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The last couple of days my right breast has been sensitive

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The last couple of days my right breast has been sensitive and when I swallow liquids I actually feel discomfort in the center of my breast.
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: I stared a new exercise regime that included lifting 2 pound weights while riding a cycle in the studio, that was a couple of days ago, never had this discomfort before, the breast is sensitive to touch as well.
JA: Anything else I can tell the Doctor before I connect you two?
Customer: No temperature, no discharge, no illness. Just sore right breast now.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


This can be muscular.

But, you need an exam.

If you are at all older, [40 , 50,....] you need an EKG.

It is good to have a baseline EKG even though this is not likely to be angina.

It is likely that you strained muscular tissue.

Have your doctor check this.

Have an EKG.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

it could also be from acid reflux

if you have esophageal inflammation from acid reflux and heart burn, this can cause you to have burning in your breast when you swallow liquids like cold liquids or hot liquids.

usually stomach acid reducers like zantac or maalox or mylanta helps decrease stomach acid to help heart burn type pains.

a new workout regimen can cause sore pectoralis muscles which are behind your breast.

sometimes viral infections can cause costochondriits inflammation of your ribs and cartilage which can cause pain as well.

usually NSAIDs like ibuprofen or aleve helps pain from costochondriits.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


I was unable to edit my post and mistakenly left out the issue of mammogram.

Here it is:

The breast itself needs to be examined. [Acid reflux does not cause tenderness when you press on the breast.]

40 or over, particularly with a family history of breast disease, you need a mammogram. This would be prudent screening. Fibrocystic breast disease can also cause this.

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