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when should I go get seen for breast pains?

By Anonymous February 6, 2015 - 11:07pm
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Been having stabbing pains and a burning sensation in both my breast ...

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Hello, and thank you for sharing your question.

A condition call Costochondritis most accurately describes what you may be experiencing.  It is a sharp pain that feels like it is in the breasts but originates in the ribs and chest area.  It can occur because of bad posture or aging and people who experience it also describe a burning sensation as you did.

The best thing to do for Costochondritis is to take over the counter inflammation reducers such as Ibuprofen, Advil, or Motrin.  You can also apply heat or ice to relieve symptoms. Stay away from contact sports.

Turmeric is also a great for reducing inflammation.  It is a root that you can buy in many forms including: whole at the grocery store, pill form, or powder form.

I hope this helps.


February 7, 2015 - 11:30am
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