What are the causes of left breast pain in women? We will address the many possible causes of pain in this region—both those due to breast issues and those that are not—but first: Make sure it isn't your heart. While your left breast pain is most likely due to something else, the first question you need to ask yourself is if you could be having symptoms of a heart attack. Pain may be mild, feel like a burning pain, or may simply feel like breast pain. Due to the often vague and subtle symptoms, women are more likely to overlook the signs, and, as a result, die from a heart attack. After making sure you don't need to call , the first step in figuring out the source of left-sided breast pain is to decide whether your pain is originating in your breast or instead related to other structures above or beneath your breast.
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Pain under left breast: Causes, treatment, and when to seek help
In our leaflet, you will find all the information you need about the VAB technique. It can be recognised as a sudden sharp, piercing painful sensation, usually lasting a few seconds or less. Besides causing discomfort, a shooting pain in the breast may understandably cause you to become anxious: is it something to do with your respiratory system, is it muscular, or might it be a sign of cancer? The reality is, pain alone is rarely a symptom of the latter disease. According to the latest research, only six per cent of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer complain of pain in their breast. Types of breast pain Shooting breast pain is more likely to be the result of something benign non-cancerous. To this end, it may help to know that there are three types of breast pain.
Over a month ago I noticed that my breast was really sore on the left side toward my armpit. I didn't think much of it first as I have lupus so I seem to always have aches and pains. But one day I was feeling it and I noticed that there seemed to be a lot more "tissue" in that area if that makes sense? It seems to only have gotten more sore the longer I've waited for answers.
The heart on the right shows a heart with pericarditis, in which the membrane pericardium that surrounds the heart is swollen and inflamed. The heart on the left shows a heart with a normal pericardium. Pericarditis is swelling and irritation of the thin, saclike tissue surrounding your heart pericardium. Pericarditis often causes sharp chest pain and sometimes other symptoms.