• Michelle Michelle
    June 09, 2010
    Off and on tingling in breast that moves around and is not constant
    Michelle Michelle
    June 09, 2010

    A little over a week ago I began having a "stinging" or pins and needles sensation in my right breast, off and on, most days but not every day, and the sensation moves around...mostly on the outside of the breast or - as yesterday - between the breasts. There's no change in appearance nor does it feel warm. I have had a pinched nerve elsewhere before and can equate the feeling to that . I also am diabetic and wonder if it could be related to neuropathy. should I be worried?

     

    Thank you.

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  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    June 09, 2010
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    June 09, 2010

    Pinched nerves are one cause of pain in the breast, and since you have had nerve pain before and this feels similar, a nerve issue could well be causing your pain.  Cancer symptoms tend to be more constant than what you are experiencing.  We often recommend watching breast pain for about a month to see if it follows any hormonal pattern, but since you have the added issue of diabetes, it might be a good idea to see a doctor sooner.  Of course, if you do see swelling, redness, or other signs of infection, don't wait.  Call the doctor right away.

    • Michelle
      June 10, 2010
      Michelle
      June 10, 2010

      Thank you, Phyllis, for your timely answer to my question. I do have an appointment with my doctor next week and can rest a little easier between now and then. Hopefully it will be something as simple (though momentarily painful) as a nerve issue. I also was in a car accident last fall in which the seat belt pretty badly bruised parts of both breasts and I wondered if it could even be something just now showing up from that. At any rate, thank you very much!

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