neurologist who suggests it could be nerve irritation and has referred me for an MRI scan of the spine to check for any disc bulges etc. My osteopath thinks it is spasm of muscles lining the ribs. Meanwhile having noticed my current bras are deeply underwired into my armpit (this is happening mainly in right side) I have been braless for 2 days and things have improved with hardly any sensation, May just be a coincidence but maybe worth a try?.... not sure about the fellas with this problem though!

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Mamis, Community Member
6/ 3/10 2:09pm

i have been having this vibration for nearly 3 wks, it's been getting worse the last couple of days.  I called my PCP and they immediately told me to go to ER.  It was in my left breast and they wanted to eliminate any heart/lungs issues.  I had a chest xray, blood drawn, ekg, and was monitored for three hours.  Everything was fine with my heart/lungs.  The doctor put pressure on the left side of my breast near the under arms.  It was very painful.  He wasn't sure what the cause of that was.  Could be muscle issues.  He is telling me to call my PCP back up and have there do a thorough check up to see what this "vibration boob" is doing.  I am 46 years old. 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
6/ 7/10 3:47pm

Yes, I'm guessing the fellas aren't having trouble with their bras - I hope! Wink PJH

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jkp, Community Member
6/12/10 10:05am

It is my right breast.  I am 54 this is the second time this has occurred.  Last time it lasted a couple of months and that was a year and a half ago.  This time it started last night and it would occur every few minutes to hours and last seconds.  Right now it is occurring with only minutes between each occurrence.

 

I go see a doctor on Monday about another issue - refill for my cholestral meds but will definitely mention this as well as heart disease runs in my family and these concerns me in that realm.

 

I have never carried my cell phone in my bra although my motorcycle jacket has the cell phone pocket in the chest area but with the armour I do not feel the vibration even if it goes off.  I have never had any biopsy of breast surgery of any kind.

 

A dr posted on here earlier in 2008 that this was just chest wall muscles.  He was having the same thing.  I will try to get back and post what this dr tells me.

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bigmtdreams, Community Member
7/ 6/10 12:25pm

I just started having these sensations yesterday for the first time.  I thought a bee was buzzing on my shirt.  I'm so happy that this doesn't seem to be a serious heart issue and that I'm not alone.  It was scary.  I am curious to know what any of you have learned about this.  I'm 42, a size 34D and just didn't wear my bra yesterday here at home.  They are happening every 3-4 minutes and last about 10 seconds at a time. 

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Sailor, Community Member
7/ 6/10 5:49pm

I have to believe that this is not anything serious, as there are many many women (and men too) who are exeriencing the same thing at varied ages, on both sides of the chest and there seems to be no other common factors to suggest that there is anything to be concerned about . I felt this vibration for the first time acouple of days ago and it was alarming, but after a few days I kinda got use to it and frankly, I wish some other body parts would do this!!

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sunnieyes, Community Member
7/ 7/10 9:20pm

I'm 68 july 29 and my left breast started vibing about 1 week ago. My vib is the same of most of the other responses. I had breast augmentation 30 years ago and was wonder if that could be it, but after reading this, I don't think it is. About a month ago I had the same vib in my clitoris that stayed for about 3 weeks and went away, now my boob. NO it didn't do anything special for me :) lol.

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Valerie, Community Member
7/12/10 9:47am

My left breast has been vibrating for about three weeks now.  The frequency has increased to every few minutes.  I normally wouldn't think much if a symptom only last for a couple weeks.  But, this sensation has gone past that.  I recently had an EKG and a stress test.  The doctor said my heart is fine.  And, I'm due for a mammogram.  I pray all is well there, too.  I wonder if the vibration is fluid in the lungs or pulmonary sac.  Something I'll ask the doctor. 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/12/10 12:18pm

As you can see by reading this thread, Valerie, there's just no telling for sure what's causing this vibration. The good news is, it almost certainoly has nothing to do with breast cancer. Hope you get some relief soon- PJH

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Juniper, Community Member
7/13/10 5:20am

I've had results of brain and cervical MRI regarding the vibration in my right breast and it has shown wear and tear in spine which is probably causing irritation to the nerve root between vertebrae (dermatomes). The nerves run around your torso from spine to front in bands. Makes good sense and apparently it will go on it's own eventually so good news. This may be of help as I am sure that when we reach a certain age we all have some 'wear and tear' ! I am 56.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
7/13/10 7:56am

Thanks for letting us know what is causing your vibrating breast.  I'm sure it will be very helpful to other women to know a possible cause for their own symptoms.  You are certainly right about "wear and tear" as we age.  Fortunately, most of the time the problems are an annoyance rather than dangerous.

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Arlene, Community Member
7/15/10 2:12pm

The same thing has been happening to me for the last couple of days and it happens more and more often. I had a mammogram 2 days ago and it was normal. I am wondering if it is some kind of inflammation from all the tugging and pulling involved in the test. It does feel weird and I haven't told anyone because I thought they would think  I was crazy!

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Arlene, Community Member
7/15/10 2:12pm

The same thing has been happening to me for the last couple of days and it happens more and more often. I had a mammogram 2 days ago and it was normal. I am wondering if it is some kind of inflammation from all the tugging and pulling involved in the test. It does feel weird and I haven't told anyone because I thought they would think  I was crazy!

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
7/15/10 2:21pm

This might be related to your mammogram.  As you scroll through the many experiences of others who have had this symptom, you can see that you definitely are not crazy and that vibrations do not seem to be connected to cancer or other dangerous conditions.  Still if it lasts longer than a month, bringing it to your doctor's attention might be a good idea just to be sure.  Since it started with the mammogram, maybe it will soon subside.  I hope so.  I'm sure it is a very strange sensation.

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julieg24, Community Member
8/ 7/10 1:37am

I am trying to figure out a correlation between my "vibrations" and a hormonal imbalance possibly.  Almost 8 years ago, when I first experienced such a sensation, my family and I were going through a really devastating time.  My father had suffered a stroke and was in bad shape.  I moved back to my family's home and felt incredibly stressed.  Over several months, my health declined and I stopped having my period.  I was told by my Gyn that it was most likely stress related and not to worry.  However, I did begin to feel this strange "buzzing" inside my right breast. The only thing that seemed to give relief was when I supported that breast with both hands, snugly to my chest wall.  It was also much more noticeable/bothersome at night.  I went so far as to ask my mother to help me actually bind my breasts down with bandages so I could sleep.

 

Eventually this feeling subsided.  I began to menstruate again and life went on.  However, eight years later I've been diagnosed as having PCOS and I don't have regular periods anymore.  I recently went three months without one and had to be placed on progesterone to bring it down. My period just began yesterday evening and tonight I'm feeling that same buzzing that I had so many years ago.  So, I'm wondering if it's stress (in my case now, it'd be MY health that is worrisome).  Or is it the lack of menstruation due to a hormonal disorder?

 

I've noticed a lot of women on the board have mentioned breast cancer history or recent surgeries on their breasts.  Have there been any women who've experienced this simultaneously with amenorrhea?  I'm 30 years old and take Metformin for my PCOS. I'd like to know if there is some correlation. :) Thanks.

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Jeanne, Community Member
8/ 7/10 1:35pm

I'm 59 and this has just begun in my right breast.  I have had no other issues that could be of cause.  I could not believe the amount of others with this issue.

God Bless the internet, right?  The Drs. have either never heard of it and send you for numerous, inconclusive (expensive) tests or just guess.  Having read all these accounts, I am comforted.  Thank you all.... 

 

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
8/ 7/10 2:58pm

Julie and Jeanne,

 

Click on this link to read a summary article of PJ Hamel's research on this issue.  Because tiny muscle spasms are a possible cause of the sensation, anxiety may be a factor in some cases.  Julie, your observations about when this has happened to you are probably as valid as anything a doctor could tell you.  The important thing to know is that by itself breast vibration does not seem to be connected to anything dangerous although I'm sure it is really annoying.

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julieg24, Community Member
8/ 7/10 5:19pm

Thank you Phyllis. I will be sure to check out the article.  I appreciate the feedback.  It is most definitely annoying and I've considered that stress might be responsible.  (With the help of a small dose of Xanax, I was able to eventually sleep last night, regardless of my "vibrations".)

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Barbara Smith, Community Member
8/21/10 8:18am

It seems like many breast cancer survivors are having this symptom.  It is really annoying.  Mine started a week ago. I am coming up on my 3 year anniversary in October..

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Bill, Community Member
9/ 3/10 10:46am

I am a male, 46, with no history of cancer. I am trying to find answers too, as this has been happening to me on the left side. It is very annoying, and a little scary. I am glad I'm not going crazy! But I just wish someone could definitively point out the reason.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/ 3/10 12:27pm

So far, no one seems to have a "definitive" answer for this. Since it's on your left side, though, have you ruled out a heart issue? PJH

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Sunshine1978, Community Member
10/ 1/10 7:56am

I am 32 and under a tremendous amount of stress. With school, children, my husband, and work I am barely making it. I had been trying to relax more to relieve some stress and I thought I had done well. Then I got the tingle or vibration in my left breast on yesterday. I had chest pains as a result of the "stress" so assumed that a pain was soon on its way. But no pain. The vibrations are almost constant lasting about 2-3 seconds pausing and then continuing again. I thought it was all in my mind so this website was refreshing and informative. I am no longer nervous but still annoyed with this vibrating boob! lol

Good luck ladies.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/ 1/10 1:31pm

And best of luck to you, too. It seems that for most, the vibrations do abate. Hope this holds true for you, and that your life becomes a bit less stressful soon. Have you ever tried meditation? Sounds wacky to a lot of people, but it's scientifically proven to relieve stress - as does Reiki... PJH

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wrsmith2x, Community Member
10/ 7/10 5:02pm

Mind started today.  Had BC in right breast 3 years ago but this vibration is in left breast only.  It is not painful but it is incredibly annoying.

I am thinking a mucsle twitch but will be glad when my next mammo is over and I've been given a clean bill of health with breasts.  Early December is a long time to wait for next mammo though.

I hope it goes away soon!

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wrsmith2x, Community Member
10/ 7/10 5:04pm

Mind started today.  Had BC in right breast 3 years ago but this vibration is in left breast only.  It is not painful but it is incredibly annoying.

I am thinking a mucsle twitch but will be glad when my next mammo is over and I've been given a clean bill of health with breasts.  Early December is a long time to wait for next mammo though.

I hope it goes away soon!

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
10/ 7/10 7:35pm

I hope it gets better soon.  I'm sure it is very annoying, but it probably is not dangerous.  If it gets worse or becomes actually painful, give the doctor a call and ask whether you need to be seen sooner than December.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/ 7/10 7:48pm

Since it's affecting your left breast; and if it doesn't let up, you might also want to rule out a cardiac issue - just a thought... PJH

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Aimee, Community Member
10/ 8/10 11:31pm

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080213061910AAAofrW

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Aimee, Community Member
10/ 8/10 11:31pm

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080213061910AAAofrW

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Terri, Community Member
10/10/10 1:34am

This same buzzing started yesterday on my right breast.  I am relieved to read about the exact same sensation in people of all ages, breast cancer or not, implants or not, biopsies or not.  It must be more common than we think.  I am 47, had one normal mammogram a few years ago and no implants, biopsies or anything.  I think it's probably nerves twitching.  My lip was twitching a few weeks ago, you could actually see it contracting and releasing.  On my boob I could not feel the vibrating with my hand.  I think having more sex would be a great remedy!  LOL!!!  (It just started again)  Good luck girls & boys!

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
10/10/10 7:57am

I like your remedy!  It certainly couldn't hurt!

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40something, Community Member
10/10/10 1:43am

I have been having exactly the same issue over the last two days.  In the previous week, it was happening in my right wrist.  After about 5 days of this, I experienced a full day of numbness in that wrist and right up the outside side of my hand and the full length of my pinky finger. The next day the numbness was gone but it had started with the vibrating in my left breast.  Isn't it strange that so many people have experienced this yet no real definitive answers?

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
10/10/10 7:54am

We have had so many comments on this issue that PJ Hamel did some research.  You can read what she found out in this article.

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Kim, Community Member
10/13/10 11:53pm

I too have been experiencing this vibration in my left breast. My Doctor told me it is SHEGALES and to take IBUprofen. I will go back in a few days for a recheck. May be this will help some of you as well, However GO SEE YOUR DR!!

 

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Lee, Community Member
10/17/10 4:15pm

Hi everyone,

 

Yes! Add another to this long growing list. Right breast buzzing for a month now. So what is it? Unfortunately no clear answer! 

 

>> no history of breast cancer and have had breast checked by oncologist (an important first step) - it's not a common symptom but needs to be verified

>> I've also checked for diabetes and thyroid another potential cause

>> not on any drugs and don't keep my phone in my bra or shirt pocket

>>I've checked my hormones but that's clear because one possibility for women are that they're peri-menopausal (hormonal changes) - I'm 39

 

There seem to be a few possible causes to this - some more serious than others - which is why it's important to check everything out. So I'm busy checking on the last two things on my list still... 

 

* Something else to check is Multiple Sclerosis (especially if you're having tingling or numbness in other areas as well like feet and hands) - an MRI might help in a diagnosis here.

* something you can test quite quickly is a calcium deficiency - try a good calcium supplement for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference

 

I think the important thing is not to panic but make sure you get checked out. Also start examining things that are easiest to check out with supplements (e.g. calcium) and blood tests (diabetes, thyroid, menopause) before seeing the specialists, but don't leave out this step. Hopefully it'll soon pass or you'll put your mind at rest. 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/17/10 4:43pm

Thanks so much for your sensible and informative post here, Lee - much appreciated! PJH

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p.bourke, Community Member
10/20/10 8:42am

My right breast feels like a cell phone humming what could it be?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/20/10 11:10am

Well, you could start by reading through all the possible causes above! Or faster, read this summary on possible causes. Bottom line - probably nothing to worry about... PJH

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ria1226, Community Member
11/17/10 8:37pm

I have been experiencing this same feeling for the past couple months. I thought I was going insane also. Someone wrote about it possibly being a muscular thing, I was wondering if anyone has shoulder pain on the same side as the vibration? I've had these shoulder pain for years which is not just muscular and extendsto my fingers and recently affects my armpit. Ofcourse being the bad patient that I am I've never gotten it checked out. But between the pain and these vibrations now it's driving me insane.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
11/17/10 9:25pm

Definitely sounds like a nerve issue. Wondering why you've never asked a doctor about this? I know someitmes it's just inertia keeping us from taking action... but if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten - which is pain and tingling. Worth seeing a doctor? I think so... Good luck - PJH

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joanna1963, Community Member
12/ 1/10 12:07pm

I have had the "buzzing" off and on for the past couple of months, in my right breast. I had a lumpectomy (calcification due to an accidental blow to the breast) 13 years ago. I don't think this is related, although it's on the same side of the breast.

I have been dealing with tight muscles and neck issues the past 6-8 months, and am more suspicious that this "buzzing" is related to nerves that are pinched or aggravated in my neck and/or back and shoulders.

 

I think it would be unlikely that doctors will know much about this as it's such a slight thing, is not accompanied by any other symptoms, and is, I'm assuming, probably not connected or indicitave of anything more serious. In my experience, doctors don't know nearly as much as we would think they should! :)

 

I was disappointed in my chiropractor for not knowing the source of my arm pain was from a pinched nerve in my neck and tight muscles behind my shoulder blade and down through my shoulder. I mean, they are supposed to know ALL about the body structure, right? 

We are all individuals, and each of us could have a slightly different source of misalignment or tight muscles, etc, lending itself to cause a buzzing in a breast.

But I'm glad I"m not alone, and I can put my mind at ease, and try to ignore the buzzing. :)

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Paula, Community Member
12/18/10 9:00am

I just started feeling this sensation about 5 days ago, and I have been so worried.  I did try to search it and at first didn't come up with anything.  Glad I've found so many who are experiencing this similar bizarre feeling.  I'm also glad that you wrote about the shoulder pain.  I've had right shoulder pain for years, and the "buzzing" is in the right breast.  I was going to a chiropracter for the shoulder for about 6 months, but then my new insurance didn't cover it.  The shoulder pain did subside under chiropractic care.  I was thinking that the vibration could be related, and now I've found someone with the same issue.  I do plan on having it checked out, but now I know that it doesn't seem to be something life-threatening.  Phew!!  (Sigh of relief!)

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alvarado509, Community Member
12/25/10 5:07am

That is happening to me right now...It started like 5 days ago...I tought I was imagining but it just feels weird...it doesn't hurt...but I'm really scared. I'm 19.Frown

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shannon, Community Member
1/21/11 3:58pm

i have been having feeling too. i thiught it was my phone @ first too. it happens now every 3 sec or less and only lasts 1-2 sec. it is getting anoying now and it is t conserning me. i have been felling this for 7 days now. today it is @ its worst. i want to speak to someone who knows about this and what it is. please help..

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
1/21/11 4:26pm

Apparently no one really knows what this is, Shannon. Read our vibrating breast post for more informaiton, such as it is... Take care- PJH

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Dr. Sloan, Community Member
1/25/11 9:21pm

We have certain types of nerve receptors that give us "vibratory sense", probably intended to be activated only occassionally.  When we use cell phones, beepers and other vibratory devices, the part of our brain that receives the signal is stimulated too often and the nerve receptors that sense the vibration become overly sensative as well.  After years of overstimulation, the slightest touch or pressure may activate the vibratory sensation.  I call this the "cell phone vibration syndrome".  Yes, I too, am a victim at times of this.  Treatment involves using these vibratory devices less often and moving them around.  The vibration sensation may not always be in the exact location used for the cell phone but may at some point be referred from a common final pathway (similar to the way we have left arm pain during anginal episodes.)  Hope this helps.   John L. Sloan, Jr., MD

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
1/25/11 9:25pm

Thanks so much for your information here, Dr. Sloan. This is the first response from a doctor we've had here on this thread about breast vibration - very helpful, and much appreciated! PJH

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ron kohler, Community Member
2/16/11 8:50am

sorry Doc but I'm not buying into your theory/solution. I've been using cell phones since there inception but just noticed the "Buzz" yesterday. I am male,67, very healthy and as active as possible considering I have emphezema.

I'm seeing a heart specialist today at the V.A. and will re-post if anything new develops.

Ron

ronkado@yahoo.com

 

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tehaas, Community Member
1/30/11 11:35am

I am wondering if all of us are in menopause or peri-menopause (and for the males, hormone imbalance)?? 

 

http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/showthread.php?t=79736

 

This woman began HRT and began experiencing the buzzing boob! 

 

Whatever the case, there should be research done on this! 

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erica, Community Member
2/17/11 12:08am

I was so worried, im in shock that so many  people have this symptom!

Im not sure if the cell phone in bra/pocket has anything to do with this, but i can say, that i too  would put it in my left   bra,....:(

a few times i thought my cell was going off, but i didnt even have it on me!

I have stopped putting in my bra, or close to my chest at all!

it doesnt hurt but it is very stressfull! cause i get worried that maybe my heart rythem is all out of jack and is going to stop or who knows what!

It def. bums my day.. and im sick of it!

now, I  gET ANEMIC,... I JUST THOUGHT, IM ON MY MENSTRATION, AND MAYBE MY BLOOD IS LOW, SO I TOOK MY IRON PILL... and i also put my shoulder back and sat stright with my shoulder back and it seems to fade the sensation away....

just for a little...

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/17/11 5:48am

Erica, if this is in your left breast, you might consider asking your doctor about it; anything on the left side, it's worth treating it as a possible cardio issue. Please don't stress, though; it's more likely this is the same annoying "buzz" so many women here experience - no certain cause, no proven cure. Take care- PJH

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Lonnie, Community Member
2/19/11 10:32pm

I am a 56 yo male who has been experiencing this sort of vibration for years now. It hasn't been steady for that amount of time but rather intermittent from time to time. I have another angle, for those of you trying to get an answer to this bizarre happening. I have experienced this sensation in more then just my upper left chest area. It has been felt in my right and left thigh areas of the legs. Coincidently, these are the same areas I carry my cell phone from time to time, like the shirt and front pants pockets.

 

I am sure this is just a harmless electronic field produced by cell phones that yes, irritates or maybe interferes, would be a better choice of word, with the bodies natural electrical impulses that travel through the nervous systems of each and everyone one of us. Like mine, it sounds like everyone else's doesn't produce pain or interferes with the bodies ability to transfer normal nerve impulses to any of our many body parts.

 

It does go away with time and is absent for more time then it exists. Relax everyone!

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Annie, Community Member
3/28/11 12:25pm

Hi My left breast is buzzing too... it's bizarre!   but i'm glad that others are experiencing it too. I'll mention it to my consultant tomo.... had hysterectomy 6 weeks ago, but it only started buzzing a few days ago, so I don't imagine that it's related, but then again I have had some nerve endings severed during the op...

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Alexis, Community Member
4/ 5/11 2:35pm

Oh my gosh, I spent 10 hours in Emergency yesterday where I had ECG's, blood work, chest xrays and was hooked up to a monitor for an hour.  I am getting hooked up to a harness heart monitor tomorrow for 24 hours to keep track of my heart rhythms.  The doctor thought everything looked okay last night - I was even able to make the vibrations happen while hooked up and there was no reaction onscreen.  (If I tuck my chin down, I can sometimes make the vibrations come!!) 

 

I was starting to think that maybe the blood is rushing too quickly through the veins???

 

I was very thankful I googled that my left breast vibrates and found all these answers.  Too bad I did it after I got back from Emerg - I was super stressed out during the day!  Hopefully, we will be able to find out what the cause is....I am 49 and have been told that I am starting peri-menopause.  And my cell phone is only kept in my jeans pocket - no where near my breast area.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/ 5/11 5:33pm

It's just such a mystery... and so many of us experience it! I'm glad your tests came out well, and hopefully this will disappear on its own soon. Take care- PJH

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hinder, Community Member
4/11/11 12:06am

Weird, it's been freaking me out too, mine has been happening for about two weeks now except that I'm a male and everytime I reach to feel it, it goes away.  I went to a baseball game today and I was rubbing, beating and pinching just under my left nipple the whole game, comes and goes all day, usually when I'm doing nothing.  It's so annoying it's driving me insane.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
4/11/11 5:47am

Anytime we hear about weird sensations on the left side of the chest, we suggest that people check with their doctors about heart issues.  Probably your heart isn't the problem because the sensation goes away when you touch it, but you want to rule out the possibility.

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lisa, Community Member
5/ 2/11 7:41pm

well, after reading so many responses to this question, i no longer find it troublesome, but rather kind of funny

and apparently this vibrating sensation can occur to someone who is breastfeeding as wellSmile i have been nursing my son for 5 months and just started having vibrations in my left breast today

will mention it to my doctor but i am sure there is nothing to worry about after reading so many other accounts

 

thanksSmile

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kelly1986, Community Member
5/19/11 5:14pm

Hi, i started experiencing this niggling, light vibration a deep feeling of movement under my right breast today I have been panicking about it all day as I had breast implant 3 years ago and thought it might be something gone wrong with them. I also have an itchy right nipple I have had this for about 3 weeks and also can feel something squashy in my breast I went to the doctors about the squashy thing and ther doctor said it was nothing to worry about. I started a new job 9 months ago and have been suffering with stress since I went through 4 months of severe itching on my legs which the doctor said was stress this stopped and changed to twitching in my eye, this subsided when I went on holiday for two weeks then gradually the itching started in my right nipple. I am wondering if the nipple itching is just from stress instead of my legs and this vibrating feeling is anxiety as I have read loads of the thread and this seems to be a common answer. I am going to go to the doctors again because I now have 3 things going on with my right breast rather than just the 1 squashy thing and it all seems a bit odd.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
5/24/11 6:14am

Stress certainly can cause all kinds of physical reactions.  Some good ways to deal with stress include exercise and relaxation techniques like deep breathing.  Some jobs are always stressful, but you might also look at sources of stress in the job and see if there are ways to adjust the situation to make it less stressful.  Itching is such a common problem and often there is no obvious cause.  Breast itching is not usually a cancer symtpom unless it is  also accompanied by a rash, swelling, redness, or skin dimpling.  I hope the breast issues turn out to be minor.  

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Paula, Community Member
5/23/11 8:36pm

I told my husband the exact same thing today. Its done it every few minutes today. of and on all last week. I also had bad chest pains and weakness,. I have mitral valve prolapse and wondered if its getting worse.

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/24/11 6:14am

Paula, with an already identified heart problem, I'd think you'd want to report these symptoms to your doctor. No sense worrying and waiting; make the call, OK? Only your doctor can set your mind at ease. Take care- PJH

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Anita W., Community Member
5/30/11 10:34am

Fascinating.  I searched about this today as it started yesterday in my right breast.  I do not carry my cell phone in my breast pocket, but only in my right or left hip pocket.  I actually found a research study about it.

 http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c6914.full.pdf

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/30/11 1:32pm

Thanks for the link, Anita - I hope your vibrations subside soon. it's puzzling, for sure... PJH

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Flic, Community Member
5/31/11 1:22pm

Hi.  Firstly, I don't know what I am finding more wierd, the fact that my left boob vibrates automatically at random time intervals or the amount of women on here who carry their phone in their bra!!  What's wrong with handbags and pockets?! 

Anyway, I have noticed for the last week a persistent vibrating of my left breast.  It starts in one of two place; either bottom right hand side of left boob, ie near my sternum or top middle of left boob.  But it's not like a buzzing or a phone vibrating, when I look down my top (in fact just looking at my top) I can see my boob moving, actually vibrating like a muscle does when it has an electrode placed on it.

My boyfriend suggested that it could be the muscle fibres repairing after being in the gym which I though may die down after a while - haven't done a chest workout now for about a week and they're still going strong!! 

I am sure it is just a muscular thing - I run too, and ride horses so maybe it's just due to some physical exertion - and it's off again now, bottom right, can see my top shaking!!

So, I have read most of this trail but it is very long - any further comments?!

(UK)

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/31/11 3:16pm

Sorry, Flic, nothing to add - haven't seen anynew information on this. Since you can see your muscles twitching, it seems pretty obvious that's what it is; most women just feel the vibration, without seeing any movement. Hope it goes away soon! PJH

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Q, Community Member
6/ 4/11 11:33pm

I'm in my early 20s and experiencing vibrations in what it feels like is directly underneath my left breast. But instead of a cell phone vibration, the first thing i thought to compare it to was the movement of an empty stomach when you change positions. 

It has happened before, but for the last couple of hours, the frequency has increased. In the past, I noticed it at least once a day, but right now, it's coming every 20-30 seconds and lasts about 1-3 seconds.

I suspect it has something to do with physical exertion, because I just took a run after a couple of months of little physical activity.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
6/ 5/11 4:35am

Any time you experience something like this on your left side, you should consider a cardiac issue. This feeling, as you say, is under your breast, not in it; so perhaps, before continuing with your exercise program, you should get this checked out. Hopefully by the time you read this the feeling will have subsided, but you still need to rule out a heart issue, OK? Take care- PJH

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Anita, Community Member
7/13/11 10:13pm

This is ridicuously crazy! I started having this sensation three days ago. Because my mother and sister have both had breast cancer, after an afternoon of this weird vibrating sensation in my left breast, I thought could this be. Tonight I started scanning the internet and could not believe when I found all these people having the same vibrating sensation. Now I just feel normal! After scanning through the majority of these comments it seems as though the left side is the most likely to be affected. Someone should solicit the government for a grant to study this! No more outlandish than any of the other nonsense they grant funding for.

 

 

 

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Jossie, Community Member
8/21/11 5:12pm

Joni I am amazed that someone else has this particular feeling. My left breast is doing the same thing for the past week. I have no clue what it might be. I am definately making an appoitnment with my doctor. good luck to you.

 

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Jossie, Community Member
8/21/11 5:12pm

Joni I am amazed that someone else has this particular feeling. My left breast is doing the same thing for the past week. I have no clue what it might be. I am definately making an appoitnment with my doctor. good luck to you.

 

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Jossie, Community Member
8/21/11 5:13pm

Joni I am amazed that someone else has this particular feeling. My left breast is doing the same thing for the past week. I have no clue what it might be. I am definately making an appoitnment with my doctor. good luck to you.

 

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Lori, Community Member
8/22/11 8:31pm

I too have been experiencing " vibrating" of the left breast.  As I type this, I am feeling it, and it is annoying. Not sure if there is a connection, but over 4 years ago I had the say vibrating/surging feeling on the left side of my head. The vibration started on the left side of my head and i could feel a surging feeling coming down toward my face.  I had an MRI done, nothing was found.  I know at the time I was under alot of stress.  I learn to live with it and slow but sure I believe it has gone away, or I pay it no attention.  As far as this breast, well again, its just annoying.  I'm not too worried, I just had my yearly memo 3 months ago and all seemed fine.  I will mention this to my doctor next time I see her.  I'm trying to find the humor in this cause when I tried to explain to the experts about my head they looked at me strange, I can't wait to see their faces when I tell them about my breast.

 

Good luck to all.

Lori

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fatos, Community Member
9/ 4/11 3:05am

ANSWER IS:    http://www.helpguide.org/life/restless_leg_syndrome_rls.htm   

 

www.facebook.com/darkbeatdj

 

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Aly, Community Member
9/ 8/12 9:55pm

Interesting.  I don't have a serious case of RLS but  it seemed worse when I was pregnant.  (8 years ago) I was never diagnosed but I know I have it since immediate family members have it.  Since then, I have often had a tingling or vibrating sensation just in my feet which I thought might be toenail fungus.   Amusing I know, but that was the only thing I could think of.  When the vibration in my breast started up, I realized how it was the exact same sensation as I feel in my feet which I happen to be experiencing more right now.  RLS actually crossed my mind since it is happening as the same time as my foot vibrations.  Are you suggesting that the breast vibrations are similar or could be connected to RLS.  I was surprised to see your response and I definitely think that this is a possible connection.

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fatos, Community Member
9/ 4/11 3:06am
fatos, Community Member
9/ 4/11 3:06am
jojo, Community Member
9/13/11 4:01pm

cool ive had this for a few days the wibrating in my left breast glad im not on my own i was sstrating t oworry 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/13/11 6:09pm

Rememberm, Jojo, if it's on the left side, you should always consider a possible cardiac symptom... Just stay aware of it, and see a doctor if it seems to worsen, OK? Take care- PJH

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/13/11 6:09pm

Rememberm, Jojo, if it's on the left side, you should always consider a possible cardiac symptom... Just stay aware of it, and see a doctor if it seems to worsen, OK? Take care- PJH

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Janice, Community Member
9/14/11 11:30pm

After reading all your stories @ phantom cell phone vibrations in your breast tissue after carring your cell phone in your bra or in a pocket next to breast, ive come to the conclusion that it has to be cell memory of the vibrations. what do you think?

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Kat, Community Member
10/ 1/11 10:22am

Breast Buzzing and...your handbag?????????  Okay, no doctor knows what this is so don't even ask them.  I beleive it is muscle spasms.  I experienced this strange felling many months ago and it would'nt stop.  I looked at what might cause this and I realized that the purse that I had been carrying had a handle that rested on my forearm.  I would shop for hours with this handle nesteled in the crook of my forearm.  I usually do a light weight purse on my shoulder and never had this issue.  I stopped carrying that bag and went to a small shoulder bag and the buzzing has never returned.  Thats that!

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/ 1/11 11:00am

Kat, thanks for adding your personal experience with "strange vibrations" here. It's clear no one really knows what causes this... so, anyone's guess is as good as anyone else's and, if you've got a buzzing breast - anything's worth a try! Glad the handbag change worked for you. PJH

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naveen, Community Member
10/ 8/11 1:20pm

I started to have the same feeling of vibrations in left side of my chest. I am a male and 27 years of age. I am feeling vibration every five seconds. Its same as you people feel, a cell phone vibrating lightly. For me the frequency is much higher as compared to others. Does anyone have any idea why is it happenning. Is it a symptom of some sort of disease.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/ 8/11 9:12pm

Hi - If you scan through this thread, you'll see that no one really knows what causes this, though there are all sorts of theories advanced. Some think it's a sign of GERD (gastro-espophageal reflux disease), which manifests as heartburn; and, since it's on your left side, you might consider a cardiac issue. But in reality - you'll probably never know what's causing this annoying symptom. Hopefully it'll disappear soon... PJH

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Ldun, Community Member
10/28/11 12:37pm

My "cell phone vibrations" just started yesterday. it is quite amazing that so many feel the same and there isnt really an answer yet. My "vibration sensation" is in my right breast below my nipple. never had breast surgeries or biopsys, im 26. mine are happening every min right now and last a few seconds. Im currently at work and when i went home yesterday i only felt it one or 2 more times. Now that im back at work at my cpu Im feeling it again.....there is a few posts below that could relate to me. Im not a very active person and could use the exercise. I will surely try that to the get the circulation moving as suggested in prior post. I do sit all day at work. Also, there was a post about heart burn and acid reflux. I have had a history of that. I went to dr. they tld me to loose some weight and will go away or decrease. well i lost 30lbs and now weigh 205lbs and rarely ever get it anymore but have had it in the last few weeks. i did put on a few more lbs this last few months.... ive also been under lots of stress b/c of close family issues and finances. I will have insurance next month thru my new employer and i am going to the Dr for sure. I also have an IUD that my body doesnt like and I have been wanting to remove for quite some time. My periods are strange and Im currently menstrating now if that may make any difference. ??? I cant wait to see a dr. once I do i will really post my dr opinions 

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
10/28/11 7:48pm

We'll look forward to hearing what your doctor says.  I'm sure such frequent sensations are really annoying, but as far as we know they are probably not dangerous.  It is interesting that it is happening more frequently at work.

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wittylorrie, Community Member
11/ 5/11 11:03pm

Wow this thread has gone on for years..........My vibrating started about 6 months ago on the left side inside my breast.  I actually went to answer my phone which for a while i was placeing in my bra but no phone...Huh I thought that is really weird! It happened on and off for months. If I went to touch the area there was no sensation at all and now that I think about it I only felt it then when something was against my skin like my bra or leaning against something. Now it has progressed where I'm feeling it more often with or without a bra. I still can not feel the vibration with my hand so I'm thinking it must lie in the the fat or muscle layer. I have a pacemaker on the right side so I go to the docs every 6 months and nothing has recorded on the pacemaker which is a duel wire so I am going on the assumption it has nothing to do with the heart was so ever which really is more in the middle of the chest and not behind the left breast. The pacemaker records even the smallest of palpatations.

It also has nothing to do with breast cancer so for those concerned with heart problems or cancer relax its not that at all. As I type this I am feeling it. I also have to mention it no longer feels so much like a phone vibrating its almost a twitch like vibrating feeling. Not a off and on twitch more like a smooth constant lite twitch. Its definitely weird and I wish there was an answer. I told my doctor about it and he looked a bit blank and then thought it might be a deep muscle twitch. I'm thinking maybe yes but who knows. As long as its not my heart I think its something that hopefully will pass or at the very least not get more bothersome. Hope that helps a little or some of you.

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wittylorrie, Community Member
11/ 5/11 11:03pm

Wow this thread has gone on for years..........My vibrating started about 6 months ago on the left side inside my breast.  I actually went to answer my phone which for a while i was placeing in my bra but no phone...Huh I thought that is really weird! It happened on and off for months. If I went to touch the area there was no sensation at all and now that I think about it I only felt it then when something was against my skin like my bra or leaning against something. Now it has progressed where I'm feeling it more often with or without a bra. I still can not feel the vibration with my hand so I'm thinking it must lie in the the fat or muscle layer. I have a pacemaker on the right side so I go to the docs every 6 months and nothing has recorded on the pacemaker which is a duel wire so I am going on the assumption it has nothing to do with the heart was so ever which really is more in the middle of the chest and not behind the left breast. The pacemaker records even the smallest of palpatations.

It also has nothing to do with breast cancer so for those concerned with heart problems or cancer relax its not that at all. As I type this I am feeling it. I also have to mention it no longer feels so much like a phone vibrating its almost a twitch like vibrating feeling. Not a off and on twitch more like a smooth constant lite twitch. Its definitely weird and I wish there was an answer. I told my doctor about it and he looked a bit blank and then thought it might be a deep muscle twitch. I'm thinking maybe yes but who knows. As long as its not my heart I think its something that hopefully will pass or at the very least not get more bothersome. Hope that helps a little or some of you.

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wittylorrie, Community Member
11/ 5/11 11:03pm

Wow this thread has gone on for years..........My vibrating started about 6 months ago on the left side inside my breast.  I actually went to answer my phone which for a while i was placeing in my bra but no phone...Huh I thought that is really weird! It happened on and off for months. If I went to touch the area there was no sensation at all and now that I think about it I only felt it then when something was against my skin like my bra or leaning against something. Now it has progressed where I'm feeling it more often with or without a bra. I still can not feel the vibration with my hand so I'm thinking it must lie in the the fat or muscle layer. I have a pacemaker on the right side so I go to the docs every 6 months and nothing has recorded on the pacemaker which is a duel wire so I am going on the assumption it has nothing to do with the heart was so ever which really is more in the middle of the chest and not behind the left breast. The pacemaker records even the smallest of palpatations.

It also has nothing to do with breast cancer so for those concerned with heart problems or cancer relax its not that at all. As I type this I am feeling it. I also have to mention it no longer feels so much like a phone vibrating its almost a twitch like vibrating feeling. Not a off and on twitch more like a smooth constant lite twitch. Its definitely weird and I wish there was an answer. I told my doctor about it and he looked a bit blank and then thought it might be a deep muscle twitch. I'm thinking maybe yes but who knows. As long as its not my heart I think its something that hopefully will pass or at the very least not get more bothersome. Hope that helps a little or some of you.

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LynK, Community Member
11/ 6/11 9:28pm

Same thing happened to me when I kept my phone in a breast pocket, I moved the phone to a side pocket and then the vibrating started happening in my hip.  Funny thing though, I bought a rubber phone protector (and keep the rubber facing my skin with the exposed part of the phone facing outward) and haven't had any problems since.

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SDonoho, Community Member
11/10/11 4:17am

The vibrations in my left breast began a month or so ago.  All of my regular digital mammograms have come back normal.  I DO NOT carry my cell phone on my person, but in my purse and although it is turned on every day, the closest it gets to my body is when I am texting, otherwise it sits on my desk.  Also, I do not use the cell phone (for texting or calling) very often.

 

I did find it interesting those who have reported anemia.  I recently went to the doctor with stomach pains after a bout with pneumonia and two months of oral and injectible antibiotics.  My doctor ordered an MRI which came back normal, and blood tests which showed an anemia often caused by internal bleeding. Another cause of this strain of anemia (rather than internal bleeding) is poor iron absorption.  As a gastric bypass patient, malabsorption is more likely.

 

While I am not qualified to say that IT ISN'T cell phone usage, and will not say that there are not health risks with cell phone usage, I find more confidence in the fact that THERE AREN'T any answers available to this malady.  If this was a significant symptom of a very real health risk, one would think there would be a multitude of answers available.

 

I feel the best approach is to seek medical advice.  I have a call into my OB/GYN, and will place another call to a heart surgeon who holds three masters degrees from Harvard.  Just because there aren't answers out there, doesn't mean one shouldn't continue to look for them.

 

Here is hoping we all find the answers we need soon.  Stay well.

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SDonoho, Community Member
11/10/11 4:17am

The vibrations in my left breast began a month or so ago.  All of my regular digital mammograms have come back normal.  I DO NOT carry my cell phone on my person, but in my purse and although it is turned on every day, the closest it gets to my body is when I am texting, otherwise it sits on my desk.  Also, I do not use the cell phone (for texting or calling) very often.

 

I did find it interesting those who have reported anemia.  I recently went to the doctor with stomach pains after a bout with pneumonia and two months of oral and injectible antibiotics.  My doctor ordered an MRI which came back normal, and blood tests which showed an anemia often caused by internal bleeding. Another cause of this strain of anemia (rather than internal bleeding) is poor iron absorption.  As a gastric bypass patient, malabsorption is more likely.

 

While I am not qualified to say that IT ISN'T cell phone usage, and will not say that there are not health risks with cell phone usage, I find more confidence in the fact that THERE AREN'T any answers available to this malady.  If this was a significant symptom of a very real health risk, one would think there would be a multitude of answers available.

 

I feel the best approach is to seek medical advice.  I have a call into my OB/GYN, and will place another call to a heart surgeon who holds three masters degrees from Harvard.  Just because there aren't answers out there, doesn't mean one shouldn't continue to look for them.

 

Here is hoping we all find the answers we need soon.  Stay well.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
11/10/11 5:25am

I suspect the reason we are seeing so much speculation about possible causes may be because this phenomenon has more than one possible cause.  Obviously cell phone usage can't always be the cause because people have been having muscle spasms since before cell phones were common.  It is hard to know how many people have vibrations because it's not the kind of issue that the National Cancer Institute or Center for Disease Control would track.  The availability of search engines has allowed hundreds of people to read about this issue here at HealthCentral and find out they are not the only ones with the problem. Because it doesn't seem to be connected with any dangerous disease, it's not likely to attract major research.   You are wise to look for answers about what is causing vibrations in your case.  We will be interested in hearing what your doctors think.

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carebear2011, Community Member
11/30/11 10:37pm

i am having the same feeling and it only happens when i am in an upright posistion when i go to bed it goes away till i get up again this is really wired.

 

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Jenn, Community Member
1/10/12 11:04am

Thanks all for posting! I have had the same thing going on for over a week.  It sounds like nothing.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
1/11/12 7:22pm

Hopefully it disappears soon, Jenn - it can be VERY annoying, eh? PJH

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
1/11/12 7:22pm

Hopefully it disappears soon, Jenn - it can be VERY annoying, eh? PJH

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Gamblan, Community Member
1/22/12 12:39pm

Hey Guys, I had the same exact issue you guys are describing 3-4 months ago and I stopped consuming SPLENDA (Sucralose), and guess what those palpitations, and the buzzing in the chest that sounds like a cell-phone went away within a week or less from the time I stopped consuming it. It is pure poison for many people, who have all reported the same issues.

 

I am a healhty 26 year old Male who doesn't have a family history of heart disease, and up until that moment 4 months ago I never had ANY heart related issues, it beated like an Ox since first day of life I remembered.

 

I started to get worried when I realized the only difference in my diet/what I w as eating was I was consuming Arizona Green Tea with Splenda. I would buy it by the gallon soon I noticed a persistent buzzing in my chest, as if I could feel the blood moving in my heart, very odd, I would also get light headed if standing up very quickly, and that classic buzzing sound as described here. Soon after I stopped the drinking that and avoiding all artifical poisons I mean "sweeteners" It went into remission completly, and I have not had this occur.

 

So guys I ask, are you consuming SPLENDA? If so I suggest you get off of it and see if the heart buzzing/palpitions go away.

 

Below is a link with many people who have had this issue.

 

http://splendasickness.blogspot.com/2006/03/heart-palpitations-accelerated.html

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imasurvivorbaby, Community Member
2/12/12 11:04pm

I had bilateral lumpectomies (clips were left inside as markers) followed by radiation 7 years ago. I was on the treadmill last week when I suddenly  felt the buzzing in my left breast. I have never carried my cell phone on my person, so I don't think that has anything to do with it. I went to my primary care physician who assured me it was not my heart. He thought perhaps it was just something related to the scar tissue and nerve endings, and recommended I contact the surgeon who did my lumpectomies and see what her opinion was on the subject, which I have not yet done. Sounds like it's not too uncommon, judging by all the comments on this thread. I take comfort that I'm not alone with my freaky, buzzing breast.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
2/13/12 6:29am

I have a feeling that your surgeon won't be worried about this buzzing.  Scar tissue can do strange things years after surgery.  These vibrations seem to be some sort of mini-muscle spasm for most people, and thanks to the internet, we now know they aren't unusual.  Do check in with the surgeon though.  Usually doctors like to know about any changes.

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CherylAnn, Community Member
3/ 1/12 3:24pm

I am 45 years old and have had the same vibration feeling in my left breast area. It started a couple of months ago and I was a bit concerned about it at first, but then it stopped. I have had a very stressful last couple of weeks and that feeling has returned in the same area. Now today for the first time I am having actual pain in my left chest area. It's not excrutiating pain, just uncomfortable. I am relatively healthy for my age and weight. I do not have high blood pressure or cholesterol. Only severe asthma, allergies, and esophogeal errosion from gerd and I take medications for all those things. Does anyone have any advice or answers for me?

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/17/12 8:24pm

CherylAnn, if the pain hasn't disappeared by now, it's time to see a doctor; any time you experience prolonged pain in your chest, it's worth finding out what's up, OK? You may have a cardiac issue of some kind. Good luck - PJH

 

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Nicole, Community Member
3/19/12 4:39pm

Honestly I thought I was going nuts at first...I'm 59, and I finally googled light vibration sensation in upper left chest area...and bingo, this thread shows up.  I have called my cardiologiest, E.R., etc...(it seems to be something that they have not heard of) to see what I could find out and if I was having an indicator of a heart episode.  

 

It's feels exactly as if I have the cell phone on vibrate mode on my upper left chest/breast area.  I don't have pain from it, but it's happening to me on and off at the rate of 10-15 times in a day.  I've been wondering if it's due to stress, since I am undergoing some extra stress level due to a move that is about to happen, but I've been under stress before and have never had this before.  This has been going on with me for the past two weeks, each and every day. 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/19/12 7:42pm

Nicole, it's good you've told your doctor about this - when anything happens on the left side of your chest, it's probably wise to check out a possible cardiac issue. That said, I'm guessing your heart is just fine, and you're simply experiencing what everyone else here is - unexplained vibrating. Hopefully it'll disappear soon - maybe once you've come through this stressful time you're experiencing. Good luck - PJH

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CherylAnn, Community Member
3/20/12 12:25pm

thanks PJ. I was going to go see my doctor about this, but the pain and vibrations have stopped. I only had the actual chest pain that one day. I do not seem to be having any other episodes at this time. I feel like my doctor will think I am crazy if I tell him about this. I certainly don't want to bring it up when I am not actually experiencing it. I wanted to be able to tell them exactly when it was happening so they could somehow detect it, but since it has stopped, I guess I am good to go. I will definitely go to the doctor if it starts up again, for the 3rd time. At least from this thread I know that I am not crazy!

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/20/12 1:05pm

Not crazy at all, CherylAnn - and it's NOT in your head - it's in your breast! Thankfully, no one seems to think it means anything serious... Hopefully you're done with this particular symptom. Take care - PJH

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Marilyn, Community Member
4/ 9/12 9:00pm

I had the same thing as you, the twitching is a muscle spasm. I took potassiam and in a day or so it was gone.

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Marilyn, Community Member
4/ 9/12 9:04pm

I had the same thing in my breast, it's a muscle spasm, I just took some potassiam and it was gone the next day.

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Marilyn, Community Member
4/ 9/12 9:16pm

I had the same thing and I think it;s just a muscle spasm because I just took some potassium and the next day it was gone.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/10/12 5:33am

Thanks for the tip, Marilyn - glad that solved it! PJH

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e gosling, Community Member
4/17/12 11:58am

for 3days i have had a vibration in my right breast what could this be not painful.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/17/12 3:42pm

Well, one thing it doesn't have anything to do with, apparently, is breast cancer. Please scan through this thread - you'll find lots of theories about what causes breast vibraitons, but no hard-and-fast answers. No one - doctors, patients, researchers – seems to have a good answer to this question, but thankfully, all seem to agree the condition isn't serious. Take care - PJH

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maljazur, Community Member
4/24/12 9:01am

I can't add any enlightening information to the conversation, but I will say that the reason I'm here is because I've experienced the vibrations. I have for months now, but they have been increasingly common in the last week. They are not painful, but they are disturbing because they feel so identical to my cell phone...and nothing is there. I do habitually tuck my cell phone (a regular Samsung) into my bra so for easy access. Hope it's not too late to rethink this.
I'm admittedly nervous that this may be more significant than any of us know now...

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/24/12 10:41am

If it turns out to be more significant, well, then an awful lot of us are in the same boat, right? I'd think if it was indeed something to worry about, doctors would be more concerned. Admittedly we don't know everything at this point, but I believe this vibrating sensation has been happening since before the advent of cell phones, so it's not something brand new, and probably not connected to cell phones (since many on this thread don't keep their cell phones on their body). Anyway - thanks for checking in here, and I hope the vibrations subside for you soon! PJH

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old in ohio, Community Member
4/25/12 8:48am

so odd you asked this.  i finally told by best friend about this same thing.  was afraid i was going crazy

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shwetha, Community Member
5/ 7/12 1:42am

My moms left breast "vibrates" every so often, sort of like a cell phone that's on vibrate!

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/ 7/12 5:19am

Not unusual, Shwetha - as you can tell by the number of posts on this thread. If she's sure this isn't a cardiac issue (she should mention it to her doctor), the best she can do is hope it doesn't happen often... PJH

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/ 7/12 5:19am

Not unusual, Shwetha - as you can tell by the number of posts on this thread. If she's sure this isn't a cardiac issue (she should mention it to her doctor), the best she can do is hope it doesn't happen often... PJH

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Phillip, Community Member
6/11/12 11:49am

I am 26 year old male, healthy and active.  I just started feeling this light vibrational feeling in my left breast area.  I don't smoke, drink, carry my cell phone in my pocket.  The only dramatic change I have made in my life recently are the following: 1) Eating more fruit, 2) started working in a cubicle a few months ago, and 3) Getting more sleep.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
6/11/12 2:40pm

Well, since it's on the left part of your chest, you'd want to rule out a cardiac issue, if it doesn't abate soon... but other than that - as with most of us here, the source will probably remain a mystery. Hope it doesn't get too irritating - PJH

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lik2no, Community Member
6/20/12 9:49am

I too am having this sensation.  Very weird and feels like purrring or humming.  At first like you I thought it was something in my purse which was on that shoulder but it is now happing lots even while in bed etc. 

Very weird.

 

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lik2no, Community Member
6/20/12 9:49am

I too am having this sensation.  Very weird and feels like purrring or humming.  At first like you I thought it was something in my purse which was on that shoulder but it is now happing lots even while in bed etc. 

Very weird.

 

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
6/20/12 12:46pm

It is weird, but fortunately, from everything we can determine, it is unlikely to be dangerous.  As you scan the other posts in this thread, you can see that you are not alone.  Thanks for adding your experience.

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Cari, Community Member
7/22/12 3:26pm

I've just been diagnosed with early stage of invasive ductal cancer in right breast a week ago and never had any vibration until 2 days ago about where the small tumor is.  Wondering if it has to do with cancer cells moving out towards lymph nodes or swelling/bruising of tumor from biopsy a week ago.  It is a weird sensation.  So don't rule out breast cancer, go have it checked out on mammogram, maybe a diagnostic one or mri.  After having all of this done last week, the mri also showed a tiny little mass of something next to tumor and also a 3mm mass of something on my left.  Now have to have diagnostic mamm on left side this week.  Opted to have a dbl mastectomy which lowers any chance of recurrence to less than 1%, and having reconstructive done at same time w/implants. Won't know if in lymph nodes until they remove 1 or 2 during mast., and if positive, then will have to have secondary surgery to remove more. Ironically just recv'd phcall in the middle of this from oncologist doing surgery to discuss my concerns. Anyway, good luck to all of you. I sure could use some right now!

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/22/12 10:23pm

Cari, I'm sorry you're having to go through this. I'm guessing the vibrating sensation is a result of the biopsy and some minor nerve damage; it wouldn't have anything to do with cancer cells moving, which happens on a microscopic level and could never be felt.

 

I hope you'll read our series on reconstruction using implants. I had an autologous (body tissue) reconstruction myself, but I know many women opt for saline or silicone implants instead. Best of luck with that.

 

Also, please have a discussion with your surgeon about lymph node removal; the more you remove, the greter your hance of lymphedema. And the most current studies show that removing lymph nodes beyond the sentinel nodes doesn't reduce your risk of passing away from breast cancer; so you'd want to think twice about having lots of nodes removed. It's what surgeons used to do as a matter of course; but no longer.

 

Best of luck to you - PJH

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/22/12 10:23pm

Cari, I'm sorry you're having to go through this. I'm guessing the vibrating sensation is a result of the biopsy and some minor nerve damage; it wouldn't have anything to do with cancer cells moving, which happens on a microscopic level and could never be felt.

 

I hope you'll read our series on reconstruction using implants. I had an autologous (body tissue) reconstruction myself, but I know many women opt for saline or silicone implants instead. Best of luck with that.

 

Also, please have a discussion with your surgeon about lymph node removal; the more you remove, the greter your hance of lymphedema. And the most current studies show that removing lymph nodes beyond the sentinel nodes doesn't reduce your risk of passing away from breast cancer; so you'd want to think twice about having lots of nodes removed. It's what surgeons used to do as a matter of course; but no longer.

 

Best of luck to you - PJH

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Aly, Community Member
9/ 8/12 5:01pm

When I googled this I was shocked to see that I wasn't the only one describing this strange symptom or sensation.  For 24 hours I have been having a vibration or twitching in my left breast, however, it doesn't feel topical, it feels deep.  I am 46 and had a "breast cancer scare" over a year ago when a mammogram came back suspicious.  After a biopsy, the calcifications turned out to be negative for cancer, however, it still scared me for 2 weeks believing that I did in fact have cancer. The vibration or sensation that I am feeling now is in the same breast so I feel like it is in some way connected to the calcifications that already exist, since I have never felt this before.  There is a higher risk of the calcifications becoming cancerous (or something like that....I'm not good with medical descriptions) and I was told that they need to keep an eye on them.  I think the vibration is connected somehow....definitely.  

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/ 8/12 8:56pm

Aly, so far as the data shows, there's no scientific evidence that breast vibrations and calcifications are in any way related. So please don't worry that the sensation you're feeling is related to breast cancer; there's just no connection there at all, so far as anyone knows. You might investigate a cardiac issue, since this is deep in your left breast - e.g., your heart area. There's probably no connection there, either, but it would be worth mentioning this to your doctor if it doesn't disappear soon. Good luck to you - and I hope you read the calcifications article I linked above, as it'll definitely clear up any confusion you have about this condition. PJH

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A, Community Member
9/12/12 10:02pm
I am having these same vibrations. Today is day 6... Heading to day 7. It is in my left breast, and sometimes it feels like it is directly behind the nipple, and other times it seems to come from the left side. It occurs as often as every 30 seconds to 10-15 minutes, and it lasts for 3-5 seconds. It is driving my crazy! I have not had any breast cancer issues, but I have been diagnosed with fibrocystic breasts in the past. I am 28, and 25 weeks pregnant. I called my OB after a few days, but they didn't want to see me, and suggested it was muscle spasms. I went to see my GP yesterday, and today I had an ultrasound of the breast to look for possible nerve compression. They only found an 8mm cyst, which they did not think would cause compression. So, still no real answers, and it is still driving me crazy! They did give me Flexeril to try, but it did not help to stop the buzzing, so I am not going to take it again due to the pregnancy. My best guess right now is some kind of nerve irritation due to the changes associated with pregnancy, either related to milk production or expanding ribs, but that is only a guess. I do not think mine is cardiac related, as I've not had any chest pain or shortness of breath. I should mention I am an RN, and have never heard of anything like it before. It does seem to be worse when I am tense or stressed, and correcting my posture seems to make it happen less often, but it doesn't compleyely go away. It is reassuring that do many others have experienced this, but does it ever go away? If anybody else that has experienced this has had it go away, please let me know! I'd really like to enjoy my pregnancy and not worry about my buzzing boob. Thanks. :) Reply
Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
9/13/12 5:55am

I don't think you need to worry about this.  As you see from all the previous writers, these muscle spasms are annoying but not dangerous.  I would guess that they are related to breast changes from your pregnancy and will probably go away after you give birth.  But as you can see from everyone else's experience, the phenomenon is not well understood and seems to vary quite a bit from person to person.  I wonder if massage would help to relax the muscles.  Maybe warm compresses, followed by massage with some lotion would help.  Of course, you can't do that when the spasms hit while you are at work or out in public, but you could try it in the morning and at night. 

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BeYourself, Community Member
11/ 8/12 6:43pm

This is wild - googled "vibrational sensation in chest" and this site appeared.  Strange sensation in left breast - intermittent, not in sync with heart beat or breathing.  Just the last week or two.  Have been very nervous that it may mean something serious.  Feeling relieved that I am not going crazy and that others are experiencing this.  It's also in my left breast and doesn't feel deep like heart of lungs.  Will follow up with doctor soon and post if I learn anything valuable.

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jeanne, Community Member
3/ 9/13 3:29pm

same question as above.  vibrating in right breast. off and on, no pain.

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/ 9/13 9:43pm

Jeanne, you'd read an awful lot of theories about what causes this by scanning through this thread. Bottom line: no one knows for sure, but it's not dangerous, and usually eventually disappears on its own. Take care - PJH

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/ 9/13 9:43pm

Jeanne, you'd read an awful lot of theories about what causes this by scanning through this thread. Bottom line: no one knows for sure, but it's not dangerous, and usually eventually disappears on its own. Take care - PJH

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vrb, Community Member
4/16/13 1:29pm

I had this sensation too, first in my arm and then in my breast. I read something about Magnesium, and it just so happened that I had some magnesium powder in the vitamin cupboard. I started adding about a teaspoon to my morning smoothie, and in a couple of days -- NO MORE BUZZING! 

 

Others may have this for other reasons, but it's sure worth a try -- over a week now and no buzzing.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/16/13 5:01pm

Thanks so much for adding your feedback here. I wonder if the magnesium working has anything to do with some folks thinking the buzzing might be related to a gastric problem? Anyway, I'm glad it worked for you. Cheers - PJH

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vrb, Community Member
4/16/13 5:40pm

I think it might be some random nerve firing. I eat quite a lot of whole grains, nuts, seeds, and my share of chocolate, so I'm not sure why I have a deficiency, but it totally worked!

 

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-magnesium.php

 

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vrb, Community Member
4/16/13 5:47pm

I think it might be some random nerve firing. I eat quite a lot of whole grains, nuts, seeds (my daily serving of home-made muesli that I make into the smoothie), and my share of chocolate, so I'm not sure why I have a deficiency, but it totally worked! And since it helps with anxiety, it could help some of the folks on here to stop worrying about their buzzing in two ways!

 

This is an interesting site with a lot of info about magnesium - scroll all the way to the bottom for more about it...   http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-magnesium.php

 

Magnesium is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeping a healthy immune system, maintaining heart rhythm, and building strong bones. Magnesium is also involved in at least 300 biochemical reactions in the body. A deficiency in magnesium can lead to muscle spasms, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, migraines, osteoporosis, and cerebral infarction

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June, Community Member
4/24/13 12:07am
Why vibration or electrical impulses in neck arms back Reply
PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/24/13 5:18am

June, browse through this thread - there are lots of suppositions, but no hard-and-fast answers to the question of where these vibration feelings come from. Most assume it's a nerve issue of some kind. If you haven't already, though, I'd suggest mentioning this to your doctor; only s/he has the necessary knowledge and training to provide you with a more specific answer. Good luck - PJH

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