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Burning and stabbing pain on the left side of breast

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: September 28, 2020 7:19 PM
Anonymous 13 months

Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and had my period from 15/9 until 22/9. A couple of days, I started to have a mild burning and stabbing pain on the left side of my breast. It is not severe but kind of uncomfortable for me. The question is it normal to have this problem post-period. There is no other symptom other than burning and stabbing pain and not even lump. For your kind information, I have been prescribing vitamin c + zinc.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 13 months
General Practitioner

Greetings, thank you for your enquiry regarding your breast.

The answer given below is just a general reply to your enquiry. Kindly speak to the doctor to get a more detailed and accurate answer to your enquiry.

The breast tenderness/swollen happened post-period is also known as cyclical mastalgia. Cyclic mastalgia is breast pain that’s related to the hormonal variations associated with the menstrual cycle, which affect how your breasts feel and change over the course of a month. Normal fibrocystic changes can cause breast pain, swelling, or thick areas. If hormones are causing these symptoms, they should decrease as you travel through your monthly cycle.

Cyclic mastalgia is often worst shortly before the cycle begins, decreasing on the day a woman’s period starts, and then going away over the next few days. The pain is often described as a dull, heavy aching without localization, and occurring in both breasts and into the armpit areas.

For any further enquiries, kindly click on the link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with us. Thank you.


Last Updated: Mon Sep 28 2020 19:19:20 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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