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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

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Is swollen breast a cause for concern?

The left side of breast is swollen from the start of breast which is under the armpit. and when pressing on it,which is on the side where the rib cage is, it hurts. Feeling uncomfortable. Felt for lumps. There arent any. Please let me know these are symptoms of. Has been bpthersome for 4 days now
Wed, 20 Apr 2016
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello dear
Understand your concern.
It may be lymph node enlargement or starting phase of cancer.
Consult the surgeon and undergo breast examination for exact diagnosis,

Following are the other causes of your problem:
1. Hormonal imbalance : High /lack of estrogen and progesterone
2. Breast cyst
3. Breast cancer
4. Breast trauma
5. Breast size
6. Excessive stress
7. Excessive Alcohol and caffine use
8. Fibroadenoma

You can do following test if remain long time:
1. Hormonal profile: LH, FSH, Prolactin, Estrogen, progesterone
2. Mammography, USG

1. Life style cahnges
- 30 min regular walk
- Wear supportive pad bra
- use of Ice pack
- Relaxation excercise: breathing technique
- Low fat diet
- High fiber intake
- Decreased salt intake
- Multivitamin intake
- Reduce alcohol and caffine

2. drug: Hormonal replacement therapy after doctor consultation

3. Gentle massage with prime rose oil
4. Acupuncture therapy

If cyst is detected and have more discomfort, you should consult the surgeon.

Hope this may help you.
Best regards
Dr. sagar
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