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Pain in left side chest, fibrosis in breast - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi good afternoon
Doctor :   Good afternoon
Doctor :   I
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   Am suffering with some pain in my left side chest
Doctor :   How long has it been for?
User :   i met a lady physician she checked in breast and asked me to do memography
User :   it has been there for close to 5 months
Doctor :   May I know Your age and sex?
User :   30 years , female
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any swelling or lump in your left breast?
User :   she says apparently it seems to be fibrosis
Doctor :   ok
User :   my left nipple is larger than right one and i feel left side is heavier than the right
Doctor :   That i fine. you need not worry about it.
User :   she prescribed PAN 40 and calcium tablet
User :   the pain is not going and
Doctor :   You can take them
User :   but what exactly is fibrosis..
Doctor :   Do you feel any lump in the breast?
User :   i dont know.. i feel heavy thats it.. she said there is no lump
Doctor :   Do not Worry and do not panic.
Doctor :   Fibrosis occurs in breast due to healing of an old wound , like small bleeding inside your breast.
Doctor :   You need not worry to much about it as long as you don't feel any lump
User :   bleeding.. but how long does it take to cure.. its been 5 months. sometime the pain is so acute that i cannot sleeo and keep crying
Doctor :   How is your menstrual cycles otherwise?
User :   she said these are some small water bubbles.. how can they be formed.. what is the cause
User :   its normal.. on 25-28 th day i get my periods
Doctor :   It is commonly because of hormonal changes in the body.
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it cause of ageing
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Since your menstrual cycles are also normal , you need not worry too much about the pain.
User :   what should i do .. i have already met 2 doctors for this.. no body is ggiving me relief
Doctor :   It can be due to Pre-menstrual syndrome.
User :   they simply ask for all type of medical test
Doctor :   I suggest you not to go in for any tests as of now,
Doctor :   give hot water fomentation locally in case of severe pain.
User :   no.. my legs pain before my cycle.. thsi is new and occurs daily irrespective of my menustral cycle
Doctor :   It can also be due to underlying problem in the Ribs or also the muscles.
Doctor :   Get examined properly by a doctor before going in for any tests.
User :   i got x ray done.. even that report is normal
User :   ecg is normal
Doctor :   It can also be totally not related to breast problem.
User :   last is memography.. what exactly is that
Doctor :   Did you get Mammography done?
User :   no was planning to do it on weekend..
Doctor :   X-ray rules out any pathology in the bones and thoracic cage, ECG is normal
Doctor :   I suppose this pain is just because of hormonal imbalance.
User :   how long will it take.. i am really tired..
Doctor :   Mammography is again a radiological investigation to look for any lumps or swellings or small problems in the breast tissue
Doctor :   Do not Worry . It can be Psychological also.
Doctor :   Are you stressed out or is there any underlying fear of any breast disease?
User :   yes i cry a lot...almost everyday.. is there any chance that that cud be the reason
Doctor :   Most probably, I do not see any valid reason for the pain.
User :   its not psychological.. i am tough otherwise.. but i am worried that since it is not getting
User :   cured.. it shud not turn out to be big in future
Doctor :   I suggest you to stop worrying, Avoid stress and also it is not necessary to do Mammography at the present.
Doctor :   Is there any family history of Breast disease?
User :   no not at all
Doctor :   I feel it is Psychological almost 90%. you can take pain killers for the pain to subside.
Doctor :   Hot fomentation locally will definitely help.
Doctor :   Going for Mammography should be your last resort.
User :   Am i suppose to visit any doctor .. how long should i wait... the hot fomentation i must take for how many days
Doctor :   Take hot fomentation when the pain is sever at home.
Doctor :   Wait for a week for it to subside, you can see a doctor later if your pain does not subside.
User :   one more thing... can memography be doen during periods
Doctor :   Yes, Of course.
User :   Ok .. Thanks.. i will wait for a week and see if the pain subsides
Doctor :   But it would be better if you get it done after your periods for better evaluation of the breast tissue
Doctor :   Please do wait and Watch.
User :   Sure.. will consult u again may be next week .. till that time i will observe
User :   hope memography has no side effect
Doctor :   Sure, Wishing you speedy recovery and stop crying.
Doctor :   No, It doesn't have any side effects. Relax.
User :   Thanks again... it gave me lot of relief.. thanks :). .. hope things turn good soon and i dont shed tears
Doctor :   Definitely all will be fine .
User :   bye
Doctor :   Is there any other query?
User :   nope.. since i am 30 and unmarried.. should i take care of something specific
Doctor :   No. Just try to remain calm. You are perfectly normal.
User :   ya.. thx..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
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