Pins And Needles In My Left Breast?

Question

Asked by Chayla Taylor

Pins And Needles In My Left Breast?

I have pains, mostly pins and needles, in my left breast. Is this a sign of anything I should be concerned about?

Answer

The description of pins and needles or numbness/tingling usually indicates it is related to the nerves.

According to ZocDoc, there are many things that could cause this type of feeling, including the compression of small nerves from a too-tight bra. Or a cyst or lump could be causing the breast tissue to change shape and cause strange sensations. Shingles, which is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus, can also cause tingling pain. Only a doctor will know for certain. I hope you'll see your primary care doctor or OB-GYN soon.

Here are some articles you might find useful in the meantime:

Understanding Different Types of Breast Pain

Nipple Issues: When to Worry, When to Wait

Your First Mammogram: Easy as 1-2-3