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post #1 of 28
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arghh... For some reason my boob is like burning like I have heart burn inside my boob. It is in the area around a fibroadenoma. I have never had a burny feeling breast until now. I am worried and in pain.
post #2 of 28
I had mastitis once and it burned like that It was so, so painful. What is a fibroadenoma?
post #3 of 28
Go get a mammogram this week sweetheart Just to be on the safe side- you must go see your doctor and have an exam as well as a mammogram- don't let it wait.
post #4 of 28
Get it checked out if it persists it could be nothing but it also could be serious, I hate to scare anyone but there is somthing called inflamatory breast cancer. It does not involve a lump but it is an inflamation of the breast tissue. You can look up information on it online. I work for the Cancer Society so I only have that as a reference. It could just be a pulled muscle I've pulled a muscle across my breast bone and it is agony.
post #5 of 28
Mine burn all the time now. I asked my doctor she wasnt to worried and said alot of times thats a sign of a hormone peak. So she said mine was just from high hormone levels. It usually happens in the morning. But sometimes last all day. So I feelyour pain. I remember when I was about to start my period I would have the same pain. Maybe thats it.
post #6 of 28
I had an infection once that felt like that. A week's worth of antibiotics and I was fine. Get yourself to a doctor pronto!!
post #7 of 28
Give your doctor a call in the am, you'll feel better if you get this checked out.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Go get a mammogram this week sweetheart Just to be on the safe side- you must go see your doctor and have an exam as well as a mammogram- don't let it wait.

Ive been to docs about the lump. I have had it for about 6 years now. I went to lady doc to get the pill and she wouldnt prescribe them until I had it checked. by a surgeon.

Basically its not biggie to have it taken out but doesnt have to be done at the moment. I keep having to go back to this surgeon just to have it looked at . I think when I go back to him in the spring I will tell him to take it out. They can do it in the office.

If the burning persists I will go to the doc tuesday. I am thinking of not taking my bc pills or my medicine I got when I went to the doc tuesday this week. I was thinking maybe something in combination I took today didnt agree with me...
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by LoveMyBabies View Post
I had mastitis once and it burned like that It was so, so painful. What is a fibroadenoma?
it s a hard benign lump in breast tissue.
post #10 of 28
I would definitely go to the doctor!
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by dont_eat_bambi View Post
it s a hard benign lump in breast tissue.
Ouch, well I hope you feel better soon!
post #12 of 28
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me too! thanks
post #13 of 28
If i ever lay on my breast wrong or something pinches it etc, i only get that burning pain around or during my period. I dont know if that helps. But do go see a doctor as it is worrying you alot.

I actually have a question about the lumps in the tissue. I have large breasts and im wondering how do i find a better way to do a self breast check? There's so much tissue that it all sort of feels funny when you press down. Does that make sense?
post #14 of 28
If you think it's a medicine combination that could be causing it, then you can always call the doctors office and ask if it should be causing this type of thing to happen and see what they think you should do.
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by dont_eat_bambi View Post
Ive been to docs about the lump. I have had it for about 6 years now. I went to lady doc to get the pill and she wouldnt prescribe them until I had it checked. by a surgeon.

Basically its not biggie to have it taken out but doesnt have to be done at the moment. I keep having to go back to this surgeon just to have it looked at . I think when I go back to him in the spring I will tell him to take it out. They can do it in the office.

If the burning persists I will go to the doc tuesday. I am thinking of not taking my bc pills or my medicine I got when I went to the doc tuesday this week. I was thinking maybe something in combination I took today didnt agree with me...
I'm sorry you're having so much pain. I'm glad to hear you've had it looked at Thats good. Just watch it like a hawk sweetie- those things can change without much notice. If the pain persists- definitely go to the doctor this week to have it checked out. ((((((((vibes)))))) Keep us posted! I hope you feel better soon! Is there anything you can take for the pain/inflamation? I would definitely have inflamatory breast cancer and other issues like that ruled out at your next exam (not to scare you at all- i just saw a program on the news a few nights ago about it- i had never heard of it before and thought it was worth mentioning.) I'm sending lots of good vibes and prayers your way! Perhaps you could run a warm bath and soak your chest in the water a bit or put a heating pad or ice pack on you for a little bit?
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
If i ever lay on my breast wrong or something pinches it etc, i only get that burning pain around or during my period. I dont know if that helps. But do go see a doctor as it is worrying you alot.

I actually have a question about the lumps in the tissue. I have large breasts and im wondering how do i find a better way to do a self breast check? There's so much tissue that it all sort of feels funny when you press down. Does that make sense?


I m not sure. I have like the average C cup. I think you are supposed to raise your arm up above your head to feel for lumps and push in from the sides.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
I'm sorry you're having so much pain. I'm glad to hear you've had it looked at Thats good. Just watch it like a hawk sweetie- those things can change without much notice. If the pain persists- definitely go to the doctor this week to have it checked out. ((((((((vibes)))))) Keep us posted! I hope you feel better soon! Is there anything you can take for the pain/inflamation? I would definitely have inflamatory breast cancer and other issues like that ruled out at your next exam (not to scare you at all- i just saw a program on the news a few nights ago about it- i had never heard of it before and thought it was worth mentioning.) I'm sending lots of good vibes and prayers your way! Perhaps you could run a warm bath and soak your chest in the water a bit or put a heating pad or ice pack on you for a little bit?

my boyfriend thought that maybe I had gotten something on it and it was something on the outside making it burn so I wiped it off a little and a warm washcloth did make it feel better for a second. I dont know it drives me insane to take more than five minutes in the tub...it would feel good though....
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by dont_eat_bambi View Post
I m not sure. I have like the average C cup. I think you are supposed to raise your arm up above your head to feel for lumps and push in from the sides.
You know what ladies-I'm going to the doctor tomorrow for my ultrasound! So while i'm there, i'll ask about the proper way to do a breast exam on a larger busted lady while i'm there tomorrow so we can all figure it out/ I have seen these little pink gel things at Walgreens Pharmacy the last few times i was there- they're supposed to help you examine the tissue better-but i wanted to see what the doctor said before i bought one. I'm a D cup- so i've yet to figure out the proper way to do one yet So i'll be sure to ask for all of us tomorrow! Hopefully she'll have some good tips
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by dont_eat_bambi View Post
my boyfriend thought that maybe I had gotten something on it and it was something on the outside making it burn so I wiped it off a little and a warm washcloth did make it feel better for a second. I dont know it drives me insane to take more than five minutes in the tub...it would feel good though....
Well, maybe if it's only for 5 or 10 minutes you could tolerate it if it'll help! If not though- do you have a heating pad or a hot water bottle you can use? I hope you feel better soon
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Well, maybe if it's only for 5 or 10 minutes you could tolerate it if it'll help! If not though- do you have a heating pad or a hot water bottle you can use? I hope you feel better soon
I dont own a heating pad yet always need one.
post #21 of 28
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I dont own a heating pad yet always need one.
Walgreens, Wal-mart, and Big Lots sell them pretty inexpensively / What you could do is boil some hot water then put a small hand towel in there - then take it out and let it cool for a minute then put that on your chest (put it in a ziplock bag first-it'll lock in the heat) and put that on your chest
post #22 of 28
Well as a larger busted lady, I still do my breast exam the way I was taught, arm up over head, use index and third fingers - flat- to press down - checking arm pit first, moving down to circle from outer edge of breast to the center.

If you are lumpy, bumpy, the idea is that by checking every month, you know what's normal for you, what's new, what if anything, has changed.

My mom had fibrocystic breast disease and then breast cancer 3 years ago, so I know that self-exams and yearly mammograms (since I'm over 40) are important for me.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
I had an infection once that felt like that. A week's worth of antibiotics and I was fine. Get yourself to a doctor pronto!!
So did I, in the milk gland, hurt real bad! Mine was so bad I had to have a large dose of antibotics in a shot form and a week of pills, Go to the DR. now!
post #24 of 28
Breast pain is not usually associated with cancer.

Perhaps you experienced some trauma to your breast somehow. Perhaps a bump, or a squish, or some extreme cold. Breasts also get tender around the time of your period.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
If i ever lay on my breast wrong or something pinches it etc, i only get that burning pain around or during my period. I dont know if that helps. But do go see a doctor as it is worrying you alot.

I actually have a question about the lumps in the tissue. I have large breasts and im wondering how do i find a better way to do a self breast check? There's so much tissue that it all sort of feels funny when you press down. Does that make sense?
Makes perfect sense. The best you can do is just do the best that you can while in the shower and get to know the feeling of your own breast tissue. And ask your doctor to do a breast exam when you go for your anual PAP. If you are over 40 you should be getting a mammogram every year.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Breast pain is not usually associated with cancer.

Perhaps you experienced some trauma to your breast somehow. Perhaps a bump, or a squish, or some extreme cold. Breasts also get tender around the time of your period.
Natalie, that is not the case with IBC - Inflammatory Breast Cancer..burning and aching can be some of the symptoms.
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix View Post
Natalie, that is not the case with IBC - Inflammatory Breast Cancer..burning and aching can be some of the symptoms.
That is a highly rare form of cancer: less than 3% of breast cancer.

Also, the pain associated with IBC is not what the OP appears to be describing. In addition there are other symptoms related to IBC that are taken into consideration when diagnosing it. None of which the OP appears to have.

IBC breast cancer mimics a breast infection so closely that it's often misdiagnosed until it's noticed that antibiotics aren't helping. There is pain, warmth, redness, swelling, swollen lymph nodes, fever and possibly discharge from the nipple.... all indicative of a breast infection.

A burning sensation without other symptoms is most likely related to some trauma to the breast tissue.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
That is a highly rare form of cancer: less than 3% of breast cancer.

Also, the pain associated with IBC is not what the OP appears to be describing. In addition there are other symptoms related to IBC that are taken into consideration when diagnosing it. None of which the OP appears to have.

IBC breast cancer mimics a breast infection so closely that it's often misdiagnosed until it's noticed that antibiotics aren't helping. There is pain, warmth, redness, swelling, swollen lymph nodes, fever and possibly discharge from the nipple.... all indicative of a breast infection.

A burning sensation without other symptoms is most likely related to some trauma to the breast tissue.
Yes, there are other major symptoms, my point was simply that yes, there is a form of breast cancer that includes a symptom of burning in the breast.
There is major research on IBC being done in my area, and a recent report on the news here about how little is known about it. It's important, though it's a rare form, that doctors and women, be informed about IBC, imo.
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