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Treatment for pulling sensation in armpit and breast - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   How can I help You
User :   can you help with women's health
User :   please let me know Your queries
User :   what could be a possible cause of pullng sensation in armpit and breast area, but no pain
User :   Since when have You had this pain
User :   no pain at all
User :   this sensation
User :   for a month or so
User :   may ai know Your age?
User :   39
User :   is this pain related toYour menstrual cycles?
User :   no
User :   where exactly is this pain located
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User :   yes
Doctor :   Let us continue
User :   it is located on chest between armpit and breast
Doctor :   Do you have pain or tenderness on pressing over the area?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have swelling or lump that or noticed ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Were you hurt in that area earlier?
User :   not that I can remember
Doctor :   Since when is the sensation of pulling occuring?
User :   about a month or so
Doctor :   You said it is for month but I want to know if it has changed in frequency or severity or nature of sensation?
User :   no stayed the same, not worse or less
Doctor :   Did you apply any medicine over it like Tiger Balm?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have yearly mammogram?

Doctor :   for the breast?
User :   no, but have before and an ultrasound
Doctor :   Do you have family history of breast cancer?
Doctor :   Why did you have an Ultrasound, any particular reason?
User :   no
User :   had a Halo test and was asked to get one
Doctor :   Ok, from what you have described me, I am not worried about the pulling sensation that you have
User :   ok, well that is good then..... but what could it be???
Doctor :   It might be a simple muscular pull
Doctor :   which has no importance
Doctor :   I suggest you to follow a yearly mammogram with the help of your primary physician
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can apply BENGAY, over the area and look
User :   look for what???
Doctor :   Look for reduction of sensation
Doctor :   It should help
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User :   hello
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Doctor :   I am sorry we got cut off
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Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   So you can apply BENGAY and see if it helps in relieving your sensatio
Doctor :   Other than that, I recommend yearly breast mammograms
User :   so is it normal for women to get this sensation
Doctor :   There is no reason for worry at this point of time
Doctor :   It is not common
Doctor :   but not worrisome according to yoru description
User :   ok, if it stays constant when should I worry???
Doctor :   Unless you have lump and discharge from nipple
Doctor :   you should not worry about it
User :   this is why I don't like to go to doctors because to me honest I get worried
User :   no, no lump or discharge
Doctor :   Then do not worry
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Doctor :   Are you seeing my messages?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said?
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions about it?
User :   however this sensation is on the breast that is larger than the other
User :   and last year I had a one time event that a drop of discharge came out of it and then nothing ever happened with that again
User :   so I didn't worry about it
User :   but this is all on the same side
Doctor :   Even now you should not worry
User :   well, breast anyway
User :   ok, I will try not to............... just wondering if I should be concerned if it stays constant and doens't go away
Doctor :   You should not be concerned unless you feel a lump and discharge from nipple
User :   if I have both you mean or one or the other????
Doctor :   Both
User :   oh ok.....
Doctor :   Keep self examining your breast to look for lump once in a month
Doctor :   during shower
User :   ok, I will
Doctor :   Just relax well, you need rest
Doctor :   These thoughts are making you more apprehensive
User :   I know, especially since two of my friends recently got diagnosed with breast makes me quite nervous
Doctor :   Try with some relaxation techniques so that your
Doctor :   will and time
User :   I will try that....... thank you!!!! Just curious, but are you a women's health doctor
Doctor :   Yes, I have worked for 3 years in that department
Doctor :   So I am aware of these
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions?
User :   ok, thank you
User :   no, thank you for your time
Doctor :   Pleasure here too.
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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