I have had a pretty bad pain in my left breast, slong the outside and the bottom along my ribs for 3 months now. Prior to this, I had bronchitis for a while. My cough finally subsided about 2 weeks ago, but the pain is worse. It goes to my back at times, and my left side has now noticably larger then my right. I have read that breast cancer is not painful, so I am hoping it is not that, (my mom has been fighting cancer for 3 years, originally in her uterus, then in her lymph nodes in that area).
I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago, followed by part 2 when my FORMER gyn forgot to remove an ovary, oops...I had the hysterectomy due ot many fibroids.
The pain is not going away, and when I went the my pcp, he suggested it was due to the cough. He suggested it was similar to pleurisy, but i have had that many times and I know this is different. It does hurt when I do inhale though, sometimes.
Does anyone have any ideas? Oh, I have used ibuprofen and heat... the ibuprofen has helped somewhat, but not enough, and I don't like taking medicine unless I absolutely have to.