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I had a pain for a couple of days a few weeks back under my

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I had a pain for a couple of days a few weeks back under my arm the pain has now returned and is on the top of my breast and is there all the time it is like a dull ache
I am dreading the mammogram next week because of the tenderness
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 4 years ago.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Hello, Welcome to JustAnswer and thank you for your question.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Do you have any previous medical issues ?

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Are you taking some medicine ?

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What is the severity of this pain ?

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Does this pain increases when you do some activity ? or exercise ?

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What makes this pain to go away ?

Dr S.A.Alam :

Does it increases when you press the pain area ?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
In fact there is no specific indication of what is causing your pain.

However, heart problems are under diagnosed in women. So besides a mammogram you need an EKG..that should happen now. [ECG]. Cardiogram.

The mammogram technicians will be quite aware of tenderness problems and will make adjustments for you.

Fibrocystic breast disease can cause this type of pain, but is benign.

Msucloskeletal problems.


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