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ask: Sharp burning pain in my nipple/ now breast

I awoke this morning with sharp burning pain in my nipple and it has continued all day long. It isn't like the swelling or heaviness or ache of menstrual pain. Nor is it like the pains in the breast that I've experienced before and been told was due to caffiene. I don't consume very much caffiene and am only about 20 pounds overweight. My breast looks the same, I just keep getting this jabbing pain right in the tip of the nipple. If I hold my breast in my hand, it seems to ease up if not stop. If I let go or bend over, it is really bad again. I am 48 years old and had my only child at age 40. Most importantly, I can't afford and do not have health insurance so no doctor will see me. I'm kind of scared but trying not to be. I don't feel a lump or anything and no discoloration.

Actually, I wrote all of this yesterday and now today I am experiencing the pains in the left side of my breast instead of my nipple. Maybe it is just caffiene related. I hope so. Any info would be appreciated.

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hi there, i will also respond for any one who finds this thread in the future. i am having same issue but it comes with a long history of other pain in the breasts due to systemic yeast. (candida). i feel almost certain it must be related and was hoping to see other comments. my second baby and i both got thrush when he was only a few days old, him in the mouth and me on the nipples. he is 14 now and i am still fighting it!! i was somewhat surprised that none of the responses in the linked article mentioned yeast as a cause for breast pain -- be certain that it is if you are looking for answers. from some other comments, i am guessing this new sharp pain is too much caffeine and sugar over the holidays exacerbating an on and off again problem that already exists. i do appreciate all the reassurances on heree as well. good luck and God bless to all!

December 26, 2013 - 9:05pm
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Anonymous

This conversation is a little old but I thought I would give this a try. I woke up this morning with sharp pains and burning sensations in my right nipple. I am on my last day of my period so I'm afraid my menstrual cycle has nothing to do with this. I was just checked a couple weeks ago and no lumps. My nipple is a little red and has been hard all day. Do any of you have any new information on what it could be? Thanks.

October 12, 2013 - 3:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I'm also 22 with 2 boys. My youngest is 10 months old.

October 12, 2013 - 3:27pm
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Anonymous

I'm 15 years old, and have the same problem. On and off throughout the day, or once a week, to a month. Yet, it's getting so much more worse. It hurts so bad that I'll stop everything I'm doing to calm myself down, because I'm scared I will flip out. I have felt it all day today to the point that I stopped what I was doing to look on the internet. I do not have any lumps or discoloration. The pain is always in my left breast near the nipple, in the inside. I need to know why this is happening. I don't have a lot of coffee or soda because I don't like them. So.... And I take vitamins, so I don't know why this is happening. Please help.

August 17, 2013 - 12:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

hey did you ever find out what it was?

January 27, 2014 - 8:38am
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Anonymous

I found an interesting link. http://menopauselifestyle.com/blog/painful-breasts-causes-risk-factors-s...
Scroll down to the list of possibilities.

November 7, 2012 - 3:49pm
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Anonymous

im having breast pain since past 1 month (in both the breasts) ....it is like sometimes there and sometimes not there....then since past 1 week at times there is this burning sensation in my breast (right), more so in the nipple area. Around 15 days back i visited a doctor who tested my prolactin and it is 15.5 and has suggested Evening Primrose oil and painkillers if reqd. Since last night the burning sensation is pricking, please suggest me what next to do?....im very scared and worried

October 31, 2012 - 8:40am
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Anonymous

Im 24 i have thyroid problems and i have recently been having the burning sensation in my left nipple. It burns so bad i cant take it. I cant stand for anything to touch it. While in the bathroom i got the led tooth mirror thing my bf loves and used the light to see if i could notice anything. I saw this very small black hair.... curious i found tweezers and pulled it from the center of my nipple it was about an inch long, very thin and as soon as it was out i felt the pain ebb a little. I then tried to look at said area and with the slightest pressure it started to spiral out white puss like squeezing gel from a tube. It hurt like hell but when i was done getting it all out it felt so much better. Disgusting i know but maybe its not always a disease or a medical situation. Dunno if this will help anyone but you never know.

October 28, 2012 - 3:44am
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Anonymous

Hello "All,"
I have had that same burning, nipple pain off and on for forty years. I went through all kinds of medical tests, and nothing was found. My doctor decided that it was due to something consumed (food or drink-maybe caffine) that stimulated the mammary gland. The mammary gland on that breast may be more sensitive for some unknown reason. I quit being concerned about it. I'm 66 and still alive and healthy. Hope this helps someone...

October 10, 2012 - 5:11pm
Janie Teague-Urbach (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you so much for writing that. I am 65 and i just started having a sharp pain on again and off again in my left nipple. No pus so far and no other symptoms..though someimes that breast itches. Sometimes it seems to go away, or sometimes just subsides so that i only feel it if something rubs it. Anyway, it was heartening to hear that someone has these symptoms and it's not NECESSARILY bad. If i get any leaking or other symptoms, or it gets worse, I'll go get checked. Recently had a good mammogram.

April 5, 2013 - 9:07pm
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