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Sharp Breast Pain

For the past week, I've been having sharp breast pain in my upper side of my left breast.  I can't even touch it, or sleep on it.  It's such a stabbing pain with even just a slight amount of pressure.

I'm 42 years old, so I know this isn't just typical breast soreness.  I've never felt this before.

Just want to know what this might be.  And yest I'm going to make a doctors appointment.
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Hi,
Many women have breast tenderness and pain, also called mastalgia. It may come and go with monthly periods (cyclic) or may not follow any pattern (noncyclic).

Noncyclic pain is most common in women 30 to 50 years of age. It may occur in only one breast. It is often described as a sharp, stubbing pain that occurs in one area of a breast. Occasionally, noncyclic pain may be caused by a" fibroadenoma" or a"cysts".(Both benign findings) If the cause of noncyclic pain can be identified, treating the cause may relieve the pain.

Breast pain can get worse with changes in your hormone levels or changes in the medicines you are perhaps taking. Stress can also affect breast pain. You are more likely to have breast pain before menopause than after menopause.Also try to cut down on your caffeine intake and salt.

Breast pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer,but I am glad that you'll be seeing your Doctor soon for better evaluation.
Take care and best wishes...
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