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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes tender spot below the nipple?

I have had a very local pain the size of a quarter about 4 inches below my right nipple that started about 4 days ago and does not seem to be getting better. I can poke the spot gently and it hurts. When I take a deep breath and my rib cage lifts it hurts. I cant t exercise and do sit ups or butterflies with 15lb weights like I am used to doing.
Tue, 5 Apr 2016
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Hello dear
Understand your concern.

Following are the cause of your problem:
1. Most common-Hormonal imbalance : High /lack of estrogen and progesterone
2. Breast cyst
3. Breast cancer
4. Breast trauma
5. Breast size
6. Excessive stress
7. Alcohol and caffeine use
8. Fibroadenoma and fibrocystic breast disease
9. Breast abscess.

You can do following test if remain long time:
1. Hormonal profile: LH, FSH, Prolactin, Estrogen, progesterone
2. Mammography
3. Consult the surgeon and breast examination

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:
Macafem: It is non estrogenic herb-induce ovary to produce hormone
For Pain: tablet Dan-P 2-3 times a day
3. Gentle massage with prime rose oil
4. Acupuncture therapy

Hope this may help you.
Best regards
Dr. sagar
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