To be worried about this arm and breast pain....

(15 Posts)
DeludedDay Wed 06-Jan-16 16:54:58

I've had pain in my left breast now for about four weeks. It is a dull ache that spreads from under my left armpit into the back of my left breast and present most the time. There is no lump, visual signs, etc. Pain not linked to my cycle either.
I'm going to go to doctors tomorrow but worried they'll just think I time wasting as nothing to see.
Also worried I'm being over anxious as three friends diagnosed with breast cancer in last year, all between 30 and 45. I'm 33, otherwise healthy.

handbags88 Wed 06-Jan-16 17:05:48

YANBU at all. Better to get it checked out. Hope everything is fine - maybe you have just bruised yourself? Given the situation with your friends, it's understandable that you are worried though. You are definitely not wasting the doctor's time x

Plateofcrumbs Wed 06-Jan-16 17:14:32

Get it checked for sure but I have had similar pain before (sore boob/under-arm). I had it a lot in my late teens early 20s and got in a right tizzy and convinced myself I was dying (but never went to Doctor, idiot!). That was nearly 20 years ago and I am still here smile. I have had it more recently and got it checked out and it was nothing.

Obviously you should get checked but don't panic.

Alibabsandthe40Musketeers Wed 06-Jan-16 17:22:31

Are you sleeping awkwardly, new car that the driving position is different, new desk at work?

I had similar to this, and it turned out to be chest wall pain from muscle discomfort that was radiating through my breast and making me panic.

IME the Dr will take you seriously, I went to the GP with mine and they were very kind and understanding.

awkwardas78 Wed 06-Jan-16 17:23:54

This link might help www.nhs.uk/conditions/breastpaincyclical/Pages/Introduction.aspx

teatowel Wed 06-Jan-16 17:27:30

I had very similar and the doctor showed me the muscle she thought it was on a big diagram. It took ages to go away but it did in the end.

DinoSnores Wed 06-Jan-16 17:36:42

Do go to your doctor, but be reassured that breast pain is a very, very unusual presentation of breast cancer. It isn't time wasting, but I hope it is reassuring for you once they've had a proper look at you.

thecitydoc Wed 06-Jan-16 17:36:52

the Dr will take you seriously - you should always seek an appointment for the type of pain you describe. If nothing else it will put your mind at rest - if it is more you will get seen soon

DeludedDay Wed 06-Jan-16 17:42:07

Dh did remind me that for the same period of time my tendons in the hand, wrist and lower arm have been tingling and hurting sporadically, I hadn't put those two together, so may be I have just pulled seething. Thank you for support.

DeludedDay Wed 06-Jan-16 17:42:42

*something not seething!!

ChatShitGetBanged Wed 06-Jan-16 17:46:03

definitely get it checked out as others have said. but breast pain is common and rarely a sign of breast cancer, its good there are no lumps or other changes

let us know how you get on flowers

patienceisvirtuous Wed 06-Jan-16 17:48:52

Could be hormonal, not always linked to cycle.

I had same. Got mammogram, was fine and told probably hormones. Good to seek reassurance though x

andypandy55 Wed 06-Jan-16 17:52:36

You are right to get it checked out because it will put your mind at rest and if it happens again you will be able to deal with it better. Had this several times over my life and was advised by a breast specialist to take starflower oil, which I do daily.
Good luck, you are being sensible and I am sure you have nothing to worry about.

iMatter Wed 06-Jan-16 18:00:12

Have a google at referred neck pain.

I damaged a nerve in my neck and my symptoms were pain behind my shoulder blade, down my arm and into my hand.

The referred pain you feel relates to the area of nerve damage in your neck.

I have been having physio and that's helped a lot.

Mistigri Wed 06-Jan-16 18:46:16

I had pain similar to what you describe from silent reflux! A course of omeprazole sorted it out.

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