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Sharp Pain In Left Breast

Published: November 01, 2018
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I have been having really sharp pain in my left boob and it even hurts to touch. It gets where it’s hard at times but it goes away. The pain never stays all day 24/7. Just comes and goes all day. It’s reslly hurting now and I’m not sure if it’s serious or not.
Signed: Sharp Pain In Left Breast

Dear Sharp Pain In Left Breast,

During teenage years, breasts and nipples are still growing and changing. These areas may be influenced by:

  • Your menstrual cycle (May cause breast tenderness, swelling, aches and/or tingling)
  • Heat and/or cold
  • Stimulation and/or pressure

 

Since this is causing you recurring pain, TeenHealthFX suggests scheduling an appointment with your adolescent medicine specialist. To best prepare for your visit, you should gather the following:

  • Family medical history
  • Pain chart/calendar to describe when your pain(s) generally occur 

 

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. A Planned Parenthood health center is a good option if you have concerns about cost or confidentiality issues. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers. 

 

FX suggests the following resources for additional information:

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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