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What causes pain under breast during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jan-2014
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:my name is XXXX
User:i am 21 weeks pregnant
User:randomly I will get a pain under my left breast.
User:can you suggest why this pain occured
Doctor:Can you describe the pain in detail?
Doctor:The pain can be due to hypertrophy (growing big) of milk-forming glands of breast
User:while i am lying/sleeping in my left side
User:and taking meal as well
Doctor:Is it in the breast or below the ribs
User:its just below the breast
Doctor:On the rib?
Doctor:Is it worse on pressing?
Doctor:When you press on the area does it get worse?
User:yes on ribs
User:yes it pain
Doctor:It is muscular type of pain
Doctor:Did you get hurt in the area?
Doctor:Do you feel a swelling there?
User:randomly pains as said earlier
User:no swelling
Doctor:Are you taking calcium supplements?
Doctor:I think the muscular pain can be ignored for now
User:is it safe during pregnancy
Doctor:Yes it should not create any problems
User:what should i do to get relief from it
Doctor:Actually it is a tough call
Doctor:since paracetamol is the only safe medicine advised during pregnancy
Doctor:but it wont really make rib pain better
Doctor:It may get worse as the baby grows bigger
Doctor:If you are comfortable with a rib belt in the area
Doctor:you can try that
User:is the rib belts safe?
Doctor:Yes these are worn on the outside
Doctor:These are safe
Doctor:Dont wear it on the tummy
User:k, thanks will try
Doctor:Take care
User:bye and thank you for your kind reply
User:thanks, bye
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
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