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Pain and increasing swelling under the breast for 23 yr old. Worried ?

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my 23 year old daughter has pain and swelling under her breast for a week. She saw a doctor who acted like he didn't care much and said it is probably just your veins. She is still quite concerned as they swolleness seems to be increasing.
Posted Sat, 30 Jun 2012 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 42 minutes later
Hi

Thanks for posting your query

Swelling below the breast can be of multiple origins

But usually if it is increasing on a day to day basis there are chances it is infected sebaceous cyst

Another possibility is that it could be a small boil

What is the condition of the skin over the swelling ? Is it red and hot ?

What is the shape of the swelling ?

Get back with the information and we will be able to help you better
Wishing your daughter a good health
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Follow-up: Pain and increasing swelling under the breast for 23 yr old. Worried ? 27 hours later
She said it is the veins under breast that were an inch in length but have grown to 2 or 3 inches in the last week. sharp pain to touch. they look like enlarged veins that are popping out. even in size under each breast. not red or hot.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 3 hours later
Hi
Thanks for the followup
Your information is really confirmatory and rules out any infective lumps
Engorged veins are commonly seen in premenstrual periods
If there is no lump in breast and no discharge from nipple wait for the menses to get done
If after that also these persist, it would be better if you see a surgeon in your area and if need be go for an ultrasound of the breast tissue
Hope this helps
Am available for followup queries
Wishing your daughter a good health
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