hey I would like some reassurance....

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  1. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I have had the worst breast pain ever since finding out I was pregnant. I went to a specialist who insisted it was probably pregnancy.... i went to doctor after doctor who told me the same thing,.. The pain is only in my right breast but that one does have more breast tissue and the doctors reassured me that its not uncommon to only have pain in one breast...

    However I thought it would have gone away now that im starting my second trimester!!! Is anyone still having breast pain....Can anyone say anything to make me feel better lol?

    sorry about the long post- i just dont know what to do anymore....:hissy::cry:
     
  2. Holly21

    Holly21 Well-Known Member

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    Yup - still got breast pain (both sides). It's likely to be the new and expanding tissues pressing on nerves and can be really sore - I worked from home in my pyjamas yesterday without a bra and am paying for it today!

    Have you any red or particularly sore bits of the breast or any fevers? Mastitis (inflammation of the breast tissue) can be infective or non-infective. You'd be unlucky to have an infection just now but your GP/midwife can run a blood test to exclude it. You can take paracetamol for the pain (1 gram up to 4 times per day) and if it's really sore, there are some stronger codeine-based painkillers which your doc can assess you for which seem safe in the 2nd trimester. Breast cancer is extremely unlikely to present with pain - usually nipple changes, skin changes, a lump or nipple discharge (although nipple discharge may happen in pregnancy too and also for other reasons). If you're still sore and paracetamol isn't helping go back and see your doc (or another doc if you'd prefer a 2nd opinion). Ultrasound, as you'll know, seems safe in pregnancy, and breasts can be ultrasounded as well as tummies to get a diagnosis. :hug:
     
  3. fulltimemum

    fulltimemum Well-Known Member

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    hey hun :hug:

    my breasts last nigth were killing me had to take some pain killers they ache so mutch but like shooting pains and my nipples latley hurt aswell midwfie its normal but it hurts midwfie told me to put lotion or creams on just to ease it abit xxxxxxxx
     
  4. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both soooo much.
    My breasts look fine! both of them.... However I usually have throbbing or stabbing pains in my right one without touching it.... So pain without having to touch it lol! Lucky it is only one side i guess... You really cheered me up thank you! Do your breasts hurt without being touched?
     
  5. Holly21

    Holly21 Well-Known Member

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    Mine is more of an ache and usually not too bad though they're really sore to press. Nipples still painful to touch but I can wear a cotton bra without them hurting. It's more if I run (not doing much of that now!) or at night when I don't wear a bra. :hug:
     
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    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    Wow see I must really have it bad which always makes me think it may not just be pregnancy.... See as im sitting here writing my right breast hurts pretty bad, with a bra on!..... gosh i just wish it would ease up....
     
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    My breasts are really sore. Have been since day one, really. I found gentle massages help and I've been wearing a really supportive (but hideously ugly!) maternity bra.

    Good luck.

    x
     
  8. cybermum

    cybermum MUM TO 2 BOYS.

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    My left breast is so sore tonight without me touching it.
    Like stabbing/shooting pains so sore.

    It comes and goes I find for me,know how you feel hun,its not nice (((hugs)))
     
  9. Soon2be3

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    This MIGHT help, Try Cabbage leaves its for Treatment and prevention of breast engorgment
     
  10. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all so much, your support really means alot to me!!!
    Thanks Thanks Thanks:happydance:
     
  11. danni2609

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    I have days where they cant be touched and i cant even stand putting my bra on but mainly they just ache
     
  12. Katiex

    Katiex Mummy to Jacob and WTT

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    i wake up several times in the middle of the night they are so sore and painful. mine look fine so just thought it was natural to hurt with all the changes going on. although they havent grown from before pregnancy so i just wondered if it was that.
     
  13. spoo

    spoo Mum to Harry and Emily

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    I have experienced the same thing - it goes from one breast to the other, real bad shooting pains on the outside of either one. The pain passes within a few days then goes onto the other! What I have noticed are more veins, so I guess its the breasts preparing them for the birth and milk-production?

    When I breastfed my first, the health visitor said to massage the painful area and to use hot flannels when in the bath to ease any pain. This was essentially to prevent / ease mastitis but I'm sure the same would help in this situation?

    Hope they are feeling better soon!
     
  14. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    See mine is so wierd, especially the right one just hurts all the time- regardless if its being touched or not....which then again makes me question if its pregnancy related...especially as the left one hardly hurts at all ever...lol..such a worry wart...
     
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    nkbapbt Double Preemie Momma

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    You know what? If you think that its not pregnancy related..make your doctor listen. Sometimes sadly they pass things off because of major things going on..like pregnancy.

    I once broke my hip..which resulted in pain I have to deal with for the rest of my life..but like a year after the break healed, I was in so much pain. The doctor was like "oh its just from the accident.." and gave me stronger pain killers. I was SURE it wasnt! I went to another doctor and I was right! I had a serve bone infection!

    I hope that doesnt scare you..I just meant that sometimes they make mistakes or dont take us seriously enough when other things (pregnancy..old injuires) are involved.
     
  16. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    yeah its like that though, I mean I know cancer usually has no pain so im not too worried about that. But whenever I give the doctor my rant about how much pain im having and that its only in my right breast, I already know she will say its just pregnancy....

    But i guess If its not, their is not much they can do while im pregnant anyway.... Like if I needed an operation or whatever! As said my breasts look fine which always makes me feel a bit silly when they say "well they look fine"

    lol *rant* *rant..... thanks again for all ur help
     

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