Breast cancer is quite common among American women, so when breast pain occurs, it can be alarming. Let us put you at ease, however, because tenderness or pain in under the right breast is not always a sign of a serious problem. In fact, breast pain is not usually a sign of breast cancer.
Pain under Your Right Breast?
So, what could be causing that pain under the right breast?
- Puberty in girls (and sometimes boys)
- Menstruation and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Days following childbirth
If the pain under your right breast is affecting your chest more than the breast itself, it could be caused by other conditions, such as indigestion or gall bladder infection. Indigestion can, due to acid refluxes, cause a burning sensation in the right side of your chest. Gallbladder infections are caused by an inflammation of the gallbladder and typically cause a sharp pain the stomach or right side of the chest.
Come to FastMed if you are experiencing pain under your right breast along with any of the following symptoms:
- Bloody or clear nipple discharge
- Persistent, unexplained breast pain
- Signs of a breast infection (local redness, pus, or fever)
- A new lump with the onset of pain
- Pain could be due to indigestion or gallbladder troubles
If you are experiencing pain under your right breast, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible and determine the cause. Early diagnosis of pain under your right breast can prevent the development of more serious complications.
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