• Jenny Jenny
    July 18, 2008
    sharp shooting pain in my right breast??
    Jenny Jenny
    July 18, 2008

    Im having horrible sharp pain in one central location on the side my right breast. I tried to feel for lumps and thought i felt something but i have had a breast reduction 7 years ago and have a very hard time distinguishing a lump from scar tissue.  I have a doctors appointment next week.  I suppose im just worried because in 3 generations there has been 6 cases of breast cancer on my fathers side.  out of those 6 cases 2 were fatal :(

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    July 19, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    July 18, 2008

    Jenny, with your family history of breast cancer, it's good that you're being cautious. That said, a sharp, shooting pain in the breast isn't a symptom of breast cancer. Could be scar tissue/nerve issues, a hormonal thing, who knows... But I'm glad you have a doctor's appt. next week, because (s)he will be able to tell you what's up, and do whatever tests necessary to reassure you that you don't have breast cancer. Good luck - PJH

    • vero12
      June 18, 2010
      vero12
      June 18, 2010

      jenny i been having so random pain on the top of my right breast and i am so scared!! it just came out of no where and now i get it at the randomest times i try to take deep breath but it doesnt help it kinda just makes it worst not only do i get pain on my boob but i also get alot of eart pain and it aches!!! please i need ome advice!

       

       

       

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    • PJ Hamel
      June 18, 2010
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      June 18, 2010

      This doesn't sound like a breast cancer symptom, but it does sound painful! My advice is, go to a doctor and have it checcked out - no sense suffering and wondering when the simple action of seeing a doctor can get your problem solved. Good luck - PJH

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  • Jenn January 02, 2010
    Jenn
    July 18, 2008

    I have been having shooting pain in my right nipple area and Im not sure what it can be? I had just visited my Gyno recently and she did not feel any lumps in my breast, but I ocasionally get a sharp pain in my right breast behind nipple area, can this be cancer??

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    • Phyllis Johnson
      January 02, 2010
      Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      January 02, 2010

      Jenn, your use of the word "occasional" suggests that this is not a problem you need worry about.  Breasts change over the course of a menstrual cycle and can be more tender at certain times of the month.  This article on breast pain can help you assess your pain and decide if you need to go back to the doctor for further diagnosis.  Most breast cancer is not painful, and in those rare instances when pain is a breast cancer symptom it is more constant than what you are describing.

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