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breast pain and burning


hope u all fine.

i am experiencing pain in my left breast from month and half but it is commimg and going.i been to my gp four time they examine me but they hadn't found any thing.i am unsure about my breast coz i never self examine it before my pain, i also feeling my hurting breast is bit larger then other. one thing to clear  i breastfeed my wo kids for long time, but it was 6 years ago, and i don't know that my both breast was same before or not.  From few day i am also feeling burning on the breast  but very little. my gp reffered me breast clinic but not reply yet and and i am on the bed of throne, coz i read on internet that Inflamtory Breast Cancer is hard to diagnose in mamogram and ultrasound.

Plz help me i am very worried


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  • Gatorgirl Gatorgirl m47248

    Please go get a second opinion. I'm personally not familiar with inflammatory breast cancer but I would certainly want to get it checked out by another doctor if it's hard to detect. I would be calling daily until I got an answer from the first doc too. You have to be your own advocate! Best of luck. Please keep us informed.

    • m47248 m47248 Gatorgirl


      i was also not familiar with it, bcoz i failed to get answer from my GP that' why i did that web searching there  i read  about inflammatory breast cancer so i am  worried if it is that. i am not clear about the symptoms of this type or any type of cancer.

      i know i am jumping to the coclusion very quickly but when the way is not clear u always worried about upcomming dangers. 

      i am hoping there is nothing to concern.

      i do inform u as i will get my answer.

      hopefully soon


    • Gatorgirl Gatorgirl m47248

      Maddi, when you say GP, do you mean general practitioner? Do you have an OBGYN? I would see a breast specialist with these concerns.

    • m47248 m47248 Gatorgirl


      general practitioner(GP) refer  me to breast specialist now and i think he refer me on non urgent base so i am waiting for call/letter.


  • sarah44727 sarah44727 m47248


    Hope everything went well for you. I have also started having a burning sesation on and off around the side of my breast i also have a lump at the side of my breast/armpit ive had this for 3 months but the burning or any sort of pain only started a few days ago i have been referred as urgent and im so worried so i know what you went though its such a awful feeling.

  • ronniedee515 ronniedee515 m47248

    My advice to you would be push your GP to get you an urgent referral for a mamogram and ultrasould.  I went to my female GP in Jan 2014 with a sharp pain in my left breast, never had anything like it before but she sent me away saying it was hormonal, I knew it wasn't but it did go away in a month or two so I forgot about it, then in June 2014 I had an infection in my left nipple, went to my other female GP who said it was an infection and gave me tablets to clear it but she did refer me for a mamogram. As it wasn't an urgent referral it was going to be five months before they could see me so I went private.  I had a mamogram, ultrasound and a biopsy done.  I was diagonised with stage two breast cancer, two small tumors but as they were so deep in my breast it would never have become a lump.  It turned out the nipple infection was not related to the breast cancer so I dread to think if I hadn't had it what would have happened to me.  I do believe that the pain in my breast was the cancer starting and my GP should have referred me then. I had a lumpectomy and 25 sessions of radiotheropy, on tamoxifen now for five years.

    Insist that your GP gets you an urgent referral, they can do it...Gpod luck..

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