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What causes tingling sensation in the breasts?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 17602 Questions

Posted on Mon, 8 May 2017 in Lump
Question: I have this new sudden feeling in my breast, as when I had to breastfeed my son years ago. No pain, no discharge but it feels like milk is about to flow. I'm 48 years old, only have one child who is now 10 years old. I still get my periods. Should I worry? I'm otherwise in good health. XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
no worry if no lumps/discharge and same on both the sides

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
To recapitulate: Female/48 - sudden feeling in breasts - as when breastfed son 10 years ago - feels like milk is about to flow - but no discharge, no pain - still get periods - in good health - wants to know whether to worry or not....
With the history you have provided, there is nothing to worry if:
there are no lumps
condition is same in both the breasts
no nipple discharge
The most probable reason may be the hormonal changes one gets at the age of 48; another reason can be the Motherly feelings/instincts/willingness can also get such changes as you have very well put-in.

To be on a safer side you may please get the following done:
Clinical examination by Doctor, Surgeon; self examination.
Mammography/Ultrasound of the breasts.
If normal, just relax.

I hope this answer helps you, please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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