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Question: pain in both breast


 mommyandwife2001 - Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:11 am

i am 25 years old i had a hysterectumy 4 years ago because of problems with cervical cancer cells , and for the past year my breast have been hurting on and off, more on than off, but i have went up two bra sizes in the past 6 months from the swelling and its getting to the point that i cant even stand for a bra to touch my breast at all.... i started having nipple discharge first and although that has stopped the pain is horrible and the swelling .... what could this be!!!!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun May 24, 2009 12:28 am

User avatar Hello,
Whenever you have ongoing pain, you should see a doctor. Most causes are not serious but there may be effective treatment. You may have a hormonal imbalance that could be corrected with medication. Some women have found relief from herbal supplements such as evening primrose oil because it contains gamma-linolenic acid, a type of fatty acid thought to restore the fatty acid balance and decrease the sensitivity of breast tissue relating to hormonal imbalance.

Another possible cause could be medications you take. Some people have had this type of side effect from SSRI antidepressants. You should discuss this with your doctor if other causes are not apparent.

Good luck with this challenge.

Best wishes.

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