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What causes pain in left breast?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: I have some pain in my left breast. It seems to be muscular pain. Would it be anything serious like breast cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be serious or related to breast cancer.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back.

At your age, you need to get periodic breast examination to avoid undetected breast cancer. There are some simple self examination methods that you can learn simply by Googling out. That should be helpful.

Breast cancers are generally painless, at least in the initial stages. So, since it is painful, chances are that it is not related to breast cancer. Rather, there seems to be some inflammatory cause. Taking anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofen or naproxen (Aleve) after food for a couple of days, should provide relief. If not, you would have to see a doctor.

Hope that helps.

In case you found my answer helpful, I would request you to close the thread with a positive review and a 5 star rating.

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Dr. Kunal Saha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (3 minutes later)
thanks a lot, doctor for your quick response.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Glad to be of service

Detailed Answer:
I am glad that you found my answer helpful. Get the self examination done and get in touch with a doctor based on what you find.

Wish you all the best.

Regards
Dr. Kunal Saha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pain in left breast?

Brief Answer: Unlikely to be serious or related to breast cancer. Detailed Answer: Thanks for writing back. At your age, you need to get periodic breast examination to avoid undetected breast cancer. There are some simple self examination methods that you can learn simply by Googling out. That should be helpful. Breast cancers are generally painless, at least in the initial stages. So, since it is painful, chances are that it is not related to breast cancer. Rather, there seems to be some inflammatory cause. Taking anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofen or naproxen (Aleve) after food for a couple of days, should provide relief. If not, you would have to see a doctor. Hope that helps. In case you found my answer helpful, I would request you to close the thread with a positive review and a 5 star rating. Regards Dr. Kunal Saha