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Breast pain and [blush] burping - GP baffled

(5 Posts)
Notquitegrownup Fri 12-Sep-08 11:08:48

Bit embarrassing, but I've had breast pain on and off for around a year. GP checked it out and sent me for a mamogram, just to be safe. All clear.

Sometimes the pain is dull and distant, sometimes really sharp, and sometimes it goes away. I've worked out that it eases when I burp, but the GP says there can't be a link as there are no connecting nerves.

Anyone ever experienced similar? Or got any brilliant ideas? I don't mind the burps, but I'd really like to know what might cause the pain, for peace of mind.

Marina Fri 12-Sep-08 11:15:47

It's good that the mammogram came back clear, but if the burping is a problem why not ask for a check on that instead?

combustiblemelon Fri 12-Sep-08 11:47:38

Acid reflux?

Marina Fri 12-Sep-08 12:22:55

That's what I thought too.
I wonder if the pain seems to be felt in the breast but in fact is referred from the oesophagus/diaphragm.
I think it is worth checking out myself.

Notquitegrownup Fri 12-Sep-08 16:54:13

Thanks ladies. I thought that too, but apparently referred pain from the diaphragm goes to the shoulder as they share a nerve. No known pain refers to the breast! It shouldn't be linked to anything!

The burping is not a problem in itself, and the GP didn't think it was a haitus hernia (?sp) or anything like that. It's the unexplained breast pain which bugs me now and then. I googled it, of course, and there was - for once - a reassuring page on unexplained breast pain being a mystery, and not necessarily indicative of any other problem. GP has offered to let me have another mamogram if I am worried, but just thought I'd try the wonderful world of MN to see if I was part of a select group, or entirely unique!

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