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Posted by: Shelly | 2011/03/22

Breast Pain

Hi Doc

I was hoping you would be able to give me some advice
I have pain in my right breast. It is in the lower part of the breast and it feels like It has been bruised. I came across this yesterday and today the pain has not gotten any better. Do you know what could have caused this and what should I do about it? I am 29 and a smoker. I also drink red wine at times. Do you think I have reason to be concerned? Like I am worried that it could be something serious.

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Hallo Shelly
Breast pain is most commonly caused by hormonal fluctuations causing swelling of the breast's glands. One can also get an infection in a milk duct or gland, the area will then be red and warm and you may develop a fever. Try using Voltaren gel on the area if it is not red, swollen and you don't feel a definite lump. If the pain does not subside you should rather let your doctor have a look.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/03/22

Hallo Shelly
Breast pain is most commonly caused by hormonal fluctuations causing swelling of the breast's glands. One can also get an infection in a milk duct or gland, the area will then be red and warm and you may develop a fever. Try using Voltaren gel on the area if it is not red, swollen and you don't feel a definite lump. If the pain does not subside you should rather let your doctor have a look.
Dr Bets

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