I Have Pain In The Tail Of Left Breast For 6 Months. It Is Noncyclical & Causes A Stabbing Pain Only When I Palpate It And Seems To Get 'Sore' After Touching It A Lot. May Have Smooth Lump. Thoughts?

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I Have Pain In The Tail Of Left Breast For 6 Months. It Is Noncyclical & Causes A Stabbing Pain Only When I Palpate It And Seems To Get 'Sore' After Touching It A Lot. May Have Smooth Lump. Thoughts?

I am 30 years old, have no children and not pregnant. I have never used any hormonal birth control. There is no pitting, skin changes or nipple discharge. No history of breast cancer although my mother was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.

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Sounds like you might have a painful cyst, which can be one of the symptoms of fibrocystic change, a condition that's quite common in women your age. If you feel a lump, then you should have it examined by your doctor. All breast changes that last longer than a month, especially lumps, need to be evaluated by a doctor -; to rule out cancer, even though cancer is probably the least likely cause of what you're feeling. So call your doctor and make an appointment, OK? Good luck - PJH