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Left Breast Pains - No Lumps

By Anonymous January 9, 2015 - 4:33am
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For the past week, I've had a throbbing pain and dull ache in my upper chest to the left, heading to my under arm (around pec minor) and now my bicep has started throbbing a little too, however I do get the odd throb anywhere in my breast also. Naturally, being the hypochondriac that I am, first thing I do is google and think that I could have breast cancer.

I am a body builder so it is possible that I've injured my pec, however at the same time this feels a little unusual and I'm very scared.

I went to the doctor who did a physical examination and said there's absolutely no lumps or swelling, there's no change in colour or texture to the skin. I'm also only 19 so the chances of breast cancer are highly unlikely.

I've had this for about a week now as mentioned before and I'm starting to get incredibly anxious and worried, because I have no idea what else this could be and I really don't want to die.
Please help :(

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Thanks for your speedy reply Maryann. She said it probably is considering of the exercise I've been doing but at the same time, I've strained muscles before and it doesn't feel the same. I could just be overreacting, it's just worrying but thank you for your comment, you've definitely made me feel better :)

January 9, 2015 - 3:17pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad that you reached out to us with your concern.

Let me put your mind at ease- pain is not a symptom of breast cancer.
No evidence of a lump or mass and no changes in the size, shape, or contour of the breast is reassuring.

Did your physician think muscle strain could be the cause?

I can suggest avoiding strenuous exercise and applying a warm compress to the area. If you still do not get relief, contact your physician again. You may have torn a ligament or strained a muscle.

Please keep us updated.

January 9, 2015 - 9:30am
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