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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 melanie, Community Member, asks

Q: I have sharp pain in my breast when i move around or breathe deaply. What could this be?

It has been hurting for 4 days, it started suddenly and I thought it would go away, but it hasn't.  It's not a pain all over the breast, it seems to be in the same place all the time.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/29/08 5:13pm

Hi Melanie - Could be a number of things: a nerve issue, a hormonal thing, perhaps a muscle pull.... There's just no telling. Ordinarily, breast cancer doesn't present itself as suddenly painful. It's usually a lump that doesn't hurt. If your breast continues to give you pain, best to make a doctor's appointment to see what's up; after all, no sense worrying and being uncomfortable when there's something you can do about it, right? Good luck- PJH

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By melanie, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/18/12, First Published: 10/29/08