Breast pain

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For about 6 wks now my breast have been hurting and aching pain in armpits. This has occurred the ought my menstrual cycle. Also have had shooting pains in the left breast on and off. I don't know if related but suffered with aging pins in both legs too but mainly the left. I am so worried this could b related to BC. My mom was diagnosed with it at my age. I went to doctors and she checked and sound no lumps but I'm still scared as although they say breast pain isn't usually related to BC. It could b inflammatory BC and u could experience pain if it's at an advanced stage. I'm being referred to breast consultant.

The hospital wrote to breast cancer specialists a year ago and the letter came back saying I wasn't at high risk even though my mom had it?

Just scared. I'm 45 and was hoping this could all b to do with peri menopause but then they say I'm too young!

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    Hi Lisa

    Are you still waiting to be referred? Are you in the UK? If so, you should ideally be seen within 2 weeks of a referral. I would continue stressing yours concerns to the GP and consultant. 45 is still very young but it's also a time when many changes can occur in a woman's breast. I had severe breast pain which radiated to my left shoulder, arm and upper back. I could not wear a bra nor sleep on my left side. I realised after much research it was silent reflux causing my symptoms so the pains were referred pain.

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      Sorry, hit the send button by mistake

      Continued... I also found out the referred pain can be due to growths of masses in the lower abdominal area and this freaked me out. Anyway cut a long story short: I was found to have several fibroids, one was SO large it was growing upwards pushing my organs and stomach, causing the reflux. I had major surgery recently and can say my symptoms have all but disappeared. I still get the odd ache but it's never long lasting nor severe. I'm 40.

      Try not to worry but you should not have to put up with pain like I did. Do not settle for painkillers and be told it's nothing. Persue to find a reason for it, it will help ease your mind. All the best X

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      Hi sitaara thankfully all was ok. However ur comment about reflux has baffled me. I read before about someone had reflux and found out they were wearing the wrong size bra 😳 Weird as mine have felt tight recently? I also suffer with reflux. I started taking lanzapromole for a month and it settled. However whilst waiting only a short time the sore throat and a niggly cough came back so doctor told me to continue with meds. I'm just rly worried as they don't seem to b working as well this time. More a niggly cough on and off not constant. He said see how I go after another month. Was diagnosed few years bk with non ulcer dyspepsia. I don't rly get heartburn. Get chest pain occasionally. Stomach ache but main symptoms niggly cough and sore throat. I don't know what to do. I'm just worried it could b somethg else sad
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      Also I meant to add. I think I maybe perimenopause nd wonder at times whether all this could play a part? rolleyes x
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    I don't know if it will be of any help but many years ago, probably at about your age (I'm 70 now) I used to get very painful breasts that were worse monthly but got so bad that the pain was there all the time.  It was so bad that I had to wear a bra day and night and I couldn't even stand to have my arms by my side.   I was told that I had lumpy breasts by a consultant but no sign or anything worrying.  He and the breast nurse both told me to take Evening Primrose Oil capsules.   There's an active ingredient in them called GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and you need to take 240mg of GLA a day for four months, to flood your body with it.  It doesn't matter if the tablets say 1000mg of Evening Primrose Oil it's the GLA that's important.  I did this by buying some capsules that contained 80mg of GLA and took three a day for four months.  It was miraculous, the pain completely disappeared and I never had it back again.  Just a suggestion that might help with the pain but perhaps a word with your doctor first might be best.
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      Hi there. Thank u for your comments. However I have only been taking the eve primrose for a couple of months and has settled smile they are 1000mg and only 10% GLA. Not sure how many mg that would be but seems to be working smile I can't help but feel this reflux is all to do with perimenopause too. I told my doctor sure it just doesn't come on at this age. My diet isn't that bad rarely eat spicy foods, too much chocolate or alcohol. Thing is we can't prove thse things can we and doctors never seem to think this plays a part in it rolleyes Thanku for your advice tho. I am also thinking of getting measured properly at a shop too. smile
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