• Darlene Darlene
    May 01, 2008
    Tender breast and tingling sensation in breasts when it's not time for menstration or pregnancy
    Darlene Darlene
    May 01, 2008

    My breast are tender and tingle much like when I was breastfeeding. I am not pregnant nor is it time for my menstral cycle. I am 36 and last breastfeed over a year ago. Why do I have this sensation in only one of my breast?

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    May 02, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    May 01, 2008

    Hi Darlene - There's no telling what that sensation in your breast might be from. That said, why not get it checked out? Pain/tingling is generally not a symptom of breast cancer, but inflammatory breast cancer is characterized by a hot sensation, pain, and redness, much like an infection. Since this is happening in only one of your breasts (pretty much ruling out somekind of systemic thing),  best to get it looked at. - PJH 


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  • LBrand October 18, 2008
    LBrand
    May 01, 2008
    I have a similar feeling, and find that it's often tied to the amount of caffeine I've had over the past day or so... It's definitely reminiscent of the feeling of let-down - and I too have it only in the one breast. When I brought it up to my OB/GYN a while back, she felt no lumps and mentioned the caffeine connection, so if you're not noticing any tissue change or screenings are negative, try cutting back on caffeine and see what that does.   It can be a relief just to know that the caffeine's what does it, even if you're not willing to give up the coffee! READ MORE
  • melina January 12, 2009
    melina
    May 01, 2008

    hi i have been feeling a tingling feeling and there has been some kind of liquid coming out of my breast. i have also felt like my heart hurts in a way. i went and got it checked out and they told me i have high thyroid. and i am also getting my heart checked out to.

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    • Kirsten
      March 04, 2010
      Kirsten
      March 04, 2010

      thanks for this. I've been feeling something similiar, just in the past week. Keep thinking it 'll go away but hasn't really. FIrst thought it was my heart but now feel a little of the tingling (I guess that 's what I call it - not really pain or anything) in both breasts...No liquid coming out though.  How did you make out? Was it your thyroid only and what do they do for that? Thanks, going away next week but will look into it more if it doesn't go away soon.

       

      Kirsten

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    • PJ Hamel
      March 05, 2010
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      March 05, 2010

      Kirsten, since this is in both breasts, it's probably hormonal, or some other systemic issue, not breast cancer. Hope it fades away soon! PJH

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    • Kristin
      March 06, 2010
      Kristin
      March 06, 2010

      I have just this week started to feel the sensation of let down and although I am not leaking anything, If I attempt to express manualy on my right side a little of what looks like colostrum does come out. It is happening more and more everyday but just started this week. I do not think I am pregnant as I have an IUD and have had it for a few years. I haven't breast fed since 2007 and I only have this stimulation and liquid in my right breast... anybody have any answers?

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    • Jennifer
      July 14, 2010
      Jennifer
      July 14, 2010

      Were you pregnant?  

      I had Dreadful headaches as well as swollen, tingly, breasts about a month into pregnancy.  Went from a C cup to an F cup in a few exciting and uncomfortable weeks.

       

      J

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    • Sambellia
      November 18, 2012
      Sambellia
      November 18, 2012
      I have had that and it was a benign lump. Best to get it checked READ MORE
    • PJ Hamel
      November 18, 2012
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      November 18, 2012

      "When in doubt, check it out" - thanks, Sambellia. PJH

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  • Ms Tiffany May 10, 2008
    Ms Tiffany
    May 01, 2008

    Hi Darlene,

    When I found 1 of my lumps and went for my mammogram and ultrasound I told the radiologist it didn't relly feel like warm sensations through my breast but more like milk filling up in them after having a baby. I didn't breast feed but my breast did feel up with milk and you don't forget those motherly feelings. So definetly get checked out if you haven't already. It's best to know than worry about it. Good Luck

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  • novie January 28, 2011
    novie
    May 01, 2008

    I AM 39 MY LEFT BREAST TENDER AND HAVE THING TINGLING FOR A WHILE  FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU ARE FEEDING BABY OR MENSTRAL CYCLE COUPLE MONTHS I WENT DOCTOR SHE SAY IS THE NERVES IN MY BODY CAN YOU GIVE ME YOUR ADVISE  PLEASE THANK YOU.   NOVIE

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    • novie
      January 28, 2011
      novie
      January 28, 2011

      ALSO MY LEFT NIPPLE TENDER WHAT CAUSES IT PLEASE NOVIE SOME TIME I HAVE TAKE OFF MT BRA FEEL SO UNCOMFORTABLE IS THERE ANY THING FOR IT

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    • PJ Hamel
      January 28, 2011
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      January 28, 2011

      Novie, this doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom; it sounds very hormonal. However, since your GP wasn't able to shed any light on what's going on, you might consider getting a second opinion from a breast specialist. Also, if the tingling and soreness turn into something more serious - for instance, if your breast seems infected (red, hot, swollen, painful), then you'd want to go back to the doctor and do some more testing to find out what's going on. Hope this helps - PJH

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    • novie
      January 28, 2011
      novie
      January 28, 2011

      thanks so much for your answer what can i take for the harmonal problem i went to doctor for this same problem she told me its hormonal and the nerves in my body what can be done    thanks again

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    • PJ Hamel
      January 28, 2011
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      January 28, 2011

      Sorry, Novie, we're not doctors here, and can't suggest medications... You might consider seeing a breast specialist, or speak to a gynecologist, if you haven't already... 

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  • betty February 06, 2011
    betty
    May 01, 2008

    I have tingling in one breast and I don't breastfeed and I'm not pregnant. What could this be?

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    • PJ Hamel
      February 07, 2011
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      February 07, 2011

      It could be hormonal, Betty. Could be a cyst pressing on a nerve. Could be simply a slight nerve aberration that results in a vibrating sensation... What it's unlikely to be is breast cancer, especially since you say it's in both breasts. As with any breast change, keep your eye on it; if it doesn't abate within a month - or certainly if it gets worse - you'd want to see a doctor to find out what's going on. Take care- PJH

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