Dear horses1016: The most common cause of breast tenderness relates to hormones. Often it is cyclical pain but if hormones are fluctuating, pain can seem more constant. There are other possible causes of breast pain as well and most breast cancer is not painful. If you are concerned or you feel a lump, you may want to seek advice from a medical breast specialist. These are often affiliated with large academic medical centers.
I have gone to the doctor. I have had a mammo and an ultraound and was told that I have fibrocystic breast change. I have know this since I was 15 but in Jan 06 I woke up one morning and my nipple was terribly terribly sore. I went to the doctor and it was infected. This went on for a yr and a half. She would put me on antibotics each time. Finally she referred me on to a breast specialist b/c it was so bad she thought I had Padgett's disease. Luckily I did not but I did have to have a lumpectomy and a duct removed. About 2 months ago it started again but now has stopped but my breast are really really sore.
Since all of this started they remain sore. I only had the one breast that was infected or whatever it was. But both stay sore. Before they were only sore before and after I started my period.
The doctors are now saying it is just fibro breast change and I need to watch caffeine and take vitamin E and Evening of primrose BLAH BLAH. Which I have done. They are so painful I think something needs to be done. I am not a complainer but GEE they hurt like crazy.
Anyway, somebody will read this and will have had whatever it is and let us know something.
Hello, I have been going through the same thing for about a year now...The doctors don't know what to say as far as the pain. I had a lump removed in Feb. 2008 they said was fibroadenoma, the doctor also said that I had other cysts in there but didn't want to remove them if they weren't bothering me. Now a month and a half later the pain is back just as strong as before. They did a skin biopsy on me last week, I will get the results from that back on Thursday of this week. They are starting to do any test that they can ruling out the worst case senerio first. When I get some info on what is going on or what might be causing the pain, I will let you know!
Do you take antidepressants? After looking endlessly on the internet for some answers, I read that antidepressants can cause breast pain. I brought that up to my doctor and he said that he never even made the connection since he isn't the one who perscribed them to me but the very well could be the cause of my pain. I go for an ultrasound on Tuesday to see if they can find anything. If not, I am going to stop taking the antidepressants and see if that makes the pain go away. The skin biopsy I had was benign, they think it was eczema that was causing the rash I developed.
I got my results back from my ultrasound and they show that I have hematoma from the surgery that they did in February to remove the lump. They said it is going to take awhile for the bruising to go away and until it does, I will be in pain. Let me know what they are doing to try to find out what is going on with you.
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