• rose21 rose21
    August 27, 2010
    pain on the inner part t of left breast next to my heart like briuse type of pain
    rose21 rose21
    August 27, 2010
    no pain in my back, just in front but no heart burn pain READ MORE

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    August 27, 2010
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    August 27, 2010

    Hi Rose - Since pain is seldom a breast cancer symptom, I'd suggest you wait this out. If it's still there a few weeks from now - or certainly if it gets worse, and your breast seems infected (red, hot, swollen, painful, itchy), then best to see a doctor and find out what's up. In the meantime, please read our post on breast pain - I think it'll help you out. Good luck - PJH

  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    August 28, 2010
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    August 27, 2010

    Rose, I echo Pj's advice.  You are feeling this pain in your breast, so it probably is a breast issue, but it is on your left side, so let the doctor know right away if you develop any heart-related symptoms like shortness of breath or pain radiating down your left arm.  About ten years ago, I had breast pain similar to what you describe that turned out to be inflammation in my ribs, so sometimes pain we feel in one place is actually coming from another.  Doctors call this referred pain.  I hope it soon goes away on its own, but as PJ says, if it doesn't, check with the doctor.


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