I have been having pain - almost like soreness - under my left breast (where the bottom part of the bra lays) for several weeks now. It started out rather uncomfortable and now it's not too bad. Taking Advil does help with pain management, but I am wondering what it can be. I've read numerous of possibilities, but I was curious to know if anyone else feels this too. I am not pregnant and I have completed breastfeeding 2 children for several years now. I'm 32 and consider myself rather healthy. I know getting a doctor's opinion is best here, but with no health insurance I am in the process of looking into local clinics that service people like myself (can you say long waiting list?). Just looking for some input, similar stories, conversation....
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No, I can't think of anything that major that would result in this sort of pain/discomfort. I have felt this before, about a year ago I would say. I am a preschool teacher and I do have 2 children. I'm thinking that maybe it's some sort of hernia? The only thing that kind of puts me at ease is the fact that I get relief when I take pain reliever. I would think that if taking pain reliever helps with the pain, it can't be anything too critical. But yeah...I'm clearly no doctor.
Could be a plugged duct. I suffered from plugged ducts years after breastfeeding, not sure why, maybe because they were so active for years!, and even after breastfeeding our breasts/ducts are affected by our hormones. Treat the area like you would a breast infection; warm baths, massaging the area, and going braless when you can, avoiding under wires.
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