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Suffering from bad pain in my left breast,nipple and around the areola

Im a 29 years old mother,and I have a 5 yrs old daughter, 3 days ago, until now, I was having a bad pain in my left breast,nipple and around the areola.. and it also has a redness it feels like burning sensation,and when i touched it (areola)it has a some kind of lump, like a small peace of grapes, and it is so sensitive to touch, even i could nt wear a bra either a shirt, and the pain goes all the way to my left armpit,but my nipples has no discharge,and we do not have a history of a breast cancer. Can anyone tell me, what s going on? I dont have any idea on this, pls...
Asked On : Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

this seems like an inflammation of the breast or an active infection which presents with redness, tender on touch , hot in the area and pain which may radiate. This may be mastitis .
You surely need to see the doctor soon , an examination will help in concluding the cause and you will need a course of antibiotics and further screening of breasts if recommended .

Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vidya Muralidhar's  Response
your welcome, only on examination we can come to conclusions, if it is an inflammation , as I feel from what you say an antibiotic will help, do not worry
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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