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What causes shooting pain in the breasts?

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a shooting pain in my breast for the past couple of days and the areola keeps chanfing in colour and expands and shrinks within period is due in 3 weeks so what might cause all of this pain and its very sore.
Posted Mon, 19 Jun 2017 in Lump
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ultrasound should be done.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the query.

Such symptoms are most likely caused by a cyst or inflammation in this area. Breast ultrasound is the first test to be done. Cyst can be drained. Inflammation may need an antibiotic treatment.

Hope this helps.
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