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Hi, my breast gets swollen and painful from my back.

By Anonymous November 19, 2014 - 7:59am
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I went to the hospital last year, the doctor sent me to the xray and they didnt see anything and said i dont have anything to do with breast cancer.
he said my vessels are blocked so that causes my blood not to flow cause its blocked.
he said I should buy evening primse, and i did and helped me alot.
right now it has started again and i'm breastfeed.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for seeking our help with your concern about swollen and painful breasts.

Forgive me, but I do not understand that the blood vessels in your breast are blocked and how taking evening primrose will correct this.
In Britain, evening primrose oil used to be approved for treating eczema and breast pain. However, the Medicines Control Agency , the British equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration , withdrew the licenses for evening primrose oil products marketed as prescription drug products for these uses. The licenses were withdrawn because the agency concluded that there is not enough evidence that they are effective.

I am concerned that you may suffer with mastitis, which can happen because of a blocked milk duct or infection. Or, if there is a blockage in the lymph vessels within your breast.

Anonymous, you must speak with your obstetrician about this and consider getting a second opinion from a breast specialist.


November 19, 2014 - 10:13am
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