• ouch it hurts ouch it hurts
    April 14, 2010
    my right breast hurts bad
    ouch it hurts ouch it hurts
    April 14, 2010

    I am 43 yrs old.  My right breast has been extremely sore for 2 days now.  So bad that last night sleep was very disturbing.  I could only sleep on my back.  It hurts underneath and along the right side.  I have never had any pain before.  Why is this happening?  Should I go to my doctor? 

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  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 15, 2010
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 15, 2010

    Breast pain is not a typical breast cancer symptom.  Often a doctor will suggest that you track the pain to see if it is related to the menstrual cycle because many women experience pain and tenderness the week before their period.  However, I think that any pain severe enough to interrupt your sleep needs to be reported to the doctor sooner than later.  Sometimes pain experienced in the breast actually originates somewhere else like the ribs or a nearby nerve.  When accompanied by redness and/or swelling, pain can be a symptom of an infection or a rare form of cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.  Unless you see an improvement, I'd suggest that you call the doctor tomorrow so that you can get some pain relief and sleep.

    • ouch it hurts
      April 19, 2010
      ouch it hurts
      April 19, 2010

      Thanks for the tips,  I did go see my doctor and I am glad that I did.  For now on I will listen to my body.  Thanks again for answering my question so quickly. 

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