Marjorie, you don't say if you're post-menopausal or not. This kind of sensation in pre-menopausal women is often a hormonal issue; it can come and go, often in synch with a woman's period. If you're post-menopausal, though, it's less likely to be hormonal. What you describe doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom, thankfully. Nevertheless, any breast change (especially when you're past menopause) should be examined and diagnosed by a doctor. So I'd suggest, if this doesn't abate in a few days, that you call and see someone, OK? Good luck - hope this simply goes away on its own soon. And in the meantime, our posts on breast pain and nipple issues might help shed some light on this. PJH
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