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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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1/29/2018I had extensive biopsies in my right breast, all the results are benign. My latest biopsy was in March 2017. I got respiratory tract infections two weeks ago and having been coughing for about 2 weeks now, my breast has had sharp/fulling pain when I am coughing for about 6 days, it's getting worse today. Is this pain possibly caused by cough that pulls my biopsy scars inside the breast? Or something else is wrong with my breast? Should I go see a doctor not or wait another week to see if it goes away. I really appreciate your help!!!
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1/30/2018It's very possible that the pain in your breast is due to the coughing, as it could be muscle pain from chest muscles, or yes, from stretching of the scar tissue. Most breast abnormalities are not painful (unless it's a cyst, which can be tender). Once you recover from your respiratory infection and the coughing stops, if you still feel discomfort in the breast, you should see your doctor just to be sure.

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