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What causes breast pain? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Apr-2014
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User:i have pain in my breast for last 2 months.
User:not continious
User:comes and goes
Doctor:is it present all the time or only at particular times?
Doctor:when does it happen?
User:happening for last 2 months, not particuler at time
Doctor:How often do you get the pain?
User:lasts for 10 days a months..
User:and rest of the days it is mild..
Doctor:does it get worse when your period is nearing?
Doctor:is the pain in both breasts or is it one side?
User:yes i observer some swelling when period nears..
User:more on left side..
Doctor:Okay, what about the pain?
Doctor:does the pain also increase when period nears?
Doctor:You never had this problem before 2 months?
User:it was there but not much..
User:i m afraid it is not breast cancer?
Doctor:It is not breast cancer
Doctor:cancer does not cause pain till very late stages
Doctor:and if you have cancer, you will be able to feel a lump or mass in your breast
Doctor:What you are experiencing is called Mastodyinia or cyclical pain in the breasts
Doctor:this happens due to normal rise and fall of hormones
User:no lump, but swelling is there..
Doctor:The swelling is only during the periods time right
Doctor:that is absolutely normal
Doctor:don't worry
Doctor:Many young women like yourself go through this cyclical breast pain
Doctor:There are promising treatments for this condition
User:so pain will decrease after period, right?
Doctor:that is generally how it is
Doctor:the pain can persist for a few days
User:i also feel shortness in breathing..
Doctor:since when is that?
Doctor:and at what time of the day is the shortness of breathing more?
Doctor:Do you feel short of breath in the day time or in the night?
Doctor:that is when you are at work or when you are at home?
User:mostly evening..
User:when i m at home.
Doctor:Do you wear tight bras during the day?
User:after or before Lunch/dinner..
Doctor:have you noticed anything else apart from shortness fo breath?
Doctor:like wheezing
Doctor:or giddiness or your heart beating faster? etc?
User:little bit..
Doctor:What are your working hours?
User:i m a housewife..
User:i feel like my chest is pressed when i breath..
User:only sometimes
Doctor:I can understand
Doctor:This shortness of breath needs to be evaluated further
Doctor:A simple general physical examination will do
User:we have also visited heart spe. as well..
Doctor:and if something is suspected on examining you then the doctor can advise you to go for a chest X-ray
User:he said it is due to gases..
User:nothing was detected in examination..
Doctor:Where do you live?
Doctor:Which city?
Doctor:Since how long have been living in Bangalore?
User:can u suggest something to get relive from gases?
User:last 2 years..
Doctor:Since when have you noticed this breathing problem?
User:it happens during periods
Doctor:Oh okay
Doctor:Then I don't think it is because of gases...
Doctor:whatever your doctor meant by that 'gases'..
Doctor:I am not sure why your doctor said gases
Doctor:Have you tested your hemoglobin levels?
User:it was normal 13
User:tested it last year
Doctor:I would like you to get it checked again
Doctor:and as for treatment
User:with whom?
User:i mean which doctor
Doctor:I mean, you need to get the hemoglobin level tested again
Doctor:You can go to your family doctor
User:what should be the ideal level?
Doctor:Which part of the city do you live in?
Doctor:13 is normal
Doctor:If you wish, you can consult me, I have my clinic in Koramangala 6th block
Doctor:otherwise you can consult any MD internal medicine specialist (Physician)
Doctor:for women, 12.5 to 15 is considered as normal
User:sure, shall i wait till period gets over it will come in another 3-4 days
Doctor:You should probably consult a gynecologist for your breast pain
Doctor:Yes, you can wait till your period is over
Doctor:There are quite a few treatment options for breast pain
User:i m taking Ayurveda treatment, for irregularity in period..
User:for last 2 months
Doctor:and as for your breathing difficulty, I think it is because of the breast tenderness during the priods
Doctor:please stop the ayurveda treatments
Doctor:We don't know what is there in these medicines
Doctor:and recent studies have shown that many ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals
Doctor:these heavy metals will cause permanent damage to the kidneys and liver
Doctor:Ayurvedic medicines don't undergo the necessary clinical trails like modern medicines
User:its mix of allopathy and Aurveda, we have tried atleat 4 allopathy doctors and did not get any results.
User:after we got very good result..
Doctor:and there is no way of knowing exactly what is in the medicines
Doctor:It is your health and your choice
Doctor:Modern medicines should not be mixed with Ayurvedic medicines
Doctor:I don't know what type of doctors you have been to
Doctor:Ayurvedic doctors should not prescribe modern medicines
Doctor:it is illegal to do so
Doctor:anyways, I will leave it up to you
Doctor:it is your health, you can do whatever you feel like
User:thanks a lot doctor..
Doctor:apart from that, if you are taking some medicines, it is likely that these medicines are causing the breast enlargement
Doctor:and pain
Doctor:Remember, there are very good medicines for breast pain
Doctor:and about the breathing difficulty, you can consult me immediately after your period is over
Doctor:that is, if you feel the need to consult
Doctor:otherwise, you can decide what you wish to do.
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me here
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