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Breast Pain

I have a horrible, dull pain on the side of both breasts & underneath my armpit. I work in a factory so it possible that's something is pulled, but it's random. I could go weeks with no pain, and once the pain starts, it's consistent for a while. I have recently added on quite a bit of weight & I'm wondering if it's just muscle pain from gaining so much weight. Any tips would be much appreciated!
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
These symptoms can be due to costochondritis or tietze syndrome which is a benign, painful, nonsuppurative localized swelling of the costosternal, sternoclavicular, or costochondral joints, most often involving the area of the second and third ribs.

Lower rib pain syndromes are also there. This condition is characterized by pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, a tender spot on the costal margin, and reproduction of the pain by pressing on the spot.

I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a physician.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




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587083 tn?1327120262
Hi,
This Forum deals only with breast cancer issues,and the pain you are describing does not indicate that you have this disease,especially because it's occurring on the sides of both your breasts.In my opinion,if you don't have any symptoms in your breasts,like lumps,nipple discharge,skin thickening, swelling or redness,then this has probably something to do with muscles problems or a pinched nerve somewhere in your back that could make the pain radiate around your chest and armpit.
My advice to you would be to see your health care provider for a complete check up to find out exactly what is causing the pain you are describing.
In the meantime,you could post in the "Pain Management Forum" that deals with all sorts of pain.I think that you will be better served if you posted there.
Hoping that you'll find relief soon and I am really sorry if I can't be more helpful to you...
Please click on the link below.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Pain-Management/show/53
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