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I Have Two Problems but I Don't Know Which Is Right

By October 5, 2012 - 9:49pm
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Hi, I have back problem which is scoliosis and it has been awhile that I started treatment. It has been a long time that I have lots of pain all around my breasts and to me it feels like it's muscle pain and I feel lots of tightness all around my breasts. Do you think how I feel in the breasts is because of my back problem? When I mentioned it to the doctor who is treating my back he started doing treatment all around my breasts what he does is massaging and pressing around my breasts. As he does that I feel so much pain and at the same time I feel much better. I feel like every pain is coming out of me. The whole pain and feeling lasts for hours. I end up crying or yelling from such pain. I'm going to see my own doctor for such breast pain like this and I want to know pain like this around the breasts is it anything bad? Do you think it's all in the muscle since I feel such tightness? I do have small breasts which are fibrocystic and dense. Please let me know about this soon.

Thank You,

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Thank you for your reply. With needle aspiration can the cyst come back?

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October 22, 2012 - 10:14am

Thanks for your reply.What is needle aspiration exactly? I do know I have cyst in my right breast and I was told it's normal. Such muscle pain and tightness I have around the breasts do you think it's related to my back problem? I actually have pain with my left breast more than the other but I feel more pain around my breasts which seems to me being related to muscle pain. What do you think of this? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,

October 7, 2012 - 3:06pm

Dear Melissa,

Fibrocystic Breasts= Painful, lumpy breasts and it sounds like what you are describing. Remember that your "lumps" can increase and decrease in size and are usually more painful during ovulation. You may want to consult this with your doctor to see if you are a candidate for needle aspiration to drain the fluid from the cysts or if that doesn't work.. possible surgical removal of the lump-- this is rarely done but in extreme cases considered. 

Hope you're well,


October 7, 2012 - 1:31pm
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Hi Rosa, I wanted to ask you something since you gave me such reply here. When you mentioned about needle aspiration why such thing you would need to be a candidate for? One thing I know is that my doctor told me that I have a cyst in the right breast which is normal and what I'm wondering is he never mentioned to me about needle aspiration and I never knew what is this until you told me about this here. I'm going to see my doctor next month because I feel something in my left breast and I don't know what is it exactly because I feel a lot of pain. If for example my doctor mentions to me that it's something that should be removed surgically should I mention to him about needle aspiration? If it's a cyst how does the whole thing get removed with needle aspiration? This is the main thing I'm wondering about. Please let me know about this soon.

Thank You,

October 16, 2012 - 12:44pm
(reply to Melissa6666)

Hi Melissa,

Needle aspiration drains the fluid from the cyst and your doctor is the best person to determine whether or not you may be a candidate for this. Unfortunately, I cannot make this decision for him. 

Hope you're better,


October 22, 2012 - 9:01am
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