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Julieann90

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After my last menstrual cycle I noticed my breasts were still slightly sore. I always without fail get sore tender breasts before and during my monthly cycle. Mostly on the left breast but on both. These last couple weeks have been making me so anxious. My armpits were tender to start with but that seems to have subsided. But my breasts, again more left than the right, are sooo tender. To touch they hurt. Sometimes I am pain free and then I get this shock of dull pain go through them. Iv checked my breasts and nothing feels different and I don’t think anything looks different it’s just the pain and it’s really starting to get me down. Iv also been getting chest pain that keeps coming and going, moves to different places in the chest. I’m up most nights worrying either I have breast cancer or I’m going to have a heart attack! Mainly I worry about breast cancer. Obviously Iv googled and it does say that pain alone is rare to be cancer. Iv also wondered wether my bra has been causing a lot of the pain, most of the pain has been down the sides of the breast, that’s when I was having some form of pain in my armpits too, but now it’s on top of my breasts. I’m sorry that I’m ranting. I felt I needed to come here because I have done so well not to really worry about my problems that I don’t want to go back and confide in friends and family that have already had enough of my past and also feel Iv done well. :( I don’t really know what I want anyone to say either I just needed to rant!
 

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After my last menstrual cycle I noticed my breasts were still slightly sore. I always without fail get sore tender breasts before and during my monthly cycle. Mostly on the left breast but on both. These last couple weeks have been making me so anxious. My armpits were tender to start with but that seems to have subsided. But my breasts, again more left than the right, are sooo tender. To touch they hurt. Sometimes I am pain free and then I get this shock of dull pain go through them. Iv checked my breasts and nothing feels different and I don’t think anything looks different it’s just the pain and it’s really starting to get me down. Iv also been getting chest pain that keeps coming and going, moves to different places in the chest. I’m up most nights worrying either I have breast cancer or I’m going to have a heart attack! Mainly I worry about breast cancer. Obviously Iv googled and it does say that pain alone is rare to be cancer. Iv also wondered wether my bra has been causing a lot of the pain, most of the pain has been down the sides of the breast, that’s when I was having some form of pain in my armpits too, but now it’s on top of my breasts. I’m sorry that I’m ranting. I felt I needed to come here because I have done so well not to really worry about my problems that I don’t want to go back and confide in friends and family that have already had enough of my past and also feel Iv done well. :( I don’t really know what I want anyone to say either I just needed to rant!
I can understand! I had that issue in November but it wasn’t super common for me. I was glad that a mammogram referral was made and I was able to get answers very quickly. It turned out to be cysts. At first, my doctor said to give it two weeks (and I did). So maybe give it a few week or give your doctor a call and ask for an exam! I feel like they take breast concerns very seriously and act fairly fast.
 

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I can understand! I had that issue in November but it wasn’t super common for me. I was glad that a mammogram referral was made and I was able to get answers very quickly. It turned out to be cysts. At first, my doctor said to give it two weeks (and I did). So maybe give it a few week or give your doctor a call and ask for an exam! I feel like they take breast concerns very seriously and act fairly fast.
I’m glad to hear everything was ok for you! Was it just pain you went to your GP for? Or could you feel a lump? See I do get sore tender breasts but this is different to normal for me! They definitely do take breast concerns seriously. I have had both breasts checked in the last 5 years and pretty quickly too, my most recent one being a few months ago.
 

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I’m glad to hear everything was ok for you! Was it just pain you went to your GP for? Or could you feel a lump? See I do get sore tender breasts but this is different to normal for me! They definitely do take breast concerns seriously. I have had both breasts checked in the last 5 years and pretty quickly too, my most recent one being a few months ago.
Well, I accidentally hit mine with a Christmas tote. Then I noticed how sore it was a week later. I also had a pain under my arm pit. I never felt any lumps but then a week later, I did. It was long and ropy. She wasn’t worried when I told her. But, I was, and wanted it checked out. The NP checked me and said she felt it was more dense in that one area. She sent me for mammo and sono. They read mammo before the sono and didn’t see anything. They did the US and said cysts, but to have them checked every 6 months for 2 years to check for growth.
 

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Well, I accidentally hit mine with a Christmas tote. Then I noticed how sore it was a week later. I also had a pain under my arm pit. I never felt any lumps but then a week later, I did. It was long and ropy. She wasn’t worried when I told her. But, I was, and wanted it checked out. The NP checked me and said she felt it was more dense in that one area. She sent me for mammo and sono. They read mammo before the sono and didn’t see anything. They did the US and said cysts, but to have them checked every 6 months for 2 years to check for growth.
Ah I see! I’m glad you had it checked and all turned out to be ok. It’s good they are checking you frequently too. Iv had a fibroadenoma in my left one for 5 years, this is the breast I have most pain in at present and always around my cycle. I always worry if maybe it can turn cancerous! Having said that, my daughter quite often catches my breast with a foot, or if she laying in my she uses her elbow and pushes herself up! Maybe she’s been doing it more recently! I’m just trying to convince myself the pain will go soon rather than convincing myself the worst which I’m really good at haha. Iv had the pain for a couple weeks now it’s got worse in some cases, but moved from areas. And it’s not there all the time it comes and goes.
 

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I went back to work today after the Christmas period. Iv been off for 11 days holiday. It was great being back, I felt like me again. Just goes to show I enjoy my job and how socialising takes my mind off things. I got home after and released my bra and there it was, the pain that hasn’t been there all day :(
 

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Not sure if anyone is reading this, but I just wanted to put an update. I went out on Wednesday and bought myself some sports bras, trying to figure out if it is my normal bras causing pain, after a few days of wearing them the pain has decreased immensely, thankfully. But a few days ago I noticed a rash across my breasts and down my side. Hubby is pretty certain it’s heat rash from the sports bra cos that’s where it is underneath it all. My anxiety is telling me it’s something serious. It’s still there after 2 days but to me is still noticeable. I feel like this weekend has brought my anxiety back up, not to a dramatic level but high enough I’m back on google :(
 

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Iv spiralled and now I’m in a panic. All Iv done for the last few hours is google and read cancer stories regarding IBC I’m terrified. I can’t believe it back in this state and feeling like this
 

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Iv spiralled and now I’m in a panic. All Iv done for the last few hours is google and read cancer stories regarding IBC I’m terrified. I can’t believe it back in this state and feeling like this
It could be from detergent too r something from the fabric of the new sports bras. I would definitely freak out too. Is the rash still noticeable to others? I’d just call my dr and request to be seen. It seems like they move pretty quickly with breast issues.
 

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@Julieann90 Please do not Google! Of course you're going to see IBC. Don't do it! Wait a few days and see if it clears up. It could be the new material combined with sweat as you're exercising. Totally understand how you feel - anything breast related is scary but I'm sure it's all fine. I would definitely call the dr if its still there after a few days for peace of mind.
 

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Has Google ever given anyone anything but a death sentence? It’s the quickest way to find yourself down the rabbit hole of danger. Stay off Google. You have a reasonable explanation for the rash, new bras (did you wash them before wearing?). It’s also very cold and dry where I live which means itchy, red skin. I also get heat rash from working out in just about any sports bra. Put some cream in it, maybe try to go without a bra or just a tank underneath your tops if you can. I’ll bet it clears up then.
 

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Thankyou everyone for replying to me. Apart from a couple of specks the rash has pretty much gone *phew*! Seriously need to stop the googling. I done so well for months was really proud of myself and then I just spiralled. I have also spoken to family and friends today who have also given me reassurance and support. :)
 

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Try a cotton bra. You can get cotton bralettes at WalMart. Make sure you wash them before wearing.
 

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Sometimes stress can cause breast pain! Worrying yourself sick can cause a hormone imbalance which can cause that pain!!! Same situation I am in now!!!
 
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