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9799234 tn?1405968091

Having Pain and Am Very Scared

A little over two weeks ago I began having pain in the chest area, just to the top of my left breast. Whenever I bent down or turned my upper torso I can feel this sore feeling which feels like it's inside my breast.  It hasn't gotten any better or worse but now it feels like the soreness is running down  along the side of that same breast.  For the most part I can't feel it unless I turn my upper body from one side to the other. Either way I turm it will cause the soreness.  I've tried to feel for lumps in my arm pits or breasts but it all feels bumpy to me so I can't distinguish between what is normal and not. Does this sound like it could be a symptom of breast cancer? I'm 38 and do have some in my family.  I'm freaking out. I have two children and all I can think about is them and worry about them If this turns out to be bad.
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9799234 tn?1405968091
I should also ad that it hurts when I lay on my stomache
587083 tn?1327120262
Hi  
Pain in one breast could be caused by a wide range of reasons.From what you describe,it doesn't sound like breast cancer since this disease is almost never associated with breast pain.If you haven’t noticed anything unusual,like a lump,redness and swelling,nipple retraction,skin changes etc…then I would guess that it could very well be a pinched nerve,or a pulled chest muscle,or even costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage that joins a rib to the breastbone)which could be the source of the pain you are experiencing.
As you can see, the causes could be many,and if you haven't seen a doctor yet,I would advise you to do so, to conduct a physical examination and diagnostic procedures to zero in on the underlying cause.
All the best ...
9799234 tn?1405968091
Can't get in to see my doctor for a couple of weeks and the waiting is killing me. Problem is my breasts are naturally bumpy and lumpy so I wouldn't even know what a suspicious lump would feel like.
9799234 tn?1405968091
Thanks for your reply btw
587083 tn?1327120262
Seeing your doctor in a couple of weeks is just fine. If you have lumpy breasts, a breast lump, will feel different because it will usually stand out from the surrounding tissue.Please try not to worry so much,your symptoms don't indicate breast cancer... Your doctor will examine you and determine if the pain arises from a breast condition or from other causes I mentioned in my previous comment. In the meantime you can take some over the counter pain killers to ease the discomfort.
Take care..
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