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I have been having pain in my right breast for over 6

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Hi, I have been having pain in my right breast for over 6 months. I have had this pain before but it went away. Now the pain is consistent and gets worse with certain movements like laying on my right side. It feels like I have torn muscle fibers in my breast. It is dull and aching at times but mostly sharp pulling type pain.
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Customer: there is a history of cancer in the females of my family but I have not heard of any of them having breast cancer. Last year there were cloudy spots on my mammogram that looked like calcifications. The repeat mammogram did not show them.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

breast cancer doesn't typically cause pain in the breast

pain in the breast is usually due to a pulled pectoralis muscle

or a breast infection like mastitis

heavy lifting or pushing or pulling can cause a pulled or strained or torn pectoralis muscle behind the breast which can cause pain.

how old are you?

you should get a chest CT scan to look for pulled muscles in your chest, and other causes of pain your breast.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 45. I have pulled this muscle before but it didn't last this long and the pain was not constant.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it sounds like you have pulled this muscle again.

it could be a more serious strain.

you should get a scan of that muscle.

you might need treatment for a torn or strained muscle in your chest

this doesn't sound like breast cancer.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok..thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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