I have been having pain in my right breast - somethings it's a sharp shooting pain and other times it's a dull constant pain. I don't have it everyday, just once in a while. It has been going on for about a year. I do self breast examinations every month and found no lumps. I'm 41 years old and have 2 kids (a 4 1/2 yr old and a 2 1/2 yr old). I breastfed my youngest for a year. I went for a mammogram and it came back normal (thank god). The doctor there told me it was normal to have pain - that some women have pain and it means nothing is wrong. Is that true????
Dear nani2boots1: Intermittent breast pain is very common and often varies with one’s menstrual cycle. Most breast cancer is not painful. If you are concerned, you may want to see a medical breast specialist (often affiliated with large academic medical centers) who can evaluation and make recommendations for further evaluation and treatment, if appropriate.
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