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ask: I have pain on my breast if I lay down on my stomach or push on my nipple

By Anonymous

I have no discharge, I am in my early 30s and have never had a mamo, any ideas?

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

You should begin by making an appointment with your physician. Depending upon the findings of a physical exam, you may be advised to see a breast health specialist. Breast pain (mastalgia) is a common complaint among women. It is more common in younger, premenopausal women and perimenopausal women. Most times, breast pain signals a noncancerous (benign) breast condition and rarely signifies breast cancer. Still, unexplained breast pain that doesn't go away after your next menstrual cycle or that persists after menopause needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Tests to evaluate your symptoms will include a physical exam and a breast exam. Depending upon what is discovered during the physical and breast exam, your doctor may order a mammogram and ultrasound of the breast. Please keep us posted.

Maryann

August 12, 2011 - 4:16pm
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