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Have pain like vein directly under nipple is swollen. Tender to touch, enlarged. Why is this?

i have a pain that feels like my vein directly under my nipple(left) is swollen.i feel around and it feels like from my heart to my armpit a vein is tender to the touch and feels somewhat enlarged.i have an sore achy feeling in those areas.reaching is a little painful.also i am a dialysis patient of 7 years and never has anything like this has occurred.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hi,
Thank you for choosing Healthcaremagic. I feel this is AXILLARY TAIL( bresat tissue which goes upto arm-pit) OF BREAST swelling. To confirm the diagnosis you need clinical evaluation (breast palpation) to check for any lump and discharge. If required the doctor might suggest you a scan/ mammogram also. Before that you do SELF BREAST EXAMINATION as described below:
Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips
Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes
Step 3: While you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood).

Step 4: Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter
Step 5: Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting.
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Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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