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Question: 5 years ago I was having a mole on my right nipple, to remove it I went to a clinic and they applied salicylic acid. On the next day my breast was bleeding and had the skin was burning. It healed slowly but since then I am experiencing breast pain on the right corner of the breast. I had several ultrasounds and mammograms but all doctors could not detect anything. The pain is unbearable especially when I touch it or before my periods. It is since 5 years til now and no cure. Please help.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
may be neuralgia-nerve related pain

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The ultrasound and mammogram would have assessed for structural changes to the breast that can cause pain eg lumps, cysts etc. These investigations would have ruled these out.

Pain can be due to structural causes or can be nerve related pain (neuralgia). This means that an issue with the nerves in the area are the cause of the pain.

Persons experience neuralgia in different areas of the body and it can be due to different possible causes.
Some common causes are: trauma, low vit b12 or folate, thyroid disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, side effect of meds

These are some of the causes.

In your case, trauma to the nerve may be the cause. The nerve that supplies the nipple area would pass through other areas of the breast.
It is possible that the minor procedure affected a small nerve in that area that also affects sensation in other areas of the breast.

If it is nerve related pain then it may respond to one of the meds that are used for neuralgia or neuropathy (abnormal nerve sensation) eg amitriptyline, nortriptyline, lyrica, gabapentin, tegretol, cymbalta
These meds all have other uses but they are also used for neuralgia and neuropathy

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (2 days later)
There is a small sac that was in the beginning then disappeared.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
these can occur due to infection or trauma usually

Detailed Answer:
HI

These sacs can occur from infection, irritation of an area or even slight trauma usually but once resolved, do not usually present any continuing problem.

You can consider monitoring the area for any changes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (41 hours later)
How can I resolve it naturally? The pain is still there and gets horrible before menstruation or during ovulation.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
b vitamins, evening primrose or ocp

Detailed Answer:
HI

Nerve pain can sometimes resolve on its own but there are no particular techniques or non traditional ways of helping to speed up the process in many cases.
In some persons, the use of B vitamins, because they play an important role in the nervous system, may be helpful

Evening primrose or oral contraceptive can also help

Evening primrose may help somewhat with the breast pain as well, it works for some persons to relieve pain that may have a hormonal influence. The fact that can worsen around your periods implies that hormones may also play a role.
If you are not trying to conceive and you have no objection, oral contraceptive can be used instead
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: may be neuralgia-nerve related pain Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic The ultrasound and mammogram would have assessed for structural changes to the breast that can cause pain eg lumps, cysts etc. These investigations would have ruled these out. Pain can be due to structural causes or can be nerve related pain (neuralgia). This means that an issue with the nerves in the area are the cause of the pain. Persons experience neuralgia in different areas of the body and it can be due to different possible causes. Some common causes are: trauma, low vit b12 or folate, thyroid disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, side effect of meds These are some of the causes. In your case, trauma to the nerve may be the cause. The nerve that supplies the nipple area would pass through other areas of the breast. It is possible that the minor procedure affected a small nerve in that area that also affects sensation in other areas of the breast. If it is nerve related pain then it may respond to one of the meds that are used for neuralgia or neuropathy (abnormal nerve sensation) eg amitriptyline, nortriptyline, lyrica, gabapentin, tegretol, cymbalta These meds all have other uses but they are also used for neuralgia and neuropathy I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions