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I am 24 and for the last few days I have been getting sharp pains shooting from my armpit into the side of my left breast. I have not had these pains before. Any Ideas as to what it may be?

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replied June 27th, 2009
Breasts Answer A6867
Unfortunately, breast pain (mastodynia) is very common in young women, particularly around the time of their menstrual period. In most cases, this pain is not associated with any serious illness. You should, however, ask your doctor to examine you, to ensure that you do not have any breast or armpit lumps that might require further evaluation.

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