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Monday, June 07, 2010 Scared Mom of Two, Community Member, asks

Q: Breast Pain

 

Another question, I noticed a few days ago I am getting breast pain in my right breast, I NEVER get breast pain in my right breast all my issues have been with my left, anyway, it seems to be the top of my breast towards my neck bone area (sorry don't know what part of the breast that would be) and it just hurts, I did a breast exam it feels lumpy just like my left breast but just aches? My cycle is about to start and I just recently stopped taking my birth control pills, could this just be a symptom from that? I never get breast pain in my right breast even before my cycle so I am a little concerned?  Could it be a lympnode? Thanks

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
6/ 7/10 3:35pm

This pain may well be related to your stopping birth control pills, or it may be tenderness related to your period.  I think you mentioned in an earlier question that you will be having a mammogram.  Be sure to mention the pain to the technician so that they can be sure to get a good look at the area of pain.  If the pain hasn't gone away when you period is over, check with your doctor.  Breast pain is common, and usually isn't serious.

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Scared Mom of Two, Community Member
6/25/10 12:15pm

Hello Again,  Well the pain that I am feeling that I stated in my right breast is still here, sometimes when I lay down it hurts and feels like small pin pricks, I don't feel a lump or any thickness and have been checking to see if my breast is getting larger.  I went in for a very thorough breat exam at the breast health center on the 8th of June and told her about the pain etc she said that both breasts felt normal.  I do have a mammo on July 8th but am just wondering what it could be? Its like my breasts are taking turns hurting one day its my left then the next day its my right, but the right seems like it feels hot but it isnt to touch. I have been VERY Stressed out due to family issues but also why would it hurt when I lay on it? I guess I really won't know till my mammo but with the recent diagnosis of my aunt with bc I am just soo scared! Thanks.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
6/25/10 7:15pm

I'm sorry you're having to go through this - you sound very stressed. However, as Phyllis said, this doesn't sound at all like breast cancer symptoms, especially with it affecting both breasts on and off. Please read our post on fear; it may help you deal with your anxiety. Best of luck - PJH

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Scared Mom of Two, Community Member
7/ 1/10 2:46pm

Yes it is me again, I guess the closer I get to my mammo the more freaked out I am, but now I have noticed a small red pimple on my right breast the one that has just recenlty started hurting about a month now, And I keep thinking these are signs of IBC? The pain, the pin pricks, when I lay on my brest it hurts but I don't feel anything when I do an exam, but it just feels like its hot but no to touch but on the inside and now this red pimple looking bump? Am I just freaking myself out or could this be a new symptom?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/ 1/10 5:28pm

Hi - See if this post on IBC helps you feel a bit less stressed... Also, are you on the list for mammogram cancellations? Maybe you could move up in line, get seen sooner. Sorry you're having such a rough time with this - waiting is indeed very tough, sometimes... PJH

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