• pink pink
    October 07, 2008
    have a stinging sensation in breast
    pink pink
    October 07, 2008

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

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    October 07, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    October 07, 2008

    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

    • manilow
      December 27, 2009
      manilow
      December 27, 2009

      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
      December 27, 2009
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      December 27, 2009

      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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