I Have A Very Sharp Pain In My Left Breast Around The Nipple. I've Never Had This Kind Of Pain Before, Is It A Sign Of Breast Cancer?

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Asked by Chrisitna

I Have A Very Sharp Pain In My Left Breast Around The Nipple. I've Never Had This Kind Of Pain Before, Is It A Sign Of Breast Cancer?

I am 41 years old. The pain just came on this morning, I have no family histroy of breast cancer and have had a historectomy in 2008. What can cause this extreme pain in my left breast?

Answer

Christina, this doesn't sound like a breast cancer symptom; pain seldom is, and then, it's usually more soreness than sharp pain. But since the pain is on your left side, you'll want to consider/rule out a cardiac issue. In the meantime, please read our post on breast pain; hopefully you'll find some information there that'll help clarify what might be causing this pain. Hope it diesappears on its own soon- PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel