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i have breast pain and armpit ongoing its a tolerable but but constantly there.

By Anonymous February 7, 2017 - 10:42am
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i have a 5 month baby. and when baby was 31/2 months i started having pain breast and armpit pain. i had this pain for about 5weeks. went to doctor she checked and didnt feel anything and send me for a scan. i had the scan its all clear they cant see anything . but now a month later the pain is back. i also noticed that last week when i was having intercourse that breat started hurting. what do u think i should do im really concerned as my maternal grandmother had breastcancer and maternal grandmother had bladder cancer which spread to all her organs

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community with your concern of breast pain. I can appreciate your worry about breast cancer. But, breast cancer rarely causes pain.

Are you breast breastfeeding? Did your physician suggest that the pain may in some way be linked to hormones?

There are a number of harmless causes for breast pain and tenderness that may primarily be related to changes in hormone levels. These include menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and breastfeeding mastitis, which is caused by a milk duct that is not properly draining and becomes infected.

If you are still having pain, contact your physician again.


February 7, 2017 - 10:55am
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