• Prayingforgoodnews Prayingforgoodnews
    February 21, 2014
    Pain in left breast, nipple
    Prayingforgoodnews Prayingforgoodnews
    February 21, 2014

    Ive been having breast pain in my left breast. It started as soreness on the left side of breast. Then the pain went to the lower right side of the breast and radiated toward the nipple and felt like pins and needles. I haven't felt any lumps, but right underneath the nipple is very sore and tender to the touch. When I go to bed, the pain seems to stop, and then awhile after I wake up it starts again.  Should I get this checked out or give it a few more days?

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    February 21, 2014
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    February 21, 2014

    Since you're pre-menopausal, the pain you're feeling could very well be hormonal, which is the usual cause of breast pain in younger women. Thankfully, your description doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom. However, any breast change should be assessed by a doctor if it lasts longer than a month; so if it's still bothering you in another few weeks, it would be best to see a doctor, OK? In the meantime, our post on breast pain might shed some light on possible causes. Take care - PJH

    Here are some other links that might be helpful:

    Tips for Healthy Breasts

    10 Breast Cancer Myths Debunked


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