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Q: have a stinging sensation in breast

I have a stinging sensation in my breast; should I be concerned?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/ 7/08 6:38pm

Hi - Probably not. Here's what to watch out for: If the stinging turns into pain, itchiness, soreness; if your breast swells and becomes red; if it looks infected; in other words, if your breast starts to show some outward signs to go along with just plain stinging. If the stinging is related to your period, and seems to come and go, then it's probably hormonal. However, if it starts to develop into something else, best to go see a doctor, OK? Good luck - PJH

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manilow, Community Member
12/27/09 12:56am

thank you. i am 75 years old and breast cancer is in my family no pain, soreness or itchiness swelling or redness, but will be aware.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
12/27/09 9:41am

OK, at your age, this isn't likely to be hormonal (though we do still have some hormonal activity our whole lives). If the breast cancer in your family was closely related - mother, sister, daughter - then you might be more concerned. If you have a physical coming up soon, mention it. If not, you might want to see a doctor anyway, if it lasts longer than a few weeks, OK? Good luck - hope this stinging goes away on its own soon. PJH

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manilow, Community Member
12/27/09 12:54am

i have a stinging sensation inside my right breast, should i be concerned?

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pink, Community Member
8/16/10 10:37pm

Hi i have a stinging in my breast i am only 28yrs old, should i be concern.

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By pink, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/22/13, First Published: 10/07/08