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Breast more sensitive/sore?

By January 29, 2011 - 6:41pm
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Hi, Im thirteen and since a few years ago Ive noticed that my left breast is larger than my right, which I know is normal already. I've also noticed though that my left breast is more sensitive to the touch than my right, and when I say sore I don't mean a throbbing pain, but it simply feels sore when I touch it or apply pressure. When I feel both breasts I don't feel anything irregular other than something I find that's in both but in (once again) my left it feels a bit lerger aswell. My sister says it's the same for her and that's it's normal but she doesn't contemplate it seriously. It's nerve-racking and from your knowledge, is it normal...?

Signed, Michelle

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A breast that is more sensitive can be normal, but I am not sure what you mean by "sensitive".

You said there is not a "throbbing pain", but are you experiencing any pain? Your breasts can have different degrees of sensitivity to touch, but any pain should be medically evaluated by your doctor.

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January 30, 2011 - 7:54am
(reply to Alison Beaver)

When I say sensitive I mean that if I press each breast a bit hard, my left breast will hurt just a little more.

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January 30, 2011 - 11:57am
(reply to MichelleSuzannes)

If you are not wanting to talk with a doctor about this right now, you might choose to keep a journal about these sensations for the next few months, and notice any changes or trends. A trend could be that your left breast may be more sensitive right before your period (this would be normal). If you discover a trend that your left breast is becoming more and more tender over time, this would be a good reason to call your doctor. You can track things like "degree of pain" on a scale of 0-10, and check each breast each morning/night for the next 60 days (over a few cycles).

If you have any additional symptoms that concern you, please call your doctor's office. It is better to have a medical condition ruled out, and know that the tenderness is a normal part of your development (since you are thirteen, I assume your breasts may still be growing and tender).

Symptoms that you should call your doctor:
- your breast feels warm to the touch (one spot will feel warm or not, and the other skin feels normal)
- any discharge from your nipples
- any pain or itchiness

January 30, 2011 - 9:25pm
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