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breast pain and lymphadenopathy

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1 week after finishing breast feeding my son I discovered a lump in my left breast. It disappeared when trying to hold it up for a fine needle biopsy and was not visible on ultra sound. A week later I started to have burning pain in this breast. The pain continued and a few months later I developed lymph glands under both arm pits although more on the affected side, small glands in the groin and six months later bilateral half cm submandibular glands. The breast pain persisted and mri scanning showed only a lymph gland or fat blob in the breast. A lymph node was removed 12 months ago(1.8cm from the left axilla) which was benign hyperplasia. The pain persists and is diffusely oover the breast and up to the armpit. The pain is not constant but can settle for a few weeks and then returns. Six months ago I noticed particularly after a shower a small amount of milky discharge comes from the same breast. Ultrasound and mri was repeated and shows no cause for the pain. I'm 20 months on now and the worry of it all is immense. I would like to plan for another child but all this stops me. I don't know if I'd be able to breast feed or if something more worrying is being missed. I have breast implants under the muscle and wondered if this could be the cause but my consultant says they are in the correct position, the breasts are soft and he doesn't think removing them would relieve the pain. I'm at a loss what to do. I worry about it every day - its not normal to have persistent lymphadenopathy and now just want to know what going on. I can't bear the breast being touched and would love any advice on where to go from here.
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25201 tn?1255580836
I'm with the rest of them then .... I'm drawing a blank too. The only other thought I have is something involving one of the milk ducts. Has anyone mentioned a Ductogram ?? That's the only other thing I can think of as pain is very rarely associated with breast cancer or any of the findings connected with the disease. Just a thought and a "far out" one at that. I
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thankyouvery much for replying. I have seen 3 different breast specialist and they all draw a blank. I have had about 6 courses of antibiotics, I don't have hiv, hep c etc. I wanted my breast specialist to do an exploration of the breast or remove the implants or something but he doesn't think its warranted. At the same time the pain is always worrying too me.
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25201 tn?1255580836
I don't know what type of Dr. you have been seeing but if he/she isn't a Breast Specialist I would suggest that you make an appointment with this type of Physician. Perhaps a Breast MRI might be helpful but I'm sure the Breast Specialist will be able to come up with some suggestions. Lymph nodes become enlarged in several areas often due to some underlying infection somewhere in the body. Have you been treated with any Antibiotic Therapy ???     Regards ....
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