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Left breast is sore and the breast bone is swollen

hi,My left breast is sore and the breast bone is swollen..i also feel that my left breast is very tight and my whole left part feels so tired and there is a mild pain.The pain is worst in my period time.please help me.
Wed, 5 Jan 2011
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Hi,
If you feel pain in your breasts then the first thing to do is rule out the presence of a lump/abscess/cyst.You need to be examined properly by a surgeon.This kind of pain has several possibilities and depends on a detailed history,age,past history etc.Sometimes,cyclical pain is seen often in may women.However,if the pain is continous then a mammography is in order.I suggest seeing a doctor to rule out any lumps first and go from there.
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