Even though breast pain is common, experiencing it can be alarming, especially if your mind immediately jumps to the fact that it's a symptom of breast cancer. While that's sometimes true, there are many other potential and more likely causes, both that stem from issues inside your breast such as a breast cyst or hormone-related breast tenderness as well as outside your breast such as chest wall injury or muscle spasm. Breast pain may feel sharp or dull and be intermittent or constant, mild or severe. To get to the bottom of things, your doctor will need to conduct a detailed medical history, physical examination, and possibly imaging tests. Breast pain is common. In exploring the possibilities, it's perhaps best to divide them into two categories—those that relate to the breast itself and those that refer pain to the breast area.
Over a month ago I noticed that my breast was really sore on the left side toward my armpit. I didn't think much of it first as I have lupus so I seem to always have aches and pains. But one day I was feeling it and I noticed that there seemed to be a lot more "tissue" in that area if that makes sense? It seems to only have gotten more sore the longer I've waited for answers. I've beent to the doctor a few times and to be quite honest I am just not impressed with Ireland's healthcare ther is a bad rep for women's healthcare here. First doctor told me that he could not feel anything in my breast unusual at all, while poking around in the very painful area and clearly seeing me in pain.
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Having sharp pains under the left breast can be a scary experience. Fortunately it usually does not mean anything serious. It can be due to temporary musculoskeletal pain and will pass on its own. In other instances, this type of pain can be the result of a more serious medical condition that needs medical attention.