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Pain in one breast

(5 Posts)
Skeptical Sat 08-Oct-11 00:25:30

I'm 28 and have a 13 month old DS. For the first 5 months we co-slept and he slept on my chest and that is when I first started to feel the ache, if he was asleep on my left breast I would have to move him as it would start to hurt (a dull ache) but I never had a problem with my right.

DS no longer sleeps that way but I still experience the pain about once a day for 10 minutes or so, but the pain has beeen constant for the last week. I don't think its anything to really worry about as I haven't found any lumps but I am just looking for some reassurance to see if anyone else has experienced this and what it might be.

I am booking the doctors tomorrow for something else so will mention the pain when I go but I know I won't be for another week or so until I get an appointment.

smee Sat 08-Oct-11 19:08:54

Hi Skeptical, didn't want to leave your post unanswered. I'm no expert, but Breast Cancer's usually not painful, so I'd bet you'll be fine. Hope I'm right! smile

TheOriginalFAB Sat 08-Oct-11 19:11:03

You will be examined, told to go away and have another period to see if it is cyclical and then depending on the answer, you may have a mammogram or ultrasound. Have you had any other symtoms, are your nipples the same as always?

Skeptical Sun 09-Oct-11 09:42:50

Thanks for your replies, FAB my nipples look the same colour and shape but they have become a little bit more sensitive in the last few weeks. I'm not pregnant as I am on the pill and had my period last week. I don't think the pain is cyclical as I have had it every day for the past few months.

TheOriginalFAB Sun 09-Oct-11 11:53:56

You definitely need checking and if your nipple becomes inverted, ring the GP.

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