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Breast pain left side

I'm 47 yrs. old, have had a complete hysterectomy 10 yrs ago and have had saline implants for 17 yrs.  The passed 3 months I've had breast pain on the left side, mostly upper quadrant and under my left arm.  Also burning pain on the right mid area of my left brest.  It is sometimes very sharp pain in that area.  My breast often feels heavy, but that seems to come and go.  Just the wieght of my arm resting on my body in the night causes me to wake up from the discomfort of my arm and breast.  I've been to my dr. for my yearly exam and he had me get a mammogram which came back normal he does not seem concerned and told me to come back if it didn't go away in a month and be careful not to take any caffine.  I'm starting to get a little worried.  I've also had burning sensation in my mouth off and on for the same period of time.  I take HRT.  What is going on?  I didn't think I would go through menopause because of the hysterectomy.  Please help.
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I am 46 and recovering from breast cancer (I was diagnosed in March of 09 and had treatment for it for over a year). I don't recall having symptoms like yours prior to being diagnosed. But, I think you definitely have to get this checked out beyond a mammogram. Try to get an MRI done. An MRI would show greater detail. I do not know how implants impact (or if implants do impact) a mammogram. But, it seems to me that if you have been having pain that can not be explained for three months now that you really need to get it checked out. The symptoms you describe do not sound like menopause. Is it possible that your implant could be damaged and leaking?

I think you should definitely pursue this with your doctor and if he does not feel the need to check it out further, then find a doctor who will.

Good luck to you!

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Thank you Juju,  I appreciate your comments and have decided to go back in to my Dr. and see if I can get an MRI.  
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