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Sensitive tender breasts make SBE hard!

I have recently been put on LoEstrin for Endometriosis, and as I was advised have been doing the self breast exams.  I have noticed that my left breast has become so tender that I can barely complete the self exam.  There is one area in particular that feels more sensitive than the rest of the breast, but I can't really press on it, and can't really feel around to tell if there is a lump because it hurts too much.  

I suppose you will probably tell me to get it checked by a doctor, but I was wondering if extreme sensitivity is normal (for extended periods of time) when taking oral contraceptives?  Also, is there any way of "pulling out" a lump (if there is one), without having to apply much pressure so as to avoid the pain?  

Thanks for the help!
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Hi,

Let us know about how your appointment with your doctor goes.

Also post us about how you are doing and if you have any doubts.

Regards.
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I am 22, and no I have not consulted anyone.  I have been too tied up with getting the endometriosis dealt with.

My next appt. I will ask.

Thanks a lot.  

P.S.  Where are you located, and are you familiar with Canadian health practices?
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Hi,

What is your age? Have you consulted a breast specialist as yet?

Oral contraceptive pills do cause hormonal changes and this can cause tenderness and lumpiness in the breasts and can cause some of the symptoms you describe.

It would be best to get atleast a proper clinical breast examination once by a specialist and then follow up every 6 months or as your doctor advises.

Let us know if you have any other doubts.

Keep us posted and let us know what your doctor advises.

Regards.
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I would also like to mention that when I lay on my stomach, the pressure/pain on my left breast is pretty strong, and sometimes my breast aches without even being touched.
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