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Q: I have a pain in my left breast, its really aches, what does it mean?

Dull ache on left breast, mainly on the side, from under the armpit to the nipple. No discharge, just a very painful dull ache. Haven't had a period for nearly 6weeks, due to stress of wedding in 3weeks and moving house, finding schools for children and working (I'm an air stewardess, longhaul) Don't know if its the under wired bras I'm wearing.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/17/08 1:28pm

Hi Chris — Pain is almost never a symptom of breast cancer. Without having had a period, perhaps the pain is connected to that? Maybe hormonal? Stress-related? A muscle thing? Sounds like you've been VERY busy... I wouldn't stress, but why not go see the doctor to find out what's going on—maybe (s)he can figure it out and help you feel better. Good luck - PJH

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By chrisi40, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/13/12, First Published: 07/17/08