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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: sharp breast pain


 lucylou23 - Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:32 pm

hi
im 23 years old and recently i have been having sharp pains in my left breast. its not near my nipple area its on the side of my left bread nearer to my chest but its in my breast not my chest, when i move from lying down or when i move my breast and even in this one certain area of the breast to press lightly, it hurts also.... i have checked and have no lump its just very painful when the pain comes and only lasts seconds... has anyone had anything simular to this or do you think i should see my gp..
thanks very much

lucy.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:26 pm

User avatar Hi Lucy,

There are a few possibilities. You may have a pulled muscle that is causing your symptoms. Occasionally, one of the ducts of the breast can become infected causing the pain you are feeling as well. Usually, these infections cause a bit more constant pain, though.

If your symptoms continue over the next few days I would recommend you see your doctor to have this checked out. If it is an infection you may need some antibiotics to help clear it up. If there is still uncertainty as to the cause, imaging like an ultrasound may be helpful.

Best wishes.

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